The University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc. (UERMMMCI) has commemorated this last August 31, 2017 the 110th birthday of the late great President Ramon “The Guy” del Fierro Magsaysay.
High officials and employees of UERMMMCI community headed by SVP Carmelita Y. Valdez has gathered in the annual wreath laying ceremony at the JMC building which was led by Dr. Rafael M. Valenzuela who is a grandson of Ramon Magsaysay and who is now a faculty member of the College of Medicine.
The Medical Center Library’s Chief Librarian Maria Juliana N. Gasmen, MLIS, RL, gave the welcome remark for the spectators. Ms. Gasmen in her speech has elaborated some stories and details about the late president. A couple of those details that the chief librarian has mentioned were she told the audience that Pres. Magsaysay. has studied a pre-medical course at the University of the Philippines in 1927, and she added that the University of the East has awarded Pres. Magsaysay Sr. a Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa in Jan. 25, 1957. Ms. Gazmen also explained how did the Medical Center was named after the late president; she told that (based in the articles available in the library) the late Francisco Dalupan Sr. wrote a letter to Mrs. Luz B. Magsaysay, asking for her permission if she will let the Medical Center to be named after her late husband – Mrs. Magsaysay agreed and the named University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc. has been prominently known afterwards.
Dr. Maribeth T. Delos Santos, the Vice President for Hospital Services of UERMMMCI, delivered the closing remark which was followed by singing the UERM hymn, and a special mass for the late Pres. Ramon Magsaysay was celebrated afterwards at the hospital chapel.
Until this day, the third president of the Third Republic of the Philippines (7th President In all Philippine time) whom is Ramon Magsaysay is still regarded as one of the best leader in the history of our country. Many people were still sad and disappointed each time they remember the heartbreaking death of Ramon Magsaysay (a plane crash) at Mt. Manunggal.