Press Release
August 7, 2011

Pia: Dr. Fe del Mundo 'a modern-day hero'

Statement of Sen. Pia S. Cayetano Chairperson, Senate Committee on Health and Demography and Senate Committee of Youth, Women and Family Relations

"I join our country in mourning the loss of a national treasure, Dr. Fe del Mundo. Her contributions to the development of the field of Philippine pediatrics is immeasurable, as it is duly acknowledged for nurturing several generations of Filipino children.

"Dr. Fe lived a life and career marked by unselfish devotion and service to her own country and the poor. Our youth, especially those planning to take up a medical career, need not look far in search of idols; Dr. Fe is a modern-day hero."

"I convey my deepest condolences and sympathies to Dr. del Mundo's family and loved ones."

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