Ten Filipino-American nurses and community volunteers have been honored for their outstanding service in the medical field in the United States.

On Saturday, the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII), a private foundation, held its “Tribute 2018” event at the Long Beach Marriott, a hotel near Los Angeles. The event feted awardees under two categories – The White House Millennium Council Initiative: 20th Annual “Award to Outstanding Filipino Nurses”, and the 12th Annual President’s Award: “Profiles in Service, Pillars of Community”, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Naomi Palma Armada, the late founder of PHII, had explained that the awards were intended to pay tribute to outstanding individuals whose contributions have enhanced the quality of life in the community.

Ten nurses were honored as Outstanding Filipino American Nurses of 2018, namely Mimi Afable, Cora M Cadavona, Lerma Aloria Estudillo, Roselyn “Linda” Jones, Jessie Jurado, Marie Florentina Lucina-Navarro, Danilo P Tesada, May Victoria Torralba, Josephine Ulgado and Julie Salva Cruz Villalon.