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DR. ROBERT E. TOLENTINO
NVM / SOV
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DR. ROBERT E. TOLENTINO

Category: Individual - Adult SOV Awardee FY: 2016

"Bridging the gap.....reaching out to the marginalized."

A medical doctor by profession, Dr. Tolentino chose to offer his volunteer services to the Cordillerans over lucrative positions at hospitals in Manila and medical trainings abroad.

Dr. Tolentino currently heads the Medical Outreach Missions Foundations, Inc. (MOMFI), an extension service of Saint Louis University in Baguio City, where he has been affiliated for 30 years. Together with his team of volunteer medical practitioners, he hike for hours through steep mountain sides and turbulent rivers to conduct medical-surgical-dental missions and primary health care education especially in isolated communities of the Cordillera and as far as Zambales, Manila and Maguindanao.

To enhance the volunteerism and missionary attitude of MOMFI volunteers, Dr. Tolentino developed the Volunteers’ Development Program which resulted to increased participation of doctors and MOMFI alumni into community works.

At 60, Dr. Tolentino continues to serve the needy and mentor his students to become good, compassionate and sensitive doctors.

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