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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alimodian Firsts: Salvador Salarda

Salvador Salarda
First Male Nurse

      Mr. Salvador Salarda, who is the first male nurse of Alimodian, was born on May 30, 1908 to Mr. Vicente Salarda and Mrs. Camila Alingasa Salarda. His father was from San Miguel, Iloilo, but the couple took up residence in Alimodian, Mrs. Salarda being an Alimodiananon.

       Salvador finished his elementary education here in Alimodian and his secondary education at the Iloilo High School. He then went to Manila where he took up nursing at the University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1932.

       As a nurse, he has served in the following capacities: Assistant Sanitary Inspector, Bureau of Health, Province of Iloilo; Nurse-School Worker, Bureau of Health, Cebu; Nurse, National Mental Hospital; and Teacher-Nurse, Bureau of Public Schools, Division of Iloilo.

        He retired from service on August 30, 1973. Presently, Mr. Salarda resides in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, with his wife, a Barotacnon.

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