Here’s a short video of Sister Eva Maamo during our meet and greet with 2 RMAF awardees. Sister Eva was asked if she would consider running for politics.
EVA FIDELA MAAMO 1997 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership.
Born in 1940 in the small island town of Liloan, Southern Leyte,
Eva Maamo matriculated at the Velez College of Medicine in Cebu and, for a year or two, practiced at her family’s clinic in Liloan.
But she soon moved on to Manila where she honored a childhood vow to enter the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres.
As SISTER EVA, she volunteered in 1974 to help establish a medical mission on the shores of Lake Sebu in Mindanao.
There she built a crude bamboo infirmary and treated T’bolis, Manobos, and other hill folk from the surrounding mountains.
Far from ready supplies and with only the simplest instruments to work with, SISTER EVA performed miracles of improvisation,
operating by flashlight and substituting coconut water for dextrose.
The awarding of this years Ramon Magsaysay Awardess will be held at the CCP Complex on Aug 31, 2013.
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