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first_imgCarpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system A Cebu-based pathologist was awarded the 2013 Damien-Dutton Award, the same award given posthumously to US President John F. Kennedy and Mother Teresa, for his active role in the campaign against leprosy.Dr. Rodolfo Abalos is the 59th awardee and the fifth Filipino to receive the honor.ADVERTISEMENT The late president John Kennedy, whose award was received by his brother, then US senator Robert F. Kennedy, was recognized as the first US President to proclaim “World Leprosy Day.”MORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateMORE STORIESnewsinfo4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental townnewsinfoLOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, PaterosnewsinfoDemocrats fight over health care, immigration at debateResidencyMother Teresa, meanwhile, was given the award for her “personal approach in serving the world’s poor and handicapped sufferers” of the disease.Born and raised in Aguilar town, Pangasinan province, Abalos completed medical school in Manila in 1952, followed by a pathology residency in Dallas, Texas.In 1959, Dr. Abalos was invited to work as a pathologist in Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City.ADVERTISEMENT They have three children, with two also specializing in pathology and the third pursuing cardiovascular work.Dr. Abalos said two of his grandchildren just graduated from medical school and two are still studying medicine. “I guess it runs in the blood,” said Abalos, an avid golfer. /Victor Anthony V. Silva, CorrespondentRead Next Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros SMC bags Bulacan airport project PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew MOST READ Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “At that time, Chong Hua was still relatively new. It was still a hundred-bed facility,” he said.In 1963, he was asked to work as a staff pathologist at Leonard Wood Memorial (LWM) Center for Leprosy Research.There, he diagnosed thousands of patients and honed his skills as a leprosy pathologist.He was promoted as chief pathologist at LWM in 1969, a position he held until 2007.In the bloodUntil today, he continues to serve as consultant pathologist at LWM, mentoring junior pathologists interested in the challenges of diagnosing leprosy.“There is much to be learned in leprosy,” Abalos said.The doctor said leprosy is an “interesting and fascinating” disease and encouraged younger medical practitioners to explore the subject.His wife, Corito, attested he never had a hard time dividing his attention between work and family.“He is a very good husband, a very good father and he still is,” she said. Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros The late US president received the award in 1965 and Mother Teresa was awarded in 1984.“Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to receive this award,” said Abalos in his acceptance speech last Wednesday at the Cebu Parklane International Hotel.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealThe Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid, Inc. awards persons or groups for making significant contributions against leprosy.The 87-year-old Abalos was recognized for his more than 40 years of service in caring for leprosy patients and doing research work for new treatment procedures on the disease. BPI nets P13.74B in H1 View commentslast_img read more