He used to rummage through the neighborhood trash in Cebu for whatever could be sold to the nearest junk shop to augment his school allowance. Today, he does not have to do that anymore.
He has come a long way—from an urban poor community to the glittering world of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where he was just named “Nurse of the Year.”
Rhigel Alforque Tan, 35 is the only child of a retired schoolteacher and retired policeman. He took up nursing at the Cebu State College-Cebu City Medical Center College of Nursing (CCMC) where he Rhigel Tan, now a professor of nursing graduated cum laude in 1990. (more…)