Hospital launches BatMC Hymn
by Dr. Maria Regina Atienza - Blando
For more than 90 years, Batangas Medical Center never had an official hymn to call its own. As part of its kick-off activities toward its one-hundredth year, the institution, through the SSHW Committee, held a contest for its employees to submit an original composition which can be the hospital's official hymn. Just recently, an original piece entitled "Balaraw", written and arranged by Mr. Melvin de Guzman of PETRO office and Mr. Benedict Landicho from the Nursing Service, was judged and chosen to be BatMC's official hymn. On June 24, 2019, the new hymn was launched during the Flag Ceremony, as beautifully interpreted by the BatMC Chorale. The ceremony was led by no other than the Chief of Hospital, Dr. Ramoncito Magnaye, together with Dr. Teresita Risalyn Villanueva, PETRO Chief, and other distinguished Unit and Department Heads.
"Balaraw" which literally means "a double-bladed knife speaks of the institution having one goal of being united in delivering quality healthcare to the community members and neighboring provinces, hand in hand, with the guidance of God. Hailed and well received by the employees, the singing of this new hymn will be part of the Flag Ceremony every Monday.