Rogelio O. Franco JrRogelio O. Franco Jr., RN, MAN, WEMT

LOCATION:   Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur/Sta. Maria, Zamboanga, Philippines

PROFESSION & BACKGROUND:  Rogelio is a Registered Nurse, Offshore Nurse/Emergency Medical Technician, Bosboskalis, Rotterdam, Netherlands.  He is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Butuan Doctors’ College; holds a Master of Arts in Nursing with a Major in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the Liceo De Cagayan University with a Thesis on “Survival Rate of Critically ill Patients in ICU in Relation to Advanced Nursing Practice.”  He finished his Primary Education at the University of Immaculate Conception and graduated with Honors.  His Secondary Education was completed at the Holy Cross of Davao College and graduated with Honors.  He was a Vessel Nurse on the M/V St. Michael the Archangel of 2GO 2GO Group of Companies; a Vessel Nurse on the M/V Lady Mary Joy 3 of Aleson Shipping Lines; and Instructor/Assessor of Medical Emergency First Aid at Magsaysay Training Center Newsim; Zamboanga Maritime Training Center.  Rogelio was also a Site Nurse (OPITO Program) and EMT/ EBS Technician; EFA/MEFA Instructor of New Simulator Center of the Philippines; an Emergency Room Nurse at Quezon Medical Center, Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center; D.O Plaza Memorial Hospital; as well as an Accident & Emergency Nurse for the Ministry of Defense. Royal Army of Oman Armed Forces Hospital at Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.  He was also an ICU Nurse for the Ministry Of Defense King Abdulaziz Military Hospital in Jeddah, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia; a Nursing Clinical Instructor at Davao Doctors’ College, Capitol University; Iligan Medical Center Nurse II of the Department of Health, Caraga Regional Field Health Office no. XIII.  Rogelio was also a Volunteer EMT/ Ambulance Delta of the Philippine National Red Cross ERU during the Super Typhoon Ruby & Ondoy that devastated Samar, Leyte. He was also a Volunteer EMT; Philippine Coast Guard Auxilliary SRU of Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte.

His affiliations and specialized qualifications include: Emergency Medical First Aid Instructor with accreditation by MARINA and Philippine Association of  Maritime Training Center, Inc.; Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET); Instructor accredited by OPITO; Volunteer, Philippine National Red Cross ERU; Philippine Nurses Association; Member, Emergency Nurses Association of the Philippines (ENAP); Registered General Nurse, Nurse & Midwifery Council, United Kingdom; Registered General Nurse, Accident & Emergency, Oman Nursing Board & Health Authority Abu Dhabi;  Member. Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity & Sorority, Davao City; Holy Cross of Davao Chapter; Member of the “Kapisanan ng Magsasaka sa Pilipinas,” Zamboanga City Chapter.

SPECIALTY: Wilderness EMT & Instructor in Medical Emergency First Aid; Registered Nurse (PRC); Accident & Emergency Nurse; ACLS/BLS Certified by American Safety & Health Institute (exp June 2023); Ambulance Delta, Community Organizing, Disaster Management; Lutong Bahay Kusinero.

PHILOSOPHY: “We live our lives only once. If we fail to do the things that we should do, time will come at the prime of our lives that all we will have are ‘regrets.’ So as much as possible, act on what you have been made for.  Contribute as much as you can to the field you belong. In this sense, you’ll find your purpose…the true meaning of your life in this realm. When you leave this world and face your Creator, you’ll be able to say, ‘I lived my life on what you have made me for. I lived my purpose and I strived to be your angel of healing.”