A recognition to all the Filipinos in any part of the world was how Filipina nurse Charito Romano described the award she has recently received from no less than Queen Elizabeth II.
Romano, who was awarded with the British Empire medal for her contribution to the fight against COVID-19 at Arbrook House Care Home, shared that her work as a nurse is also a service to others in need.
“Nakakapagod yung trabaho natin. Pasok tayo ng pasok. Kaya lang hindi naman puwede na hindi pumasok kasi maraming buhay ang nakasalalay sa hindi mo pagpasok,” she said in an interview with GMA News reporter Oscar Oida.
Romano said she was surprised and at the same time thankful for the award she has received.
“Maswerte tayo dito sa England kasi English people really appreciate us now, especially with the queen. Sabi ko nga sa’yo na hindi matatawaran ang mararamdaman mo sa papuri nila sa atin,” she added.
Romano hails from the town of Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija.
She has lived in England for 18 years now together with her husband, who is also a nurse, and their three children.
Meanwhile, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III praised Romano for the honor she has brought to the country. (ES)