Fe Del Mundo
Fe Del Mundo is a pediatrician. She is an educator, writer, scientist, patriot and so richly honored.
She was born in Gasan, Marinduque. She lost her mother while she was about to finish high school, she lived with an older brother and his family in Manila. She is the third child of Paz and Bernardo del Mundo. She finished the medical course in the University of the Philippines with flying colors as she had always done in all her studies. She was known for her unusually retentive memory, diligence, thoughtfulness for others and diplomacy even in the face of adverse criticism. She's faithful and true as a friend.
In 1941 she arrived just before the outbreak of the second world war, in time to take care of British and American children whose parents were in concentration camps. She also received a citation from the United States of America and a Philippines Presidential award in 1961. Dr. del Mundo was its chief from 1943 until 1948, when she had to go abroad again for further medical observation and study. She returned after a year, the hospital which she founded at a great sacrifice was no longer open for her, a blessing in disguise, for she could then devoted more time to her private practice and to her job as the chief of the Manila Children's Hospital at Lepanto Street in Manila. She also teaching pediatrics department of the Far Eastern University which she now leads. She gained honors during the past two decades, and recognition here and abroad. Among the many distinctions bestowed on her were fellowship and honorary membership to the American Pediatrics Society; the presidency of the Philippine Pediatrics Society and Philippines Medical Women's Association of which she is one of the founders; and membership in the Manila Medical Society and the International Medical Women's Association.
- de Guzman,Jovita V.,Vicente A. Santiago,Remedios T. de Leon and Teresita E. Erestain.
Women Of Distinction; Biographical Essays on Outstanding Filipino Women of the Past and
the Present. Philippines: Bukang Liwayway, 1967