Felix Irinco

Felix Irinco - 2017 Nominee
Position: Rural Health Midwife
Organization: RHU Laoang
Current Location: Laoang, Philippines
Midwifery Graduate from San Lorenzo Ruiz De Manila
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Trained
Family Planning Trained on Level I & II (Postpartum Interval IUD)
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Best in clinical award
    Awarding Organization:
    San Lorenzo Ruiz De Manila
    Date Awarded:
    March 26, 1999
  • Award:
    Leadership Award
    Awarding Organization:
    San Lorenzo Ruiz De Manila
    Date Awarded:
    March 26, 1999
The only male midwife in the Rural health center of Laoang, gender was never a barrier for him to deliver quality Family Planning services to the geographical disadvantage barangays of an island municipality, waves and long hike was never an excuse. – Rizabel Yvonnie Myna Balmores, Provincial Program Coordinator at VisayasHealth Inc.
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

On the local stage, family planning caters a spectrum of novelties for each couple, for each family, for each economic performance, and each economic system control. Through this, everyone is enlightened to the whereabouts of building a family, bearing children, and rearing children. So that I am going extra efforts with marginal considerations on the promotion of family planning approaches such as barangay assembly, family development session (FDS) for the 4P's recipients, family planning day every friday of the week in the rural health unit of Laoang. I also perform FP counselling of couples as they need it seriously as a means of an advocacy to give a enlightened to the FP methods and house to house approach and direct each couple on the limelight of family planning.

What sparked your passion for family planning?

I believe that my advocacy unfolds what holds true to the present time, and that poverty for most of the families is a cycle of fewer and moving to a lesser degree of dignity of living. Because of unplanned size of everyday family, poverty cripples every member to include health issues, educational realizations, and basic needs. Therefore, this is the very idea I want to benchmark, that life should possess qualitative attributes 'cause I believe that a life well-lived is a life well-spent.

Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:

I have to generate an energy mechanism that could help me proliferate the whereabouts of the family planning methodology. Such as I have to attend fora in cascading technique as the municipal health board offers a spectrum of undertakings for the whole town. Next is attending the barangay health board which is composed of the local governance which could be of essential to the barangay folks because it reviews the necessity and degree of augmentation that should be given to the people.

If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

The grant will be used in the essential areas of my work. What I am discerning this time is to provide an advance family planning room in the rural health unit of the municipality where I can carry-out the goods to the people. It is a unique room where I can furnish instructional materials such as audio and video room which could help me efficiently work on the prime commodities of the methodology in the area of family planning.

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