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Marcelo Jaochico

Physician, Family Medicine, Chief, Pampanga Provincial Health Office

Philippines

Dr. Marcelo Jaochico was a community doctor and Pampanga’s provincial health officer.

A graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas, he joined the first batch of Doctors to the Barrios program in the 1990s, where he was its first Most Outstanding Awardee, according to his daughter, Cielo Jaochico in a post on Facebook.

He became the all-around doctor of Calanasan, Apayao, as a doctor, obstetrician, and pediatrician.

As Pampanga's health officer, he received the Best Provincial Risk Reduction Management Council award in Central Luzon in 2019.

He was one of the medical frontliners who rushed to help in Tacloban, Leyte, post Typhoon Yolanda. He recently headed the Kapampangan Medical Team which helped in the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption.

— by Yvette Fernandez for Esquire Philippines

56 years old.