A Filipina nurse in London has been awarded by Prince Charles for saving lives during the incident in London.

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The Filipina couldn’t believe that she will be receiving the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) which was personally handed by Prince Charles of London.

Joy Ongcachuy, working at the Royal London Hospital, was one of those who first attended to the civilians injured during the incident last June 2017 where a man attacked pedestrians with a knife.

During the ceremony, the Filipina nurse recalled feeling “surreal” upon personally meeting the British royalty.

“I cannot express enough how grateful I am,” the nurse said. She also felt grateful upon shaking hands with Prince Charles.

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“He told me before we shook hands, ‘You did a great job during the incident. Congratulations,” says Ongcachuy, born in Misamis Oriental, Philippines.

OBE, the award given to Ongcachuy is given to citizens upon rendering extraordinary contributions to the public and community service as well. It is also given to contributions in arts and sciences, as well as charitable and welfare organizations.


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