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By Orquidia Valenzuela

Date: June 6, 2018Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Houten-The Netherlands
April 30, 2018

Houten-April 26: Houten Municipality Mayor Wouter de Jong awarded Member-Order of Orange-Nassau to Myrla Danao, a long-time resident in The Netherlands. The simple awarding ceremony was held at the residence of the awardee in Houten-The Netherlands.

The Order of Orange-Nassau (Orde van Oranje-Nassau) is a civil and military Dutch order of chivalry founded on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma, acting on behalf of her under-aged daughter Queen Wilhelmina.

The order is a chivalric order open to "everyone who has earned special merits for society." These are people who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities. (Source: Wikipedia)

Fresh from her graduation at Saint Paul University in Manila with a degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Myrla Danao did not have an inkling that she was destined to leave for The Netherlands very soon. It all began when Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands was on official visit to the Philippines. She met with hospital officials and saw the nurses working. She conferred with the hospitals on the possibility of sending Philippine nurses to her country. In 1965, Myrla, together with other nurses, signed a three-year contact to work in Netherlands hospitals.