Reiner Lorenzo J. Tamayo is a registered nurse currently working as a staff nurse at the Department of Neurosciences in the Philippine General Hospital. He previously worked as a Research Assistant at Health Futures Foundation, Inc.
He is a multi-awarded student leader exemplifying excellence in everything that he does. He received awards from several award-giving bodies in recognition of his outstanding leadership and management skills. In 2015, he received the coveted UPCN Community Involvement Award, an award given to a student who involved him/herself in community-oriented and community-based activities outside of the academic curriculum. Just recently, he landed in the Top 10 (9th place) of the November 2015 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination which had more than 9,000 passers.
He is considered by his colleagues as a good and promising writer. He publishes articles related to health and nursing in his personal blog. Some of his articles were published by a national newsweekly and by two of the leading national daily newspapers in the Philippines.
He is an advocate of public health joining (and establishing) various organizations that forward the interests of the ordinary Filipino, especially the vulnerable and weak. He is motivated to pursue a masters degree in public health and/or health policy.
Nurse Reiner was born and raised in Aparri, Cagayan. In 2011, he graduated as high school class valedictorian at Saint Paul School of Aparri. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of the Philippines Manila in 2015.