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Amuerfina Tantiongco Castro

Amuerfina Tantiongco Castro was Philippine geriatrics nurse. Certified in oncology and gerontology nursing.


  • Castro, Amuerfina Tantiongco was born on July 30, 1942 in Morong, Rizal, Philippines. Daughter of Eusebio and Juana (Victorio) Tantiongco.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University East, Quezon City, Philippines, 1963. Master of Arts in Nursing, New York University, 1975.


    • Member staff University East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City, 1963-1964. Member faculty St. Catherine School Nursing, 1964-1965. Operating room nurse Fordham Hospital and Union Hospital, Bronx, New York, 1966-1969.

      Staff nurse in chemotherapy research Memorial Hospital-Sloan Kettering, New York City, 1969-1974. Charge nurse Greenbrook (New Jersey) Manor Nursing Home, 1989-1995. President New Jersey Auxiliary Philippine American Medical Society, 1998—2005, retired, 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in oncology and gerontology nursing.


    Vice-chairman, trustee Foundation Philippine-American Medical Society New Jersey, since 1990. Member American Nurses Association, New Jersey Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses Association American (board directors, National Service award 1988-1990), Philippine Nurses Association New Jersey (president, advisory board, Outstanding Member award since 1986), University East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Nursing Alumni Association United States of America (president 1988-1992, member advisory board, Outstanding Alumni in Community Service award 1993, Special Recognition award 1998), Sigma Theta Tau.


    • Married El B. Castro, April 6, 1966. Children: Cesar, El Junior, Christopher.
    • father: Eusebio Tantiongco
    • mother: Juana (Victorio) Tantiongco
    • spouse: El B. Castro
    • children: Cesar Castro
    • El Junior Castro
    • Christopher Castro
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    Born July 30, 1942
    (age 75)