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Sor Paz Taningco Marfori, D.C.

Sor Paz Marfori of the Daughters of Charity, is a tireless scholar who excelled in two fields of endeavor: Nursing and Education and combined her two academic pursuits to pave the way to excellence in the field of nursing education, service and administration. Propelled by a burning motivation which germinated from personal filial devotion and bore fruit in a vocational mission, she became a true disciple of Florence Nightingale and servant of Christ. Even as a semi-retired member of her congregation, she continues to serve Filipinos of various ethnic groups and origins.

She helped revitalize the quality of nursing graduates with the abolition of the two-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing supplemental program to the Graduate in Nursing (GN) program and maintaining the generic BSN course as the only professional degree program in nursing education.

She established the degree “Masters of Arts in Nursing” at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School in 1958, and played a vigorous part in various professional organizations as life-time member of the Philippine Nurses’ Association (PNA), the Catholic Nurses’ Guild (CNG), the International Council of Catholic Nurses (CICIAMS), Association of Deans and Principals of Philippine Colleges and Schools of Nursing, Inc.

In her nine years of deanship at the prestigious and world renowned UST College of Nursing, she maintained 100 percent passing rate in the board exam. She was an inveterate writer for the Sto. Tomas Nursing Journal and an indefatigable adviser and examiner for thesis writers in the MA in Nursing program.

Sor Marfori took her MS in Nursing at the Catholic University of America in 1958.


  • TOTAL Awards 2009 Souvenir Program
    28 February 2009, UST Plaza Mayor