SISTER Myrna Porto of the Daughters of Charity had a three-letter answer when asked about what she saw in Cambodia, a country poorer than her own Philippines, that made her dedicate her life in service of it: “God.”
Had the Cambodians been asked as well, almost a quarter of a million of them would have said the same thing after being helped by Sister Porto.
After all, the 1970 Medical Technology graduate is the Mother Superior of the congregation in the Southeast Asian nation. She is also the administrator of the Takeo Eye Hospital, the only eye center in Cambodia.
Seeing the ‘light’
Porto, a 60-year-old native of Calabanga, Camarines Sur, admitted that she did not plan on devoting herself to God or to society before she entered UST. Like most students in the health and medicine field, her plan was to go to the United States after graduation to land herself a high-paying job.