Friday, September 21, 2018

September Board Meeting

The board meeting for the month of September which took place last night at Star Plaza Hotel was a successful one. Thirteen chapter officers attended. Thank you doctors for the continued support to our chapter.

The meeting started with a lecture from Dr. Rodolfo T. Rafael on Diabetes as requested by our sponsor, Astra. We then proceeded to the meeting proper which started with the financial report from Dra. Petrola, our chapter treasurer. From there we tackled the module, tree planting, and decided whether we will host the midyear convention on 2020. We then chatted about our personal experiences about Bohol, and we ended on a happy note to see each other again for the tree planting.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Mangrove Project as Finalist of the Pag-asa Award

The oral presentation of the mangrove reforestation project as one of the finalists of the Pag-asa Award will be on September 14, 2018, 1-2 PM, at Panglao Regent Park beside Hennan Convention Center.

There will be a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute open forum. Please attend and wear green blouse/polo/shirt and black pants.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Mangrove Project Site Visit

The PAFP national officers represented by Dr. Ceasar Palma and Dr. Josephine Dizon, Regional Directors of Southern Luzon and NCR respectively, visited us to inspect our entry to the PAG ASA award which is the mangrove project. This was Thursday, August 30, 2018. Our group (Dra. Petrola, Dra. Fernandez, Dra. Rafael, and Dr. Rivera) met them at Maxines Restaurant in Alaminos at 11am that day. We had lunch and during that time, we introduced ourselves. They took pictures of us and interviewed us regarding the project and our personal work. For leisure, we asked them to have island hopping with us in Hundred Islands before we finally visited the mangrove site. It is so much fun doing work and leisure at the same time.

For our transportation service that day, we had Melody Bautista of MG Prime.

This mangrove project which was initiated by Dr. Simon Brown who was the chapter president in the year 2001-2003 will be presented in the mid-year convention in Bohol on September 14, 2018 as our entry to the PAG ASA award. Please attend the oral presentation and please wear plain green blouse/polo/shirt and black pants. This is to show unity and for us to have impact in the eyes of the judges. See you all there!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Diplomate Exam 2018

For those interested to take the Diplomate exam, please take note of the following schedule:

Written: October 20-21, 2018
OSCE: December 1-2, 2018

For more details please contact the secretariat.

Telephone numbers:



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

21st Postgraduate Course and August Board Meeting

Our Chapter's Postgraduate Course which commenced on August 10, 2018 at CSI Stadia, Dagupan City, was a success. Everything took place smoothly as planned, thanks to the help and support of the chapter officers, from preparation to culmination.

It was a five-month long preparation which started with giving invitation letters to drug companies who were interested in joining. This is the main job of our postgraduate chairman, Dr. Rodolfo T. Rafael, with the help of chapter officers: Dr. Jovito Rivera, Dr. Leonardo Guerrero, Dr. Marissa Fernandez, Dr. Barbara Yap, and Dr. Dick Ong. After the program has been filled, submission of the name of speaker, CV and photocopy of speaker's PRC ID, title and objective of topic were all collected and submitted to PRC together with several other important documents. Then we waited for PRC's and PAFP's review on the number of CPD units to be allotted. While waiting, a few of the officers went around entire Pangasinan to invite and entice doctors and nurses to pre register. At the same time, venue reservation was done, individual assignments/tasks were given.

We are very lucky the event took place before Dagupan City became flooded again.

Our board meeting for the month of August also place at the same place and date. We were able to talk about upcoming projects before the last lecturer arrived.

More pictures below.........

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Western Pangasinan and Mangrove Park

August 2, 2018 was the day we visited doctors of Western Pangasinan hopping from one RHU or community hospital to another. We started the day at 6:00AM with the hope that no heavy rain, no floods will come our way that day. We aimed to cover more doctors than we did last year and yes, we were able to.

Dr. Eleanita Rivera, Medical Director of Alaminos Doctors Hospital
with Dr. Erlita Rosario, Resident Physician

Dr. Maribel Lazo, MHO of RHU Mabini, Pangasinan

Dr. Marillie Guiang of Burgos Pangasinan

Dr. Ma. Elena Orlino, MHO of Bani, Pangasinan

Dr. Saniata Fernandez of CM San Juan PCF-Infirmary

Dr. Genevieve Rivera, Bolinao Community Hospital Chief
with her husband Dr. Jovito Rivera

Dr. Grace Catambing of CH Medical Surgical Clinic, Alaminos

As usual some doctors we visited were not around so we just left invitation programs and invited nurses in their clinics. 

We also visited the Mangrove project of PAFP Pangasinan Chapter late in the afternoon. Dra. Maglonzo challenged the officers present during the module on July 19 to come up with an entry for the Pag Asa Award of PAFP. And since the deadline of submission of entries was moved to a later date, she asked us to come up with one when she heard of the upcoming Postgraduate Course. It was a challenge we cannot take for granted so the officers decided to submit the mangrove project as an entry. The following are some pictures taken that day. The place has changed a lot. So beautiful. We went home very tired but with task accomplished. It was 6:30PM when we started to go home.