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1 Laoag Dr Benjamin Flor Mariano Marcos State University Laoag Campus
2 Ilocos Sur Dr Gloria Lahoz Cabugao Beach Resort
3 La Union Dr Stella Mabanag/Leah Sanglay La Union National High School
3 Baguio Dr Karla Posadas St Louis University Department of Engineering and architecture 
4 Dagupan Dr Joseph Dimaano Lyceum Northwestern University, Tapuac,Dagupan City
5 Tuguegarao Dr Valeriano Combate St Paul University of the Philippines, Tuguegarao
6 Olongapo Dr Marietta Ablang/Olongapo DRMMO Harbor Point Activity Center, SBMA
7   Dr Claire Sebastian-Garduque The Medical City - Clark
8 Pampanga Dr Domicias Albacite Angeles University Foundation Medical Center University Gym, Mc Arthur Hi-way, Angeles City
9 Cabanatuan Dr Arnel Gabriel Premiere Medical Center
10 Bataan Dr Orlando Bugarin Dona francisca Covered Court Balanga City 
11 Lucena Dr Delta Canela 2nd Cavalry (Masigasig) Squadron Camp Guillermo Nakar, Lucena city 
12     Mount Carmel Diocesan Hospital
13 Cavite Dr Victor Mendoza De La salle University Medical Center 
14   Elizabeth Apduhan Canlanipa Elementary School Rosario Cavite
15 Laguna Dr Reynante Lapak Yazaki Torres Company in Mailing Calamba Laguna
16   Dr Rojohn Maliwat and Dr Emmanuel Lantican HealthServ Los Baños Medical Center
17   Dr Niela Cecille Brillo and Dr Apollo Mondelo San Pablo Community General Hospital
18 Batangas Dr Rommel Rosita Mary Mediatrix Memorial Medical Center
19 Naga Dr Maribel Guiterrez People's Hall,Naga City Hall
20 Cam Sur Philip Justine Reblora - Cam Sur DRMMO Quince Martires at Naga City
21 Legaspi Dr Josephine Recierdo DOH region 5 covered court
22 Cebu City Dr Francisco Chio Site 2: Mendero Hospital, Consolation, Cebu 
23     Cebu Coliseum 
24 Tacloban Dr Leila Diaz Tacloban City Convention Center
25 Ormoc Dr Phodette Arevalo Ormoc Superdome
26 Bohol Dr Jane Ramiro Mansasa High School, Brgy Mansasa, Tagbilaran City
27 Bacolod Dr Anthony Gebusion SM Bacolod
28   Dr Pauline Convocar Corazon Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital - Reodica Hall 
29 Iloilo Dr Rhodelyn Almeñana DENR region 6 office n Iloilo 
30 Antique Dr Christine Train Antique National School, San Jose Antique
31 Dumaguete Dr Kenneth Coo Silliman University Gym, Silliman University Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
32 Zamboanga Dr Amilbahar Karim Centro Latino at Paseo Del Mar, Zamboanga City
33 Cotabato Dr Jane Mamadra Cotabato City High School-Main Campus
34 Misamis Occidental Dr Kathleen Go-Eschavez 2nd Floor, Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative Bldg, Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental
35 Misamis Oriental Dr Geraldine Pon Gingoog City Hall grounds
36   Dr Rowena Rocha and Dr Bernard Rocha Vicente N. Chavez Memorial Central Elem School
37   Dr Franz Go and Dr Roy Sasil Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol McArthur Park
38 Cagayan De Oro Dr Teresita Palamine Cagayan De Oro City Hall Grounds
39 Pagadian Dr Frankie Ligas Pagadian City
40 Manila Dr Alvin dela Cruz Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, Blumentritt Sta Cruz, Manila
41   Dr. Mariel Barcelon-Cruz Manila Med Medical Center, UN Ave., Manila
42   Dr Ailen Albana UST arch of the centuries and Benavidez Walkway
43   Dr April Llaneta Emergengy med PGH
44     UP Manila Community
45   Dr Faith Gaerlan Manila Doctors Hospital
46   Arem Sanvictorias Philippine College of Health and Science
47   Dr Melissa Co-Sia Metropolitan Hospital
48 Quezon City Central Site - Dr Francis Lavapie and Gina inciong QC Hall Grounds
49   Dr Joyce Jumangit DAPA Hall, Philippine Heart Center
50     FEU
51   Dr Bernadette Velasco East Ave Medical Center
52   Dr Manolito Turalba St John De Beverly School, Quirino Highway, QC
53   Dr Valerie Bumatay SLMC QC Heart Rm
54   Nin Gironella Fairview Terrances Mall
55 Pasig Dr Lendry Quizon The Medical City
56   Alexander Villalon, EMT SM East Ortigas
57 San Juan Dr Regidor Encabo Brgy Corazon de Jesus Covered Court
58     San Juan Medical Center
59 Valenzuela Lean Baltazar, RN - DRMMO Valenzuela ALERT Bldg, Malinta Valenzuela City, Infront of Valenzuela City Hall
60   Dr Imelda Mateo Valenzuela Medical Center
61 Muntinlupa Dr Ma Rita Santos  
62 Makati  Dr Ma Teresa Torres Makati Medical Center Auditorium
63   Dr John David Comandante Ospital ng Makati
65 Paranaque Jericho Adolfo Parañaque National Highschool
66     Masville Elementary
67     San Antonio Elementary School
68 Marikina  Alexander Villalon, EMT SM Marikina

The Specialty Board of Adult Cardiology has completed the core curriculum guidelines for Fellowship Training in General Adult Cardiology. Click here to view the full article (in PDF).

PHA and ASMPH enter into a community-based partnership

Pasig City, January 30, 2017 – The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) and the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) joined forces to conduct a five-year community service project in Payatas, Quezon City. Both parties will collaborate in the promotion of heart health, conduct researches related to community cardiovascular health; as well as collaborate and contribute their resources, manpower and expertise on this effort.

The partnership was sealed by ASMPH Dean Dr. Manuel Dayrit, former Health Secretary; President Dr. Raul Lapitan and Director Dr. Jude Erric Cinco, at the former’s ASMPH office on the ground floor of the ASMPH Compound, Don Eugenio Lopez Sr., Medical Complex, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. The agreement- inking was witnessed by Roaa Quiambao from ASMPH and Gynna Gagelonia and Maureen Gonzales from PHA.

Seated: ASMPH Dean Dr. Manuel Dayrit and PHA President Lapitan
Standing: Rosa Eusebio from ASMPH and PHA Director Dr. Jude Erric Cinco


As stipulated in the agreement, the collaboration shall be effective from Feb. 1, 2017 to Jan. 31, 2022.

The PHA shall provide free training and certification of basic life support for ASMPH’s faculty and students, free training sessions on BLS for the interested members of the Payatas community and funding for
PHA-initiated community based researches related to cardiovascular health, to be conducted by ASMPH students, taking into consideration the focus, method and budgetary constraints for each research.

ASMPH, one of the most reputable institutions in the country, will provide the public health experts and medical interns necessary to administer the collection of data required in the completion of the studies; as well as initiate and conduct informative or educational activities that promote awareness of cardiovascular health in the community, among other things.

One of the goals of the 64-year-old PHA, the most elite cardiac society, is to promote the acquisition of knowledge/information on recent advances in cardiology and their application for the benefit of cardiovascular patients and the public.

The launching of the project will be on ASMPH’s 10th Founding anniversary this year.

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Finally, a Philippine standard for subspecialty training in adult echocardiography is available!
Through collaborative efforts between key specialty societies in the country, a template for training was formally presented during the 2016 Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Echocardiography held at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.

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Visit the official PSE website: to download a copy of the entire document.

CPR on Wheels & Wings – Leyte a huge hit
Bayanihan spirit is alive and well in Tacloban, Ormoc, Maasin
Text by Gynna P. Gagelonia
& Maureen Ann Gonzales
The CPR on Wheels -- Leyte landing was a mission accomplished that made an indelible mark and an enduring impact.
Staged in Tacloban and Ormoc, Leyte and Maasin, Southern Leyte, it was a huge hit with a total number of 2,297 participants from tourism frontline services, barangay health workers (BHWs) rescuers, the Department of Public Works and Highwas, hospital workers, students, et al.
Breakdown shows: Tacloban-- 1,213, Maasin City -- 784 and Ormoc 300 in the hands-only CPR and in the Basic Life Support (BLS) training.
The Leyte leg of the Philippine Heart Association- (PHA) and Department of Tourism (DOT)-led ambitious CPR campaign holds the distinction of being the first to have multi-partners and attendees from diverse groups.
“It is ambitious but doable and we have been making strides because of the growing interest among the PHA chapters and burgeoning network of supportive allies who have taken notice of the value of the campaign,” said PHA President Dr. Raul Lapitan.
The CPR on Wheels & Wings-Maasin was held from Jan. 11-12, 2017 at the Maasin Gym. The Tacloban stop took place on Jan. 13, 2017 at the Tacloban Astrodome Convention Center while the Ormoc hop was conducted on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Ormoc City Hall.
More than the strength in numbers was the power of presence and pledge made by the local leaders – Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Tacloban Mayor Cristinas Gonzales Romualdez and Maasin Vice Mayor Maloney Samaco, to make the life-saving exercise a top priority health agenda.
Gomez vowed to beef up the city’s disaster and life-saving system and to increase its ante as a tourism and commercial hub. “Ormoc will be the first Eastern Visayas city to be CPR-Ready and one of the first CPR-ready cities in the country by planning to acquire five more AEDs to be installed in the airport, port area, tourist establishments, and the Ormoc Superdome”. Currently, Ormoc has two AEDs.
The Ormoc mayor and Vice Mayor Leo Locsin, two auspicious figureheads, attended the hands-only lecture and demo.
After exalting the efforts of the PHA, DOT and other co-organizers and attendees, Romualdez assured the Tacloban folk “together, we will work double time so that our beloved city will clinch the CPR-Ready Tacloban tag.”
“Tacloban will initially procure two,” Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, head of the Tacloban Special Project for Health Services, told THNV.
Samaco said that “one of the best things for our city is starting the year right with the CPR training to further reinforce its reputation as a healthy city. There has been a city-wide smoking ban in Maasin’s public places.”
Lapitan added “a component of the CPR-Ready Philippines Campaign, the CPR on Wheels & Wings was designed to transform every travel industry player into a CPR-equipped establishment/destination and city/town/barangay into a CPR-ready community. The ultimate goal is to make every traveller’s visit a holiday to the hilt.
Noticeably, the bayanihan spirit is very much alive and well in all these cities.
Leyte stands out for having the most number of stakeholders and collaborators from multi-links. The PHA point persons Drs. Leila Diaz (Tacloban), Rhodette Arevalo (Ormoc) and Levi Tan Living (Maasin), made sure, no stone was left unturned to ensure a successful training, thus they got the perfect partners for the events.
They extensively collaborated with DOT Region 8 Director Karina Rosa Tiopes, who assigned the very able Trina Dacuycuy, supervising Tourism Operations officer, who led three different groups of tourism stakeholders to Maasin, Tacloban and Ormoc.
Dacuycuy expressed the DOT’s stand in prioritizing medical training among its agents in the tourism sector. “The DOT, as an engine of economic growth, is concerned on the safety of visitors. We should be prepared in these situations, that is why we promote CPR to ensure safety and quality tourist experience through BLS skills,” she said.
Dacuycuy reiterated the DOT’s staunch cause to uphold safe tourism in the country. “The increasing instances of sudden cardiac deaths and sometimes drowning incidents in resort and hotel premises makes it a must for hotel and restaurant frontliners to be equipped with CPR skills as we guarantee satisfaction and safety for tourists’ on top of an enjoyable stay.’’
She also also encouraged her colleagues in the tourism industry to participate in the “educational and fun” CPR lectures and demonstrations that are made easy by the PHA”.
Dr. Alex Junia, CPR-Ready Philippines adviser and PHA immediate past president said that “the Leyte hop as a whole is impressive. It did succeed in embedding a sense of heightened awareness and interest in the organizers and participants to propagate CPR to be able to save lives. It is a constant reminder that every leader and citizen should be on his toes at all times.”
“The involvement of the LGUs is crucial in gathering the BHWs for a day of training and empowerment. By reaching out to them, cities/town and barangays are now beginning to recognize the value of early CPR and having an AED in public areas, said Bugarin. “
Three years after suffering from the harsh hands of super typhoon Yolanda, Tacloban and nearby cities and towns are back on their feet. Bearing the signs of buoyancy with a more guarded mien, the CPR gearing-up activity organized by heart-health authorities was greatly appreciated.


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