The Council on Hypertension aims to increase blood pressure awareness among Filipinos, and to foster excellence in hypertension research and education. It regularly holds hypertension screening and education programs, and various lectures and lay fora on the nation’s most common cardiovascular condition. Numerous hypertension registry programs were developed since its inception, and multiple landmark research projects on hypertension epidemiology, namely the PHYTON and PRESYON, were completed.

2017-2020 Chair: Lourdes Bunyi, MD

Past Chairs:

2014- 2017     Federick C. Cheng, MD

2011-2014        Irma Ruth P. Yape, MD

2008-2011        Reynaldo C. Neri, MD               
2005-2008        Emma Gaspar-Trinidad, MD    
2002-2005        J Antonio L. Bautista, MD          

1999-2002        May Donato-Tan, MD                 

1994-1999        Joselito L. Atabug, MD              

1992-1994        Jorge A. Sison, MD                    

1991-1992        Nelson S. Abelardo, MD           

1989-1991        Jose A. Yulde, MD                      

1982                  Dante D. Morales, MD               

PHYTON 1    Prevalence of Target Organ Damage Among Hypertensives
PHYSICS      (PHA Council on Hypertension Hypertensive Crisis Study)
PHYTON 2    Early Detection and Management of Microproteinuria as a         
                        Parameter of early Renal damage in Hypertensive: A 
                        Comparison Between Manidipine and Benazepril

PRESYON 1 PHA Council on Hypertension Survey of Hypertension in the
                        Philippines 1997-98

PHYTON 3    Stroke profile of Hypertensive Filipinos

PHYTON 4    Survey on the Morbidity and Mortality from Hypertension 
                        Hospital-Based Population

PRESYON 2  PHA Council on Hypertension Report on Survey on 
                         Hypertension and Target Organ Damage. A Report on 
                         Prevalence of Hypertension, Awareness, Treatment
                         Profile and Control Rate
                         Perceptions of Filipinos About Hypertension Data
                         from Presyon 2

The Council on Echocardiography aims to keep the organization abreast of the latest developments in the field of echocardiography, and to promote the use of the technology in the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.

2017-2020 Chair: Bridget Donato-Fernandez

2014-2017:Chair: Ronaldo E. Cuyco, MD

2011-2014 Chair:  Joyce S. Jumangit, MD

The Council on Cardiomyopathy and Cor Pulmonale contributes to the mission and objectives of the PHA through its efforts in the education and care of cardiomyopathy, cor pulmonale and pulmonary hypertension. The Council is in the process of producing a primer on diagnosis, treatment and management of cardiomyopathies. Its present thrust is adopting a local guideline for the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension in the Philippine setting.

Chair 2014-2018: Gary A. Lopez, MD

Immediate Past Chair: Alvin C. Lim, MD


The Council on Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care aims to improve the application of techniques in cardiovascular anesthesia, and disseminate new knowledge in this field to improve patient outcome during cardiac surgery and intervention. Its current thrust is the preparation of practice guidelines for the conduct of cardiovascular and pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

2017-2020 Chair: Chito Permejo, MD

Past Chairs:

Jude Erric L. Cinco, MD

Elmer A. Linao, MD



The Council on Preventive Cardiology focuses on population-based strategies in preventing cardiovascular diseases and improving cardiovascular health. Its program focuses on preventive cardiology through stronger advocacy and health education campaigns on healthy lifestyle. It covers a broad range of interrelated activities, collaborating actively with other Councils to achieve its goals.

Recently, it has disseminated clinical practice guidelines for the management of dyslipidemias in the local setting, as well as issued scientific statements on controversial health issues. Included in its current thrusts is the education of lay people on the different cardiovascular risk factors.

2017-2020   Chair: Elmer Jasper Llanes, MD

2014-2017       Adriel Guerrero, MD

2011-2014     Noel L. Rosas, MD
2008-2011     J. Antonio L. Bautista, MD              
2005-2008     Eduardo Vicente S. Caguioa, MD   
2001-2005     Eugene B. Reyes, MD                     
1994-2000     Cesar S. Recto II, MD
1991-1992     Emelyn A. Rivera, MD                     
1992-1994     Annette P. Borromeo, MD              
1982              Jose V. Yason, MD                         



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