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55 Doctors, Medical Personnel Join UST Medical Mission Here

No less than 39 doctors of varied specialties, including 17 from the United States, are among the 55 volunteers for the medical, surgical and dental mission sponsored by the University of Santo Tomas Medicine Class 1980 in Virac this Feb. 25-27.

Dr. Rene V. Reyes, mission coordinator for the Philippines, said that of the delegation headed by US coordinator Dr. Ferdinand Ramos, 38 are from Manila while of the eight of the 12 surgeons are members of the sponsoring UST alumni.

Here’s the composition of the group:


– Dr. Rene V. Reyes, Dr. Ramona P. Ozaeta, Dr. Peter Yu, Dr. Mansueto Silverman, and Dr. Jonathan Burgos; Anesthesia – Dr. Ferdinand Ramos, Dr. Evelyn S. Ramos, Dr. Theresa M. Alcantara, Dr. Carmelita S. Lunas, Dr. Renato del Carmen, and Dr. Ruby C. del Carmen; OB-GYN – Dr. Zeny Malilay, Dr. Lucia Tiangco, Dr. Lizza Santos, and Dr. Sharon G. Cruz;


– Dr. Juan P. Sanchez, Jr., Dr. Alex Erasmo, Dr. Ray Malilay, Dr. Norbert Guiab, Dr. Mario Guevarra, Dr. Francis Altarejos, Dr. Briccio Alcantara, Dr. Rene Valero, Dr. Rommer Garcia, Dr. Rommel Menguito, Dr. Arsenio Favor, and Dr. Alvin Jorge; Dermatology – Dr. Guia Favor-Jorge; Pediatrics – Dr. Manuel dela Cruz and Dr. Majurie Tablante; Dental – Dr. Cristina Banzon;


– Dr. Leslie B. Gatchalian, Dr. Efren Laxamana, Dr. Victor Ermita, Dr. Johanna Cervantes, Dr. Teodoro Arcenas, Dr. Denise Polly Chao, Dr. Yvette Santiaso, and Dr. Jay Vicencio;


– Evelyn Banzon, Laurie Valentino, Mario Valentino, Lillian Schlorrf, Leticia R. Alcantara, Merle Salvador, Jennifer Favor, and Allen Schlorrf; and, Surgical Ven Nurses/Technicians – Rosendo Valero, Reynaldo Calara, Elisa Palmero, Juvy Galang and Tony Miso.

They will be backed up by local volunteers actively involved in the mission: Rotary Club of Virac (Atty Greg Sarmiento, president), Catanduanes Medical Society (Dr. Maricel Nuyda –president), Catanduanes Dental Society (Dr. Rene Pena – president), Kabalikat Civicom (Dr. Aly Romano – president), Eastern Bicol Medical Center (Dr. Wilfredo Santelices - Chief of Hospital and Dr. Mary Alcantara - Chief of Clinics), Immaculate Heart of Mary Hospital (Mrs. Edna Segismundo – President), Philippine College of Surgeons - Bicol Chapter (Dr. Vietrez Abella – Director), Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology - Bicol Chapter (Dr. Joselito C. Urgel – Director), the Catanduanes Tribune, Catanduanes Tourism Office (Ms. Carmel Garcia - OIC), Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Vice Gov. Alfred Aquino/PBM Edwin Tanael, chair of Committee on Health) the provincial government of Catanduanes, Governor Joseph C. Cua, Congressman Joseph A. Santiago, and Virac Mayor Santos Zafe.

Catanduanes Tribune - 04 March 2009

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