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G/F Nurses’ Home, Philippine General Hospital Compound Taft Avenue, Manila 1000 Philippines Tel: (02) 554-8400 local 3061, (02) 567-4272 Telefax: (02) 536-2874 Website: Email:

Volume III, Issue 4

October –December 2012

A quarterly publication of PGHMFI

PGHMFI Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

(LEFT PHOTO) Ms. Cory Quirino (2nd from left) receives her SERVICE DONOR AWARD with (L-R) Dr. Manuel B. Agulto—Chancellor UP Manila, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr.—President PGHMFI, and Dr. Jose C. Gonzales—Director PGH . (RIGHT PHOTO) National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz ( right) receives his ARTIST DONOR AWARD with (left) Mr. JB Baylon— Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI and (center) Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI.

The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI)

celebrated its 15th Anniversary last Nov. 28, 2012 at the Tower Club Paseo de Roxas Philam Life Tower Makati City. The highlight of the celebration was the recognition and honoring of its donors. The event was attended by the foundation’s officers and members. Dr. Manuel Agulto, UP Manila Chancellor and Dr. Jose Gonzales, PGH Director awarded the Certificates of Appreciation to the donors assisted by Dr. Gregorio Alvior Jr., PGHMFI President, PGHMFI Officer and Board of Trustees. Dr. Alvior Jr. welcomed the guests and set the tone for the evening. Entertainment was provided by Ms. Pinky Marquez, Mr. Jonathan Badon, Master Kristian Gonzales and Ms. Mitch Valdez. It was also an occasion to welcome the first set of PGHMFI Board of Governors namely; Ms. Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Dr. Alberto Roxas, Dr. Danny David, Dr. Esperanza Cabral, Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan, Dr. Mediadora Saniel, Dr. Merle Odi, Mr. Johnlu Koa, Mr. Jorge Ortoll, Mr. Miguel Belmonte, Mr. Ramon Magsaysay Jr., Mr. William Carlos Uy, Ms. Nelia Gonzales and DOH Sec. Enrique Ona. To cap the night, the Php 100M Endowment Fund campaign was launched. It was presented by Mr. JB Baylon, fund campaign chairman and member Board of Trustees PGHMFI. (more photos in PAGE 4 & 5)

(L-R) Dr. Esperanza Cabral–former DSWD and DOH Secretary, Ms. Nelia Gonzales–former Member Board of Regent University of the Philippines, Ms. Doris Magsaysay-Ho–businesswoman and daughter of the late Anita Magsaysay-Ho and Mme. Betsy Westendorp—painter/donor


From the President Christmas is a season for giving and it is said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. We hope that in this Christmas season, the spirit of giving will inspire our past, current and potential donors to remember us. In reality, the foundation only serves as a conduit for gift-giving. So the more we receive, the more people we can make happy during t h i s s e a s o n .

PGHMFI Project: PGH-Arterial Blood Gas Unit (ABG)

May I take this opportunity to thank PGHMFI members, the board of trustees, the officers and our donors who are always responsible for our success in making PGH a happier and more comfortable place for patients to heal. Dr. Greg Alvior, Jr.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to all. (L-R) Mr. Winston Uy—Donor, Mmre. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri, and Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr. President PGHMFI cut the ceremonial ribbon

New PGH Arterial Blood Gas Unit The newly relocated ABG (Arterial Blood Gas) Unit was inaugurated last December 07, 2012 with no less than the project donors Mr. Winston Uy and Atty. Arnie Cariño and attended by PGHMFI President, Dr. Greg T. Alvior with execom officers, Mme Lolita Mirpuri, Dr. Porong Gana and Ms Agnes Essem Perez.. Also present were PGH Director, Dr. Jose Gonzales and several doctors from the Pulmonary Section Dept. of Medicine. The new ABG Unit is now located at the 2nd floor of the Philippine General Hospital just outside the Central ICU. This makes it readily accessible to the hospital's 10 intensive care units as well as the outpatients who likewise avail of its services. The goal of the renovation is to give ABG Unit a permanent location and likewise help PGH generate more income. In recent years, patient census of the said unit has been growing rapidly, outstripping its current capacity to serve more patients. With this relocation and renovation, the unit is expected to serve more patients and increase their census even more. The blessing of the facility was officiated by Rev. Fr. Vidal Gornez S.J. In her welcome remarks, Pulmonary Section Head Dr. Bella Siasoco expressed her sincerest gratitude to PGH Medical Foundation and its donors for providing ABG Unit a new home. Dr. Jose Gonzales likewise expressed his great appreciation to PGHMFI as well as its donors for never failing to help PGH in its development efforts. The special affair was capped by a hearty lunch provided by ABG Laboratory.

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(L-R) Mr. Winston Uy—Donor with Dr. Jose Gonzales—PGH Director unveiled the marker of the new site for ABG Unit

Atty. Arnie Cariño—Execom Member PGHMFI spearheaded the project


PGHMFI 2012 Annual Golf Tournament PGHMFI’s Annual golf tournament held last November 12, 2012 was a big success! Despite the bad weather, over 70 golfers made their way to the Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club in Laguna for the 9th Annual Director’s Cup tournament. The money raised from the tournament will help support PGHMFI’s various programs in the hospital, particularly, the PGH Charity Patients Fund. A sumptuous lunch followed the golf tournament. This provided an opportunity for golfers to mingle and socialize with the PGHMFI officers as well as with other guests after the tournament. A short program and awarding ceremony followed hosted by tournament Director, Dr. Porong Gana and actress Ms. Say AlonzoTordesillas.

Overall Champion Dr. Bibly Macaya—President Manila Adventist Medical Center receives a

Dr. Bibly Macaya—President, Manila Adventist Medi- trophy and gift certificate from Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI cal Center won the title of over-all champion , while Dr. Glenn Genuino won the raffle grand prize. The winners were awarded with a trophy and gift certificate. All players were given specially monogrammed towels and thermoses to commemorate this year's tournament. Major Sponsor was All Asian Countertrade, Inc. Other sponsors were Portion Fillers, Inc., Ellite Ads Corp., Team Energy, Landbank of the Philippines, Unilever Philippines, G&W Clubshares, Inc. Autohub Group, Gen Asia Tecnika, Hotel H2O, Mont Albo Wellness Corp., Discovery Suites, MAC Torres Ent. RCBC and Jollibee PGH-Taft Ave. Branch. Our Media Partners are: Dr. Glenn Genuino (2nd from right)—1st Prize winner of an IPAD 2 donated by G&W Philippine Star, Business World and Radyo Veritas Clubshares, Inc. (others in PHOTO L-R) Dr. Telesforo Gana Jr.—Vice President PGHMFI, Ms. Say Alonzo-Tordesillas and representative from G&W Clubshares, Inc.

PGHMFI Staff and Volunteers with the representatives of G&W Clubshares, Inc. (violet shirt) and Hotel H2O (black shirt)

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Volume III, Issue 4

PGHMFI Celebrates its 15th Anniversary & Donors Night

(L-R) Dr. Edward Tordesillas—Auditor PGHMFI & Dr. Telesforo Gana Jr.— Vice President PGHMFI awarded the ENDOWMENT DONOR AWARD to Ms. Sally Maliuanag

(L-R) PGHMFI Execom Members Atty. Arnie Cariño & Ms. Daisy Nodque awarded the FINANCIAL DONOR to Mr. Charlton Ng

(L-R) Ms. Marilyn Altarejos—Member PGHMFI, Mr. Mars Lambino—guest and Mme. Lolita EscobarMirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI

(L-R) PGHMFI Board of Trustees Dr. Alfonso Doloroso, Dr. Bienvenido Cabral & Ms. Sally Maliuanag awarded the FINANCIAL DONOR AWARD to Mr. Choly Cabanban

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Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani—Chairman/CEO Esquire Financing Int’l together with Ms. Queenierich Rehman— Miss World Philippines 2012

(L-R) Mr. Michael Cacnio—prominent sculptor with his wife Theresa, Mr. JB Baylon—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI and Dr. Melfred Hernandez—Member PGHMFI

Volume III, Issue 4

PGHMFI Celebrates its 15th Anniversary & Donors Night

(L-R) Ms. Pinky Marquez, Mr. Jonathan Badon, Master Kristian Gonzales and Ms. Mitch Valdez entertained the guests with their talents

(L-R) Dr. Melfred Hernandez—Member of PGHMFI and Ms. Shawn Yao as the Masters of Ceremonies, Mr. JB Baylon deliver his message launching the “I AM PGH” Campaign—a fund-drive campaign for Php 100M Endowment Fund, and Mr. Nemencio Miranda—prominent artist

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(L-R) Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri— Secretary PGHMFI awarded the ARTIST DONOR AWARD to Mr. Ramon Diaz, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr.—President 3 PGHMFI awarded the SERVICE DONOR AWARD to Mr. JB Baylon, Ms. Sally Maliuanag—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI awarded the FNANCIAL DONOR 4 AWARD to Atty. Arnie Cariño and Ms. Cory Quirino—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI awarded the ENDOWMENT DONOR AWARD to Mr. Noel Gonzales.

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Volume III, Issue 4

PGHMFI Officers, Members & Staff Celebrate Christmas @ Dr. Gana’s Residence


Mr. Choly Cabanban of DNC Designs & Furniture distributes gifts to the pediatric wards of PGH

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. Dale Evans

Playboy Philippines donates to PGHNephrology Unit thru PGHMFI Ms. Leah Esperanza Lopez—Cherry Mobile representative distributes gifts at charity wards of PGH

Editorial Staff Editor: Edward C. Tordesillas, MD, MHSA Associate Editor: Milen J. Ruiz, RN Staff:

Candido P. Anaviso, III, CoE Vernelie B. Macatangay


Gregorio T. Alvior, Jr., MD Telesforo E. Gana, Jr., MD

Playboy playmates (left ) turnover the dialyzer to (R-L) Dr. Ray Tan—Training Officer PGH Section of Nephrology with Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr. –President PGHMFI , and Dr. Michael Tee—Member PGHMFI

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Volume III, Issue 4

UPMASA donates to Ortoll PRHCC thru PGHMFI The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America, also known as ’UPMASA’, donated US$ 50,000 to the Ortoll Primary Reproductive Health Care Center through the PGHMFI for the purchase of additional equipment and furniture earmarked for the facility's delivery and labor room. This donation certainly helped achieve the goal of the project in providing short term obstetrical stay in the birthing center component of the project. Equipment and furniture purchased through this donation include the following; 1 unit LCD projector, Sound System, 4units EPSON Printer, 1 unit digital ultrasound, 4 units desktop computers, 2 units fetal monitor, 1 unit patient monitor, 1 unit anesthesia machine, 4 units “botaka”, 8 units gang chair, CCTV cameras, labeler and 1 unit germicidal ultra violet lamp. This is not the first time that UPMASA donated through PGH Medical Foundation. A major donation was the renovation of the UP PGH Science Hall which cost 12M pesos. The hall is now renamed UPMASA UP-PGH Science Hall. Previous donations through the foundation also include furniture for the waiting area of the renovated PGH main pharmacy and linens for the OR and wards altogether amounting to Php300,000. (L-R) Dr. Zenda Lat—UPMASA President, Mme. Lolita Escobar-

The US$50,000 donation was facilitated through the efforts of Dr. Zenda Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI, Ms. Inmaculada Ortoll-Mutuc– Lat, President of UPMASA and Dr. Ofelia Bernabe, Chaiperson of the fi- OPRHCC Donor and Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr.—President PGHMFI nance committee. Thank you very much UPMASA

Esquire Financing Int’l donates to PGHMFI thru Miss World-Philippines

(L-R) Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani—President/CEO Esquirre Financing Int’l., Ms. Uttamchandani, Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior Jr.—President PGHMFI, Ms. Cory Quirino—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI, Ms. Queenierich Rehma—Miss World Philippines 2012, Mr. Albert Uttamchandani, Fr. Rocky Evangelista—President Tuloy, Foundation, Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI and Ms. Jennie Zamora—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI

Former MTRCB Chairman, Ms. Mary Grace Poe—Llamanzares visited the Philippine General Hospital last October 17. Ms. Poe expressed her intent in providing humanitarian aid to the hospital’s charity patients

(L-R) Ms. Daisy Nodque— Execom Member PGHMFI, Dr. Gregorio MS Azores—Coordinator for Special Projects PGH, Ms. Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares— Philantropist, Dr. Telesforo Gana—Vice President PGHMFI, Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri—Secretary PGHMFI, Mr. JB Baylon—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI, Mrs. Agnes Essem Perez—Treasurer PGHMFI and Dr. Alfonso Doloroso—Member Board of Trustees PGHMFI

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PGH Medical Foundation, Inc.

PGHMFI Partners:

Supports the PGHMFI Save a Life “Coin Canister” Program LIGHT RAIL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (LRTA) Supports the PGHMFI Save a Life “Coin Canister” Program

Part of their proceeds are donated to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc

Donors (Oct– Dec. 2012) SPONSOR ( Php 100K & Above) Insular Life Assurance Co. Quantum X Muebles Italiano Benjamin Ngu PATRON (Php 10K-99K) Centrolink Services Corp. Philippine Costal Storage & Pipeline Corp Playboy Philippines Anonymous George Go Roberto Uy Taihon Chemicals Services Globaltronics, Inc. Anonymous John Manrique & Family Ms. Clara BENEFACTOR (Below Php 10K) Edy Jose Ponceja RMJ Dev’t Corp. Quezon CATV, Inc. Wesky Cable Networks (Castillejos) Inc. TNC Everlight Ma. Corazon Barrientos & Family Anonymous Andre Abellanosa Wilfredo Balangue Mr. Choly Cabanban

ENDOWMENT FUND CORNER Corporate Endowment Members: Liberty Flour Mills – Php 750,000.00 Tracsom Builders, Inc. – Php 500,000.00 Muebles Italiano – Php 120,000.00/year Megaworld – Php 250,000.00 MEDICard Philippines – Php 50,000/year

Officers and Executive Committee Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior, Jr. President Dr. Telesforo E. Gana, Jr. V-President Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri Corporate Secretary Mrs. Agnes Essem B. Perez Treasurer Dr. Edward C. Tordesillas Auditor Dr. Bienvenido V. Cabral Member Atty. Arnie M. Cariño Member Dr. Alfonso A. Doloroso Member Mr. Francisco D. Magsaysay Member Ms. Daisy Z. Nodque Member Ms. Jennie A. Zamora Member

Board of Trustees Dr. Gregorio T. Alvior, Jr Chairman Dr. Telesforo E. Gana, Jr. Member Dr. Manuel B. Agulto Member Mr. Jose Bayani Baylon Member Dr. Bienvenido V. Cabral Member Dr. Alfonso A. Doloroso Member Mr. Francisco D. Magsaysay Member Ms. Sally B. Maliuanag Member Mme. Lolita Escobar-Mirpuri Member Dr. Antonio M. Montalban Member Mrs. Agnes Essem B. Perez Member Atty. Antonio A. Picazo Member Ms. Cory R. Quirino Member Dr. Edward C. Tordesillas Member Ms. Jennie A. Zamora Member

Casino Español – Php 100,000.00 Coca Cola Philippines - Php 50,000

Individual Endowment Members: Dr. Emilio Yap – Php 500,000.00

Every time you buy a pack of the 100% Whole Grain Bread of The French Baker, PGHMFI receives a one peso (Php1.00) donation .

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Dr. Bienvenido Cabral Family – Php 250,000.00 Dr. & Mrs. Manuel Canlas – Php 200,000.00 Dr. Vermen Verallo—Php 100,000.00

LEGAL COUNSEL: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos Law Office 18th, 19th & 17th Floors Liberty Center 104 H.V. dela Costa Street Salcedo Village Makati City Philippines P.O. Box No. 2351 MCPO

PGHMFI Newsletter Oct.-Dec. 2012 Issue  

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