Internal Medicine residents of Makati Medical Center (MMC) beat four other teams from UP Philippine General Hospital, Ospital ng Makati, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and The Medical City last October 14, 2019 at the Veterans Medical Memorial Center for the elimination round of the Dr. Adrian C. Pena PCP-Upjohn Medical Quiz Contest.

Elimination rounds in other regions will run from October 2019 until March 2020. Winners of the elimination rounds will compete at the Grand Finals on May 4, 2020 at the Conrad Hotel, Pasay City.

MMC Winning Team

The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO), a component society of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary on October 23-25, 2019 during their 33rd annual convention at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

PSMO 50th invite

On October 25, 2019 during their fellowship night at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, the PSMO will also launch a book entitled “BULAWAN: Interviews with Filipino Medical Oncologists” edited by Dr. Maria Belen E. Tamayo, Dr. Noel P. Pingoy, and Dr. Joey A. Tabula. The book is culled from interviews for a commemorative video marking the society’s golden anniversary. PCP President Maria Gina C. Nazareth praised the book by saying, “Reflecting on the nature and burden of the illness that medical oncologists face in their daily practice, the conversations in this book reveal the resilience, wisdom, and audacity of those who have chosen this challenging, but wholly rewarding, path as their vocation.”

PSMO book cover

Founded on November 13, 1969, the PSMO had its first officers inducted by then Philippine Medical Association President Dr. Fe del Mundo on December 17, 1970. Since then, the PSMO and its members provide quality care to persons afflicted with cancer.

The Editorial Staff

Noel P. Pingoy, MD, FPCP

Editor in Chief


Joey A. Tabula, MD, FPCP

Associate Editor

Ma. Lorna Yap-Wong, MD, FPCP

Champion Regent