by Amiel Villanueva, Class 2017; Benjo Kho, Class 2020
With social media taking a more dominant role in many aspects of our society and culture, online medical professionalism is placed on the spotlight. The medical community's image is now on display all over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. It’s a new age for medicine as health professionals and patients connect and interact online. And so there are arguments that the principles observed by health professionals of preserving the relationship, confidentiality, privacy and respect for patients and other persons should also apply online (Farnan et al, 2013).
by Anna Cruz, Class 2020; Benjo Kho, Class 2020; Nefren Lobitana, Class 2020; Diego Mina, Class 2021
Noong Oktubre 19, 2016, nag-rally ang pambansang minorya at mga nagpoprotesta sa US Embassy, at ilan sa mga tao roon ay sinagasaan ng Manila Police District (MPD). Ikinagagalit ito ng napakamarami sa social media nang pinakita ang video ng pangyayari. Nakapanayam namin ang mga ilan sa mga napahamak sa rally, at ilan sa mga saksi sa pangyayari ay sina Reinaldo Moldon, Valeria Catubigan, Lee Daniel Suelan, at Pholyn Balahadia.
Si Reinaldo Moldon ay isang lalaki na taga-Mindoro Oriental. Ginarote siya ng apat na pulis sa rally noong Oktubre 19.
Si Valeria Catubigan ay isang sisenta’t uno (61 taong gulang) na babae at isa sa mga sinagasaan ng pulis. Lumakbay siya mula sa Surigao del Norte upang maglaban.
Si Lee Daniel Suelan ay isang LU3 na estudyante sa UP Kolehiyo ng Medisina, Class 2021. Isa siya sa mga nasagasaan ng pulis. Ang kaniyang kaliwang binti ay nabangga ng humaharurot na police-mobile, at tumilapon siya sa gilid. Nagkaroon siya ng sugat sa tuhod at sa paa.
Si Pholyn Balahadia ay ang USC Chairperson ng UP Manila sa School Year 2016-2017, at kasama sa mga nagrally noong Oktubre 19. Nasa ospital siya noong dinala 'yung mga nasugatan sa ER, at nakita niya ang nangyari sa PGH habang ginagamot sila.
by Benjo Kho, Class 2020
The Phi Kappa Mu fraternity, in partnership with the Philippine Psychiatric Association Inc. (PPA), Mental Health Youth Advocates (#MHActNow), and UP-PGH Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, celebrated the Mental Health Awareness Week last October 10-14, 2016, at the Calderon Hall. In support of the Department of Health’s National Mental Health Week, Phi Kappa Mu held activities to spread awareness about the state of mental health in the Philippines and to remove the stigma regarding mental health disorders.
The official partner of the Philippine Psychiatric Association for the #MHActNow campaign, the fraternity supported the protection of the rights of people with mental disorders and disabilities. As one of its advocacies, the fraternity aimed to increase awareness of the various mental illnesses through different activities, allowing more people to be more informed regarding mental health.
by Sean Cua, Class 2021
On October 11, 2016, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Buenafe Hall, the Regionalization Students’ Organization (RSO) held the final competition for the Gawad Serbisyong Panrehiyong 2016, a student award given by the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM) Class 1963 for the best summer immersion program.
by Louie Dy, Class 2021
Last September 23, 2016, the Biomedical Sciences and Ethics Study Group held a forum, Inquies Pro Medicina – Conversations on Science, Medicine and Philosophy, at the MSU 2/F of Bobby Dela Paz Hall. After an opening prayer led by John Besa (Class 2017), Amiel Villanueva (Class 2017) gave the opening remarks, saying that the forum “deals with important moral questions”. Michael Arcilla (Class 2016) and Andrew Villafuerte (Class 2017) introduced the first and second speaker, respectively.