UPCM-PGH Bands Battle It Out at FATE 2017: Tambay

Phi Band

by Iris Ditan, Class 2021

Last May 12, 2017, the UP Medical Students’ Society hosted Fridays At The East or FATE 2017: Tambay, a battle of the bands from the UPCM-PGH community, at the PGH Science Hall. The theme ‘Tambay’ pertained to the easy pleasure of listening to and making music when and wherever, focusing on Original Pinoy Music that brought people together.

UP MSS Holds 44th ICPC, DLSHSI Wins Championship


by Regiel Christian Mag-usara, Class 2020

The UP Medical Students’ Society held the 44th Interscholastic Clinico-Pathologic Conference last March 11th 2017 at the Emergency Room Complex Room 218. The team from the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute bagged this year’s ICPC Championship, with the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery claiming the first runner-up and second-runner up awards respectively. Special awards were also given out; the Best Speaker Award went to Ms. Jamila Jane Borlagdan from FEU-NRMF, and the Best in Visual Presentation Award to the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.

The ICPC gathers medical students from all over Metro Manila to show their diagnostic prowess and presentation skills. This year’s ICPC was the most well-attended in its history, with ten schools competing for the title of ICPC Champion.

The Week of TRP 43: Epic

TRP 43 Exhibit

by Kim Ivan Mendoza, Class 2020

It has been a tradition in the UP College of Medicine to celebrate “Tao Rin Pala” or TRP. Headed by the oldest medical organization of UPCM, the UP Medical Students' Society, TRP has not only been a way to bridge the gap between medical students and consultants, but also served as an avenue for expression. It was a night to showcase the many talents of the UPCM-PGH community, and to prove that medical students and doctors are not bound by their hospital work, but also: tao rin pala.

Last year, TRP was brought back to its original purpose and became a way to promote advocacies, to reflect about the healthcare system, and to expose problems in our society. This made TRP more relevant, and back to its roots. There is no doubt that TRP has truly managed to have an impact not only in the UPCM culture but also on the UP Manila community, and perhaps Filipino society as well.

UPCM Celebrates 43rd Tao Rin Pala

2021 opening

by Leander T. Quilang, Class 2020; Regiel Christian Q. Mag-usara, Class 2020

Last Friday, November 25, 2016, medical students, faculty, staff, and the entire UP Manila College of Medicine - Philippine General Hospital (UPCM-PGH) community gathered to witness the 43rd installment of Tao Rin Pala at the Fleur De Lis Auditorium, St. Paul University Manila. Headed, directed, and produced by the UP Medical Students’ Society (UP MSS), TRP 43’s theme, “Epic”, aimed to showcase a celebration of the different stories – epics – of the members of the UPCM-PGH community.

This year’s event kicked off with an opening number by UPCM Class 2021, the college’s freshmen. Their number with the theme of the transcending of lifetimes of doctors and healers throughout the country’s history, got the ball rolling with TRP 43: Epic.

Hosted by Kyle Patrick Eugenio and Alyssa Samantha Fusingan of Class 2019, and Edroico Mari Brillante and Rosa Silvana Bascuña of Class 2020, the event formally began with the opening remarks of UP Manila Chancellor Dr. Carmencita David-Padilla. The performances were to divided into three subthemes, namely “Eos: The Dawn”, “Hemera: The Day”, and “Astraeus: The Dusk”.

UP MSS Holds Alumni Career Talk

by Regiel Christian Mag-usara, Class 2020

On Monday, November 7, 2016, the UP Medical Students’ Society held an Alumni Career Talk for its members and applicants at the MSU 2/F. The event, organized by the Society’s Alumni Relations Committee, featured stories and insights from three alumni of UP MSS, namely Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus Jr., Dr. Richard Nepomuceno, and Dr. Mark Onglao.