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.
By Nefren Lobitana, Class 2020
Last March 1st 2017, representatives of clerks and interns met with Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo D. Legaspi in a dialogue set by the 40th Medicine Student Council (MSC) to discuss their plights about the hospital and what can be done to alleviate these problems. The agenda included concerns regarding medical supplies (colloquially known as “stash”), the working conditions of the Emergency Room and its call rooms, electronic medical records system, mental health, and the shelling out of clerks and interns for the labs of their patients.
by Leander T. Quilang, Class 2020
The UP-PGH Department of Surgery recently concluded its annual Resident’s Day last December 14, 2016 at the Social Hall of the Philippine General Hospital.
The event, hosted by Dr. Jose Paolo Albano and Dr. Miriam Dy, was themed Rated Sx: Director’s Cut Above the Rest, with this year’s memorable films, both local and international, being the focus of the performances.
What made the event truly different from others was that the roster of judges in this Resident’s Day were mostly beauty queens and actresses. They included Bb. Pilipinas 2016 2nd runner-up Ms. Jehza Hueler, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 contestant Ms. Karen Barot, “Gusto ko maging Beauty Queen” winner Ms. Japo Parcero, and former Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Ms. Imelda Schweighart. Also joining them in judging the performances was the Department of Surgery’s chair, Dr. Nelson Cabaluna.
by Arobe Goling II, Class 2019; Nefren Lobitana, Class 2020
Christmas is undoubtedly the most awaited time of the year among Filipinos. This season is known for the traditions of exchanging gifts, Christmas carolling, and a myriad of other Christmas celebrations. This is when most of us are able to make time to be with our families and loved ones. But this is not only a season for festive celebrations, but also a season of giving.
As part of its advocacy of providing service projects to the Filipino communities, especially to the underserved, the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority brought fun and enjoyment to the patients of the Philippine General Hospital last December 9, 2016 at the PGH Atrium with “Only The PHInest: Sumayaw at Umindak sa Paskong Swak na Swak!”.
One of our professors once said, “The PGH ER is the collective smell of the Filipino nation.” This is something I can indeed vouch for after my experience volunteering at the PGH Emergency Room. But looking back, I think he meant more than just the literal smell of blood, sweat, and tears that plagues the PGH ER.