Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Name and Organizational Change of the College of Physical Therapy

The College of Physical Therapy has been undergoing major changes these past few months with the offering of the new Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. The College will now be called the College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences (CAReS) under which there will be 2 courses offerings: The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (BSPT) and the Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (BSPO). A new seal will also be used by the College in all its documents and transactions.

( formerly College of Physical Therapy)

The symbol of the serpent entwined around a staff is an adaptation from the Rod of Asclepius that signifies medicine and healing –achieving optimal health through rehabilitation. Its golden color represents the core values of integrity, commitment, social accountability and compassion.

The book placed beneath the staff signifies quality education towards promoting optimal health.

The laurel leaves stands for knowledge and learning .

The blue ribbon stands for the trademark of excellence, competence and compassion.

The circle signifies unity, wholeness and infinity towards achieving quality education.

The blue and yellow color represents the official color of the college.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dr. Josephine Bundoc Receives Physicians for Peace Award

Josephine Bundoc, MD Faculty of the College of Medicine and Physical Therapy and Course Coordinator of the new Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics to receive Medical Diplomat Award at Physicians for Peace Gala on October 15, 2011 at Norfolk, Virginia, USA. For details, please visit
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Monday, August 22, 2011


First year medical student Julius Paul Juen (Class 2015) was recently chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) for 2011. The TOSP is an award and formation program established by businessman Jose Concepcion Jr., Chairman of RFM Corporation and RFM Foundation, as "a way of encouraging the youth to act for national progress". TOSP honors graduating college students who have not only excelled academically but also lived a life of dedicated service to the people that is distinctive from others in their respective fields of interest. Julius is an embodiment of that student. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod with a BS degree in Biology and was involved in various extracurricular activities where he exhibited exemplary leadership skills and community involvement.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Last July 19, 2011, the College of Physical Therapy faculty and staff spearheaded the Ground Breaking ceremony for the new Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO) building along Kapiligan Street in Quezon City. The event took place at the UERMMMCI Gymnasium and at the future PSPO site which is conveniently nestled behind the UERMMMCI College of Nursing building. Placing of the Time Capsule at the PSPO site: (Fr. L to R) Pres. Ester Garcia,
Dean Cabazor, Dr. Licuanan, Mr. Mike Scott, Dr. Lucio Tan, Dr. Divinagracia, and
Mayor Bautista

This important milestone in the path to sustainable and accessible services for persons with disability was graced by the Honorable Chairperson of the Commission for Higher Education, Dr. Patricia Licuanan, who was the guest speaker of the event. Other honored guests who attended included the Honorable Secretary Jesse Robredo from the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Honorable Mayor Herbert Bautista, Undersecretary Celia Yangco from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and former Governor Grace Padaca, who also gave her response as a representative of the PWDs. Other important guests from the NGOs included Mr. Washington Sycip, Ms. Catherine Vasseur, the program director of Handicap International, the EVP and CEO of Tahanan Walang Hagdan,Ms. Joy Garcia, and Mr. Lauro Purcil, representative to the UN convention for the rights of the PWDs, to name a few. Proponents of the project also attended the event headed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UERMMMCI, Dr. Lucio Tan, UERMMMCI President, Dr. Romeo Divinagracia, Mr. Michael Scott, the Country Director of Cambodia Trust, and President Ester Garcia of UE-Manila.

The honored guests were led by the Dean of the College of Physical Therapy, Dr. Raquel Cabazor and Program Director, Ms. Helen Cochrane to place a time capsule at the future site of the PSPO building. The planned four-storey building made possible by the University of the East, will house the classrooms, technical and clinical laboratories and library of the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics. These facilities will be fully equipped and staffed with the generous support of the Nippon Foundation of Japan.

Chairman Lucio Tan and Vice-Chair Wilson Young ......................Mayor Bautista and Secretary Robredo

Former Governor Grace Padaca................................................ Mr. Mike Scott of Cambodia

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CPT Graduate Ranks 8th, College Garners High Passing Rate in July 2011 PT Licensure Examination

As announced by the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC), 22 out of the 26 examinees from the College of Physical Therapy – University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (CPT-UERMMMCI) passed the said examination with Mr. Jorrel R. Mendoza garnering the 8th place among the successful PT examinees in the recently concluded Physical and Occupational Therapists Licensure Examinations held in the cities of Manila and Cebu last July 23 and 24, 2011. The CPT-UERMMMCI once again proved its excellence by achieving an 84.62% passing rate, and having a top-notcher in the said exam. The national passing rate for Physical Therapy is 52.16%.

Mendoza rated 83.95% in the PT licensure examination, which made him rank 8th among the successful examinees. It came not as a surprise for the faculty members of the CPT that Mendoza would land a spot in the top 10 successful examinees since he was consistently excelling during his college years. He was a consistent top 10 student from 1st to 4th year and he also graduated top 8 of his class. His batchmates also expected him to standout in the licensure examination because they said he has considerably helped them during the review program by taking the initiative to coach them during their free time. He also exuded leadership during the review program by motivating his batchmates to persever

Mendoza expresses his gratitude to his review lecturers and coordinators who have guided him and sacrificed their time and efforts to make him and his batchmates achieve their feats. He most especially expresses his gratitude to his parents without whom he would not have attained his successes. Mendoza and his batchmates thank the CPT faculty and staff for mentoring and guiding them throughout their stay in the college.

The new Physical Therapists from the College of Physical Therapy-UERMMMCI are:

  1. Roanne Jaclyn Morales ACOSTA, PTRP
  2. Don Michael Vincent Leygo BAUTISTA, PTRP
  3. Kristine Bernadette Riego BERNARDO, PTRP
  4. Jaresh Anne de Castro BROSOTO, PTRP
  5. John Paul Lloren CAPISTRANO, PTRP
  6. Aldon Jimmy Carba CARIASO, PTRP
  7. Joshua Rodriguez CASTELO, PTRP
  8. Symon Jervis Ong CHAN, PTRP
  9. Jeremiah Matorres CRUZ, PTRP
  10. Napoleon Felix Desiderio ESCALONA, PTRP
  11. Nigel Paul Filler HORTALEZA, PTRP
  12. Anthea Grace Tan LO, PTRP
  13. Krisha Marie Alfaro MANALILI, PTRP
  14. Jorrel Roxas MENDOZA, PTRP
  15. Angelique Iniguillo MISA, PTRP
  16. Marina Chua NG, PTRP
  17. Robert Gerard Pascual OCAMPO, PTRP
  18. Creza Marie Historillo OFNGOL, PTRP
  19. Karen Zena Bartolome PEREIRA, PTRP
  20. Anna Theresa Leorna SANTOS, PTRP
  21. Leandrei Goodie Dalan TAN, PTRP
  22. Loretta Betrice Larosa TAN, PTRP
The New Physical Therapists from the College of Physical Therapy

y Yves Y. Palad, PTRP

Friday, June 17, 2011

Searching For Meaning In Our Chosen Profession THE UERMMMCI 50TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

More than 2,000 participants filled the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 17, 2011 as graduates, parents, guests, faculty, administrative and academic officials from the Colleges of Graduate School, Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy of the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc. celebrated the 50th Commencement Exercises. This special event was spearheaded by the College of Physical Therapy, led by its Dean, Dr. Raquel S. Cabazor.

This year’s Commencement Speaker, Dr. Enrique A. Tayag, graced the occasion with his inspiring speech about searching for meaning in our chosen profession. The young and energetic Director of the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health shared his experience from medical school, his struggles and achievements and his immeasurable efforts of helping the country to improve general knowledge and measures regarding disease control and prevention.

The event also highlighted the awarding of honor graduates from the four colleges. This year’s Cum Lau de were Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, Ms. Marites Sunga, Ms. Geelin Chua, Ms. Jennilyn de Jesus and Ms. Dominique Perez, all from the College of Nursing. The awardees from the College of Medicine were Ms. Francia Victoria delos Reyes, class Valedictorian and Ms. Flordeliza Ramirez, class Salutatorian while the awardees from the College of Physical Therapy were Ms. Karen Zena Pereira, class Valedictorian and Mr. Symon Chan, class Salutatorian. Ms. Rose Melyn Hilario, the highest ranked Cum Laude from the College of Nursing, gave the response from the graduates in behalf of the Graduating Class of 2011.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Christopher M. Guerrero, M.D., 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians Humanitarian Award Recipient

Dr. Christopher M. Guerrero was selected as the recipient of the 2011 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Humanitarian Award. The award was developed to honor extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts both within and beyond the borders of the United States.

Dr. Guerrero’s work through local, state, national and international communities demonstrates his sincere concern and dedication to serving others. He was also recognized by his many years of work with medical, surgical and dental missions in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. This is exemplifying how the physicians can use their skills to benefit others.

Dr. Guerrero was invited to accept his award on September 14, 2011 during the Congress of Delegates in Orlando, Florida, USA and to give brief remarks onstage in front of about 1,000 people. The Academy has offered Dr. Guerrero reimbursement of his travel expense and free two night’s hotel accommodations in Orlando.

The UERM Medical Center community, especially the College of Medicine, congratulates Dr. Guevarra on this great honor bestowed upon him.