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Medical Mission: Malaybalay, Bukidnon 2020

One of the largest UPMASA & Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Medical Mission contingency (110+) this February was a huge success and here are the stats.  For the first time, Dental Restoration was added and with the help of local Ophthalmologists, Cataract surgeries were done....

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UPMASA Board of Governors Holds Winter 2020 E-meeting

     The UPMASA Board of Governors Winter 2020 e-meeting commenced on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 am PST. The virtual meeting allows members of the UPMASA BOG from different states and time zones to deliberate and vote on issues included in the agenda set by the BOG...

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SPRING 2020 BOG Meeting


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Support our KABABAYAN who have been displaced to evacuation centers fleeing the threat of Ashfalls, Pyroclastic falls and Lahar flow.  Jobs are interrupted and properties are threatened.  Send your help now for food, clothing and medical supplies.  Funds will be sent to the UGNAYAN ng Pahinungod through the PGH Director’s Office.  

|:- ) UPMASA JOURNAL 2019 is in!

Thank you to the many contributors who made this possible, to Ed Oteyza who did a lot of the graphics, to Pearl Ontalan for our most updated mailing list.
If you did not receive one, please email to update your address and indicate your request for the Journal.
If your copy was damaged or if you would like extra copies, please email

Publications Committee:
Editor, Ma. Guia Razon-Palma, ’84
Assistant Editor & Graphics Designer: Edgar Oteyza,’75
Geraldine Gomez-Pinder, ’71
Patricia Ilagan, ’91
Armyn Carbonell, ’92
Jose Lucena, ’82

The Official Magazine of the UP College of Medicine Community

UPMASA 35th Annual Grand Convention Las Vegas 2020

Call for Nominations for the 2020 UPMASA Outstanding Alumni Awards

Nominations should include a brief write up, CV and photo of the nominee. 

Please submit to by March 15, 2020.  

There are 5 categories:
1. Lifetime Achievement Award
2. Outstanding Medical Educator
3. Outstanding Medical Researcher
4. Outstanding Community Service
5. Meritorious Service to UPMASA

Current Projects

Operation Wildfire

Lead: Dr. Enrique Ostrea

Medical Misisons

Lead:  Dr. Glenn Batiller

Operation Braveheart

Lead:  Dr. Jess Socrates & Dr. Benny Manalo

UPMASA Scholars

Lead:  Dr. Lourdes Publico

Medical Science Building (Formerly BSLR Fundraising)

Lead: Dr. Silverio Cabellon, Jr.

Cesium Project

Lead:  Dr. Alvin Panahon

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