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OstreaVent II Completed In 5 Weeks

A team of medical and engineering experts was able to complete the prototype OstreaVent for adults (OstreaVent II) in a record time of 5 weeks. The OstreaVent II is a pressure or volume limited, time cycled ventilator with Positive End Expiratory Pressure Ventilation...

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Message from the Chancellor

Dear colleagues at UPMASA,   Thank you for your interest in developments at the College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital. As you have been briefed, UP Manila has been very busy on many fronts: Designation of PGH as the COVID Referral Center Development...

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The PGH Battleground: a briefing from the Director

PGH COVID-19 Fight is “de-mistified” during an interview with the PGH Director Dr. Gap Legaspi April 17, 2020 During the Webinar portion of the recently concluded Board of Governors electronic meeting, the PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi spoke about how PGH is faring...

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Upcoming Events & Announcements

Nominations Open for 2021 National Elections

Nominations are being accepted through December 31, 2020 for the following positions for the 2021 National Elections:


All nominations must be endorsed by three active UPMASA members other than the nominees.

Candidates must be active members and have paid membership dues.

Please include the emails and phone numbers of the nominee, nominator and endorsers. 

Please email the nominations to:

The deadline for the nomination is December 31, 2020 to allow time for validating the nominations. 

Each nominee must submit a letter of acceptance with photo ID and CV not later than 15 days before the 2021 Board of Governors Spring Meeting.

COVID-19: PGH Assistance

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Current Projects

Dr. Marcelito Custodio HIV Memorial Fund

Lead: Dr. Anita Ortega Jongco

Medical Sciences Building

Lead: Dr. Silverio Cabellon, Jr.

UPMASA Scholarship

Lead:  Dr. Henry Co

Medical Missions

Lead:  Dr. Glenn Batiller

Operation Braveheart

Lead:  Dr. Jess Socrates & Dr. Benny Manalo

Cesium Project

Lead:  Dr. Alvin Panahon

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We thank you for the much-needed help, the gifts made in honor of someone and your impact on the lives of so many.

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