PCCP to launch National Strategy for COPD advocacy project

The Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) has come up with the National Strategy for COPD. This College activity aims to address the problem of a high COPD prevalence and a disturbingly high incidence of unrecognized COPD. The strategy basically plans to address the problem through education and advocacy programs involving the general population, patients and physicians, both front-line and specialists, as well as through research. To be more effective in its implementation, we have tapped government agencies, the various quad media corporations and pharmaceutical companies to help us in this endeavour.

Project launching of the National Strategy for COPD is scheduled on November 20, 2013 (10AM-1PM) at the Quezon City Sports Club, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City. This is primarily a media event wherein the stakeholders for this ambitious project will have a chance to further explain their role in this nationwide activity.


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Dr. Alberto Lardizabal

It is with great sadness that the PCCP announces the passing of Dr. Alberto A. Lardizabal. A leading light in the field of pulmonary medicine in the country, Dr. Lardizabal was instrumental in setting up the training programs at the UST Hospital and St. Luke’s Medical Center. He involved himself in the professional activities of the society, eventually becoming the president of the PCCP. Despite limitations in his vision, he was able to provide quality respiratory care to numerous patients and serve as a role model and father figure to numerous pulmonologists in the country.

His legacy includes his children, Alfred and Mae, who have both chosen to become pulmonologists. Alfred resides in the USA and Mae is the incumbent president of the PCCP.

His remains will lie in state at the Mount Carmel Shrine Parish Church, Doña Juana Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Broadway, New Manila Quezon City. Necrological services for the PCCP, Center for Respiratory Medicine and Institute of Pulmonary Medicine will be on September 14, 2013 (Saturday evening). Inurnment will be on Sunday, September 15, 2013, beginning with the Holy Mass at 1 pm. Cremation follows at the Arlington Crematory.

A pioneer, a pillar and a paternal figure.

Dr. Alberto A. Lardizabal, FPCCP
March 14, 1932 – September 10, 2013


CDO Incident: Updated status report as of 7:00 am on July 29, 2013

  • The two injured bombing victims who remained in serious condition at the Polymedic Plaza Hospital have passed away bringing the total number of fatalities to eight.
  • The local government promised to shoulder the medical expenses incurred in the care of the victims. The PCCP officers and board of directors, as well as the PCCP Northern Mindanao Chapter have provided additional financial support to the families of the fatalities.
  • A debriefing for all of those affected by this incident, including all physicians and our pharmaceutical industry partners, will he held at 2 to 4 pm today, July 29, 2013 at the Audiovisual Room of the Lung Center of the Philippines.
  • Updates will be provided as they develop.