PCCP Institutional Legacy Leadership Administrative and Research Scholarship


2 scholars per year aimed at providing administrative and masteral to its members and would be officers of the College.


  • Filipino less than 50 years of age
  • PCCP member of good standing for the last 5 years
  • Member of at least 1 PCCP council or committee for the past 3 years
  • Nominated by the training institution head or PCCP chapter president
  • Willing to serve in the PCCP executive committee or any PCCP leadership position for at least 2 years for every year of scholarship support.

Scholars may choose to enroll to University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University who offer masteral programs on health or health research such as MHA, Mclin Epi, MPH or MHBA.

Scholars will enjoy a 50% financial support from their tuition fee and P 10,000.00 for the thesis preparation for a minimum period of 3 years provided he/she maintain a grade of 2.0 or its equivalent.


Membership to Asian Pacific Society of Respirology

(Open to PCCP Fellows)

PCCP – APSR Member shall have an electronic access to the Journal, RESPIROLOGY.
Active, distinguished and honorary members of the PCCP may participate in the business and scientific sessions of the APSR and may vote.
Associate members of the PCCP may participate in the business and scientific sessions, but they may not vote and are not eligible for election to office.
Accorded all other rights and privileges as detailed in the Charter and Bylaws, except they are not eligible for discounted registration fees for the Annual Congress.
The PCCP, as a Member Society of the APSR, is entitled to have a (one) member of the Council of the APSR representing the Executive of the PCCP in addition to the number of Council members determined by the number of Philippine members of the APSR according to Article 5.4 of the Charter and Bylaws.
Membership fee is pegged at $25 US dollars per PCCP member per annum paid by the PCCP as a lump sum.
For membership application, please contact the PCCP Secretariat (pccp@skybroadband.com.ph)


Apply Now as APSR Fellow!

We are pleased to announce you the launching of a new membership category of the Fellow of APSR (FAPSR) . The Fellow of APSR is for those who are valid members of the APSR, with more than 5 years of experience in healthcare or research in respiratory medicine or related disciplines.

We would like to invite you, as an APSR member, to apply for this new membership category, using the attached Nomination form which is also available on the website soon.

On receiving your application, the APSR Secretariat office will send your application to the relevant referee for endorsement. We will then inform you if the approval is obtained. To become an APSR Fellow, you have to pay the one-off application fee of USD 100, and you will continue to be a Fellow as long as you are a valid fee-paying member of APSR either through your en bloc society or as an individual member.

Fellows will be entitled to use the “FAPSR” post-nominal

Seize the opportunity , and support the APSR !

Sincerely yours,

Paul Reynolds
Chair of Membership Committee

Mary Sau-Man Ip
APSR President

Details and an application form are available at www.apsresp.org/membership.html.


Memo on UHC

The PCCP hosted a meeting with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) represented by Dr. Galvez and Mr. Balaoing last April 6, 2013. In attendance were Dr. Vince Balanag, and Council heads: Dr. Trinidad (COPD), Dr. Tanchuco (OILD), Dr. Samson (DATS) , Dr.Nolido (Lung Infections), Dr. Tan (Lung Malignancies) and myself. The goals of the meeting were as follows:

  1. To discuss the concept of Universal Health care (UHC) also known as Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP)
  2. To be updated regarding Philhealth Reimbursement Schemes
  3. To review the present state of case rate schemes for the top respiratory conditions

The meeting concluded with the following policies understood by those in attendance:

  1. The UHC or KP is of utmost importance to promote quality of care for all, including the underserved or “poorest of the poor.” It also recognizes the importance of improving the efficiency of payment for healthcare providers, which includes the hospital facility and the medical doctor.
  2. The No Balance Billing Policy (NBB) will be applied to patients who:
    1. Have an income of <7,000 pesos/month
    2. Are admitted to government hospitals
    3. Are admitted to the ward

    All these must be present, to apply.

  3. We are moving from Fee for service to Case Rate Packages or Partial case rate Packages where co-payment by the patient is added.
  4. Combination of Medical Case Rates – New forms for the CF2 will be released soon
    1. For the Primary or Main Condition, 100% Case Rate will be applied
    2. For the Secondary Condition, not more than 50% of the case rate will apply
    3. The PCCP will do the following:

    4. Remind all members to update their Philhealth Accreditation status
    5. Through the councils:
      1. Review the case rates and make suggestions/proposals for adjustments, if any, for the 5 respiratory conditions listed among the Top 20 medical conditions in the Philippines
      2. Prepare the Qualifier Form for the 5 conditions:
        1. Pneumonia – moderate risk and high risk
        2. Lower respiratory tract infection
        3. Pulmonary Tuberculosis
        4. Asthma
        5. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    6. I propose that, as a collegial body, we will endorse and support the Universal Health Care or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan.

    Please review the attached document and inform the Secretariat of any comments or suggestions.
    Mae Campomanes


Insurance Proposal

The Membership Committee of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) would like to seek your opinion on a new proposal to provide higher insurance benefit to Fellows of good standing ages 64 year-old and below. Our current annual insurance benefit is Php 50,000 (Fifty Thousand pesos) for each Fellowwith the premium being paid by PCCP from our annual membership dues.

We would appreciate if you can give your thoughts and comments to this proposal.

Amount of insurance: Philam Life Insurance Company has offered a Comprehensive PCCP Members Benefit Package, renewableyearly and inclusive of the following benefits:




Insurance Amount

Life Insurance

financial assistance extended to the family of an insured member who meets his untimely demise

Php 500,000.00

Accident Death and Dismemberment & Disablement

an amount over and above the Life Insurance for death or dismemberment due to accident

Php 500,000.00

Accident Medical Reimbursement

pays the actual cost, up to the amount selected for medical or surgical treatment and injuries resulting from an accident

Php 50,000.00


Annual Premium of Insurance: For the above benefits, Philam Life has pegged the amount of Php 2,307 (Two Thousand, Three Hundred Seven pesos ) for each member enrolled in this package. The PCCP Board of Directors has agreed to compensate the amount of Php 500 (Five Hundred pesos) andproposed that the balanceof Php1,807 (One Thousand, Eight Hundred Seven pesos) will be paid by each member. The premium is renewable annually and each member is expected to pay his/her share consistently. This insurance proposal does not require any pre-qualifying medical examination.

Please answer the survey on or beforeJUNE 30, 2013. If we do not hear from you on or before this date, we will presume that you do not agree to this new proposal.


Insurance Proposal Survey

This survey is now closed.

Please submit your reply on or before July 31, 2013.  If we do not hear from  you on or before this date, we will presume that you do not agree to this new proposal.