New Diplomates of PCCP

The following Associate Members have successfully completed the written
and oral parts of the examination for Diplomate of the Philippine
College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) conducted by the PCCP Specialty Board
on January 11 and 25, 2015:

1. ADRANEDA, Angelo, T.
3. ALMAZAR, Johann Paolo Augusto , D.
4. ANDAL, Glenn, M.
5. BUMANGLAG, Joice, M.
6. CABRILES, Emmanuel, A.
7. CAYMO, Rosario, L.
8. CHAN, John Noel, U.
9. CUNANAN, Arnold, N.
10. DACANAY, Jessamine, C.
11. DE LA TRINIDAD, Marie Charisma, L.
12. ESTAVILLO, Josephine, B.
13. FLORES, Mark Leonard, C.
14. FORTALIZA-TAN, Luchie, P.
15. GINETE, Joann Kathleen, B.
16. GIRADO, Tuesday, N.
17. GUERRERO, Joanne Khristine, S.
18. IKEDA-MAQUILING, Yoshiko, B.
19. LUANCING, Marie Grace, L.
20. LUCIO, Ana Jenica, S.
22. MIGUEL, Jennifer, M.
23. NG, Salome Denita, T.
24. OBLIGACION, Marlon, A.
25. PALOMA-YAO, May Ann, G.
26. PEPITO, Gwendolyn, D.
28. REYES, Edel Joey L., L.
29. RUSTIA, Jonathan Paolo, R.
30. SABANDO, May , N.
31. SANTOS, Mary Ann, M.
32. SARMIENTO, Eden, M.
33. SERRANO, Jose Ruel, R.
34. TALEON-PARAZO, Angelene, T.
35. TAN AVENTURA, Emily, A.
36. TAN-VALENCIA, Ma. Teresa M.
37. UY-TOLENTINO, Anna Ma. Rica, D.
38. VERACRUZ, Marco Gil, S.
39. ZARASPE, Abigail, C.

As such, they will be conferred the title of “Diplomate” of the College
(certifying specialty in the field of pulmonary medicine) in the
induction ceremony to be held during our 34th Annual Chest Convention
on March 4, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global
City, Taguig City.


PCCP Report for November 2014 (1)

COPD Olympics

December 7, 2014 – Now on its 7th year, the activity is aimed to foster fellowship and camaraderie among COPD patients and family, doctors and respiratory therapists while increasing awareness for COPD. This year’s theme is BIBOlympics, B-reathe I-n B-reathe O-ut.


PCCP Report for November 2014 (1)


PCCP To Conduct Research Workshop

As part of the training & research activities that the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) planned to offer to the accredited adult pulmonary medicine training institutions, the PCCP has recently organized “Research Workshop on Scientific Manuscript Writing and Publication Preparation” on November 8, 2014, Saturday at F1 Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. This research workshop is sponsored by Astra-Zeneca Phils Inc. but the facilitators and organizers are independent faculty members from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology of the University of the Philippines-Manila, College of Medicine.

At the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the process and format of manuscript writing for scientific studies with the aim of publication
  • Formulate a manuscript outline of current research study
  • Appreciate the different research methodologies and study designs applied in pulmonary medicine

A second workshop will be conducted in the same manner on January 2015 for the First Year Fellows-in-Training.


2014 World Spirometry Day Celebration

September 1, 2014 – The Spirometry Workshop will be at Bayanihan Hall, Mandaluyong Metro Manila from 9 to 4 pm . Target participants: pulmonary fellows in training. The objective is for them to learn Spirometry interpretation according to the standards the Council on Diagnostics of Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) has set since 2012 and how to make and recognize a good quality Spirometry test.

This year we have a partnership with Council on COPD in disseminating the manual on the standardization of performing and interpreting Spirometry testing all over the Philippines and hold Spirometry screening also to be able to know the prevalence of COPD in our country. This will be a five year project which we will hold nationwide.

July 9, 2014 – Spirometry Workshop among respiratory therapist and the trainors. Venue : Bayanihan Hall , Mandaluyong, Philippines. This aims to teach the respiratory therapists on how to do a quality spirometry tests to ensure quality tests during our nationwide Spirometry screening.

PCCP Advocacy. Target population: Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) street sweepers and traffic aides. The objective is to promote healthy lungs among our high risk population. We plan to do spirometry screening to these group of population yearly for 5 years targeting 500 patients yearly and correlating it with air pollution of the locality. Target date for project launch is September 17, 2014.