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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September 18-24 is Medicine Week 2011

Cebu Medical Society has a line up of activities for Cebu physicians and the Cebuano community this week. Part of the week's celebration was the Oath Taking of New Physicians last September 19 at the Waterfront Hotel.

The rest of the activities are:

  • Phone-Patch Interview of Selected Physicians in Bombo Radyo::
    • September 19 - Philippine Pediatric Society on Metabolic Syndrome (Speaker: Dr. Anna Marie Cabaero)
    • September 20 - Philippine College of Physicians on Cardiovascular Diseases (Dr. Roy Entienza)
    • September 21 - PSMID on HIV AIDS (Dr. Arlene G. Macabaya)
    • September 22 - Philippine College of Surgeons on Prostate Cancer (Dr. Jose Catipay)
    • September 23 - POGS on Cancer in Women (Dr. Pherdes Galbo)
  • September 21 - Lay lecture  in SM CEBU on Healthy Lifestyle by Dr. Ma. Celine Aquino; Lay lecture on Sexually Transmitted Illnesses by Dr. Mitzi Marie M. Chua from 3-5 PM
  • September 23 - Dengue Forum for lay people in the CMS Hall by Dr. Jonathan Lim and Dr. Belle Ranile from 2-5 PM
  • September 24, 2011 - Fellowship Night and Closing Ceremonies at the RADISSON BLU Hotel from 6-10 PM featuring a variety show: "CMS Goes Glee"
  • September 25 from 11 AM - 5 PM: Cebu Dengue Task Force at the CMS Hall

Friday, September 16, 2011

PDIC Forum Held in Cebu for LBC Clients

With the help of the Cebu City government a forum was held yesterday at the Sinulog Hall of the Rizal Library in Cebu City participated in by LBC depositors, borrowers and other LBC clients who filled up the said hall as well as the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) which was recently made the statutory receiver of LBC Bank.

During the forum, PDIC Claim forms were distributed to LBC depositors who have a deposit balance of greater than P10,000. Those with P10,000 or less in their account will not need to file a claim provided their address in the bank records is complete and accurate. A PDIC representative was present to give instructions in filling up the form as well as talk about the claiming process.

The representative clarified that it was the Central Bank who ordered the closure of the bank and not PDIC. He added that at this point, transactions made with former LBC employees will not be recognized as LBC is under PDIC receivership already.

He also reiterated that the maximum deposit insurance coverage is P500,000.

The period for claim settlement is yet to be announced. Keep posted to the PDIC website for updates.

During the open forum, many disgruntled and visibly angry depositors,a good number of them, senior citizens, made known their displeasure with the action taken by the Central Bank which caught them by surprise. They were also worried of the length of time their hard-earned money will be recovered.

Some of the depositors also expressed concern whether they will still receive the higher-than-usual interest (at the time the bank was closed) as promised by the bank when they opened their accounts. They were also some foreign national depositors who asked questions during the forum. It was noisy as the atmosphere was one of disbelief and discontent.

LBC has more than 300,000 accounts which is said to be even more than Banco Filipino even with the former's lesser number of branches. More than 90% are believed to be covered by the deposit insurance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cebu students top September 2011 Medtech Board Exams

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) has just released the September 2011 Medical Technology Board Exam Results. 1,123 out of 1,480 passed with Cebu exam takers getting several spots in the top 10 and Velez College getting a 100% rating (31/31).

Isabelle Basubas Baisac of Cebu Doctors' University is the topnotcher at no. 1 with a rating of 91.70%. She is closely followed by my former student, Sherry Mae Mondido of Velez College at no. 2 with a rating of 91.30%.

At number 8 is another Cebu student, Jana Barbara Mayol of Cebu Doctors' University with a rating of 89.20.

Congratulations to Cebu's pride, the topnotchers and my former students at Velez College, College of Medical Technology. We are proud of you.

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