T

he months of April and May have always been highly anticipated by the brothers of the Phi Kappa Mu. To them, this is a time to learn and reach out to different communities through various activities, highlighted by the annual summer medical and surgical missions.

Upbearing the Fraternity’s tradition of Service, the Phi Kappa Mu partnered with the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority in conducting various free medical and surgical missions to various municipalities, which include Antipolo, Cavite, Oriental Mindoro and Aklan among others. Through the leadership of the Fraternity’s Senior Guardian of the Temple Mikhail Gopez Amante Φ 2011 and the Sorority’s Sister Caritas Maria Angela M. Villa Φ 2011, the PHI missions were able to cater to over 2,000 patients during the months of April and May.

  

Brods and sisses at the "Araw ni Inang" medical mission at Antipolo, c/o Brod JP Mariñas '04B

“Araw ni Inang”, a medical, dental, and surgical mission offered to residents of Antipolo and nearby towns by the Mariñas family in honor of Mrs. Cristina Mariñas, is an annual engagement of both the Fraternity and Sorority. Held last April 13, 2013, the mission succeeded to provide 400 medical and 400 ophthalmologic consultations, almost 300 minor operations, 100 tooth extractions, 70 free pap smear screening and almost 300 vitamin B supplementation. Three cheers to our gracious host Brod John Paul Emerson Serrato Mariñas Φ ‘04B for the successful event!

Surgical missions held in Boracay and Puerto Galera coupled service and learning with rest and recreation for the brods and sisses. The Boracay surgical mission, held this year last May 10-14, 2013, has been graciously hosted by sis Dr. Cristina Alindogan Teotico-Ching Φ ’92 for fifteen years straight since the late 1990s. Surgical missions were held in Barangays Yapak, Manocmanoc and Motag in partnership with Metropolitan Doctors Medical Clinic and Centro Escolar University Dental Alumni Association for three days. Close to 500 patients were served by the surgical and dental missions. Attending to patients tirelessly during the day, the night presents perfect opportunities for the brods and sisses to unwind and enjoy the island.

Brod Francis Emil Batnag Daytec Φ ’94, SE ’99-’00 hosted this year’s medical mission in Puerto Galera held last May 27-28, 2013. This annual engagement of the Fraternity and Sorority extends medical and surgical assistance to the more distant areas of Luzon.

 

 PHI in Boracay. Brods and sisses at an annual medical caravan in Boracay sponsored by Sis Girlie Teotico-Ching '92

Medical and surgical missions were also held in Cavite (c/o Brod Joselito Amormio Centeno Jamir Φ ‘69A and the Municipality of Kawit), Quezon City (c/o Brod Jose Jonas Diño Del Rosario Φ ’86), Caloocan (c/o Brod Rommel Fernando Fernando Φ ‘95B), Pateros (c/o Sis Mary Joyce Flores-Medina Φ ’90) and Pasay (c/o The Association of Biology Majors – UP Diliman).

All for PHI!

 

Established in August 1933 by the UP College of Medicine's best medical students, the PHI KAPPA MU (Fraternity of the College of Medicine) continues to uphold its tested tradition of Excellence, Leadership, Service and Brotherhood in the College, University and in our country.

Through the Fraternity's ideals and pillars, her Loyal Sons continue to lead, innovate and excel in the practice of medicine worldwide and in preserving the honor and integrity of the medical profession.

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