Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa

Brods Tito Litonjua '51 and Ted Herbosa '79 are among this year's UP Alumni Association awardees

At its centennial year celebration UP General Alumni Faculty Homecoming and Reunion held last June 22, 2013, among those awarded by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association were two PHIs. The UPAA presented Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua Φ’53 and Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa Φ’79 with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Service Award, respectively.

Brod Augusto “Tito” Litonjua is widely respected and recognized as the “Father of Philippine Endocrinology” for his immeasurable contributions to the said field, especially in the management and treatment of diabetes. Long before this, Brod Tito had shown much potential in medical school, joining the Venerable Fraternity in 1953 and becoming its Superior Exemplar in 1956. His sons Nonoy Litonjua Φ’82 SE ‘85-’86 and Patrick Litonjua Φ’86 are also proud members of the Phi Kappa Mu.

Brod Teodoro "Ted" Herbosa joined the Fraternity in 1979 and graduated from the College of Medicine in 1983. He then attended the International Postgraduate Course in Surgery at Tel Aviv University in Israel in 1991 and trained in trauma surgery at the Cook County Hospital of Illinois in 1994. He also trained for Emergency and Crisis Management at the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1996. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Philippine General Hospital in 1994-2005. He is also a board member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency and the Malaysian Conjoin Board of Emergency Medicine. Currently, he is best known for his post as an Undersecretary of the Department of Health.

Congratulations brods! You make the Fraternity proud! 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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