Anaiah: (Hebrew), God Answered.

Psalm 127:3 "Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." -a quote I received from our Ninong and mentor, Dr. Jig Mallen. Pregnancy is indeed one of the happiest moments in a couple's lives. But for Kat and me, it was never a smooth and straightforward joyful journey. …

Making a Difference -the Journey that led to Tambal

TAMBAL celebrated its 10th anniversary during their general assembly last August 21, 2020 with the theme "HIMBON: 10 years of Curing Apathy Together" where I had the privilege of giving the inspirational talk. TAMBAL is a student-led organization under the umbrella of the University of St. La Salle College of Medicine Student Council which we …

Back on the Road.

Running has always been a form of refuge for me since my college days. It gives me a sense of emotional and physical release that refreshes my mind and body afterwards. This week, I’m happy to be back on the road again after almost two months of hiatus. While feeling the effects of muscle atrophy …

Dear Doctor.

Even before medical school, I have always been enthusiastic of becoming a physician for the Filipinos. When I finally became one in 2013, I have since been very vocal to my friends and colleagues how a wonderful opportunity it is to serve the country. I was never afraid and have fully enjoyed hospital duties, until …

Make it count.

"Your life is God's most precious gift to you and to the people around you. Make it count." These were the words Ate Elma told me today as she had her one of her last few follow-ups with me. She is a Stage 4 breast cancer patient who has been receiving treatment at our institution (UP-PGH …

Our God is a Perfect God -Conversations over Lemongrass, Herbs and Passion Fruit Soda

A couple of weeks ago, Lance (who blogs at http://www.bottledbrain.com) and I were privileged to receive a grant from ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) to attend an advanced course in prostate cancer. Lance is my fellowship batchmate whom I’ve probably had the most conversations with -not only because we both live in Ortigas and …