About Us

The Philippine Medical Society of Northern California is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by volunteer Filipino medical practitioners from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Founded in 1972, it started as a social organization to encourage fellowship and philanthropy amongst Filipino physicians.

Today, the society is composed of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, technicians and individuals with non-medical occupations. The organization is represented by the four "regions" of the Bay Area--San Francisco/San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda/Contra Costa, and Napa/Solano/Monterey. There are twenty officers that are elected biennially.

The specific and primary purposes of this organization are:

  1. To unite and promote closer personal and professional relationships and better understanding among the members and other medical societies.
  2. To encourage continued professional growth and development of the members through continuing medical education (CME) activities.
  3. To encourage qualified Filipino and Filipino-American students to pursue the medical profession and to provide financial assistance and other scholarship support to such students.
  4. To provide medical assistance to the elderly and indigent Filipino-Americans as well as other minority groups in the US and support medical-surgical missions.

The organization holds monthly meetings that include an educational lecture followed shortly by general membership and board business meetings. There are eight standing committees: executive, membership, by-laws, continuing education, scholarship, medical missions, and inter-society relations.

Timeline

Officers 2019 - 2021

Ria San Valentin Calinga, MD
President
Thad Padua, MD
President-Elect
Pedro L. Cajator, MD
Immediate Past President
Marie Agleham Tanjuatco, MD
Recording Secretary
Mary Ann Fernandez, MD
Treasurer
Tomas Valdez, MD
Public Relations Officer
Rosemarie Padua, MD
Corresponding Secretary
Rachelle Rebong, MD
Auditor

Regional Vice Presidents

Augusto Valera Jr, MD
San Francisco/San Mateo
Carmencita Agcaoili, MD
Alameda/Contra Costa
Luigi Borillo, MD
San Jose/Santa Clara
Rick de Leon, MD
Monterey/Napa/Solano/SLO

Regional Board Representatives

Emiliano Ramos Jr, MD
San Francisco/San Mateo
Albert Retodo, MD
Alameda/Contra Costa
Luigi Borillo, MD
San Jose/Santa Clara
Emmanuel Cepe, MD
Monterey/Napa/Solano/SLO

Committee Leaders

Felicidad Lao, MD
Medical Mission
Agnes Alikpala, MD
Membership
Ester Kotowski, MD
Scholarship
Celi DeGuzman, MD
Community Outreach
Carmencita Agcaoili, MD
CME
Thad Padua, MD & Danilo Lucila
By Laws
Vanessa Wilson, MD
Inter-Society Relations
Tina Manio, MD
Sunshine
Carmelo Roco, MD
Fundraising
Kevin Miller, MD
Website
Bernadette Roco
Auxiliary

Past Presidents

In 2015, office tenure was changed to biennial.

2017
Pedro L. Cajator, MD
2015
Peter N. Bretan Jr, MD
2014
Carmencita A. Agcaoili, MD
2013
Leila R. Olivera, MD
2012
Lourdes O. Agcaoili, MD
2011
Robert Ang, MD
2010
Reynaldo M. Cordero, MD
2009
Victorina Brizuela Bach, MD
2008
Clementina Manio, MD
2007
Herminigildo V. Valle, MD
2006
Emmanuel Cepe, MD
2005
Marlene Cordero, MD
2004
Carmelo Roco, MD
2003
Agnes Y. Alikpala, MD
2002
Corazon de Guzman, MD
2001
Fely Lao, MD
2000
Reynaldo M. Cordero, MD
1999
Recto de Leon, MD
1998
Agaton T. Gualberto, MD
1997
Carmencita Jose, MD
1996
Lene V. M. Martinez, MD
1995
Adolfo Badillo, MD
1994
Angelo Ozoa, MD
1993
Roger Espiritu, MD
1992
Cesar S. Ortiz, MD
1991
Valeriano B. Viray, MD
1990
Jose Rodriguez, MD
1989
Eugenio Balbuena, MD
1988
Lourdes O. Agcaoili, MD
1987
Besosie Ganal, MD
1986
William Candelario, MD
1985
Leonilo Malabed, MD
1984
Teofilo Ulanday, MD
1983
Aguedo Retodo, MD
1982
Felix Agcaoili, MD
1981
Antonio Abiog, MD
1980
Florentino Ibabao, MD
1979
Godofredo Torres, MD
1978
Angelo Ozoa, MD
1977
Carlos Delgado, MD
1976
Ernesto Hilario, MD
1975
Leonardo Martin, MD
1974
Eugenio Zarate, MD
1973
Rodolfo Duterte, MD