The MCU Crest Award


Manila Central University and the MCU Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation have produced thousands of graduates now in their respective fields with many contributing significantly to society as leaders and practitioners.

The MCU Crest Award honors the people who have contributed to the success of MCU and have made their mark in the fields of health and allied professions. They are individuals who have selflessly provided their time and effort to make MCU what it is today.



I was with the best people during the Bench Book Accreditation of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in 2010. As a result, the MCU Hospital was granted with the highest PhilHealth accreditation, the “Center for Excellence” award. Our efforts were rewarded as it took us several years to study PhilHealth standards and how to effectively apply these to our hospital.
We are guided by the words “Do it right the first time around and all the time,” and “Doing right even when no one is watching.”


  • Head, Quality Assurance Unit
    MCU Hospital
    Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
    MCU College of Medicine
    • Prudencia P. Arribas Award recipient, April 2003
      For her commitment, patient, perseverance and dedicated service to the College of Medicine as Chairperson of the Department of Family and Community Medicine contributing to the realization of its mission for students and the community.
    • “Protective Effect of Vitamin A in Diarrhea of Children 1-5 Years Old”
      • Won 1st prize in the Annual Research Contest of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians
      • Recipient of Research Grant of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
      • Published in the Filipino Physician (a quarterly journal of Philippine Academy of Family Physician
  • Doctor of Medicine April 1989
    MCU-FDTMF College of Medicine
  • Master in Public Health April 2004
    University of the Philippines Open University