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Discussion on the formation of a coalition to address tobacco control and reduce exposure to second hand tobacco smoke ? February 16, 2011at the National Institute of Health, UP Manila

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The Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association (PAPA) convened last February 16, 2011 at the National Institutes of Health, Manila representatives from various medical organizations to discuss the formation of a coalition to address tobacco control and reduce exposure to second hand tobacco smoke. 

Dr. Maria Jocelyn N. Quidlat, Chair of PAPA’s Committee for Tobacco Control and Advocacy, together with Dr. Susan Mercado, Team Leader for Tobacco Free Initiatve of WHO-WPRO and Dr. Anthony Calibo of the Department of Health, led the roundtable discussion which demonstrated the interest of all the participants to work together as a group. Several of the attendees pledged their commitment to be part of a coalition and to work actively towards the achievement of the goal of the coalition.

The following attended the meeting:

Dr. Irineo C. Bernardo III - Philippine Medical Association

Dr. Anne Trinidad - Philippine Obstetric and Gynaecological Society

Dr. Irma Makalinao - Philippine Pediatric Society

Drs. Alex Alip and Josefina Isidro-Lapena - Philippine Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Romulo De Villa - Philippine Society of Oncologist

Drs. Emma Llanto and Rose Buzon - Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines

Dr. Gari Astrologio - Philippine Academy of Pediatric Pulmonologist, Inc.

Dr. Maricar Limpin - FCTC Alliance Philippines and Philippine College of Chest Physicians

Dr. Divina Abordo - FCTC Alliance Philippines,

Dr. Benjamin Sablan Jr. – PAPA President

Dr. Florianne Valdes – PAPA Vice President

Dr. Mutya San Agustin – PAPA Founding President

Dr. Amelia Fernandez, Past President PAPA

Dr. Josephine Aldaba

Dr. Carmen Bonoan

Dr. Anthony Quion

Dr. Nathalie Quion


All interested medical, nursing and paramedical organizations are invited to join this coalition. 

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