USTMAAA/Foundation board meeting with Rev. Father Julius Paul Factora, the new CEO of The University of Santo Tomas Hospital, with Dean Dr. Lourdes Maglinao was fruitful, restoring the Tripartite Alliance and moving forward with great optimism & cooperation with the common goals and mission for the medical students, clerks, interns & residents’ medical education and clinical training.
The USTMAAA Foundation meeting was joined by Rev. Father Richard Ang, UST Father Rector Magnificus via Zoom. He gave his felicitations, message, and congratulations to USTMAAA & it’s Foundation Officers for the continued support to our Alma Mater.
The USTMAAA Foundation Board approved to subsidize the with $ 24,000.00. This is to subsidize 10 surgical cases per month at a cost of $2,000.00 and in a year will subsidize 120 surgical cases at a cost of $24,000.00. There is already $11,000.00 USTMAAA Foundation money in the Philippines which will be turned over to Dr. David Bolong, the new Department of Surgery Chairman in the Charity Hospital, so he can start the program as early as next month October 2021.
The USTMAAA Foundation Board also approved and gave $25,000.00 check for charity hospital workers COVID SRA. This will include interns, fellows, and residents. Rev. Father Julius Paul Factora had acknowledged receiving the check already.
The USTMAAA Foundation has raised the 1 million dollars it promised for the St. Cosmas & St. Damian Simulation Lab & Research Center. This was made possible thru the generosity of Dr. Rene Lim who donated $100,000.00 and Dr. Anselmo Unite’s Class of 1965 who donated $151,000.00 on their recent fundraising just weeks before the reunion. The USTMAAA Board also decided to continue its fundraising for the Simulation Lab & Research Center.
Drs. Joe and Stella Evangelista
The USTMAAA Foundation for 2021 is disbursing a total of $96,700.00 for its projects according to Dr. Stella Evangelista, USTMAAA Foundation Executive Director & Dr. Roy Flores, new USTMAAA Foundation President.
Overall, the Convention and Grand Reunion in San Francisco was a great success as Jubilarian attendees have attested, having more intimate bonding with classmates and their spouses as well, some saying the best reunion they ever have attended. Some are already planning to join the next Convention & Grand Reunion that will be held at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas from June 30 to July 3, 2022, even if they are not the celebrating Jubilarians. Hope to see you there!