Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Broadcaster Jing Castaneda, DOH ASec Dr.Eric Tayag and Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas Highlight Health Exemplar Awards Night

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Here are some videos from the H&L Health Exemplar Awards held on the night of March 22, 2017 at the One Canvas Events Place, located at Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City.

Notable awards recipients are Dr. Dreyfuss Perlas, the doctor-volunteer to the barrio killed by a gunman last March 1, who was given a posthumous award that was received by his uncle since the family is pre-occupied back at their hometown.

Other awardees are Dr. Juan Sanchez, Dr. Richard Mata, Dr. Edgardo Ulysses Dorotheo, Dr. Iris Isip-Tan and the Mu Sigma Phi of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Those given special citations for their contributions to public health are Dr. Faith Guirnela-Go, Ms. Rosamy "Jing" Castaneda-Velasco and the Hepatology Society of the Philippines.

In the absence of the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, ASec Dr. Enrique Tayag, gave the keynote message and also a special dance performance that entertained the audience that night.

Dr. Rafael Castillo, Chairman of the Board of FAME Inc., gave the Opening Remarks and welcomes everyone to the awards night.

The H&L Health Exemplar Awards recognize individuals, institutions, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, media entities and others who have effectively carried out activities and programs that promote a specific aspect of a healthy lifestyle and health-promoting behavior which includes diet and nutrition, exercise and fitness, smoking cessation, relaxation and stress control, hygiene and cleanliness. The awardees' contributions are recognized for the positive health-promoting andhealth-seeking behavior they have achieved in their respective communities or the entire population.

Noted medical specialists from the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) of the Health and Lifestyle (H&L) magazine compose the Board of Judges. The H&L MAB is composed of prominent physicians who are virtual who's who in the country's medical field.

This year's board of judges is composed of Dr. Ramon Abarquez, Jr., Dr. Augusto Litonjua, Dr. Adolfo Bellosillo, Dr. Abdias Aquino, Dr. Bien Cabral, Dr. Willie Ong and Dr. Bibly Macaya.

Below are just some of the videos taken from the event. More can be found at our official YouTube Channel at

More photos from the event are at our official Facebook page at https:///

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