Philippines Medical Association
Quezon City, Philippines
63-2-9297361 / 9296951
President : Dr Rey Melchor F Santos
Vice President : Dr Oscar D Tinio
Secretary General : Dr Irineo C Bernardo III
National Treasurer : Dr Andres R Reyes
OF THE PHILIPPINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Imploring the aid
and guidance of the Almighty, we, the members of the medical profession of the
Philippines, conscious of our duties and responsibilities to God, to our country
and our countrymen, as well as to our Hippocratic Oath, do hereby promulgate this
Constitution as a declaration of our unity and solidarity in the practice of our
profession and firm determination to protect and defend our rights in a manner
consistent with the nobility of our calling.
Name and Office
name of this organisation shall be Philippine Medical Association, Inc.,
hereinafter referred to as the Association. Its offices shall be in Metro Manila.
vision of the Association is to have a fellowship of physicians united in the
common goal of acquiring the highest levels of medical knowledge and skills through
continuing education and research, and to promote the healing ministrations of
the physician in the delivery of health care of patients.
Association is established as a non-stock, non-profit, professional organisation
dedicated to the following objectives, in furtherance of the purposes of the Articles
bring together and unite the entire medical profession of the Philippines.
- To extend medical
knowledge and advance medical science.
elevate the standards of medical education and practice.
ensure the enactment of just medical laws.
promote fraternal relations among physicians and between physicians and allied
protect the legitimate rights and prerogatives of the physician.
serve as an authoritative source of information regarding health, disease and
medical practice; and
promote the practice of medicine in the context of Philippine life and culture.
in the Association shall be through recognised component medical societies. All
members shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges prescribed by this
Constitution and the By-Laws.
officers of the Association shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a
Treasurer and Govenors, who shall be elected by the entire membership. The Secretary
General shall be recommended by the President and elected by the Board.
Board of Govenors
The Board of Govenors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, shall be responsible
for the affairs of the Association.
It shall have the power to make By-Laws for the governance of the Association
and to alter, change or amend such By-Laws.
The Board shall consist of the officers of the Association and the Governors,
as defined by the By-Laws.
The term of office of the Board shall be one year.
In case of any vacancy, replacement is provided for in the By-Laws.
shall have the power to call a Constitutional Convention as provided for in the
General Membership Assembly
The Board shall appoint a Committee to undertake the preparation of the
annual General Membership Assembly.
The General Assembly shall be composed of the officers and members of the
Board and the representatives of the component medical societies and the specialty
divisions as provided for in the By-Laws.
The annual General Assembly shall take place at the time of the national
convention which shall be held in the month of May of each year. Special general
membership meeting may be called by the Board.
societies shall be an integral part of the Association. However, individual membership
shall be through recognised component societies and the rights, privileges and
obligations hereof shall be governed by the By-Laws.
funds of the Association shall be derived from dues, assessments, donations, bequests,
income from annual conventions and other meetings, income from investments and
from other sources as may be determined by the Board.
By-Laws shall be in accordance with the vision, mission, objectives and changing
needs of the Association as perceived by the Board. Any revision of the By-Laws
shall be governed by Article VI.
Amendments and Effectivity Amendments
to this Constitution shall be approved by the majority of the Board and two-third
(2/3) vote of the general membership. This Constitution shall be effective upon
the approval of the majority of the Board, two-third (2/3) vote of the general
membership, and by the Securities and Exchange Commission.