Philippines Medical Association


The Secretariat
North Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel: 63-2-9297361 / 9296951
Fax: 63-2-9296951

E-mail: philmedas@yahoo.com


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


CONSTITUTION OF THE PHILIPPINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

PREAMBLE

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.

ARTICLE ONE
Name and Office

The name of this organisation shall be Philippine Medical Association, Inc., hereinafter referred to as the Association. Its offices shall be in Metro Manila.

ARTICE TWO
The Vision

Our 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.

ARTICLE THREE
Objectives and Missions

The Association is established as a non-stock, non-profit, professional organisation dedicated to the following objectives, in furtherance of the purposes of the Articles of Incorporation:

  1. To bring together and unite the entire medical profession of the Philippines.
  2. To extend medical knowledge and advance medical science.
  3. To elevate the standards of medical education and practice.
  4. To ensure the enactment of just medical laws.
  5. To promote fraternal relations among physicians and between physicians and allied professionals.
  6. To protect the legitimate rights and prerogatives of the physician.
  7. To serve as an authoritative source of information regarding health, disease and medical practice; and
  8. To promote the practice of medicine in the context of Philippine life and culture.

ARTICLE FOUR
Membership

Membership 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.

ARTICLE FIVE
Officers

The 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.

ARTICLE SIX
Board of Govenors

Section 1:
The Board of Govenors, hereinafter referred to as the Board, shall be responsible for the affairs of the Association.

Section 2:
It shall have the power to make By-Laws for the governance of the Association and to alter, change or amend such By-Laws.

Section 3:
The Board shall consist of the officers of the Association and the Governors, as defined by the By-Laws.

Section 4:
The term of office of the Board shall be one year.

Section 5:
In case of any vacancy, replacement is provided for in the By-Laws.

Section 6:
The Board shall have the power to call a Constitutional Convention as provided for in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE SEVEN
General Membership Assembly

Section 1:
The Board shall appoint a Committee to undertake the preparation of the annual General Membership Assembly.

Section 2:
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.

Section 3:
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.

ARTICLE EIGHT
Specialty Societies

Specialty 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.

ARTICLE NINE
Funds

The 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.

ARTICLE TEN
By-Laws

The 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.

ARTICLE ELEVEN
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.