vol 17 / no 1 / First to Fourth Quarters 2010





THE UERMMMCI COLLEGE OF Physical Therapy welcomed a total of 172 freshmen and their parents during the Orientation Day on June 10, 2010.

The CPT Committee on Student Services, together with the Faculty, Student Council officers and the Administration, organized the orientation day to orient the incoming freshmen and their parents on the different student services offered by the College.

Dr. Carmina Ann Cortez, CPT College Secretary, talked about the academic program, policies and guidelines, and curriculum of the College. Other speakers were Ms. Fria Rose Santos for the College's student services; Dr. Cristina Palaruan for the University Health Services, Ms. Tessie Cua for the Management Information Systems Department; Ms. Herminia De Guia, the Guidance Counselor, for the Guidance Office; Ms. Julie Gazmen for the University Library; a representative of the Registrar's Office; Ms. Archelle Callejo for the College's laboratories; and Ms. Irene Lopez, Student Council President for the PT Student Council (PTSC).

The program concluded with a tour of UERM campus as well as of the UE Manila Campus with the PTSC officers and CPT faculty members.







THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL Therapy held its 23rd Opening Exercises at the UERMMMCI Gymnasium on June 16, 2010.

Level I-V students listened as the Dean of the College, Raquel S. Cabazor, MD, MSPH, gave the opening remarks and welcome address to the students, administrators, faculty and guests. The faculty assembly and the Administration officers were then introduced to the whole student body.

The top 10 students of each year level, dean's listers and entrance scholars were given recognition by UERM President Romeo A. Divinagracia. This was followed by the induction of the CPT Student Council for school year 2010-2011.

For the first time, the Best Affiliation Center for SY 2009-2010 was also recognized. With the award going to the Physical Therapy section, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. The plaque of recognition was received by the section's Chief Physical Therapist, Arlene Salise.







THE 32ND NATIONAL DISABILITY Prevention and Rehabilitation Week's (NDPRW) opening ceremonies were held on July 12, 2010 at the Nursing Amphitheatre A. The week's theme was "Sa Istrakturang Accessible, Lahat ay Able."

Jaime Silva, a blind architect, discussed the importance of a barrier-free environment for persons with disability (PWDs). He emphasized on the full implementation of RA 344, also known as the Accessibility Law, which ensures the access of PWDs to establishments, public utilities and other facilities. He also spoke on the five minimum requirements often violated by buildings, which are ramps, parking lots, toilets, floorings and signs/signage.

After the lecturer's talk, two reactors from Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Daisuke Sagiya and Ms. Eunice Factor, gave their comments and recommendations. They also introduced the Non-Handicapping Environment (NHE) project, which aims to create barrier-free rural communities for PWDs.

CAR RAFFLE FOR A CAUSE This activity, culminating in the raffle draw on Feb. 4, 2011 at Hospital Lobby, is part of the fundraising projects of the Association to support the Charity Hospital of the UERM Medical Center Inc. and the education of deserving medical students through the Association's scholarship program.


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