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General Santos City District


December 10, 2017

Christmas gift giving to 200 school children of E. Solis and Balakayo Elementary School, December 10, 2017 at Veranza Mall, Gen Santos City. Bbig thanks to all the generous doctors for sharing your blessings.

December 4, 2017

Christmas gift giving and turnover ceremony of the school feeding center at Lozano Elementary School, December 4, 2017. Thanks to all the generous doctors.

November 18, 2017

Bombo Radyo in cooperation with General Santos City Medical Society and PPS DSMC Gensan District blood letting activity at Robinsons Mall, November 18, 2017.

November 16, 2017

Teaching basic life support to 700 grade 11 students of SPED Integrated school. Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and interns for the participation.

October 19, 2017 - Banisil Project

Did you know that 9 out of ten Filipinos suffer from tooth decay but only 1 in ten is able to see a dentist?

In line with this, The Philippine Pediatric Society Socsargen District in cooperation with the City Mayors Office gave lectures on hygiene and dental health to students of Banisil School. slippers and dental kits were distributed to the students.

October 15, 2017

Medical mission at Barangay Tambler sponsored by Phoenix Philippines Foundation in partnership with Ronnel Rvera Foundation, GSC Medical Society and Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter(General Santos City District).

October 8, 2017

Medical Mission at Gensan Parish Center sponsored by Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Church in cooperation with Gensan Medical Society and Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter (Gnsan District).

September 27, 2017

Anti-Smoking Campaign at Irineo High School

September 26, 2017

Tree and Mangrove planting at Minanga Tree Park, General Santos City.

September 25, 2017

Start of daily feeding program at Fatima Elementary School and Lozano Elementary School in Sinawal. Almost 300 wasted children will benefit from the said project.

September 11, 2017

Congratulations to the Graduates of the Bulilit Health Worker Program 2017. Welcome to Fatima Elementary School GenSan Dr. Benny Atienza (Founder of Bulilit Health Worker Foundation).

August 28, 2017

POS DSMC Gensan District in cooperation with RMN conducted a medical mission at Gaisano Mall Gensan last August 28,2017. More than two thousand patients benefited from the said free clinic. Thanks to all the doctors who took part in the said activity

August 7, 2017

Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse are the 2 major health menace that affect our youth. Four (4) million of the 104 million Filipinos are affected by the drug problem. Seven out of ten mothers are teenagers. Fifty (50) grade ten students of Lagao National High School and 48 grade 9 students of Irineo High School were taught the basics of teenage pregnancy and drug abuse. Teen health worker program was also launched on the said schools last August 7, 2017.

August 6, 2017

Congratulations to Fatima Elementary School and Irineo High School for winning the interschool bulilit health worker and teen health worker quiz bee held at Gensan Doctors Hospital function room last August 6, 2017. They will represent Gensan during the National Competition this coming September 16-18, 2017 in Pampanga. Good luck!

August 2017

Bulilit health worker is a child advocacy program that aims to teach selected grade 6 students basics of

  1. Taking of vital signs like temperature pulse weight and height
  2. Disease recognition and prevention- rabies , diarrhea,pneumonia, dengue
  3. Immunization

The purpose is to educate and empower these kids so that they can echo what they learned to their peers. this project was launched at east elementary school ( with 43 grade 6 students ) and at north elementary school ( with 53 grade 6 students)

July 2017

The Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter (Socksargen District) in cooperation with the Gensan City Mayor's Office gave free slippers and medicines to residents of Barangay San Jose last July 19,2017. Lecture on first aid was also given.

March 2017

The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (Southern Mindanao Chapter) in cooperation with Gensan Medical Society, Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter, Paquiao Foundation and Department of Health, joins the world in celebrating world buntis day by giving lectures to pregnant women of Gensan and Sarangani province on how to take care of their pregnancy, breastfeeding, HIV and teenage pregnancy awareness. They also had free physical examination, free ultrasound and laboratory work ups. Thank you to all our friends in the pharmaceutical industry for the free buntis kits, vitamins and giveaways which were distributed to the 500 registrants. Thank you to Gov. Steve Solon for all the assistance and for our venue: Sarangani Province gym in Alabel. Thank you to Dr. Arvin Alejandro, the Provincial Health Officer of Sarangani and Dr. Butch Dulduco Provincial Department of Health Sarangani Province for all the support.

December 4, 2016 - Christmas giving to Indigent Kids of Barangay Bawing in Changco Veranza Mall

October 11, 2016 - Jo Laurel

Construction of PaoPao Satellite Health Clinic for 2000 Residents in remote areas

August, 2016 - EEN Pregnancy Lecture at Baluan High School

September 9, 2015 - The Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter(socsksargen district) conducted a series ofteen health worker lectures to 45 3rd year highschool students at the Fatima National High School. The aim of the activity is to teach teen students on the basics of first aid and disease prevention so that they can echo what they learned to their fellow students.

September 3, 2015 - The Philippine Pediatric Society Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter(socsksargen district) conducted a bulilithealthworker project among 48 grade 5 pupils at the Upper Tambler Elementary School.

June 23, 2015 - Health Caravan (free clinic 1500 patients) in cooperation with Department of Health at Provincial Capitol Sarangani Province.

July 10,2015 - Blood Letting Project in cooperation with ABS-CBN at Robinsons Mall, Gensan City.

July 12, 2015 - Anti-Child Abuse Campaign by Dr. Cristina Ramizo - Bombo Radyo.

July 19,2015 - Brigada TV Lecture on proper nutrition by Dr. Sergio Demontano Jr. and Dr. Malou Baliao.

July 27, 2015 - SM Free Clinic 1,000 Patients.

July 31, 2015 - Nutrition Symposium to Parents in Fatima by Dr. Sergio Demontano Jr.

CME 2015

May 18,2015 - Protein in Early Nutrition by Gani Astrologio (Pedia Gastro) at Grean Leaf Hotel sponsored by Nestle.

May 29,2015 - Role of Antihistamines in Allergic Rhinitis by Dr. Maria Carmela Kasala at Bigben Restaurant sponsored by Menarini.

June 8,2015 - Autism and ADHD for Primary Care Physicians by Dr. Paulette Ann Wy (Developmental Pediatrics) at GSDH Medical Arts Building.

June 26-27,2015 - Quandaries, Queries and Resolutions UST Postgraduate Course, General Santos Doctors Hospital Medical Arts Building.

July 2,2015 - Role of Procaterol in Asthma by Dr. Arnel Jiao (Pedia Pulmo) at Bigben Restaurant sponsored by Otsuka.

July 14,2015 - Gut Infection and Normalization by Dr. Felizardo Gatcheco (Pedia Gastro) GSDH Medical Arts Building sponsored by Normagut.

July 31,2015 - Beyond the Antigen by Dr. Marimel Pagkatipunan (Pedia Infectious) at GSDH Medical Arts Building sponsored by Glaxo.

Dr. Maria Cristina Ramizo of PPS-DSMC GenSan District gave teenage pregnancy awareness, teen and bulilit health worker lectures to the 6 district nurses of the General Santos City Deparment of Education last January 26,2015. The aim of the said activity is to ask the help of nurses so that they can echo to their students in their respective districts the said disease prevention lectures.

Gensan Blood Letting Activity: Dugong Bombo- Dugong Bayani



BY: Ma. Cristina R. Ramizo, MD, FPPS

In line with efforts in environment protection, PPS-DSMC GENSAN district members joined the successful Mindanao-wide treevolution project which broke the Guiness world record for the highest number of trees planted simultaneously in different locations in an hour last September 26,2014. 35,000 seedlings were simultaneously planted by the participants in Upper Labay,General Santos City from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. A total of 6 regions in Mindanao participated with a total of 3 million seedlings planted.

The current Guiness world record in planting trees was in India last August 15, 2011 wherein 1.9 million trees were planted in an hour by 340,200 participants in 408 separate locations.


By: Ma. Cristina R. Ramizo, MD, FPPS

Philippines ranks #22 worldwide in the number of TB cases. 600,000 out of the 100 million Filipinos is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is also the 6th leading cause of mortality in the Philippines.

Philippine Pediatric Society-Davao Southern Mindanao Chapter (PPS-DSMC) Gensan district in cooperation with Department of Health (DOH) - Gensan conducted a series of TB DOTS (tuberculosis direct observation short course therapy) lectures to 300 volunteer health workers and families at Country Homes Hotel last August 2014 and to selected barangays: Barangay South, Barangay North, Barangay North and Barangay Tinagacan. The pediatricians also participated in doing PPD screening in Barangay Tinagacan, Upper Labay and Barangay East (50 patients per barangay).

PPS DSMC Gensan District Supports Government Immunization Drive

By: Ma. Cristina R. Ramizo, MD, FPPS

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are 16,180 cases and 98 Measles death in the Philippines from January 1 to Augut 20,2014. Department of Health (DOH) conducts Measles Rubella(MR) and Polio Vaccinations Nationwide from September 1 to 3o, 2014 to control the outbreak. Measles Rubella Vaccine Is Given to children 9 months old to below 5 years old and 2 drops of polio is given to children 0 to 5 years old.

PPS Gensan District in cooperation with the local DOH Gave MR/Polio Vaccines to 100 five year old pupils of East Elementary School Kids and conducted PPD Screening to 42 pupils at the same school last September 12,2014.

The doctors who participated in this drive were: Doctors Lourdes Auguis, Leopoldo Durico, Helena Garcia, Tina Ramizo, Love Mallo, Editha Pacis, Jocelyn Frial, Socorro Santican, Sheena Elago, Emily Francisco, Esther Alon and Elma Escovidal.