ΤΜΣΦ Serves the Indigenous People of Sitio Maislap

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pics from the field care of Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno and Bro. Kevin Anthony Ortiz Mallari, Markados)

AETAS3As the month of May nears its end, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, continues its non-stop weekly medical and circumcision missions throughout Metro Manila.

This time around, Tauans, through the sponsorship and supervision of Bro. Dr. Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Cortez Assuncion, 7 Last Words in alliance with Katribu, provided much needed medical care to the indigenous population of Sitio Maislap. The mission took place Saturday, May 30, 2015. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Delivers Sonosim to UST-FMS

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pictures from the field care of Bro. Dr. Elvis Cruz Llarena, Taon VI)

SONOSIM1As promised to the Dean, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, formally turned over the Sonosim machine to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery during simple ceremonies at the St. Martin de Porres Building last May 15, 2015.

The event took place during opening ceremonies of a workshop for musculoskeletal ultrasound as the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is in its 5th year of integrating ultrasound into the medical curriculum, a pet project of current Dean Dr. Jesus V. Valcenia. The fraternity was represented by Bro. Dr. Reynaldo ‘Red’ Alinea dela Cruz, BT 1628, Past President of Tau Mu USA, Bro. Dr. Elvis Cruz Llarena, Taon VI, TAO President and Bro. Dr. Robert Yao Chan, 13 Men and a Baby, TAO Vice-President. Continue reading

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pictures from the field care of Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno)

imageFor the fifth time in the past ten years, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, provided quality surgical and medical care to the indigent population of Koronadal City, the capital of South Cotabato via the 5th Paghatag Bulig Sa May Sakit from May 21-24, 2015.

What was started out by our late brother Bro. Dr. Joseph Dres Sueño, Siyam na Pagasa, back in 2006 has turned into the fraternity’s annual sojourn and deep commitment to this beautiful city of the south, also known as Marbel.

Once again the thriving city’s Mayor, Bro. Dr. Peter Bascon Miguel, 7 Sacraments, mobilized his town’s resources in welcoming Tauans by providing them with all the amenities necessary for the mission to be a success. The brods flew into General Santos City and was transported to Koronadal, a one hour trip north of the airport. Continue reading

Asperilla, Rocamora Paper to be Presented at the 15th Hepatitis Symposium in Berlin

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

ISVHLDAs part of Tau Mu USA’s proposed program to help and facilitate prospective Tauan’s entry into a residency program here in the United States, Bro. Dr. Marianito Olivares Asperilla, Batch Anim invited Bro. Dr. Jon Kevin Balce Rocamora, Cerebrus to assist him in his academic work thru formulation of case reports. Their hard work has apparently bore fruit as the authors were recently invited to present their abstract for poster presentation at the upcoming 15th International Symposium of Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD) which will be held June 26-28, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Continue reading

Twelve Tauans Don their Golden Caps at 2015’s Solemn Investiture

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

imageIt is that time of year when men and women who have toiled for several years don their black gowns and golden mozettas and birettas to receive their diplomas and become part of the University of Santo Tomas-Faculty of Medicine and Surgery’s Graduating Class of 2015.

Twelve members from Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, together with their proud and beaming families were present to attend the solemn ceremonies held last May 19, 2015 at the new Quadricentennial Pavilion Gym inside the sprawling university campus. Social media sites such as Facebook exploded with pictures of Tauans in traditional garb most with their parents and some with girlfriends, thanking those who have helped them along the journey and travails of medical school. Continue reading

The Silent Blitz

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

DrRudieFrederickMendiolaIt is a widely known fact that silence runs deep, a metaphor that is often attributed to water but can very well pertain to man and how one handles himself. Bro. Dr. Rudie Frederick Bailon Mendiola, Blitzkrieg 23 is one of those silent types who lets his resume do the talking.

Dr. Mendiola, known to Tauans as Richie, is currently the President of the Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Inc. or PSREI for short. Richie is nearing the middle of his term and is charting a course for his society which is in transition. The organization is in the process of undergoing a name change from PSREI to the Philippine Society of Reproductive Medicine or PSRM and Bro. Richie is leading them in the legal measures needed to effect this change. Continue reading

TAO Elects New Board

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

imageAfter a prolonged selection process, a new set of officers were finally voted upon by the alumnus of Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity. The organization, aptly called TAO, short for Tauan Alumni Organization, is the umbrella organization under which all alumnus are organized.

The TAO Election Committee, headed by Bro. Dr. Archie Bryan Camero Ramos, Apocalypse and Bro. Dr. Ronald Ramos Asido, Renaissance announced the election process last March after the incumbent TAO President Bro. Dr. Miguel Domingo Tamondong Jacalan III, Die Hard II, appointed them to the Elecom. Continue reading

May 7 Marks Our Founder’s 29th Death Anniversary

(I would like to personally thank Dr. Asuncion ‘Sonia’ Ramos-Soriano, our late founder’s daughter, who provided me copies of Bro. Dr. Augusto Ramos’ eulogy and letter to the fraternity by their eldest brother, Victor upon our Founder’s death 29 years ago and pictures of our beloved Founder – Peng Magno)

augustweb2Eulogy for Dr. Augusto J. Ramos
By Victor Gueco Ramos

MY FATHER

My dad was a very good son. He obeyed and pleased his father because he loved him and was grateful. He excelled in school and worked very hard to be the best he could be in order that he could serve others well. As a fellow in Pathology and later as a professor, Surgical Pathologist and leader in his profession, he earned the highest respect and regard of his mentors, classmates, superiors, colleagues, associates, students, co-workers and friends with whom he unselfishly shared his knowledge, experience and wisdom. Continue reading

Bro. Sonny Returns to Sunny McAllen for HS Reunion

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby

UntitledAbout forty six years ago as a senior HS student at St. Louis University Boys High School in Baguio City, Bro. Dr. Rafael Riego Vera Cruz, Son of Seventy Eight, decided that he wanted the opportunity to study abroad for one year as a HS exchange student via the American Field Service program.

Bro. Sonny, along with countless other students from his school turned in their applications and after a careful selection process, he was one of only two that got accepted. He packed his bags after getting his family’s approval and came to McAllen, Texas, then a small city in the Rio Grande Valley to attend another year of senior studies at McAllen High School, home of the Bulldogs and thence became part of the McHi Class of 1970. Continue reading