Maniquis Paper on Pre-Op Glucose Load Places First

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

JEFF2During the recently concluded research paper presentation at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology, Bro. Dr. Jeff Willis Asuncion Maniquis, Dos Cas, won first place.

His paper entitled “A Meta-Analysis on the Pre-Operative Carbohydrate Loading in the Prevention of Insulin Resistance Among Diabetic Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery” bested six other entries at the department’s annual systematic review held last June 17, 2015.

Bro. Jeff is currently a First Year Resident at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia. He joined Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity back in 2009 and with one other medical student, Bro. Dr. John Jemuel Vite Mora, named their tandem Dos Cas. Continue reading

ΤΜΣΦ Serves Migrants in Cabuyao

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

CABUYAO5Summer has come and gone but due to changes in the academic year, undergrads of Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, enjoying their extended break, switched gears and traveled south for a medical mission at Cabuyao, Laguna. The one day affair was held on Saturday, June 19, 2015 and was sponsored by the Task Force on Urban Conscientization (TFUC) and Pamantik-KMU.

The City of Cabuyao is located about 43 kilometers southeast of Metro Manila and is the fastest growing municipality in Laguna. It has a large population of migrants working in its industrial estates. TFUC provides support services for the urban poor and promotes the inclusion of church goers into the struggles, aspirations and needs of the urban poor. It is a mission partner of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines or AMRSP. Continue reading

A Beacon Amidst the Concrete Jungles of New York City

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

ToshiFor his exemplary service to his institution during the height of the Ebola crisis last year, Bro. Dr. Alexander Manly Sy, Seven Deadly Sins, was given due recognition by the Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem, New York City last June 16, 2015.

The plaque of recognition was presented to Dr. Sy, Toshi to Tauans and close acquaintances, by his mentor, Dr. Nora V. Bergasa, Chief of Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center and Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. The simple ceremonies were held Tuesday night at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, New York on Long Island Sound just north of the metropolis. Continue reading


By Bro. Dr. Marianito Olivares Asperilla, Batch Anim and Bro. Dr. Jon Kevin Balce Rocamora, Cerebrus

Foreword: During the latter part of the last century, the United States changed its policy not only with regards to immigration but to healthcare as well. It has been more difficult for Philippine medical graduates to enter into a residency program which is needed to practice Medicine in the United States. This is partly due to more competition from doctors coming from Eastern Europe and China and likewise to the explosion of mid level providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are given free rein to practice. To help facilitate Tauans who desire to practice in the US, Tau Mu USA is developing a blueprint to aid in the process. The result is TRUMP, the draft proposal of which is laid out on this article. – Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby



  • – Tau Mu USA, one of the leading organizations serving UST with regards to social   responsibilities
  • – Perpetuates thru recruitment of Brods from the pool of undergrads duly enrolled at UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
  • – Brods who found new lives practicing different careers here in the US. (Doctors, PA, Nurses, businessmen, Public health and academe/research)
  • – Provide aid to deserving students in various forms.

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ΤΜΣΦ Invited by ΣTΛ to a Surg-Med Mission at SSAP in Makati

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pics from the field c/o Bro. Rae Patrick Olinarez Talampas, Tauan Inferno)

SSAPIn a change of pace from the past several weeks, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity was invited by our sisters from Sigma Tau Delta, the Sorority of Thomasian Doctors, for a surgical and medical mission at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish in Forbes Park, Makati City.

YOPThe half day mission was held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from eight in the morning until twelve noon at the Parish Center. The mission was sponsored by the Parish’s Catholic Women’s League as part of SSAP’s 2015 Feast of Saint Anthony de Padua celebrations and their 40th, Ruby year as a parish which culminates on June 13, 2015.

Sis. Dr. Judy So, a member of the CWL, and the Sigmans asked the Tauans to join them in providing for both surgical and medical services as part of the parish’s outreach program. According to the parish’s website, their Fiesta theme is “St. Anthony of Padua: An inspiration in promoting a Parish united in faith, thanksgiving, and mission in the Year of the Poor.” Continue reading

Three Hundred Thirty Teens Served in Pasay this May

By Bro. Dr. Ferdinand Magno, 13 Men and a Baby
(report and pictures from the field c/o Bro. Angelo de Jesus Cruz, Tauan Inferno and Bro. Kevin Anthony Ortiz Mallari, Markados)

OKIDOC1As the summer heat bakes Metro Manila and its citizens, Tau Mu Sigma Phi, the Thomasian Medical Students’ Fraternity, kept up it sizzling pace in providing services to the adolescent population thru circumcision missions throughout the metropolis.

Through the sponsorship of Hon. Councilor of Pasay Bro. Dr. Arvin ‘Bong’ Galang Tolentino, Blitzkrieg 23, circumcision missions were held in different barangays throughout the City of Pasay for the month of May. Bro. Bong Tolentino, popularly known as “OKIDOC” by his constituents, has set up the program aptly titled “Operation Libreng Tule,” for three Saturdays in May at different zones and barangays throughout the city. Continue reading