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VMMC Hurdles ISO 9001:2015 2nd Surveillance Audit

 

 

     The Veterans Memorial Medical Center successfully passed the 2nd Surveillance Audit for ISO 9001:2015 Management System conducted by the auditors of SOCOTEC Certification Philippines last December 14 and 15 2020. The scope of certification focused on the Provision of Healthcare Services.

 

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VFP Conducts Gift-giving Activity in VMMC

 

 

 

The Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) donated 196 grocery packs for inpatients at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on Monday, December 21, 2020.

 

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VMMC holds the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the DPWH Evacuation Center 

 

 

VMMC Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr. together with Quezon City First District Representative Anthony Peter “Onyx” Crisologo led the ceremonial ground breaking of the Department of Public Works and Highways’(DPWH) Evacuation Center on September 11, 2020 at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center. 

 

 

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Knights of Columbus confers recognition to VMMC

 

 

                        In recognition of the unwavering medical services being rendered by the hospital to our beloved veteran patients during this pandemic period, the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Ferdinand Magellan Province, San Mateo Assemby 3727 conferred the San Mateo Assemby 3726 Gawad Kabalyero 2020: Honoring Covid Frontliners to VMMC on September 1, 2020. 

 

     

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PMA Makatarungan Class of 1978 leads Blessing of Refurbished Rooms on VMMC

 

              28 July 2020. VMMC Director Dr. Dominador M. Chiong Jr. together with distinguished members of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Makatarungan Class of 1978 Association headed by its Chairman, Lt. General Oscar H. Rabena (Ret) spearheaded the blessing and turn-over of the Refurbished Rooms 110 and 115 of Ward 10 (Oncology Section) at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center.

 

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Improvement of the Heritage Marker and Landscape of the Kamagong “Mabolo”Tree in VMMC

 

                 A team of environmental workers from the Protected Areas Management and Biodiversity Conservation Section of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Mr. Kerk Zairius G. Calvara conducted a beautification and improvement of the commemorative marker and landscape of the Kamagong Tree, a declared Heritage Tree, inside the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on July 21, 2020.

 

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Modular Molecular Laboratory for COVID rises in VMMC

 

            A molecular laboratory for COVID was constructed at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center. The bio-lab, donated by United Laboratories Inc. and built by ENDEC in partnership with Global Medical Technologies, aims to serve senior citizens, uniformed personnel, and residents of Quezon City. The facility is capable of processing around 300-400 tests daily and is expected to provide a major boost to the government's efforts to scale up the country's testing capacity.

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AFPSLAI donates a brand new ambulance to VMMC

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center received a brand new Toyota ambulance donated by the Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association, Inc on Monday, June 1, 2020.

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Launching and Ceremonial Drilling held for the VMMC Magiting Ward Project.

 

The ceremonial launching and drilling for the VMMC Magiting Project was held last February 8, 2020 at Ward 21 signifying the start of its construction.

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PVAO-VMMC partners with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) for the Information Dissemination of the Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program (VHMCP)

 

 

Resource speakers of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) –Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC)Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program (VHMCP), in coordination and partnership with media experts of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) had the chance to reach a wider audience when they guested on several TV and Radio shows to discuss the details of the program.

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VMMC conducts Medical and Relief Mission in Balayan, Batangas  

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) conducted a Medical and Relief Mission in Balayan, Batangas on January 20, 2020 to extend medical services and assistance to the victims of Taal Volcano eruption. 

 

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VMMC hosts Inter-Agency Meeting on the Establishment of Veterans Ward

An initial consultative inter-agency meeting on the establishment of Veterans Ward in selected government hospitals across the county was held last Thursday, February 7, 2020 at the CMPS Conference Room.

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PMA Maharlika Class of 1984 turns over renovated private rooms to VMMC

 

 

In a simple blessing and turn-over ceremony at Ward -10, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Maharlika Class of 1984 represented by its President Lt. Gen. Salvador Melchor B. Mison Jr. officially turned over the two sponsored (2) renovated private rooms (Rooms 111 and 112) at Ward 10 to the management of VMMC last Friday January 30, 2020.

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VMMC holds New Year’s Courtesy Call

VMMC Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr., spearheaded the traditional New Year’s Courtesy Call at the Basilio Valdes Hall on January 6, 2020.

Top hospital officials and staff from the different departments, services, divisions, sections, and units gathered at the fully-packed venue for the Flag Raising Ceremony and Courtesy Call.

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AFP DICOM Class of 1971 leads Blessing and Turn-over of Sponsored Rooms at Ward-21

 

In a simple ceremony held at Ward 21, the officers and ladies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Direct Commission Class of 1971 headed by its Chairman, Police Major General/ Attorney Lucas M. Managuelod and President Police Brigadier General Jose C. Bandong Jr. spearheaded the blessing, ribbon-cutting and official turn-over of the newly-renovated suites; room nos. 306, 307 and 308 last November 29, 2019.

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Tree Planting Activity At The Veterans Memorial Medical Center

In connection with the celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Department of National Defense, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted a Tree Planting Activity inside the hospital compound on August 30, 2019. A total of one hundred (100) participants composed of Heads, Assistant Heads, Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs of the different departments/ sections of the hospital and some VMMC employee volunteers joined the activity.

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VMMC Employees Cooperative sponsors Scented and Decorative Candle Making Seminar

In its desire to provide members with additional knowledge and skills to empower themselves and encourage them to have additional source of income, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center Employees’ Cooperative (VMMCEC), in collaboration with the Skill Power Institute Inc. (SPI)/ Negoskwela successfully held an enterpreneural livelihood seminar entitled “Scented and Decorative Candle Making Seminar” at the Fullon Hall on October 10, 2019.

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USDVA New Clinic Manager visits VMMC

 

 

Mr. Daniel Gutkoski, the Incoming Manager of the United States Department for Veterans Affairs (USDVA) Outpatient Clinic in Manila visited VMMC and met with key hospital officials to offer their plans to the tap the services of the Medical Center for the medical needs of eligible US veterans residing and visiting in the Philippines.

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PMA Magilas Class of 1976 leads Blessing of Sponsored Private Rooms at VMMC

 

The Officers and members of Philippine Military Academy Magilas Class of 1976 spearheaded the Blessing of the two (2) newly-renovated Private Rooms Nos. 156 and 161in Ward 15 of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center.

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The Sunshine Media Network International(SMNI) in partnership with the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and in coordination with the Department of National Defense conducted a tree planting activity inside the hospital compound on June 28, 2019.

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VMMC conducts Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission and Information Drive on Veterans Hospitalization and Medical Care Program (VHMCP) in Palawan

 

In response to the request of the Philippine Air Force Retirees Association Inc. (PAFRAI) of Palawan, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center successfully conducted a Medical Mission at the at WESCOM Lawak Gym, Puerto Princesa City on May 31, 2019.

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 VMMC inaugurates new Emergency Ward

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center held the Inauguration and Blessing of the newly- constructed Emergency Ward on December 7, 2018.

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VMMC holds Data Privacy Orientation Seminar

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) through its Data Privacy Committee chaired by Dr. Felicitas A. Soriano conducted a Data Privacy Orientation Seminar on October 30, 2018 at the Basilio Valdes Hall.

 

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VMMC Hosts Inter-Agency Tree Planting Activity

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center took part in an inter-agency tree planting activity inside the hospital compound on November 7, 2018. The event was initiated by the Department of National Defense and was made possible through the generosity of Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ who donated two thousand (2,000) young pine trees to be planted inside the hospital compound.

 

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CSC Confers Certificate of Registration to VMMC.

             October 29, 2018- The Veterans Memorial Medical Center received a Certificate of Registration of its Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) from the Civil Service Commission. Director Cecilia C. Villafuerte of the Civil Service Commission, National Capital Region (CSC –NCR) handed over the certificate to Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr. after the Flag Raising Ceremony in front of theVMMC employees. 

 

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VMMC reaches out to veterans in Palo, Leyte

 

 

Hundreds of veterans and their qualified dependents in Palo, Leyte benefited from the Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission conducted by the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and its partners on October 19, 2018. 

 

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VMMC holds Medical and Dental Mission at Brgy. Manoc Manoc, Malay, Aklan 

 

On October 15, 2018, barely a week before Boracay officially reopens its doors to tourists, the VMMC medical team was very privileged to be among the first outsiders to set foot on its powdery white beaches. However, their mission is not to wade and swim in its crystal clear blue water nor engage in leisure and fun activities, but instead they arrived for a more worthy cause which is to extend its much sought after medical services to the veterans and their qualified dependents residing on the island.

 

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VMMC serves hundreds of veterans in Northern Mindanao

 

 

            Heeding the clamor of veterans living in Northern Mindanao, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted separate Medical, Surgical and Dental Missions in   Camiguin Island and Iligan City Town Plaza on September 22, 2018 and September 26, 2018 respectively.

 

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 VMMC conducts seminar/workshop on Entrepreneurship

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center Consumers Cooperative (VMMCEC) in collaboration with Negoskwela Livelihood and Technology Training Center conducted a seminar/workshop entitled “Starting and Managing a Business and Financial Literacy at the Basilio Valdes Hall” on October 3, 2018.

 

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu visits VMMC

 

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu visited the Veterans Memorial Medical Center last September 26, 2018. The Secretary was accompanied by Undersecretary Rodolfo Garcia and several mistahs of PMA Class 1970. The guests were given a warm welcome at the Director’s Office by the VMMC officials headed by VMMC Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr, Assistant Director Franklin V. Gali and Chief, Medical Professional Staff Dr. Mariano A. Mejia. Also present during the visit was PVAO Administrator Ernesto G. Carolina, a distinguished member of Class 1970.

 

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 USDVA Officials pays courtesy visit to VMMC

 

 

United States Department of Veterans Administration (USDVA) officials headed by Tracey Betts paid a courtesy visit to VMMC to meet with VMMC top officials on September 27, 2018. She was accompanied by Kevin McAllister, Nathan Loft and Constance Santos. The delegates were cordially welcomed by top VMMC officials led by Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr and Assistant Director Franklin V. Gali.

 

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VMMC holds Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission in Samar

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted another Outreach Mission at the Calbayog Convention Center on August 17, 2018. This is the fourth leg of the scheduled nationwide medical mission to be conducted by the hospital this year.

 

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VMMC holds Outreach Mission in Malolos, Bulacan

 

          The Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted the 3rd leg of its series of Medical Mission at the Capitol gymnasium in Malolos City, Bulacan on August 13, 2018.

 

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Nutrition Month 2018:  “Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin.”

 

            Abiding by Presidential Decree 491 or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) joins in the annual nationwide celebration of the Nutrition Month every July to bring awareness among the Filipinos about the important role of nutrition in an individual’s overall health and wellness.  This year’s theme, “Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin” hopes to contribute to improved nutrition of the general public by encouraging the community to develop food gardens at home, in workplaces, and in schools.  

 

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VMMC holds Livelihood Seminar for Employees.

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted a livelihood seminar/workshop entitled “Taho and Tokwa Making” on August 10, 2018 at the Basilio Valdes Hall.

 

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            VMMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

  

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center joined hospitals and health facilities across the nation in the celebration of the 2018 National Hospital Week on August 6-10, 2018.

 

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           Malacañang’s Internal House Affairs Office Head USEC Jhopee Avanceña visits VMMC.

 

USEC Jophee Avancena, Undersecretary for Internal House Affairs Office of the Office of the President together with Ms. Editha A. Lorenzana, betterhalf of DND Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana paid a visit to VMMC on August 1, 2018.

 

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          Blessing and Turn-Over Ceremony of the PMA Class 82 Sponsored Room156 at Ward-11

The Blessing and Turn-Over of the newly renovated Room 156 at Ward -11 was held on June 6, 2018 at the Ward-11 and CPS Conference Room, respectively.

 

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VMMC holds 2nd leg of Medical Mission in Bustos, Bulacan.

 

Following the successful conduct of its first Medical and Surgical Mission in Lipa City, Batangas, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted the 2nd leg of its monthly nationwide medical mission for 2018 at the Dr. Pablito V Mendoza Sr., Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Poblacion, Bustos, Bulacan on July 17, 2018.

 

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VMMC conducts Medical Mission in Batangas

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Batangas conducted a Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission at Fernando Air Base in Lipa City, Batangas on June 27, 2018.

 

 

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           VMMC holds Batch 2018 Post Graduate Medical Interns Commencement Exercises

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center held the Batch 2018 Post Graduate Medical Interns Commencement Exercises on June 29, 2018 at the Basilio Valdes Hall.

 

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PMA Class 1974 leads the Blessing and Turn-over of Newly Renovated Chemotherapy Unit

 

             Barely two months after sponsoring the repainting of Ward-14, the PMA Marangal Class 1974 spearheaded the turn-over of another project, the newly-renovated chemotherapy unit at Ward-10 on June 8, 2018.

 

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VMMC Conducts ISO 9001:2015 QMS Seminar Workshop

 

 

In line with the ongoing preparation for the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015 certification.

 

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VMMC CELEBRATES NATIONAL FLAG DAY

 

In connection with the observance of the National Flag Day and “Araw ng Kalayaan on June 12 , a Flag Raising Ceremony was held at the Basilio Valdes Hall of the hospital on Monday, June 11, 2018 attended by the hospital staff.

 

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Jencait Trading Donates Wheelchairs to VMMC

 

In a simple turn-over ceremony held at the Main Lobby, JenCait Trading owner Mr. Toru Suzuki personally turned over 20 brand new wheelchairs to VMMC on June 13, 2018.

 

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RGC/Uratex Foundation turns over fifty mattresses to VMMC.

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center received a generous donation of fifty (50) mattresses from Uratex, the Philippines’ largest manufacturer of commercial and automotive polyurethane foam products.

 

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 AGFO Suite opens in VMMC

 

          The AGFO Suite at Ward 21 of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center was officially opened and blessed last March 28, 2018.

 

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AFPSLAI Donates Multicab to VMMC

 

 

The Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association Inc.(AFPSLAI) donated a Multicab to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center on March 16, 2018.

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VMMC Basketball Tournament gets underway

 

 

In line with the hospital’s policy to promote physical and mental well-being of its workforce, the 2018 VMMC Basketball Tournament formally kicked off last February 28, 2018 in a simple opening ceremony at the Basilio Valdez Hall. 

 

 

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VMMC holds Seminar on Happiness

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center held a seminar entitled “The Way to Happiness Program: Genuine Peace Grounded on Ethics and Values” on March 5-7, 2018 at the Basilio Valdes Hall. The three-day seminar- workshop was organized by the VMMC GAD Focal Point in partnership with The Way To Happiness Foundation, Inc. (TWTH) and aims to instill the importance of values and ethics among the staff in order to achieve genuine and lasting happiness in the workplace and at home.

 

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VMMC Celebrates Women’s Month

 

 

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center joins the nationwide celebration of this year’s Women’s Month with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” which aims to give due recognition to the contributions of Filipino women in our society.

 

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VMMC Conducts Mandatory Drug Testing of Employees

 

In support of the drug-free workplace campaign of the government, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center conducted a random, mandatory testing of all employees last week at the Basilio Valdez Hall.

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 VMMC Honors Employees at Annual Recognition and Service Awards Ceremony.

As an annual tradition of recognizing its employees for their outstanding performance and years of dedicated service, VMMC held the 62nd Employees Recognition and Awarding Ceremonies at the Basilio Valdes Hall last November 24, 2017.

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VMMC New Year Courtesy Call

A mix of gratitude and hope filled the Basilio Valdes Hall last January 8, 2017 as hospital top officials and employees gathered together for the traditional New Year’s Courtesy Call. Shortly after the Monday flag raising ceremony, VMMC Director Dr. Dominador M. Chiong Jr. spearheaded the holding of the annual gathering. Joining him were the Heads and Chiefs of the different departments, divisions and sections of the hospital.

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VMMC Lights up for Christmas Season

On December 7, 2017, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center officially marked the start of the festive season with the traditional lighting of its Christmas tree at the main lobby of the hospital. The ceremonial tree lighting was led by VMMC Director Dr. Dominador M. Chiong Jr. along with Dr. Benjamin Lim, 2017 Anniversary and Christmas Committee Chairman and other top hospital official.

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Kagitingan Ng Sundalo Foundation Donates an E-Cart to VMMC 

The Kagitingan ng Sundalo Foundation headed by its Chairman Amelita Ming” Ramos led the ceremonial turnover of one (1) unit  battery powered e-cart  to Veterans memorial Medical Center (VMMC) on December 21, 2017.

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte pays a visit to VMMC.

The VMMC community was beaming with pride and joy when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte made a visit to the hospital on December 20, 2017.

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Mental Health in the Workplace: Mental Health Day 2017

          In line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Mental Health Day, celebrated on October 10 of each year, the VMMC Department of Psychiatry observed its 7th annual Mental Health Day 2017 with a 3-day celebration. 

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BGen Reynalco B. Mapagu, Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree Affairs  visits VMMC

           BGen Reynaldo B. Mapagu, the newly appointed Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree Affairs of the Department of National Defense met with top officials of VMMC last Friday, October 6, 2017 at the CPS Conference Room.

            VMMC Director Dr. Dominador M. Chiong Jr. led VMMC top officials in welcoming the Undersecretary at the Directors Office. After the customary signing of the VMMC guest book, the guest was ushered to the CPS Conference Room for a short briefing.

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VMMC Employees Cooperative conducts Compliance Seminar in Basic Accounting

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center Employees Cooperative (VMMCEC), in collaboration with the Quezon City Union of Cooperatives (QCUC), successfully conducted the CDA Compliance Seminar entitled “Basic Accounting for Non-Accountants” on October 12-13, 2017 at the Fullon Hall.

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The Air Materiel Wings Savings Loan Association (AMWSLAI) donated a battery operated, multi passenger vehicle (E-Jeep) to VMMC on July 4, 2017.

VMMC Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr., personally received the donated E-Jeep from Col. Ricardo P. Nolasco Jr., Chairman and President of AMWSLAI during the ceremonial turnover of key at the Main Lobby.

The ceremony was also graced by Lt Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina, PVAO Administrator, VMMC and AMWSLAI officials and staff.

In his short message, Lt. Gen. Carolina expressed his gratitude to the AMWSLAI for providing the VMMC with a new E-Jeep, an added boost to the health care services to our partners.

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The Kick-off ceremony for the renovation of AGFO Suite was held on July 7, 2017 at Ward 21. VMMC Director Dr. Dominador M. Chiong Jr.  and AGFO President Lt. Gen. Edgardo T. Batenga led the ceremonies along with PVAO Administrator Ernesto G. Carolina.

Also in attendance during the ceremony were AGFO officials and some hospital staff.

The AGFO suite, which is expected to be completed later this year, will feature amenities and fixtures at par with hospital suites of private medical facilities. Rooms 310 and 311 will be merged to build the AGFO room.

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Officials of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) paid a visit to VMMC on July 11, 2017. The USDVA officials consisted of Marie Souza, Vicky Randall and Connie Santos, were enthusiastically welcomed by the VMMC Director Dominador M. Chiong Jr and other top officials during their visit.

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Honorable members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Welfare of the 17th Congress paid a visit to VMMC on June 19, 2017. Led by its Chairman, Congressman Leopoldo N. Bataoil, together with fellow legislators and members; Congressmen Rozanno Rufino B. Biazon and Teodoro "Ted" G. Montoro, assured the VMMC community of their unwavering 

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The Veterans Memorial Medical Center successfully concluded the month long 2017 Summerfest with the theme "Hataw Na" at the Main Lobby last May 25, 2017

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