It was a "Night to Remember" for UMED last December 8, 2003 at the EDSA Shangri-la, Palawan Hall. Important guests gathered and joined the Celebration of Unilab's UMED thanksgiving dinner and among the important guests included the following: Dr. Manuel Dayrit- DOH Secretary, Mr. Carlos C. Ejercito -Unilab's COO and President, Dr. Jose Sanchez-PMA President, Dr. Rosa Nancho-President of Phil. Women's Medical Association, Dr. Romeo Santos-Phil. Heart Assoc. President, Dr. Esperanza Cabral-President of Phil. Society of Hypertension, Dr. Dante Morales, President Philippine Lipid Society, Dr. Jose Ramirez, member of Professional Regulation Commission, Dr. Joel Elises-President of Phil. Pediatric Society, Dr. Josefina Carlos- President Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines, Dr. Lulu Bravo-President of Vaccine Foundation of the Phil., Dr. Dolores Sy- President Perinatal Society of the Philippines, Dr. Marilyn Ortiz- Past President, Child Neurology Society of the Phil., Dr. Jaime Montoya-PSMID President, Former UMED Director-Dr. Rodrigo Romulo, Board of Advisers for Cardiology -Dr. Ramon Abarquez, Dr. Homobono Calleja, Dr. Annette Borromeo, Dr. Mila Yamamoto, Dr. Rody Sy, Dr. Josephine Ramos-President Phil. College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Consuelo Obillo, Past- President of PCCP, Special Faculty on Bioethics- Dr. Angeles Tan Alora, Rectors Jerry Manlangit and Fausto Gomez, O.P.,Board of Advisers and Faculty for Pulmonology, Drs. Teresita de Guia, Ivan Villespin, Cecil Tady, Jennifer Wi and Board of Advisers for Pediatrics- Dean Esperanza Rivera, Dean Amelia Fernandez, Dean Ramon Arcadio, Dr. Luis Mabilangan , and Dr. Zenaida Antonio and Unilab General Managers, Constantino Calubaquib, Chet de Guia, James Dio, Jay Salazar and Dr. Eugene Ramos.
Fun, laughter, wit, glamour, songs and dances filled the air that really made the Night memorable for all those present.
Mr. Ejercito and Dr. Dayrit delivered their messages that really went deep into everyone's heart. UMED Director Dr. Ortiz with his pleasant way of saying "Thank you to everyone" made everyone's heart beat with pride and joy. The spirit was high, the foods were excellent and everyone was full of gratitude and love for the services they render to the medical profession , to the society and the Filipino people.