History of POGS 10 - Northern Mindanao Chapter

     “The enhancement of professional growth and welfare of each member, the promotion of the common good through involvement in community health care by information dissemination activities conducted throughout the various regions nationwide”—-pregnant with these POGS objectives, the POGS Region 10 Northern Mindanao was organized as a POGS District in 1979 under Dr. Zenaida A. Floirendo.  The district was headed by Dr. Vicente U. Saavedra from 1980 to 1987.  

     The Northern Mindanao Chapter (NMC) was established on July 1, 1991 in Cagayan de Oro  with founding President – Dr. Zenaida Floirendo.  For thirty years now, the NMC is like a pearl, a timeless gift to POGS.  Within the organization are gems of leadership and character whose legacy lives on through generations.  

     The regional directors (RD) were:  Dr. Zenaida Floirendo (1988-1998), Dr. Ruth S. Beltran (1999-2002,2004), Dr. Vicente U. Saavedra (2003), Dr. Melissa Floirendo Diawatan (2005-2007, 2017-2019), Dr. Jana Joy Tusalem (2008-2012), Cynthia S. Bacon (2013), Dr. Leah Louise V. Justiniano (2014), Dr. Sarah B. Pingol (2015-2016), Dr. Ma. Imelda P. Carbajal (2020-present).

     Early on, NMC has proven to be a potent arm of the mother Society in periodically conducting lectures and scientific seminars as part of the continuing medical education program. Cervical cancer screening projects were conducted in different barangays of the CDO, Iligan and Bukidnon.  In coordination with the local Rural Health units, the Chapter has given maternal health care lectures and updates to the midwives as well as trainings of the ‘hilots’.  

     NMC hosted the POGS midyear convention in 1995, 2002 and 2011. In 2002, the theme was “POGS in the 21st Century: Inspired by the Challenge of Globalization” under RD Dr. Ruth Beltran and Pres. Dr. Melissa Diawatan.  In 2011, the midyear convention under RD Dr. Jana Joy R Tusalem, Pres. Dr. Liwanag Y. Santiago and Chair Dr. Reynaldo I. Chu (Pres. 2005) marked the culmination of a 2-year long preparation with the theme “POGS Transcending Culture and Tradition”.

     Through the years, POGS Region 10 has encountered various obstacles and challenges within its organization but was able to rise above those difficult times. Hope, strength, and resiliency of its members are a timeless gift, handed down to them by their great leaders.  As the new generation of leaders with brilliant ideas come in, POGS Region 10 will carry the torch with pride and will go down in history as people whose dignity was measured by their spirit of servitude and self-sacrifice in their quest of new and greater heights for POGS.

2023 POGS 10 Board of Trustees

Dr. Maria Imelda L. Paz-Carbajal
Regional Director

Dr. Quennie S. Quino

Dr. Cyriel Anthony I. Tingne
Vice President

Dr. Christine A. Abuso

Dr. Marydee P. Latayan
Asst. Secretary

Dr. Quenny Michelle Dyan A. Alas

Dr. Sittienor G. Casib
Asst. Treasurer

Dr. Ann Carmel B. Buaquina

Dr. Tricia G. Sabanal

Board of Directors

Dr. Ma. Orpha V. Alonsabe

Dr. Lana S. Bugarin

Dr. Ma. Belen A. Bullo

Dr. Lovella G. Hugo

Dr. Liwanag Y. Santiago

Dr. Gemma M. Serrano – Immediate Past President

2023 MYC Committee Members



Chair – Dr. Quennie S. Quiño

Co-chair – Dr. Leah Louise V. Justiniano


Dr. Ma. Belen A. Bullo

Dr. April Sunshine L. Pelias

Dr. Gina J. Cosep

Dr. Maria Ligaya G. Bernadez 

Dr. Karla Carise V. Silang

Dr. Heysale G. Casalem

Dr. Vin Johan S. Manlapaz

Dr. Mae N. Lumang


Chair – Dr. Gemma M. Serrano

Co-chair – Dr. Sol Veronica E. Bagaipo


Dr. Mercel S. Paculba

Dr. Ma. Lilagri G. Marcella

Dr. Celina P. Destura

Dr. Lovella G. Hugo

Dr. Janice A. Alcobilla

Dr. Dione Anna Kristine B. Ybañez

Dr. Geraldine P. Malbas

Dr. Liz B. Salarda 

Dr. Donnabel T. Famacion


Chair – Dr. Mae N. Lumang

Co-chair – Dr. Lorah Lyn A. Del Rosario


Dr. Eugene Amor R. Gamo

Dr. John Alexis A. Ocaya

Dr. Maria Leontina Amparo A. Brioso

Dr. Marie Kathleen S. Meso

Dr. Edelle Louiefe D. Evangelista

Dr. Ruby Ann G. Gotil

Dr. Lotess P. Bado

Dr. Emelgrace A. Roda

Dr. Ciara Chloe P. Manalo


Chair – Dr. Edna L. Palabrica

Co-chair – Dr Kathleen Grace C. Gamutan


Dr. Caroline V. Orimaco

Dr. Detta R. Cabrezos

Dr. Bernadette Anne D. Barte

Dr. Georgina Gladdys B. Labis


Chair – Dr. Sarah B. Pingol

Co-chair – Dr. Joanne R. Baloncio


Dr. Eugene J. Amortizado

Dr. Hannah M. Macarambon



Chair – Dr. Fe Marissa G. Mercado

Co-chair: Dr. Evelyn R. Lim 


Dr. Akila A. Banto

Dr. Quennie F. Pacaña

Dr. Sharen Joy A. Cagang

Dr. Sittienor G. Casib

Dr. Joanne Y. Luy

Dr. Christine Rose P. Nonan

Dr. Ma. Belen A. Bullo

Dr. Jane Marie Z. Egam


Chair – Dr. Maria Cielito D. Esperon

Co-chair – Dr. Myra A. Sicat


Chair – Dr. Ann Carmel B. Buaquina 

Co-chair – Dr. Angelie M. Taruc


Dr. Rovi C. Laranjo

Dr. Cristita A. Dumalagan

Dr. Christ’l Marie M. Daing


Chair – Dr. Rasnaifah B. Pundato

Co chair- Dr. Ma. Louella Paz L. Espra


Dr. Maria Josefina V. Taleon

Dr. Putri Nafizah B. Mangorsi

Dr. Sittie Alliyah M. Ambor

Dr. Karen Lorietta T. Chaves


Chair – Dr. Jamillah B. Watamama

Co-chair – Dr. Hannah M. Macarambon


Dr. Maria Lourdes Felise M. Gonzales

Dr. Jhoanna May O. Tadeo


Chair – Dr. Carlos Ray B. Sanchez III

Co-chair – Dr. Lycel P. Paulo



Chair – Dr. Divina Ghea M. Carrillo

Co-chair – Dr. Dayres D. Relliquete


Dr. Porte Mairasna P. Boransing

Dr. Cyriel Anthony I. Tingne

Dr. Bea Elise A. Tauli

Dr. Bernadette Anne D. Barte

Dr. Judith Faye M. Montero

Dr. Maria Lourdes Felise M. Gonzales

Dr. Georgina Gladdys B. Labis 



Chair – Dr. Abegail A. Lamayra

Co-chair – Dr. Ma. Orpha V. Alonsabe


Dr. Ma. Cecile M. Longno

Dr. Marites Eballe Zamayla

Dr. Judith Faye M. Montero

Dr. Frucelia Stephanie M. Flores



Chair – Dr. Rico S. Borromeo

Co-chair – Dr. Cyriel Anthony I. Tingne


Dr. Henriette S. Batolina

Dr. Maria Josefina V. Taleon



Chair – Dr. Jennie S. Mundin 


Dr. Evelyn Ratilla-Lim

Dr. Susan L. Casiño



Chair – Dr. Lesley M. Gallardo

Co-chair – Dr. Fatmah M. Lucman


Dr. Georgina Gladdys B. Labis 

Dr. Jhoanna May O. Tadeo



Chair – Dr. Carlos Benedict A. Tan

Co-chair – Dr. Collen C. Brobo


Dr. Darlene T. Revelo

Dr. Asnairah C. Magangcong



Chair – Dr. Christine A. Abuso

Co-chair – Dr. Ana Loraine A. Dy


Dr. Ma. Theresa C. Tirol

Dr. Efrie Sheila L. Arreza



Chair – Dr. Leah Louise V. Justiniano

Co-chair – Dr. Nina Joy C. Dimaano


Dr. Lotess P. Bado

Dr. Shiela Mae D. Putol



Chair – Dr. Karen Loretta T. Chaves

Co-chair – Dr. Bessie A. Escobal


Dr. Detta R. Cabrezos



Chair – Dr. Mary Ann E. Ratag

Co-chair – Dr. Lotess P. Bado


Chair – Dr. Maritess Paano-Go

Co-Chair – Dr. Caroline V. Orimaco


Dr. Elena T. Ranises

Dr. Carlos Ray B. Sanchez III

Dr. Corazon B. Mata

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Frequently Asked Questions

Early Bird (On or before March 31) Regular Rates/Onsite Registration (After March 31) Senior citizen discount rate Remarks
Early Bird Regular
POGS Member ₱3000 ₱3500 ₱2400 ₱2800
Non-POGS Members (MD) General Practitioners and other specialties ₱3500 ₱4000 ₱2800 ₱3200
Residents/PGIs Fellows in training ₱2000 ₱2500 Must submit certificate from hospital
Midwives and Allied Professionals ₱2000 ₱2500 ₱1600 ₱2000
Medical Students ₱1000 ₱1000 Must submit certificate of endorsement from the dean
Accompanying person/s ₱1500 ₱2000 Can attend all major events except plenary lectures
Foreign delegates $100 $100
****Senior Citizen discount will be applied accordingly, except for accompanying persons

You can deposit your registration fee through the following payment channels:

  • BPI
    • Account Name: Phil Obstetrical & Gynecological Society Northern Mindanao Region X Chapter
    • Account no: 9333-0700-62
  • GCash
    • Abegail Lamayra – POGS X Registration Committee
    • GCash Number: 0966 335 0593
  • Foreign Currency for International Attendees
    • You can wire transfer through the BPI account with the following SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMMXXX

Right after payment, you have to make sure you take a photo of your deposit slip or a screenshot of your online transaction as you will need this during the registration process.

You will receive a copy of your registration through the email you have provided and our registration committee will verify your payment.

As soon as your transaction has been verified, you will immediately receive a copy of the official invitation along with your personalized QR Code that you will present during the Midyear Convention for convenience.

Cancellation of registration on or before 2 weeks prior to the convention is allowed with a valid reason.

Full amount will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the convention, otherwise, payment is forfeited.

Personal attendance and answering of the pre-test and post-test questionnaires are needed to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

No, registration is not transferrable.

For booking of hotel, full payment and confirmation of registration is needed.

Please contact Hotel and Accommodations Committee:

Dr. Sarah B. Pingol
0917 794 3790

Dr. Joan R. Baloncio
0919 000 7696

Please contact the transportation committee through the following contact information:

Dr. Cielito D. Esperon
Globe: 0917 717 0741

Contact Us

For Inquiries and Concerns:

Dr. Atilyn S. Pareja
Phone: 0917 321 6753

Dr. Grystel G. Gadian
Globe: 0927 640 0954


Isang masigabong ANYAYA sa inyong lahat na pumunta at makilahok sa Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Region 10 Northern Mindanao Chapter 2023 National Midyear Convention sa Cagayan De Oro City itong Mayo 17-19, 2023.

Ang mga makislap na 182 Obstetrician-Gynecologists na mula sa Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Butuan, East Surigao, Iligan, Marawi, West Surigao ay taos-pusong nagsikap na maisakatuparan ang 2023 Midyear Convention ng POGS.

Sa tema ng “Soar High Sarimanok: Empowered Women at the Forefront”, ito ay bumubungad sa mahusay na kilos patungo sa kalusugan at karapatan ng kababaihan. Binigyan ng mahusay na paglahok ng mga matalino at expert sa OB-GYN topics sa mga scientific sessions. Makulay at masaya din ang mga hinanda na Social -Cultural Fellowship events upang maging malusog ang samahan at pakikipag kaibigan sa lahat ng mga dadalo.

Congratulations, Pasasalamat sa lahat ng bumubuo ng POGS Region 10, Northern Mindanao Chapter at sa lahat ng mga sponsors galling sa pharmaceutical at sa iba pang sectors ng donors. Malaking pasasalamat kay Dr. Ma Melissa F. Diawatan, Overall Chair, MYC 2023; Dr. Maria Imelda Carbajal, POGS 10 Regional Director; Dr. Quennie Quinio, POGS 10 Chapter President.

Mag rehistro na at maging maayos, matiwasay, maka-Diyos at masaya tayo sa Midyear Convention 2023! Mabuhay and POGS at Maging Matayog tayong lahat!

Dear Friends

The call of MINDANAO beckons as we host the 2023 POGS Midyear Convention here in Cagayan de Oro. It is with enthusiasm and gladness in our hearts that we warmly welcome you to this celebration of women empowerment.

Team  MYC POGS 10 has been unceasingly working to ensure a convention that showcases Mindanao culture at its best, through the captivating and exciting social events, and at the same time, offering a conglomerate of topics and issues that will stimulate discussion of the full spectrum of the physical, social, and environmental factors that a woman  goes through in her journey from adolescence to her golden years.

Time and again, POGS 10 has faced challenges and difficulties even embarking on the preparation of a midyear convention on two occasions, which were derailed by the Marawi siege and the Pandemic. Yet true grit and resiliency, as well as with the protection, guidance, and grace from God, we are now in the throes of a face to face convention

So come and be with us! Enjoy the many attractions of the City of Golden Friendship and Northern Mindanao, and be ready to break boundaries and unite diverse cultures through a gathering that goes beyond the medical frontier. 

See you at the 2023 POGS MYC!  See you in Cagayan de Oro!