COMMITTEE ON MEMBERSHIP & CREDENTIALS

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD

CHAIRMAN:

Rey Melchor F. Santos, MD

MEMBERS:

Rey Melchor F. Santos, MD

Maximino Dy-R. Elgar, MD

Alex A. Erasmo, MD

Jose Macario V. Faylona, MD

Vicente R. Porciuncula, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  • To prepare updated rosters of all members

  • Check validity of papers submitted. 

  • Cross checking with their respective chapters

  • To evaluate/deliberation of applicants

  • Submits recommendation to the Chair of the committee for board approval

  • To set up requirements for proper credentialing and makes necessary recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval

VIDEO REVIEW:

Jon Paolo C. Chua, MD (HEAD)

Michael B. Guerrero, MD

Richie Roy Ryan L. Reyes, MD
Jimmy Curato, MD

Honorio Ma. Pangilinan (Northern Luzon)

Dindo Cajucom, MD (Central Luzon)

Jonathan Lao, MD (Palawan)

Andrei T. Yu, MD (Cebu)

Geoffrey Lei, MD (Davao Southern Mindanao)

Benjamin Souribio, MD (Bacolod)

Jaime B. Lagunilla, MD (Northern Mindanao)

Ryan Ed Comuelo, MD (Iloilo)

Roque Torres, MD (Bicol)

Alexander Hernandez, MD (Southern Tagalog)

FUNCTIONS and TASKS:

  • They are responsible for reviewing the videos submitted by the applicants.

  • The chapter reviewers can pre-screen the videos prior to submission to the national.

  • Submits evaluation form to the committee chair.

  • Deliberation of videos.

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Jeffrey JP. Domino, MD

CHAIRMAN:

Rouel M. Azores, MD

MEMBERS:

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD

Catherine SC. Teh, MD

Banny Bay C. Genuino, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To ensure financial stability of the Association

  2. To prepare recommendations for the management of funds

  3. To implement ways and means of financing the various activities of the society

  4. To recommend the annual budget to the Board of Directors

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL AUDIT

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Robert B. Bandolon, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To conduct an annual internal audit to the funds and properties of the Association

  2. To improve financial practices and reporting

  3. To improve deterrents to fraud and enhance external and internal audit functions

COMMITTEE ON SURGICAL TRAINING AND WORKSHOP

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Jeffrey JP Domino, MD

MEMBERS

Alfred Allen E. Buenafe, MD

Domingo A. Sampang, MD
Ray I. Sarmiento, MD

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Domingo A. Sampang, MD

MEMBERS:

Dindo Cajucom, MD

Jon Paolo C. Chua, MD

Eric C. Cu, MD

Gretel B. Puzon, MD

Rafael Alexis T. Resurreccion, MD

Allen Anthony Sese, MD

SUB-COMMITTEE ON BASIC LAPAROSCOPY

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Alfred Allen E. Buenafe, MD

SUB-COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED LAPAROSCOPY

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Jeffrey JP Domino, MD

MEMBERS:

Robert B. Bondolon, MD

Alfred Allen E. Buenafe, MD

Miguel C. Mendoza, MD

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD

Ray I. Sarmiento, MD

Catherine Teh, MD

SUB-COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED MIS FELLOWSHIP TRAINING

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Domingo A. Sampang, MD

MEMBERS:

Don Edward S. Rosello, MD

Irene F. Abisinia, MD

Arlyn R. Cañones, MD

Josil R. Cruz, MD

Elizabeth Domingo, MD

Natasha Emano-Elasegui, MD

Daniel Kris Parilla, MD *

Onofree O’Connor, MD *

Paul Vincent M. Lugtu, MD

Aldwin Adigue, MD *

SENIOR ADVISER:

Jose Macario V. Faylona, MD

SUB-COMMITTEE ON SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY

COMMITTEE ON MARKETING, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

(MICT)

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Banny Bay C. Genuino, MD

CHAIRMAN:

Rafael Alexis T. Resurreccion, MD

CO-CHAIR:

Jose Paolo Porciuncula, MD

MEMBERS:

Christine Joyce Santicruz, MD

Alembert Lee-Ong, MD

Arlyn R. Cañones, MD

Kevin Kiel Apeles, MD

Danilo Castro, MD (CEVC)

Michael Lawenko, MD (STC)

Rafael Maddumba, MD (CLC)

Vincy Naranjo, MD (DSMC)

Gerard Libatique, MD (NLC)

Robert Organo, MD (NLC)

Rommel Romero, MD (WVC)

Srilansky A. Osigan, MD (NMC)

Katherine Panganiban, MD

Ernest Istanislao, MD *

John Ray Yang, MD *

FUNCTIONS:

To be the communicating and marketing arm of the organization (through implementing newer methods to optimize communication and dissemination of information within the organization).

TASKS:

  1. To establish and maintain open communication amongst its members with the use of information and technology

  2. To effectively collaborate with the different committees and chapters of the society, thus, providing synchronous announcements of news, events, programs and activities via the website and social media.

  3. To provide a venue for updates in the field of laparo-endoscopic surgery, its standards, guidelines, education and research for the members and trainees in particular, and for practicing surgeons in general. 

  4. To promote the society; and entice laparo-endoscopic surgeons and trainees to become members of PALES 

  5. To utilize the maximum information dissemination potential of the website and PALES initiated social media platforms

COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING SURGICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD

FUNCTION:

The committee to expand/further the education of practicing surgeons by developing programs and activities in the field of minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic surgery.

TASKS:

  1. To prepare, arrange or coordinate all continuing surgical education activities of the Association

  2. To initiate, coordinate and implement all activities of the Association related to research

SUB-COMMITTEE ON ANNUAL CONVENTION

CHAIRMAN:

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD/Jeffrey JP Domino, MD

MEMBERS:

Henry C. Chua, MD

Jon Paolo Chua, MD

Don Edward Rosello, MD

Ray I. Sarmiento, MD

Jeremy Tan, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To suggest convention theme

  2. To create the session module/program

  3. To organize, creates the template for annual convention

  4. To coordinate with the different societies, both local and international key individuals

SUB-COMMITTEE ON PCS MIDYEAR & ANNUAL CONVENTION

PCS MIDYEAR:

Jonathan Joy Adora, MD

Henry C. Chua, MD

Jose Paolo Porciuncula, MD

PCS ANNUAL:

Don Edward S. Roselio, MD

Carlos E. Ejercito, MD

Jon Paolo C. Chua, MD

DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Raymund Andrew G. Ong, MD

CO-DIRECTOR IN CHARGE:

Robert B. Bandolon, MD

CHAIRMAN:

Michael M. Lawenko, MD

MEMBERS:

Jonathan Joy Adora, MD

Katherine Panganiban, MD

Kevin Kiel Apeles, MD

Mary Grace Balunsat-Rojas, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To develop an online/digital platform serves as the official journal of the organization that serves as a medium in the local surgical community to exchange information on practice, theory, research and the latest developments and technique in the field of minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy in the Philippines and around the world.

  2. To publish original articles that are of high interest and quality (bi-annually)

  3. To develop a registry (electronic medical record) intended for outcomes and quality improvement of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It will also support the program of the organization towards “Zero Bile Duct Injury”.

SUB-COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH

MEMBERS:

Henry C. Chua, MD

Carlos E. Ejercito, MD

Jan Patrick Bueno, MD

Jose Paolo Porciuncula, MD

Christine Joyce Santicruz, MD

Katherine M. Panganiban, MD

Arlyn R. Cañones, MD

Gretel M. Puzon, MD

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To create/plan the monthly PALES programs

  2. To suggest topics/speakers

  3. To create modules and set the objectives

SUB-COMMITTEE ON WEBINAR

MEMBERS:

Richie Roy Ryan Reyes, MD

Jose Paolo Porciuncula, MD

Jimmy Curato, MD

Michael B. Guerrero, MD

Mark Artemio Reyes, MD

Michael Dennis Dela Paz, MD

Jonathan T. Lao, MD

Kevin Kiel Apeles, MD

Richard Conrad Velarde, MD *

Jenine Segismundo, MD *

John Ray Yang, MD *

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. To create/edit step by step approach of laparoscopic procedures

  2. Coordinate with website committee

SUB-COMMITTEE ON VIDEO ON DEMAND

ZERO BILE DUCT INJURY(BDI)

 

CHAIRMAN:

Jonathan Joy Adora, MD

MEMBERS:

Alexander Hernandez, MD *

Roque Xerxes Torres, MD *

 

ZERO MIS USE

 

CHAIRMAN:

Jon Paolo Chua, MD

MEMBERS:

Jimmy Curato, MD

Mark Floren Bueser, MD *

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. Coordination/planning of energy sources – related activitie

SUB-COMMITTEE ON ZERO BDI and ZERO MIS USE

CHAIRMAN:

Don Edward S. Rosello, MD

MEMBERS:

Josil R. Cruz, MD

Jose Paolo Porciuncula, MD

Ray I. Sarmiento, MD

 

ZERO MIS USE

 

CHAIRMAN:

Jon Paolo Chua, MD

MEMBERS:

Jimmy Curato, MD

Mark Floren Bueser, MD *

FUNCTIONS AND TASKS:

  1. Coordination/planning of energy sources – related activitie

SUB-COMMITTEE ON WEIGHT LOSS METABOLIC SURGERY ADVOCACY

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