Back on the Road.

Running has always been a form of refuge for me since my college days. It gives me a sense of emotional and physical release that refreshes my mind and body afterwards. This week, I’m happy to be back on the road again after almost two months of hiatus. While feeling the effects of muscle atrophy …

Dear Doctor.

Even before medical school, I have always been enthusiastic of becoming a physician for the Filipinos. When I finally became one in 2013, I have since been very vocal to my friends and colleagues how a wonderful opportunity it is to serve the country. I was never afraid and have fully enjoyed hospital duties, until …

Make it count.

"Your life is God's most precious gift to you and to the people around you. Make it count." These were the words Ate Elma told me today as she had her one of her last few follow-ups with me. She is a Stage 4 breast cancer patient who has been receiving treatment at our institution (UP-PGH …

Our God is a Perfect God -Conversations over Lemongrass, Herbs and Passion Fruit Soda

A couple of weeks ago, Lance (who blogs at http://www.bottledbrain.com) and I were privileged to receive a grant from ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) to attend an advanced course in prostate cancer. Lance is my fellowship batchmate whom I’ve probably had the most conversations with -not only because we both live in Ortigas and …