WHAT’S INSIDE PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4-5 PAGE 6 Dr. Corazon Sipin’s Induction speech excertps In the Spotlight: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur Induction Around the Association: Society Visits OAP Events News and Updates: OAP attends 19th APOC STRAT Planning PAO Forum House of Delegates Meeting In Sight Encouragement is the Key to Great Leadership Official Newsletter of the Optometric Association of the Philippines OAP joins World Sight Day Celebration The Optometric Association of the Philippines, led by National President Dr. Corazon Saron-Sipin, joined in celebrating The World Sight Day last October 10, 2013 at the DOH Eye Center, East Avenue Medical Center. with a call to action “Get your eyes tested”. The call to action recognizes a vital aspect of a successful and sustainable eye health network - having an informed and regular end-user base that accesses eye care services at different points, based on need, age and other factors. The World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of The Department awareness to of Health (DOH) focus global has a mandate to attention on ensure that blindness, visual every Filipino impairment, and recieves an rehabilitation of afforable and the visuallyquality health impaired. World care through Sight Day is Kalusugang observed around Pangkalahatan, a Dr. Benita Soltura (2nd from left) and OAP National President Dr. Corazon the world by all high-level Saron-Sipin (4th from left) represent OAP in the World Sight Day Celebration. stakeholders who DOH commitment to Asst. Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag (4th from left) and Dr. Richard Le Mesurier (center), Chair of IAPB Western Pacific Region (WPRO) led the program. are involved in universal health preventing visual care. impairment or restoring sight. In the Philippines, special effort has been WSD is aimed to increase awareness and made to ensure that eye health is advocacy for the prevention of blindess and integrated into the broader health for “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight”, a global systems, most notably at a policy level. effort to prevent blindness, created by WHO The DOH will be making sure programs and the International Agency for the and services for eye care, particularly at Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). the primary level, and in provincial settings, make the most of shared referral The theme of WSD is “Universal Eye Health”, and delivery infrastructure. February 2014 Induction of OAP 2013-2014 National Officers and Board of Trustees Dr. Melissa Anglo, past national president of the Optometric Association of the Philippines, inducted the officers and Board of Trustees for the year 2013-2013, on July 15, 2013 at the Legend Villas, Mandaluyong City. The simple yet meaningful turnover ceremony was graced by Dr. Jade del Mundo, who gave the inspirational talk. Also present were his wife Cynthia del Mundo who served as National President in 1998-1999 and Dr. Vic Cinco who succeeded Dr. Melissa Anglo in 2009. It was the last OAP affair attended by Dr. Robert Chinjen, who served the association for two terms in 1982-1984. Dr. Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin OAP 2013-2014 President On January 17, 2013, Dr. Corazon Saron-Sipin was inducted as the 15th President of the Optometric Association of the Philippines. These are excerpts from her induction speech. On the role of optometrists As optometrists, our primary responsibility is to reduce, if not eliminate the major cause of visual impairment, which is uncorrected error of refraction. It is our responsibility to provide excellent vision care to all Filipinos. On accessibility of optometric services At present most of us practice our profession in relative isolation from other health providers. Our success depends on our competence in rendering quality vision services, our interpersonal relations with our patients, the accessibility of our services to the people who need them as well as the economic conditions of the place where we practice...To my mind, giving low cost eyeglasses can partly solve the financial barrier to accessibility of optometric services. Our involvement in the public health movement is essential to ensure the profession’s responsiveness to the needs of our communities. WCO Competency-Based Model (WCO), of which we are a member...has developed a Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry to assist states and countries in developing uniform standards and to reconcile the variations in the scope of optometric practice around the world. As a member of WCO, we need to apply and work on this competency based-model which includes four categories of services such as the following: 1.Optical Technology Services (OT) Management and dispensing of ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic frames and other ophthalmic devices that correct defects of the visual system 2. Visual Function Services (VF) Investigation, examination, measurement, diagnosis and correction/management of defects of the visual system. 3. Ocular Diagnostic Services (ODx) On the advent of the GATS Investigation, examination and ...Most of us are aware of how evaluation of the eye and the World Trade Organization adnexa, and associated (WTO) and its General systemic factors to detect, Agreement on Trade in Services diagnose and manage disease (GATS) are affecting all aspects 4. Ocular Therapeutic Services of international commerce (OTx) including the mobility of health Use of pharmaceutical agents practitioners around the world. and other procedures to And that includes...optometry. manage ocular Its aim is to allow for mobility of conditions/disease professional services across international boundaries through Assement of collective competency Mutual Recognition Agreements My personal estimate is that (MRAs) that will be negotiated 85% of our active members are between countries or competent on Category Nos. 1 jurisdictions. Our Optometry and 2 and 15% on no. 3 and Board is the agency tasked to NOBODY is YET qualified for Category 4. Since we need to work on our Roadmap that will amend RA 8050 for us to realize guide negotiations between us this. I am sure that we will meet and our neighboring countries. resistance from other sectors. WCO Competency-Based Model However, we cannot fully The World Council of Optometry achieve the objectives of V2020 unless we are able to use the most basic of TPAs, especially in geographically isolated disadvantaged areas (GIDAs), where there are hardly any health personnel. Optometry as primary health care Section 2 of RA8050 – which was signed on June 7, 1995...has already promoted optometric services as a component of the primary health system here in the Philippines. There were moves towards this direction... However, these were not sustained because of our lack of understanding of the concepts of public health and primary eye care. Even with the three V2020 advocacy seminar-workshops conducted in partnership with Physicians for Peace (PFP) and the National Committee for Sight Preservation (NCSP) since 2011 in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, it seems to me that OAP has created such “ Optometry despite the power and authority vested in them. We have yet to hear of criminal/administrative cases filed against optometrists or corporations hiring underboard or unlicensed optometry graduates for practicing optometry in optical clinics located in the malls, in spite of the IRR provision in Rule IX: Unlawful Practice – Section 45 subsections f, g, h and p. On need to empower local societies OAP is willing and can provide technical assistance but you have to do your part of solving these kinds of problems within your jurisdiction...But do not expect the OAP leadership to solve all your problems. Start by reviewing and understanding RA 8050 and the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) yourselves. We have good provisions in the law that can protect you. Our challenge now is to ﬁnd the balance between all these factors that aﬀect quality vision care and its accessibility to our people...It is time to step forward to assume our proper role as primary vision care practitioners, thus, our theme “Making Quality Vision Care Accessible to All Filipinos!” programs for the benefit of the communities and the empowerment of all the local societies. We have designed the programs to elevate them from mere refractionists to real primary eye care providers. RA 8050. Atty. Abesamis mentioned in his lecture in our National Conference last April that he has not yet heard so far of optical clinics owned and manned by unlicensed optometrists that was closed by the Board of ” The challenges of optometry Our challenge now is to find the balance between all these factors that affect quality vision care and its accessibility to our people. We have practiced our profession in isolation for so long. It is time to step forward to assume our proper role as primary vision care practitioners, thus, our theme “Making Quality Vision Care Accessible to All Filipinos!” Reference: Marshall, E and R Newcomb, editors. Public Health and Community Optometry. 2nd ed. Highlights OAP can take an active role in the prevention of blindness through Sight Programs. I. Sight For A Child: - need to advocate and partner with the Department of Education in creating strategies to address childhood blindness. - A sub-program of SFAC is Special Olympics Opening Eyes (SOOE). It is critical that child health screenings include vision screening for children with disabilities II. Sight Education - provide health education and screenings - conduct teach-ins to teachers and students on the value of good vision and on how to take care of their eyes. III. Sight for Life A. Workforce - help prevent eye injuries at the work place by recommending safety spectacles or other types of personal protective equipment - need more ODs who are knowledgeable in Occupational Vision Health. IN THE SPOTLIGHT Ilocos Norte-Laoag City & Ilocos Sur-Abra Societies Induction of Officers The officers and members of the OAP, Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Society came together in an Induction Ceremony last July 21, 2013 to conduct cum a product presentation of the sponsoring company, the MTC, through its speakers, Dr. Eva Ching and Dr. Joanne Valerie Nuevo. Along with the product presentation was the Contact Lens / prescription lens workshop and the optical instruments. The main event of the activity was the Induction of the 2013-2014 Officers and Oath of Commitment. The OAP Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Society and Ilocos Sur-Abra officers and members had their cups filled to the brim, as OAP National President Dr. Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin for having taken the time to grace the activity, being the Administering officer during the Induction Ceremony. As the guest of honor, Dr. Ma.Corazon Saron-Sipin imparted precious words of wisdom through her inspirational talk. Further, Dr. Sipin updated the optometrists with the latest OAP developments. Both talks enhanced the knowledge, capabilities and skills of the optometrists of Ilocos Norte-Laoag City and Ilocos Sur-Abra Societies “Keeping together is progress and working together is success.” The OAP Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Society has made a beginning. As expressed in her closing remarks during the Induction Ceremony, the OAP Ilocos Norte-Laoag City 2013-2014 President, Dr. Yolita Cecilia Franco-Ascaňo, said, “Let us not allow this closing as an end, rather, let this ending be the beginning of better things to come in the world of vision, as we soar together to greater and wider horizons as doctors of optometry.” Let us join hands in “Making Quality Vision Care Accessible to All Filipinos.” B. Senior Citizens - Explore geriatric specializations C. Relationship with Ophthalmic Industry - Develop closer ties with suppliers - Provide the best materials within the ﬁnancial capability of patients. D. Work closely with Allied Health and government agencies such as DSWD which help us identify the community which are truly not served where we implement our mission activities. (L- R): President : Dr. Yolita Cecilia F. Ascaňo, Vice President : Dr. Rosalynn Bermudez, Treasurer: Dr. Benita Panugayan, Secretary : Dr. Cynthia Victorino, SubTreasurer: Dr. Elaine C. Reyes, Auditor : Dr. Glynson Q. Cua, P.I.O: Dr. Rachel C. Pasion Standing (L-R): Dr. Marilyn Valiente, Dr. Milady Daria, Dr. Rosalynn Bermudez, Dr. Arcely Hernando, Dr. Glynson Cua, Dr. Benita Panugayan, Dr. Rachel Pasion, Dr. Glenn Bacud, Dr. Abraham Blankas and Dr.Rolando Apilada. Seated (L-R): Dr. Cynthia Victorino, Dr. Elaine C. Reyes, Dr. Yolita Cecilia F. Ascaňo, Dr. Ma. Corazon S. Sipin, Dr. Rosa Q. Cua, Dr. Anita Corpuz and Dr. Regulo Lumbo. Back (L-R) : Dr. Fe Torio (Secretary), Dr. Marbert Granada, MTC representative Sitting (L-R): Drs. Letty Barroga (Treasurer), Linda Custodio (Vice President), Cora Sipin, Shiela Granada (President), Gloria Guillermo Encouragement is the Key to Great Leadership On the occasion of Dr. Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin’s induction as the president of the Optometric Association of the Philippines, the esteemed doctor, Jade F. Del Mundo, Fellow of Philippine Board of Ophthalmology and the Philippine College of Surgeons, delivered a few words of inspiration in honor of his family friends, the Sipins. Being a son of an optometrist himself, he knew how noble optometry is as a “profession that has addressed the need of patients regarding their visual problems and the competent management of their ophthalmic diseases at the level of their education and training.” Dr. Del Mundo shared his insights on leadership qualities which the new OAP president must model. Quoting several philosophers and leadership gurus, he emphasized on leadership as a calling to influence and encourage people, more than just managing an organization for the sake of business. According to Al Gini and Ronald Green, the ten traits a leader must possess are deep honesty, moral courage, moral vision, compassion and care, fairness, intellectual excellence, creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity, good timing and deep selflessness. He assumed this upon the Biblical passage: ”Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant” ( Matthew 20:26). Dr. Del Mundo believes encouragement plays a pivotal role in leadership and that it is the leader’s goal to strive towards encouraging people to be fulfilled, valued and self actualized individuals who are committed and willing to take risks for positive change. He ended his motivational speech with an apt line from Zig Ziglar: “ You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life”. A R O U N D T H E A S S O C I AT I O N CAVITE OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY September 27 2013 | Cavite Naval Hospital, Cavite City L-R: Drs. Lea Lallana, Guerin Bondoc, Alice Samaniego, Cora Sipin, Terry Mejia, Net Soltura BACOLOD OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY November 10, 2013 | Mai Pao Dimsum, Bacolod City L-R (standing): Drs. Edita Estevez, Rebine Alcobilla, Susan Sioco, Irene Lanado, Noemi Chua L-R (sitting): Drs. Mercy Sapa, Rey Valencia, Cora Sipin, Melissa Anglo, Omega Datoon MARIKINA OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY RIZAL OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY November 4, 2013 | Marikina City November 4, 2013 | Max’s Restaurant, Tikling, Antipolo City L-R (standing): Drs. Melanie Torres, Lelyne Mangrobang (MOS President), Gloria Benzonan, Dr. Trece ___ L-R (sitting): Drs. Bubbles Asuncion, Chic Rolsania, Cora Sipin, Grace Villegas, Mila Montealegre BATAAN OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY QUEZON OPTOMETRIC SOCIETY October 25, 2013 Seminar Workshop on Clinical Procedures and Contact Lens Complications November 17, 2013, Konlin Seafood Restaurant, Lucena City L-R: Drs. Net Soltura, Bernard Uriquia, Annie Ilagan, Cora Sipin, Mercy Dizon, Terry Mejia, Chic Rosalinas Necrological Service for Dr. Robert Chinjen ISAOSI On the Go for “Sight For A Child” Program The passing away of Dr. Robert Chinjen last August 7, 2013 came as a sad surprise to everyone in the optometric profession especially to the new set of officers for the year 2013 – 2014, where his presence was felt during their induction at the Legend Villas at Mandaluyong City. A year-round program of Ilocos Sur-Abra Optometric Society, Inc. (ISAOSI) is a vision screening for elementary school children. It is a struggle for the optometrists to do the vision screening for the whole school population. Dr. Benita Soltura led the opening prayer followed by the words by friends delivered by Drs. Noel Santos, Cynthia Del Mundo and Leonor Macalintal. Dr. Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin gave the comfort bereavement piece. Readings of the books of Romans 8: 31-38 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 where read by His role as elder of the association was Drs. Let Regodon & Chic Rosalinas fully manifested by the support he gave simultaneously. After the response to the association as well as for his was given by his eldest son Robie , a objective, level headed advises to the procession of flowers followed which 2012 – 2013 administration. was joined by the family members and friends who were present. Dr. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Cely Simbajon emceed in the service. the OAP office at Tower 3, City Land Makati City, the soft opening and the Other optometrist who attended the blessing of which was last August 7, Necrological Service were the Dean 2013. of the CEU College of Optometry, Dr. As a tribute to him, a short meaningful Jessica Flor, Dr. Mildred Pre, Dr. Mila Necrological service was conducted last Montealegre, Dr. Jenifer Yu and Dr. August 10, 2013 at Loyola Memorial Malou Gonzaga. Chapel at Commonwealth Avenue where his body was laid in state. Last August 29, 2013, Dr. Sheila Estrada Granada, the ISAOSI President, lead the vision screening of One Hundred Fifty (150) school children from Grades I-VI in Butol Elementary School, together with our National OAP President, Dr. Ma. Corazon S. Sipin, and other three ISAOSI members (Dr. Fe Marquez Torio, Dr. Leticia Barroga, and Dr. Leticia Barba). The group found five (5) male students aged 6-9 to have color deficiencies, two (2) with nystagmus, one (1) with cataract, and nine (7) with myopic and astigmatic tendencies. It is imperative to note that we have a long way to go. Many more schools in Ilocos Sur and Abra needed the same vision screening for their school children, and ultimately, such children be given the prescription eyeglasses and orthoptic exercises they needed. Out of the 15 children, the parents of two of them gave their support to them by having their eyeglasses made, recognizing the significance of the vision screening without which they haven’t known their child or grandchild had visual defect. Walk for Sight August is “Sight Saving Month” in the Philippines. Everyone who advocates sight preservation, publicize the event to promote awareness of the importance of the eyes in our lives. It encourages Filipinos to have their eyes checked with this year’s theme, “Alagaan Ang Mata Mula Bata Hanggang Pagtanda”. The "Operation Silip-Mata" is made always available to our compatriots and considered a perpetual program of the government designed for the care of the eyes for Filipinos' better eyesight. from Batangas, Bulacan, Caloocan Malabon Navotas, Cavite, Cebu, Makati, Marikina, Palawan, Pasay Paranaque Las Pinas,Vigan Chapters. The celebration this year was launched on August 4, 2013 with the annual “Walk for Sight”, an 8-km walk from the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Vito Cruz, Pasay City to the Rizal monument in Rizal Park, Manila participated by more than 3,000 eye health proponents led by the Department of Health (DOH), the National Committee for Sight Preservation (NCSP) member organizations, Dept. of Education, Lions Clubs International, Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists, Tanggal Katarata Foundation, University of the Philippines Institute of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Departments of Selected Hospitals, some drug companies, students and the Optometric Association of the Philippines (OAP) with representatives The event was a success despite a poor weather condition. OAP Officers, Dr. Cora Sipin and Dr. Net Soltura attended the laying out of DOH’s five-year blueprint for the eye health objective which is "the reduction of avoidable blindness". Dr. Noel Chua of NCSP encouraged all the supporters of the advocacy to align their efforts in support of the DOH strategic plan and directions to achieve the outcome as set forth. The "walk" was followed by the wreath laying at the Rizal Monument in Rizal Park. The activity was headed by DOH Secretary, Hon. Enrique Ona, NCSP Chairperson Dr. Noel Chua, OAP President Dr. Cora Sipin with other heads of NCSP member organizations and other foreign & local partners. In response to that call, the OAP through the leadership of the incumbent Board of Trustees, is now strategically planning for the association's collective efforts through organized activities geared towards the attainment of that specified objective. Ilocos Norte - Laoag City Society Sight for a Child Project The “Sight for a Child” project was held last August 16, 2013. Shamrock Elementary School in Laoag City was chosen by the OAP Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Society as recipient of their project. After a thorough examination and vision test by registered optometrists, eyeglasses with prescription were dispensed to twenty-one (21) pupils, Grades One to Six in the said school. The project couldnt have been a success without the open arms of Miss Araceli C. Pastor, CESO V, Schools Superintendent of the Division of Laoag City, who, with clear vision, graciously accepted “Sight for a Child” project. The School Nurse, Myzel Abunaga, as well as the teachers, Cherie Joy Pascual, Ligaya R. De Vera and James Fonacier were very accommodating and extended invaluable assistance during the conduct of the eye examinations. OAP with Dr. Andreas Mueller, WHO Country Director, and Dr. Ma. Victoria Rondaris of the Philippine Association of Ophthalmologists (center) IN FOCUS: Marikina Optometric Society The Marikina Optometric Society kicked off its Sight Saving Month celebration with a Mission at Sto. Nino Elementary School Marikina City. With the aid of school officials led by Principal Lilia G. Carperio, a total of 13 Grade 1 sections with an approximate number of 467 students availed of the complimentary vision screening and eye care needs check-up last August 28, 2013 at the school premises. This venture was aimed at providing quality vision screening and eyecare to the youth of Marikina City, especially to the Grade 1 students of Sto. Nino Elementary School. Futher, the tests given to the students aimed to help them in their reading, which is a fundamental facet of school life, and other day-to-day school activities. 13 students were recipients of free complimentary prescription glasses which were dispenses by MOS last September 9, 2013. Other students were referred for further eye examinations. OAP NEWS & UPDATES OAP goes to 19th APOC The 19th Asia Pacific Optometric Congress (APOC) held at Seoul, Korea on October 2-4, 2013 was attended by delegates from 30 different countries across the Asia Pacific region, Australia and the USA. The Congress which was jointly hosted by APOC, Korean Optometric Association and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University had for its Theme: Advancing Education in Optometry. Dr. Akio Kenai of Japan heads the APOC as president. APOC is one of the six regions of WCO which includes Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, North America and Latin America. Dr. Susan Cooper of Canada is the incumbent WCO President. About twenty Filipino Optometrists attended the Conference. Drs. Carmen Abesamis Dichoso, Annabelle Asuncion and Jessica Flor, CEU, dean, College of Optometry were OAP’s official representatives to the General Delegates Meeting held on October 1, 2013. Dr. Joan Santos and Dr. Mylene Abesamis also joined the OAP delegation. Delegates from nine countries were nominated to the Executive Committee and our very own Dr. Carmen Dichoso was elected among the eight members of the above committee. The First APOC in 1978 was held in Manila, Philippines hosted by the Optometric Association of the Philippines. Two more congresses, the 4th and 12th were also held here in 1982 and 1999, respectively. All the three congresses were spearheaded by Drs. Claro Cinco and Antonio Joson. Dr. Primitiva "Baby" Perez- Sison was also a member of the APCO and organized a very successful APOC Meeting in Manila and Cebu in 1999. STRAT Planning of OAP held at new office Last Sept 1, 2013, the board met again to accomplish the unfinished strategic planning from the first meeting last May in Alfonso, Cavite. The continuation of the strat planning was facilitated by Dr. Euphemia M. Tobias, a dentist by profession, MSc (Masters of Science in Tropical Medicine) and a professor from College of Public Health, UP Manila. It was the first time for the board to have its meeting at the new OAP office in City Land Tower door #223, Makati City. The strategic planning followed was the TOWS (Threat, Opportunity, Weaknesses, Strength) from SWOT. It was attended by board members Dr. Ma. Corazon Sipin, Dr. Patricia Rosalinas,Dr. Benita Soltura, Dr. Mildred Pre, Dr. Noeh Fernandez, Jr., Dr. Douren Espina who were working hand in hand collating and sharing ideas to establish goals and to finally have an ideal direction and guide on the OAP’s strategic planning. The Sight Preservation Committee of the Philippines Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) OAP President speaks at PAO Forum The Sight Preservation Committee of the Philippines Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) invited OAP President Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin to join its Sight Preservation Committee Breakfast Meeting of Minds: “Getting our Acts Together” Symposium last Dec. 6, 2013 as guest faculty, to deliver a lecture on Evidence-Based Vision Screening. This was one of the several symposia of the PAO 2013 Annual Meeting held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City from Dec. 4-7, 2013. The Symposium was attended by representatives from DepEd, LGUs, DOH, PAO, UPIO, OAP and IPAO. House of Delegates Meeting The recently-concluded House of Delegates meeting last Nov. 24, 2013 was held in our newly-acquired office at Unit 223 Executive Tower III, Citiland Makati, located along Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City.The meeting was attended by nine past national presidents, together with society presidents and governors from 7 regions. Important concerns involving the association’s partnership with Physicians for Peace, amendments to our Constitution & By-Laws were deliberated upon. 2 survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, one of our current Board of Trustee, Dr. Douren Espina, and the President of Leyte Optometric Society, Dr. Krin, shared to the group their group their harrowing experience from the super typhoon, the vast destruction of properties, and thousands of lives left dead brought about by the storm surge. All the officers present shared monetary contribution to be distributed to all our society members affected by the calamity. A TE E PHILIPPI TH CTIVE . S . NE OP OAP Executive Board 2013-2014 METRIC A TO FRATERN S CIATION OF PR O SO L OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES Member: Asia-Pacific Council of Optometry (APCO) & World Council of Optometry (WCO) www.oap-inc.org Dr. Ma. Corazon P. Saron-Sipin President Dr. Patricia Rosalinas Vice President Dr. Noeh Fernandes, Jr. Secretary th Dr. Annabelle Asuncion Treasurer Board of Trustees Dr. Eldeen Baluso Dr. Aurora Catahoy Dr. Douren Espina Dr. Laarni Montealegre Dr. Mildred Pre Dr. Grace Villegas Dr. Jemimah Joy Locsin Committee Chairpersons Dr. Joan Santos Membership Dr. Annabelle Asuncion Finance Grace Villegas Outreach and Sight Projects Joey Velasquez Publications Melissa Anglo Education Vic Cinco Official Contact Information +63 942 8 EYE COS +63 923 326 8565 +63 916 966 4078 Fax No. (032) 253 4263 (0942839267) April 26 -27, 2014 Grand Ballroom, MArco Polo Plaza hotel Cebu Apas, Nivel hills, Cebu City Hosted By: Cebu Optometric Society (Affiliate of the Optometric Association of the Philippines) Pre-Registration *1st Tranche: [email protected] 2,500php (but not beyond Feb. 15, 2014) *2nd Tranche: 50 @ 2,750php (but not beyond Mar. 25, 2014) with Free “ Optometrists Rock” T-shirts for fellowship Night “ Rock the Night Away” with Free 2014 OAP Bi- Monthly Calendar On-site Regristration (After March 25, 2014) Members 3,000 php (no t-shirt) Non-Members 4,400 php (no t-shirt) Students 2,500 php (with meals) Official Email Address [email protected] email: [email protected] MARCO POLO HOTEL CONVENTION ROOM RATES SINGLE Deluxe Room Mountain View P3,950.00 net Deluxe RoomSea View Grand Deluxe Mountain View P4,330.00 net Grand Deluxe Sea View Continental Club P5,500.00 net Suites Junior Suite P6,500.00 net Executive Suite P8,660.00 net DOUBLE Deluxe Room Mountain View P4,450.00 netDeluxe Room Sea View Grand Deluxe Mountain View P5,130.00 net Grand Deluxe Sea View Continental Club P6,300.00 net Suites Junior Suite P7,300.00 net Executive Suite P9,460.00 net Payment Remittance thru Bank Transfer: Bank of the Philippine Islands Payee : OAP NATCON 2014 Current Account : 9201 - 0018 - 51 Cora Sipin OAP President & Overall Chair Vivian Dyhongpo OAP Convention Chair Elizabeth Taguiam COS Pres. & Convention Treasurer Benita Soltura Ma. Corazon Saron-Sipin National Conventiontt Theme for 2013-2014 “Making Quality Vision Care Accessible to All Filipinos” P5,130.00 net P5,460.00 net **Rates are inclusive of : Buffet breakfast, applicable government taxes and 10% Service Charge Third person charge is at Php1,100.00 net per person, inclusive of daily breakfast; Room capacity allowed is maximum of 3 adult occupants or 2 adults and 2 children below 10 years old; Standard check-in time is 2:00 PM, check-out time is at 12:00 NN **Free WIFI in room Complimentary use of the pool and gym Free shuttle service to major shopping malls at a scheduled time NOTE: You can course your hotel reservations through the Cebu Optometric Society (organizing committee) Legal and Ethics National Task Force on Sight Preservation P4,330.00 net P4,660.00 net E V E N T S P O T L I G H T: ‘OAP goes 4G’ Inter-regional Conference The OAP held its Inter-regional Conference last December 13, 2013, at Hotel Rembrandt, Quezon City, which was attended by 110 optometrists from different regions, namely, Manila, Quezon City, Rizal, Marikina, Bulacan, Mindoro, Quezon Province, Tarlac, Palawan, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, and Ilocos Sur. The theme of the conference was “OAP 4G - Going to Gear up Guts for GATS, Powertools for Clinical Practice.” This was organized by the OEP Education Committee Chairperson, Dr. Melissa B. Anglo and led by Dr. Cely Simbajon as conference chairperson. It was facilitated by academicians from CEU College of Optometry, optometrists in private practice, and eye centers.
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