The Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) was once again a recipient of this year’s Department of Health (DOH) 30 Star Awards. This award recognizes the healthcare institution’s best practices in the quality health care service delivery in achieving Universal Health Care. Hospitals were evaluated according to the criteria set for safety and infection control, service provision, customer and employees’ satisfaction, community-based projects/programs, quality improvements and their compliance with the assessment tools for Hospital Licensure.

In behalf of the Medical Center Chief II, Dr. Bryan O. Dalid, the DOH 30 Top 10 (Level III category) award was received by Mr. Carlito U. Pillerin, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) last September 17, 2019 at Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III initiated the DOH 30 Star Awards in 2018 where it gives recognition to 10 Level I hospitals, 10 Level II hospitals; and 10 Level III hospitals or a total of 30 hospitals nationwide. This is to encourage both private and public hospitals to continuously improve their services and to enhance their compliance to regulatory requirements.

It is indeed a recognition of the DRMC’s overall commitment to health care excellence and continually improve for its clients’ satisfaction. (Yan)


Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) was as a recipient of the Adolescent-Friendly Health Facility (AFHF) Level III award last September 18, 2019 at Blue Leaf Filipinas, Parañaque City.

The award was received by Ma. Mercy C. Coral, Chief Nurse and Dr. Leslie M. Capuno, Adolescent-Youth Program Manager in behalf of the Medical Center Chief Dr. Bryan O. Dalid.

Based on the Department of Health (DOH) data, there was a there were a total of 704 Adolescent-Friendly Health Facility (AFHF) of which 617 are Level I, 52 are Level II, and 35 are Level III. The DOH is targeting at least 20% increase in AFHFs per year. In recognition of their efforts, each of the 35th health facilities were given a trophy, insignia, and cash award amounting to 100,000 pesos.

These facilities shall provide “equitable, acceptable, accessible, appropriate, effective and quality comprehensive care and service” to enable “health living, well implemented, empowered and responsible adolescents”.

Thus, DRMC in continuing efforts to support DOH mandate, DRMC shall ensure that all adolescents will have access to comprehensive health care services in an adolescent-friendly environment. (Yan)


On September 17, 2019 – Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as it simultaneously celebrated the first-ever World’s Patient Safety Day with this year’s theme of “Speak up for Patient Safety”.

Globally, 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths each year due to unsafe care. Patient safety has become a global health priority. This celebration brought stakeholders together in an effort to reduce the unintended harm caused by health care and advocates “No one should be harmed while seeking health care.” 

Dr. Marian Frances C. Ysaac, Cluster Head of Health Family Development Region XI served as the resource speaker for the World Patient Safety Day Celebration. (Yan)

Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) recently conducted a “Gender Sensitivity Training” last September 10-13, 2019, at the Heroben Homotel, Osmeña Extension, Purok Visayas, Tagum City.

To equip the DRMC employees with the proper attitude, knowledge and skills to respond to personal gender issues and to recognize women's different perceptions and interests arising from different social positions and gender roles, the DRMC has invited Cpt. Magdalina B.Canlobo (Fs) PA, Cpt. Lhugan Cliff Acuril (Inf) PA, Maj Davy E. Siao (Ags) PA , Maj Alberto B. Dabajo (Inf) PA, Maj Ariel A.Cabatbat (Mi) PA from Gender and Development Office (GADO) of the Philippine Army 10ID Infantry (Agila) Division as Resource Speakers.

This training was spearheaded by the DRMC Gender & Development (GAD) Committee Chairperson, Dr. Bryan O. Dalid, GAD Focal Point System Technical Working Group (GFPS TWG) - Mr.Edilberto L. Bundalo and GAD Focal Person, Kathlyn Lee F. Fuerzas.

As DRMC’s commitment to the Gender and Development (GAD) promotion and implementation, this training will continuously be conducted to empower both men and women of DRMC to be champions of equality in their communities. (Yan)


    Congratulations to the following DRMC Post Graduate Interns Batch 2018 - 2019 for having a 96.15% passing rate in the recently concluded PHYSICIAN LICENSURE EXAMINATION!

1. Ms. Jacqueline B. Arceo, MD
2. Ms. Mary Grace L. Asuncion, MD
3. Ms. Asma A. Bagul, MD
4. Ms. Basille Elaine J. Baliling, MD
5. Ms. Arni Rose B. Baliquig, MD
6. Ms. Prescilla Isobelle B. Buhia, MD
7. Ms. Danica May J. Calimot, MD
8. Mr. Ron Marco A. Ceniza, MD
9. Ms. Leah Kiara P. Dagatan, MD
10. Mr. Mel Daniel G. Dangel, MD
11. Ms. Grace Gladys May G. Dayuha, MD
12. Mr. Gerrick James M. De Leon, MD
13. Mr. Ralph Jay N. Del Rosario, MD
14. Mr. Christian Carlos Manuel A. Dureza, MD
15. Ms. Norlie M. Gabriel, MD
16. Ms. Shahira D. Julkani, MD
17. Ms. Saimah Lyn S. Mama, MD
18. Mr. Kenneth Kevin M. Menguita, MD
19. Mr. Daryl Jay G. Notarte, MD
20. Mr. King Edgar C. Olmoguez, MD
21. Ms. Monikka Pasawa, MD
22. Ms. Theresa Leona B. Prudencio, MD
23. Mr. Adrian Lloyd E. Quilab, MD
24. Mr. Mohamad-Hamdy D. Salic, MD
25. Ms. Ashleya Shariefa B. Sampal, MD

We would also like to congratulate Mr. Paul Stanley James M. Dizon, MD of Batch 2016–2017 for passing the September 2019 Physician Licensure Examination.

We are so proud of you!