One of the most, if not the most outstanding accomplishment of the late Dr. Jose Fabella, the first Secretary of the Department of Health, is the establishment of the School of Midwifery of the Maternity and Children’s Hospital, now Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital. Three objectives were foremost in the mind of the founder in setting up this institution:
- To train young women in midwifery to gradually supplant the unlicensed midwives;
- To train doctors and nurses for provincial work;
- To give health service and education with emphasis on maternal and child care.
In 1922, Dr. Jose Fabella opened the School of Midwifery in Isabel Street, Sampaloc, Manila with a limited accommodation for 10 students only. From 1922 to 1951, the School of Midwifery admitted one set of students for one (1) year term or twelve (12) months course. As the midwife plays an important role in the delivery of healthcare, the one-year curriculum is found inadequate to cope with the required theoretical work and clinical experience required. In July 1952, realizing the need for extensive domiciliary obstetrical training, the course was extended to one and a half year. The admission of new students was held every six months. From a one year course to a one and a half year course, the basic Midwifery course has been increased to two (2) years to better equip midwife in the performance of her expanded functions as primary healthcare provider.
The promulgation of RA 7392 in April 1992 opened the doors of postgraduate programs in the school. The new Midwifery Law (RA 7392) expanded the functions of the midwife. To prepare the midwife for her added functions, curriculum revision was mandated. To update graduates of the old curriculum, the school expanded its operation from the basic midwifery to postgraduate programs. With accreditation from the Professional Regulation Commission, postgraduate trainings to upgrade the skills of practicing midwives were conducted to help them cope with the demands of their expanded functions. The school then has designed and conducted several training courses in the postgraduate level.
The Midwifery Residency Training Program (MRTP) was introduced in 1996. This program for registered midwives aims to produce a new breed of midwives with a comprehensive training for three years in reproductive health.
In 1999, the School of Midwifery entered the international scene with a completion program for student midwives of Seattle School of Midwifery and Naturopathic doctors of Bastyr University in Washington, USA. The international programs also attracted participants from United Kingdom and Cambodia.
The Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital-School of Midwifery’s (DJFMH-SOM) track record in the licensure examination is unprecedented. It has reached its zenith in midwifery education by becoming globally competitive.
The School of Midwifery of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, as an instrument of the Department of Health, offering a two (2) year Basic Midwifery program, accepts as its primary function the training and development of Filipino youth who can provide midwifery services in compliance with RA 7392 and can perform effectively their functions responsive to the changing needs of the community.
We visualize a globally competent midwife, living the core values of a true Fabellan, responsive and well-endowed with capacities to cope with information technology through advanced education and proficiency in skills.
The DJFMH – SOM shall provide basic midwifery education and postgraduate training, in consonance with the needs of the Filipino; enhance the midwives’ skills in Maternal and Child Health and prepare them to provide midwifery care in the country and in the international community.
We endeavour for protection of life and provision of comprehensive, competent and compassionate service; empowerment of women for self-care relevant to the expected changes of the millennium.
Faculty and Staff
Esmeraldo T. Ilem, M.D.
Medical Center Chief II
Ruth A. Castro, RN, RM, MAN
Midwifery School Principal II
Luzviminda D. Zuñiga, RN, RM, MAN
Midwifery School Principal I
Estelita R. Jordan, RN, RM, MAN
Nurse IV-Academic Coordinator
Liza T. Dela Cruz, RN, RM
Nurse IV-Clinical Coordinator
Shirley C. Eleazar, RN, RM
Ermina S. Capacia, RN, RM
Teresita T. Parica, RN, RM, MAN
Maria Ursulita R. Umali, RN, RM
Cynthia R. Angeles, RN, RM
Imelda C. Palmones, RM, RN
Erika Kae N. Ramos, RN, RM
Luz G. Cupcupin, RM, BCHS
Mercedes L. Mercado, RM, BCHS
Eleonor D. Ugali, RM, BCHS
Grace E. Herrera, RM, BCHS
Felliever S. De Jesus, RM, BCHS
Analiza S. Torres, RM, BCHS
Bernadette B. Herras, RM, BCHS
Gina G. Serundo, RM, BCHS
Rowena P. Ignacio, RM, BCHS
Marivic D.R. Diestro, RM
Imelda A. Corpuz, RM
Bernaditha T. Chavez, RM
Zenaida L. Martin, RM, BCHS
Carmencita A. Muñasque, RM
Veronica Q. Taton
Rosemarie R. Morales, BSE
Ma. Teresita Y. Salceda, BSBA
Michelle M. Crael, Bachelor of Mass Communication
Medical and Paramedical Faculty
This may include an OB-GYN senior resident, a registered nutritionist-dietician, a registered medical technologist, and bachelors of Zoology, Psychology, Information Technology, and Math to name a few. They are carefully chosen to teach in their fields of expertise.
The Diploma in Midwifery is a two-year program consisting of general education and professional courses which prepare students for entry-level midwifery competencies. This 2-year direct entry program includes Clinical Practicum in Foundations of Midwifery, Normal Obstetrics and Care of the Newborn, Introduction to High Risk Obstetrics, Basic Care of Infants and Feeding, Basic Family Planning, Primary Health Care and Midwifery Ethics, Law and Practice. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the government licensure examination.
The Diploma in Midwifery aims to:
1. Develop the knowledge, attitude and skills of first level midwives in the care of the girl-child, the adolescent, and the adult woman prior to, during, and following pregnancy. This prepares the midwives to:
- give the necessary supervision, care and advice to women during pregnancy, labor and post-partum period;
- manage normal deliveries on her own responsibility and care for the child.
2. Specifically, graduates of the 2-year program are expected to:
- perform primary health care services within the community (promotive and preventive care);
- counsel and educate women, family and community regarding family planning including preparation for parenthood/parenting;
- detect abnormal conditions in the mother and infant;
- procure specialized assistance as necessary (consultation or referral).
Graduates of the Diploma in Midwifery may be engaged as:
1. Staff Midwife
2. Domiciliary Midwife
3. Rural Health Midwife
4. Clinical Instructor
INFORMATION TO APPLICANTS
- Length of the course: Two (2) Years
Level I: Level II:
1st semester 26 units 1st semester 28 units
2nd semester 25 units 2nd semester 29 units
Summer Class 10 units
- Admission of students: Once a year (June)
- Selection and approval for admission are based on the entrance exam result, personal interview and physical examination (done by a physician of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital).
- Applicants must be eligible to take the entrance examination:
- 1. Age: 15-35 years old
- 2. High school graduate with Fourth Year General Average of at least 80%
- 3. Height: at least 5 feet tall
- Valedictorians and Salutatorians are exempted from taking the entrance examination but should pass the personal interview and physical examination, and submit the necessary documents.
- Transferees from other schools are not accepted unless they undergo the same selection screening and be considered as Level I.
- Enrolment for those who qualify for admission is on cash basis.
- The school management reserves the right to accept or deny admission of new enrolees based on the result of selection screening.
- Previous applicants who passed the selection for admission but failed to enrol on the academic year they were selected will have to repeat medical exam prior to enrolment.
- Duly accomplished application form (download the form by clicking here).
- High School Report Card – Form 138 (original and photocopy) for High School graduates; Official Transcript of Records (original and photocopy) for second course applicants
- High School Diploma (original and photocopy) for High School graduates; Certificate of Honorable Dismissal with Transfer Credential for transferees.
- Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the last school attended
- Birth Certificate authenticated by National Statistics Office (original and photocopy)
- Two (2) Passport Size colored pictures with name tag
- Long brown envelope
- Issuance of application forms
- Submission of requirements
- Entrance examination
- Release of entrance exam result
- Personal interview
- Deadline of filing complete requirements
- Physical examination
DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY PROGRAM CURRICULUM
- Academic scholarship may be granted to any student who obtains a general average of at least 89%:
- 1. 93% and above: free tuition fee only, on the next semester
- 2. 91-92.9%: 50% discount in tuition fee only, on the next semester
- 3. 89-90.9%: 25% discount in tuition fee only, on the next semester
Scholars have to maintain their grades in order to enjoy the academic scholarship on the succeeding semesters.
- Children of DJFMH employees are privileged to pay tuition fees on instalment basis, as per approved scheme. Special discounts are also given as follows:
- 1. 15% discount on tuition fee for the 2nd child
- 2. 23% discount on tuition fee for the 3rd and succeeding children
- The DJFMH-SOM is the sole recipient of the Midwifery Scholarship Program of the Philippines (MSPP) in the National Capital Region. MSPP is a project of the Department of Health as it ultimately aims in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information on this scholarship, visit http://www.doh.gov.ph/content/rural-health-midwives-placement-program-rhmpp-midwifery-scholarship-program-philippines-mspp
Students of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital-School of Midwifery may avail of the following services:
- Health Services
- 1. Medical Services
- 2. Dental Services
- 3. Laboratory Services
- Guidance and Counselling
- Placement Service (helping graduates for job searching information and job adjustment)
- Financial Assistance per recommendation of the Committee on Selection for Student’s Assistance (COSSA).
- Well’Come Teens Social Center and Medical Services
- 1. Information, Education, Communication (Adolescent Sexuality)
- 2. Medical and Obstetrical Services
- 3. Social Center (recreation facilities, counselling)
- Academic Activities
- Exhibits/Contests (instructional devices, practical arts)
- Seminars/workshop/career development forum
- Educational Tours
- Essay Writing
- Quiz Bee
- Co-curricular Activities
- Induction Ceremony
- Welcome Program
- Foundation Day
- Christmas Celebration
- Valentines Party
- Send-off for Graduates
- Athletic/Sports Activities
- Catechetical Instruction
- Students Ecumenical Assembly
- Recollection for Graduating Class
- Personality Development
- Drama fest, Song fest and Poster Making
The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery is a four-year degree program consisting of general education and professional courses which prepare registered midwives for higher level midwifery competencies. The program includes Clinical Practicum in Management of OB Emergencies and High Risk Pregnancies, Care of Infants and Children, Comprehensive Family Planning, Community Health Service Management, Community Health Care Facility Management, Midwifery Pharmacology, Research, Entrepreneurship, Administration and Supervision. Students of the program may select from any of the following Midwifery Majors: Education, Community Health, Reproductive Health, Administration and Supervision or Health Care Facility Management.
The Bachelor of Science in Midwifery aims to:
1. Develop higher level competencies of a midwife as a health care provider: educator, researcher, supervisor and health care facility manager /entrepreneur.
2. Specifically, this enables the graduates to:
2.1. give the necessary supervision, care and advice to high-risks parturient;
2.2. execute emergency measures in the absence of medical practitioners;
2.3. provide family planning services;
2.4. provide Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) services;
2.5. manage MCH clinics at the community level;
2.6. facilitate community organizing and social mobilization for community development;
2.7. engage in independent, entrepreneurial health activities including management of primary health care facilities;
2.8. implement/manage midwifery programs;
2.9. perform other health related functions as may be deemed necessary by appropriate agency.
Specific professions/careers, occupations or trades that the graduates of the B.S. in Midwifery Program may engage into are the following:
4. Health Facility Administrator
6. Entrepreneur/Clinic Owner/Manager
7. Health Program Manager
The DJFMH-SOM will embark on a milestone as it establishes the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Program in the first semester of 2012 (June). Limited slots will be available for the pioneer students.
- Updated PRC license as Registered Midwife (original and photocopy)
- Personal Interview
- Physical Examination
- Relevant documents to be submitted to the Registrar:
- Transcript of Records
- NSO Birth Certificate
Interested applicants may contact the School of Midwifery for more information.
B.S. IN MIDWIFERY PROGRAM CURRICULUM
|TRAINING COURSE||COURSE DESCRIPTION|
|Midwifery Postgraduate Skills Training Course in the Revised Midwifery Law: Clinical Modular Instruction||Skills training in suturing perineal lacerations, internal examination of mothers in labor, IV fluid infusion, Partograph and ENC including MDG module (10 days)|
|Midwifery Refresher Course||Clinical modular instruction on prenatal care, intranatal care, postnatal care and newborn care with corresponding case load (15 days)|
|Basic Midwifery Training Course||A refresher course on antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care including immediate care of the newborn. It includes skills training on management of normal delivery, suturing first and second degree perineal lacerations and IV fluids infusion (30 days)|
|Basic Course in Clinical Teaching for Midwifery Instructors||Clinical teaching strategies with practicum for midwife instructors|
|Hospital Tour||Orientation to the different services/programs of the hospital|
|Midwifery Enrichment Series for Graduate Midwives||Integrate midwifery concepts in midwifery practice to enrich knowledge of Graduate Midwives in preparation for the Midwifery Licensure Examination.|
|TRAINING COURSE||COURSE DESCRIPTION|
|Midwifery Placement for International Students||Completion of 50 deliveries, enhancement of skills in assessment, management and care of women during pregnancy, labor, delivery and puerperium; assessment and care of the newborn (3-4 weeks)|
|Midwifery Observation Studies for International Participants||Observation of roles and functions of midwifery practitioners in a hospital/community setting (10 days)|
|Midwifery Instructors’/Administrators’ Course for International Participants||Observational studies of basic midwifery curriculum implementation, postgraduate training, curriculum planning and evaluation (10 days)|
|Midwifery Certificate in Maternal and Neonatal Health||Management of normal obstetrical cases, assessment of high risk obstetrical cases, assessment and resuscitation of the newborn and lactation management (3 months)|
|Midwifery Residency Training for International participants||Clinical practicum in normal obstetrical care including primary obstetrical care and management of obstetrical emergencies, neonatal care, community-based interventions and completion, comprehensive family planning (1 year)|
Guidelines for enrolment in the training course:
1. Contact the School of Midwifery for reservation. Acceptance will be made on a first come-first serve basis.
2. Updated PRC license is required for applicants of the National Program Section.
3. Participants will be notified in writing as soon as reservation is confirmed.
MIDWIVES’ SCOPE OF FUNCTIONS
Section 23 R.A. 7392 – Practice of Midwifery Defined
The practice of midwifery consist in performing or rendering or offering to perform or ender, for a fee, salary or other reward or compensation, services requiring an understanding of the principles and application of procedures and techniques in the supervision and care of women during pregnancy, labor and puerperium, management of normal deliveries, including performance of internal examination during labor except when patient is with antenatal bleeding, health education of the patient, family and community, primary health services including nutrition and family planning; in carrying out the written order of physician with regards to antenatal, intra-natal and post natal care of the normal pregnant in giving immunization, including oral and parenteral dispensing of oxytocic drugs after the delivery of placenta, suturing perineal laceration to control bleeding, to give intravenous fluid during obstetrical emergencies provided they have been trained for that purpose, and may inject Vitamin K to the newborn; Provided however that this provision shall not apply to students in Midwifery school who perform midwifery services under the supervision of their instructors, nor to emergency cases.
Dearest Lord, May I see You today and every day in the person of the sick as I am nursing them for you.Though You have hidden yourself behind the unattractive disguise to the irritable, the exacting and the reasonable, may I still recognize You and say:“Jesus my patient it is with great pleasure to serve You.”Lord, give me that seeing faith that my work will never become monotonous but be full of compassion and be willing to give. Grant that the mothers you placed in my care maybe abundantly blessed. Give me both wisdom and sympathy, kindness and understanding in my daily work. Inspire me with words of comfort and strength, and let me encourage all mothers in their great hour, guide my mind and my hands, good Jesus, that I may help them all and be able to lift at least a part of their burden of suffering. Dearest Lord, make me appreciate the dignity of my high vocation and its many responsibilities, never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness or impatience. Lord, increase my faith, bless my efforts, sanctify my work now and forever. Amen.
I solemnly pledge that I will do my best
Seeking God’s help and asking for His grace
To keep my body healthy, strong and pure
The task of a midwife, I must carry for sure
To keep my mind always alert and fully awake
To the profession I have chosen for life I must stick
To be trustworthy, refined, polite, and gracious in manner
An inspiration always to those under my care
To serve unselfishly and wisely everywhere
Guiding the innocent, easing the sufferers
To make my work filled with sweetness and beauty
Welfare fellowship is found even in adversity
To be loyal to my patients, associates, country and GOD
From whom I dearly owe my life and my love.
SO HELP ME GOD
When flames of love burn high
In our hearts with warmth bestow
Joyfully we come home to you
And proclaim that we are true
In the sunlight, in the shadow
We whisper sweet and low
Our love we pledge to you (2x)
Your colors green and gold
Glorify the world, glorify the world
For you we shall all rise
Easing the sufferers we unite
Music: Prof. Alfredo S. Buenaventura
Lyrics: Ruth A. Castro
ALMA MATER SONG
Our student’s life now is over
Dear Alma Mater we will part
Your unfading memories are over
Engraved deeply in our hearts
With your tutors we abided
In the classroom and in the ward
By their teachings we are guided
In our work out in the field
Oh Beloved Alma Mater
From your door we’ll soon depart
Happily we lived together
But tomorrow we will part
Oh Beloved Alma Mater
Beckon stars to guide us clear
Thanks to all who gave us welfare
Dear now hear our last farewell
Music and Lyrics: Elvira A. Montilla
In 1922, Dr. Jose Fernandez Fabella made the initiative of professionalizing the birth attendants in the Philippines by establishing a school of midwifery, the Maternity and Children’s Hospital School of Midwifery (MCH-SOM). However, recognizing his utmost contribution to maternal health the then MCH-SOM was now named Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital School of Midwifery (DJFMH-SOM) in honor of its “Founder”.
For almost” eighty-nine” years , DJFMH-SOM continues to produce competent midwives equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude of a professional in the field of quality maternal and child health care service delivery. Likewise, through the “Founder’s” inspiration, the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Midwives Alumni Association’s (DJFMHMAA, Inc.) plans and dreams of continuing his legacy.
- To preserve the legacy of Dr. Jose Fernandez Fabella, founder of school of midwifery
- To protect and promote the spirit of loyalty to DJFMH-SOM
- To uphold to our Alma Mater’s vision, mission, philosophy and values.
The legacy of Dr. Jose Fernandez Fabella:
- Maternal Health
- Children’s Health
- Professionalization of Birth Attendants
Constitution and By-Laws
We, the graduates of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital School of Midwifery, formerly Maternity and Children’s Hospital School of Midwifery, do hereby bind ourselves into a closer relationship, to protect and promote the spirit of loyalty to our Alma Mater, under the principle of cooperation, mutual respect and assistance for the upliftment of the midwifery profession, and to look after the welfare of the individual members, hereby adopt the following Constitution and By-Laws.
Sec. 1 The name of the Association shall be Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Midwives Alumni Association.
Sec. 1 The Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Midwives Alumni Association shall be non-sectarian, non-profit and non-stock organization.
Sec. 1 Membership in the association shall be classified as follows:
- Active member – a graduate member of the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Midwives Alumni Association who pays her annual membership fee in the amount of one hundred pesos (Php 100.00).
- Lifetime member – any member who pays lifetime membership fee in the amount of one thousand and five hundred pesos (Php 1500.00).
OFFICERS, THEIR DUTIES, POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sec. 1 OFFICERS – The affairs and activities of the Association shall be executed, carried on and maintained by the Board of Directors consisting of fifteen (15) members elected at a general meeting for the purpose. The Board thereafter shall elect among themselves the President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Auditor, PRO and seven (7) Board of Directors.
Sec. 2 TERM OF OFFICE – The officers shall assume office upon their election and shall have a term of three (3) consecutive years unless sooner removed and or incapacitated and shall continue in office until their successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.
Sec. 3 PRESIDENT – The President shall exercise direct supervision over all affairs of the association, convene and preside at all general or special meetings of the association and of the meeting of the Board of Directors. She shall have the power, subject to the approval of the Board, to bind the Association in any contract or agreement, to sign all certification, contracts or instruments of the association and to submit to the annual meeting of the members, a written report on the accomplishments of the Association during the preceding year, and to perform all other duties pertaining to her office otherwise authorized by the resolution of the Board.
Sec. 4 VICE PRESIDENT – In the event that the President fails to perform her duties by reason of absence or illness, the Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President. She shall therefore act as Acting President. She shall assist the President in the exercise or supervision over the affairs of the Association under the authority of the President, to implement all rules and regulations relative to the conduct and management of the affairs of the Association, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the President or authorized by the Board of Directors.
Sec. 5 SECRETARY – The Secretary shall keep the minute of all meetings and issued notice thereof. Keeps all records of the Association, keeps complete and continually receives membership fees and to perform all other duties ordinarily pertaining to the office of the Secretary or as authorized by the Board.
Sec. 6 ASSISTANT SECRETARY – She shall assist the Secretary in the discharge of her duties. And in case of absence or illness, shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the secretary.
Sec. 7 TREASURER – The treasurer shall be the custodial of all funds and properties of the association, she shall collect all money, fees and dues and upon prior authority, pay all expenses. She shall keep the Books of Accounts, render financial report on a bi-monthly basis or at such times the Board of Directors may require. She shall submit an annual financial statement during the annual general meeting and shall perform all such duties as are incident to her office or are properly required of her by the Board.
Sec. 8 ASSISTANT TREASURER – She shall assist the Treasurer in the discharge of her duties whenever such assistance is requested and deemed necessary. She shall, in the absence or incapacity performs all duties and exercises the power of the Treasurer. She shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the President or by the Board of Directors.
Sec. 9 AUDITOR – The Auditor shall audit, review and examine the financial transaction of the Association, shall render her opinion on all financial statement submitted by the Treasurer and shall perform all such duties as incident to her office or are properly required by her by the Board. In the event of illness to perform her duties, the Board shall appoint and audit for the unexpired term.
Sec. 10 PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER – The PRO shall publicize the important activities of the Association through all means of media or communication, shall promote good relationship between the Association and the government and the members as a whole.
Sec. 11 LEGAL COUNSEL – The Legal Counsel shall be consulted in all legal and administrative matters, including the Board of Directors or the members. He shall perform other duties that the Board may request him to do so.
Sec. 12 PROPERTY CUSTODIAN – The Property Custodian shall take charge of checking and maintaining in good condition equipment/facilities/properties owned by the association and to make necessary reports of loss and non-availability of said property.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sec. 1 POWERS – The Board of Directors shall be the policy making and governing body of the Association. It shall have the power to create committees and appoint members thereof, who may deem necessary and to exercise general powers of supervision over all the affairs and activities of the association.
Sec. 2 MEMBERS, METHOD OF ELECTION, TERM – There shall be fifteen (15) directors who shall be elected by the members of the association by the secret ballot, after the election of the fifteen (15) Board of Directors of the association, each shall hold office for a term of three (3) years until her successor shall have been duly elected. After election, members of the Board of Directors elected shall immediately elect among themselves the officers to the different position therein.
Sec. 3 VACANCIES – Vacancies in the Board of Directors, occurring during the year shall be filled from those who obtained the next highest number of votes in the last election for unexpired term by a majority vote for the remaining Director in any special meeting for that purpose or at any regular meeting of the Board.
Sec. 4 REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS – Any Directors may be removed from office for just cause by one half (½) vote of the members in a special meeting of the association for the purpose; provided, however that prior to the meeting, the Directors affected shall be given at least three (3)days’ notice of the proposed action and allowed in said meeting to defend herself, if she so desires. Absence without valid reason for four consecutive board meetings shall be considered just cause for removal, in which case the privilege herein given shall not apply, and cannot file her candidacy for any elective position.
Sec. 5 MEETINGS – Regular meetings of the board shall be held on a quarterly basis. Special meetings shall be held whenever called by the President or the Board of Directors.
Sec. 6 QUORUM – A majority or one half (½) of the Directors shall be necessary to constitute a quorum. A measure may be passed by a majority of the Board of Directors present in the meeting. If there is less than one half (½) of the quorum at any meeting of the Board, those present constituting a quorum shall be necessary to transact business.
Sec. 1 PERMANENT COMMITTEES – There shall be the following standing or permanent committees:
- Membership Committee – the Committee on Membership shall take charge of the acceptance of new members, membership privileges, fees and dues.
- Committee on Midwifery Education – The Committee on Midwifery Education shall study the curricula of the school of midwifery not only in the Philippines but in foreign countries and from time to time, propose and recommend alternations and reforms in the study of midwifery in the Philippine schools, with a view to maintain and improve their standards. This committee should also be charged with the duty of providing continuing midwifery education such as seminars, symposium, forums, workshops and the like.
- Legislation Committee – The Committee on Legislation shall be entrusted with the duty of formulating definite legislation proposals, study and recommend measures to improve and upgrade midwifery laws, accept, consider, propose and recommend to possible nominations to the Midwifery Board or such allied offices or positions in the government which may be created involving midwifery services.
- Committee on Grievances and Midwifery Ethics – The committee shall investigate and call the attention of the Association and of the authorities concerned, to the meritorious complaints against members of the midwifery profession and of the association, propose or recommend petitions or resolutions from time to time such reforms of the Code of Ethics as in its opinion will result in maintaining the high standard demanded of the Midwifery Profession.
- Public Relations Committee – the committee shall take charge of all publications of the association’s activities through newspapers and dailies, radio, TV coverage and other media and shall coordinate the functions of the association to other chapters.
Sec. 2 OTHER COMMITTEES – The President and the Board of Directors may create any other committees.
FUNDS, DUES, FINES, CONTRIBUTIONS
Sec. 1 Membership fee shall be one hundred pesos (Php 100.00) annually.
Sec. 2 A fine of ten pesos (Php 10.00) shall be imposed for each unexplained, unmeritorious absence by officers of the Board of Directors in general meeting for causes to be determined by the Board.
Sec. 3 Contributions in cases of death and fire shall be made by every member in case of death of an active member. A sum of three hundred pesos (Php 300.00) shall be given to the nearest kin, in case of fire, the amount will be two hundred pesos (Php 200.00)
Sec. 4 In order to achieve the purpose of Sec. 3 hereof, each member upon joining the association shall immediately deposit sum of money to a fund called mortuary benefit plan in order to render financial assistance to a member within 24 hours from notice.
FINANCE AND PROPERTY
Sec. 1 All funds of the Association shall be deposited in the name of the association in a savings or current account with any bank or financial institution to be designated by the officers of the association. Withdrawal slips or bank cheque should be signed by the President and the Treasurer.
Sec. 2 All contributions shall be issued official receipts. All expenses vouchers shall be supported by invoices and receipt, duly approved by the board of Directors, and re-audited by the Auditor; provided, however that when the amount of expenditure is not more than five hundred pesos, (Php 500.00) the same may be approved by the President alone; provided finally that the total expenditures which the President may approve shall not exceed five hundred pesos (Php 500.00)
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Sec. 1 The order of business at the meeting of the Board of Directors shall be as follows:
- Proof of the presence of quorum.
- Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting and the action taken thereof.
- Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting.
- Unfinished businesses.
- New businesses.
- Other matters.
Sec. 1 The provision of this Constitution and By-laws may be amended by a vote of two thirds (2/3) of all members/Board Directors present at the meetings duly called for the purpose.
Sec. 1 The association shall have an official seal bearing the name of the association to wit; Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital Midwives Alumni Association.
Sec. 1 This Constitution and By-laws shall take effect upon its approval.
Sec. 2 Term of Office – Article IV – the officers shall assume office upon their election and shall have a term of every three (3) consecutive years.
APPROVED: MAY 21, 2006
In witness thereof, we, the undersigned members and also the directors present at said meeting and voting thereat, in form of the adoption of said by-laws, have hereunto subscribed our hands and with the President and Secretary of the meeting do likewise with our signatures attest:
SGD. ROSA MALLARI SGD. MERCEDES MERCADO
SGD. LUZ CUPCUPIN SGD. CECILIA KAHARIAN
SGD. NORMA SORIANO SGD. AVELINA DE LEON
SGD. CARMENCITA MUNASQUE SGD. EPIFANIA TRAJANO
SGD. ANALIZA TORRES SGD. ZENAIDA MARTIN
SGD. ELIZABETH DUMARAN SGD. MAXIMA ESGUERRA
SGD. GINA STA. RITA SGD. NORMA DALAWANGBAYAN
SGD. SILAHIS JABSON SGD. CELIA VICTORIA
ATTESTED: CERTIFIED CORRECT:
SGD. ELIZABETH DUMARAN SGD. ANALIZA TORRES
2011 ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT
JANUARY – PROCESSING OF REGISTRATION TO SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
MARCH – 105TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
MAY – DONATED CHAIRS TO DR. FLORES’ OFFICE
AUGUST – CREATION OF FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
OCTOBER – 123RD FOUNDER’S DAY, theme: UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE: FABELLAN LEGACY
A. Conducted scientific seminars:
1.UHC:Aquino Health Agenda
2.Technical Update on MDG 4 & 5: Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care
B. Launched “Proudfabellan” T – shirts