Ofelia M. Samar-Sy

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Ofelia Manibog Samar-Sy
Born
Ofelia Manibog Samar

(1962-01-25) January 25, 1962 (age 57)
Malawag, Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Alma materUniversity of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center(medicine), Bicol University (undergraduate premed), University of Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (internal medicine and cardiology)
OccupationPhysician, businesswoman, humanitarian

Ofelia Manibog Samar-Sy, MD, MSHSM, FPCP, FACP, PhD is a Filipino physician in Internal medicine and Cardiology, medical educator, researcher, businesswoman, and socio-civic leader, who is also deeply involved in humanitarian enterprises. Medical Director of Ibalong Medical Center in Legazpi City, Albay, in May 2014 she was additionally appointed Dean, College of Medicine of Bicol Christian College, also in Legazpi City. Her support of urban poor housing, education, family education, and good governance are revealed in her many medical-related and socio-civic activities. She has led various medical missions, relief distributions, feeding programs, and gift-giving activities as President of Ibalong Medical Center Foundation, as a volunteer, as president of Pinoy Power Bicol Coalition, Inc., and as President of Albay Medical Society.[1] In addition to acting as a lecturer, speaker, moderator, and chairman, Samar-Sy also chairs many symposia, conventions, and scientific meetings. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (2013), as well as a life member of the Philippine Medical Association and the Philippine College of Physicians.

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Malawag, Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines, she graduated from Malawag Elementary School in 1973. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Bicol University, she was awarded a full State Scholarship in Doctor of Medicine. Once she became an internist-cardiologist, she returned to Bicol and begun practicing her profession in the countryside. She has sponsored hundreds of scholars, and in addition to her formal practice, has treated many indigent patients. She participates in service to her community and nation through various educational programs, scholarships, and medical and charitable programs. In 2009, Samar-Sy volunteered to lead other volunteers in supporting the campaign of Liberal Party candidate Benigno Aquino III. She continues to engage in various partnerships with government and non-government organizations on good governance and anti-poverty alleviation programs.

Education[edit]

In 1977 she graduated from the University of St. Anthony secondary school, then went on to study at Bicol University, with an undergraduate degree (baccalaureate), later graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bicol University, in 1981. She next earned a Doctor of Medicine degree at University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in 1986, followed by post-graduate internship at the University of Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (one year) and post-graduate rural service for another year. She took her post-graduate residency training for specialization in Internal Medicine at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital from January 1988 to April 30, 1991. Her post-graduate fellowship training for specialization in cardiology also took place at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital with post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology for another two years, finishing December 31, 1993.

In 1994 she was named an Associate Fellow of the Philippine Heart Association Philippine College of Cardiology,[2] after finishing becoming a Residency Fellow in Cardiology at the University of Philippines, Philippine General Hospital December 31, 1993. In May 1994 she became a Diplomate in Internal Medicine given by the Philippine College of Physicians,.[3] She completed her Fellowship Training Program in Cardiology at University of Philippines, Philippine General Hospital.

Post-graduate Studies

  • Masteral degree in Master of Science in Health Systems Management at Philippine Women’s University.
  • PhD in Human Resource Management, from Bicol College, with Thesis entitled Cardiovascular Disease Risks of Young Adults: A Health Guide for Future Professionals in Job Application and Employment.
  • Masteral degree in Master of Science in Health Systems Management at Philippine Women’s University with Thesis entitled Disease Management Compliance Among Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients in Selected Facilities in Legazpi City: Basis for Development of Compliance Guideline.
  • Masteral Degree (ongoing) in Public Health at Ago Medical and Educational Center
  • Masteral Degree (ongoing) in Management in Hospital Administration in Philippine Christian University

Professional life[edit]

Organization Position Date
A1 Review Center Inc. Chairman & President 2007–present
Ago General Hospital Consultant/Internist-Cardiologist 1994–present
Albay Medical Society Member and Past President 1994-Present
American College of Physicians Member and Fellow 2013-Present
Aquinas University Hospital Consultant/Internist-Cardiologist 1994–present
Bicol Christian College of Medicine Faculty and Lecturer 1995–2005 and 2014–present
Bicol Christian College of Medicine, Dean 2014–present
Bicol Regional Training & Teaching Hospital Consultant 1994–present
Bicol University College of Science Alumni Association President 2007–present
Bicol University General Alumni Association, Inc. Board member 2007–present
Center for Housing and Human Ecology Development Foundation (CHHED) Board member 1999–present
CHED Regional Quality Assessment Team for Doctor of Medicine Founding Faculty Member, Regular Member 2000-present
Estevez Memorial Hospital Consultant/Internist-Cardiologist 1994–present
Foundation for Lay Education on Heart Diseases (FLEHD), Albay Chapter 2007-present
Foundation for Lay Education on Heart Diseases, Albay Chapter Faculty 1994–present
Ibalong Medical Center Medical Director 1995–present
Ibalong Medical Center Foundation, Inc. President 1995–present
Journal of American Academics Research Journal Board Member Distinguished Editorial Review Board, https://www.american-journals.com/about
Mount Mayon Medical Center, Inc Founder and Vice-President 2017- Present
National Council, People Power Volunteers for Reforms (PPVR)[4] Bicol Regional Representative 2010–present
Philippine College of Cardiology Associate Fellow Since 1994
Philippine College of Physicians[5] Life Member, Fellow and Diplomate,Board of Regents (2012–present) 1993-Present
Philippine College of Physicians Bicol Chapter Incorporator and Founding Member 2000-Present
Philippine Heart Association Member and Associate Fellow 1994-Present
Philippine Medical Association Life Member 1987-Present
Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus Various positions: PTA 2003–present
Philippine Society of Echocardiography Member Since 1993
Philippine Society of Hypertension Various Positions Since 1995
Pinoy Power Bicol Coalition,Inc. President 2009–present
Sysam Development Corporation, Inc. President 2004–present
Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation Corporate Secretary 2011–present

Published medical/scientific articles[edit]

A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial on the Effect of Bio-Normalizer on Liver Cirrhosis (Final Report) Published in Gastroentorology journal by Osato Suno Research Institute, February 5, 2015 http://osri.asia/gastroenterology/prj27
A Variant Of Primary Aldosteronism (Conn's Syndrome) - A Case Report Published: Phil. J. Cardiology, Jan-March 1992 Presented: The Philippine Neurologic Association Annual Convention 1998
Preoperative Predictors of Complications Among Filipinos Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery in a Tertiary General Hospital Published: Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine 33 (5) 1995 Presented: PHA Annual Convention 1993 and PCP Annual Convention,1994
Intravenous Magnesium In The Reduction Of Arrthmias and Mortality in AMI: Meta-Analysis Published: Phil J Intern Med 1995: 33(5) 17-182 and Phil. Journal Of Internal Medicine 1995 Presented: Philippine Heart Association, PHCA Alumni Sponsored Arrhythmia Club, 1993
Spectrum of Cardiac Manifestations in SLE by M-Mode 2 Dimensional and Doppler Echocardiography: A Prospective Analysis with Clinical Correlation Presented: Annual Research Forum, Prospective Category, UP-PGH Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine Annual Research Forum, 1993; Philippine Society Of Echocardiography Annual Convention, 1994 PCP Annual Convention, 1994; Rheumatology Annual Convention, 1994
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning: PGH In-Hospital Experience Preliminary Data Published: Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine 33 (4) 1995 P. 151-154 Presented: Philippine Neurologic Association Annual Convention, 1998
Cardiovascular Disease Risks of Young Adults: A Health Guide for Future Professionals in Job Application and Employment Journal of American Academics Research, vol 6, issue 4, Dec 2018 [25]
Disease Management Compliance Among Diabetic and Hypertensive Patients in Selected Health Facilities in Legazpi City, Philippines: Basis For Development of Compliance Journal of American Academic Research, USA, Vol 6, Issue 4, Dec 2018 https://www.american-journals.com/december2018
The Prevalence of Hypercholesterolemia and other Risk Factors for CAD among BRTTH Employees
Utilization Of Philhealth Amenities By Senior Citizens In Legazpi City: Basis For Strengthening Program Implementation
Philhealth Packages Use by Filipino Senior Citizens Journal of American Academic Research, USA, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2018 Certificate of Publication (ISSN:2328-1227)

Public service[edit]

Dr. Samar-Sy is a multi-awarded researcher and dedicated community volunteer in Bicol where she leads and coordinates for various local and national organizations such as A.G.A.P.P. Foundation (Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa),[6] Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation,[7] Albay Medical Society,[8] Pinoy Power Bicol Coalition, Inc. (PPBCI), and the People Power Volunteers for Reform (PPVR).

Along with Jay Jaboneta and Anton Mari H. Lim, she helped create the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, and she was instrumental in helping the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation win the Liberal Project Award by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in November 2011. She has also been recognized as the "2010 Bicolano Outstanding Businessperson of the Year for the Province of Albay" and has received the "Outstanding Alumni Award" from Bicol University September 2009 and University of Saint Anthony in 1998. She is a Dangal ng Pilipinas Awardee during the Consumers' Choice Dangal ng Pilipinas 8th Annual Awards in 2009.

As lead volunteer for AGAPP Foundation in Bicol, she has led other volunteers in coordinating the construction of over 130 fully furnished pre-school classrooms around the Bicol Region located in the most impoverished and underprivileged areas where feeding livelihood and feeding programs were also implemented.

Likewise, as lead volunteer of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, she helped in raising funds for making and distributing 83 yellow boats for a disadvantaged community in Mababoy Island, Masbate for use in bringing their children to school and for their livelihood. She was instrumental in facilitating with Department of Education (Philippines) the fast realization of an extension school with makeshift classrooms. As of December, 2017, the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation has donated 2,024 yellow fishing boats, 20,211 yellow school boats, built eight schools, one bridge, and sponsored 10 Yellow Boat Adventures in impoverished areas of the Philippines.

She is engaged with the government as a member of the Regional Advisory Council of both Philippine National Police Region V and Civil Service Commission Region V; and acts as Lead convenor of Istorya ng Pag-asa Albay, a travelling Photo Gallery Project in support of the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines featuring different stories of Hope for Filipinos to change the conversation to positivity and unity, and to inspire and empower them.

She has also led in various medical missions, relief distributions, feeding programs and gift-giving activities as President of Ibalong Medical Center Foundation since 2005, as a volunteer and President of Pinoy Power Bicol Coalition, Inc. since 2009, and as President of Albay Medical Society from 2010. She has led volunteers in participating in the good governance and anti-poverty programs of various government agencies.

For eight straight years she was president of Philippine Science High School Bicol Region Campus - GPTA and led the parents of Bicol Scholars as volunteers in assisting the school in building an eLearning Center and classrooms during its initial undeveloped stage, as well as sponsoring medical missions and various support activities for the promotion of better quality education. Through her leadership, the GPTA was also able to help delegates of the school to various national and international competitions. The Philippine Science High School System is the Philippines' premiere secondary education institution for gifted scholars in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology. In line with her advocacy for better education, Samar-Sy dedicated her time and efforts as GPTA President of Bicol University Integrated Laboratory School from 2007 to 2010 and led parents in creating an eLearning Center and reading programs.

Samar-Sy is Lead Convenor of AGAPP (Akkat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa) in Bicol Region, which has constructed hundreds of fully furnished pre-school classrooms with library and constructed livelihood and feeding programs in remote and poor schools in Bicol Region. In line with the promotion of quality education, in consonance with RA 7722, she is a regular member of the Commission on Higher Education (Philippines) Regional Quality Assessment team for Medicine.

She continues medical mission and relief operations activities through the Albay Medical Society, Ibalong Medical Center Foundation, Ago General Hospital, Bicol Christian College of Medicine, and radio stations DZGB and Bombo Radyo. She also continues her scholarship project through the Ibalong Medical Center Foundation, and as the dean of Bicol Christian College of Medicine has partnered with the Philippine Department of Health in its scholarship program.

On May 18, 2018, the Philippine Medical Association, at the Philippines International Convention Center in Manila, presented Dr. Sy with the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Award as Outstanding Physician in Leadership and Community Service.

Media recognition[edit]

Publication Title Author Date
AGAPP[9] Kaagapay Kami Ofelia Samar-Sy Retrieved September 25, 2012
Xoom Blog[10] Young girl is honored by Filipino government for saving the flag during typhoon Xoom Blog Retrieved September 25, 2012
Police Regional Office, Legazpi City[11]] PSSUPT Jacinto Culver Sison July 5, 2012
JayJaboneta.com[12] 1st Anniversary of the Yellow Boat Project in Isla Mababoy Jay Jaboneta June 14, 2012
Republic of the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau[13] 12th Saringaya Awards EMB Region V, Rawis, Legaspi City June 2012
Aspire. Motivate. Succeed![14] Success Story: Dr. Ofelia Samar-Sy Alpha Miguel-Sanford May 19, 2012
Philippine Inquirer[15] School bus takes new form in Zambo Tarra Quismundo May 10, 2012
Philippine Information Agency[16] Pres’l. Sis Pinky to turn-over four school buildings in Sorsogon tomorrow Aida Alcazar-Naz January 18, 2012
JayJaboneta.com[17] The Heroes of Philippine Funds for Little Kids (Masbate) Jay Jaboneta September 10, 2011
Aral Pinoy[18] Help us get one Aral Pinoy boat on the waters of Masbate Aral Pinoy September 6, 2011
balita[19] After saving Philippine flag from typhoon, windfalls flood Albay heroine Danny O. Calleja August 16, 2011
PNA News Gathering System[20] DepEd hopes to solve 80% of Bicol’s classroom shortage in next 5 years of P-Noy administration Danny O. Calleja July 5, 2011
maribojocbohol.com[21] New Classrooms In Legazpi City And Bicol, Philippines Maribojc Bohol June 8, 2011
BicolPeryodiko[22] 33 new school buildings await pre-schoolers in public schools BP News Team June 7, 2011
PIA News Service[23] PNoy's sis, Viel, inaugurates 3rd preschool project in Albay Aida Alcazar-Naz March 9, 2011
Philippine Information Agency [24] Bicol Run to build public schools; EDSA spirit rekindled Aida Alcazar-Naz March 7, 2011
Philippine Information Agency [25] Bicol celebrates Women's Day in Marcha Bikolana Aida Alcazar-Naz March 7, 2011
Asian Journal[26] 10,000 Bicol folk run to build 152,000 classrooms Maricar Brizuela February 27, 2011
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation[27] EDSA 25: Organizer expects 8,000 participants in EDSA Run in Bicol mb.com February 23, 2011
BicolPeryodiko[28] 1st ASEAN Jamboree held in Albay BP News Team January 30, 2011
Philippine Inquirer[29] New classrooms rekindle hope in kids Maricar Brizuela January 19, 2011
Philippine Information Agency [30] AGAPP donates two pre-school buildings in Albay; PNoy sis Pinky lead turn-over to DepEd Eduardo A. De leon January 17, 2011
Manila Bulletin[31] Aquino vows to continue reform measures to improve lives of poor Filipinos mb.com December 19, 2010
Inquirer Opinion[32] Giving birth to Bicol people power Dr. Ofelia Samar-Sy May 29, 2010


Awards[edit]

  • Clemente Gatnaitan Award- Excellence in the Field of Research, University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital - 1993
  • Philippine College of Physicians Parke Davies Award of Excellence in Clinical Research - 1994
  • Most Outstanding Alumna, University of St Anthony - 1998
  • Professional Excellence on the Field of Sciences, Bicol University Alumni Association - 1994
  • Dangal ng Pilipinas Award in Medicine and Allied Science Excellence by Consumers’ Choice Annual Awards – 2009 [26]
  • Outstanding Alumni Award by Bicol University–2009
  • 2010 Halyao Awardee Bicol Businessperson of the Year for province of Albay by Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry [27]
  • Bicol University Immaculate Blue Degree honorary membership of Blue Feather Society-2016
  • University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Outstanding in Medical Education Award given February 2016 on the occasion of its Alumni Homecoming.
  • Toastmaster International given 2016-2018
    • Advance Communication Bronze
    • Advance Communication Silver
    • Advance Communication Gold
    • Advance Leadership Bronze
    • Advance Leadership Silver
    • Advance Leadership Gold
  • Finalist and Winner, Dr. Jose P. Rizal Memorial Award as Most Outstanding Physician in Community Leadership, May 28, 2018, Philippine International Convention Center Manila, given by Philippine Medical Association and UNILAB.
  • Journal of American Academic Research, USA (JAAR) - [28]
    • Member, Distinguished Review Board
    • Excellent Researcher Award by Journal of American Academic Research Publishing Center for Academic Year 01/01/2019~03/01/2020
    • Merit Award, Journal of American Academic Research, JAAR Publishing Center, USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albay Medical Society https://www.philippinemedicalassociation.org/component-societies.php
  2. ^ Philippine Heart Association Philippine College of Cardiology http://www.philheart.org/ver1/
  3. ^ Philippine College of Physicians http://www.pcp.org.ph/
  4. ^ National Council, People Power Volunteers for Reforms(PPVR) http://ppvr.blogspot.com/
  5. ^ Philippine College of Physicians http://www.pcp.org.ph/
  6. ^ A.G.A.P.P. Foundation (Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa)http://www.agapp.ph/index.php/aboutus/article/e95b1897-2352-11e0-928a-29ce926f75fb
  7. ^ Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation http://www.yellowboat.org
  8. ^ Albay Medical Society https://www.philippinemedicalassociation.org/component-societies.php
  9. ^ AGAPP [1].
  10. ^ Xoom Blog [2].
  11. ^ Police Regional Office, Legazpi City [3].
  12. ^ JayJaboneta.com [4].
  13. ^ Republic of the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau [5].
  14. ^ Aspire. Motivate. Succeed![6].
  15. ^ Philippine Inquirer [7].
  16. ^ Philippine Information Agency [8].
  17. ^ JayJaboneta.com [9].
  18. ^ Aral Pinoy [10].
  19. ^ balita [11].
  20. ^ PNA News Gathering System [12].
  21. ^ maribojocbohol.com [13].
  22. ^ BicolPeryodiko [14].
  23. ^ PIA News Service [15].
  24. ^ Philippine Information Agency [16].
  25. ^ Philippine Information Agency [17].
  26. ^ Asian Journal [18].
  27. ^ Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation [19].
  28. ^ BicolPeryodiko [20].
  29. ^ Philippine Inquirer [21].
  30. ^ Philippine Information Agency [22].
  31. ^ Manila Bulletin [23].
  32. ^ Inquirer Opinion [24].

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