The Council on Hypertension aims to increase blood pressure awareness among Filipinos, and to foster excellence in hypertension research and education. It regularly holds hypertension screening and education programs, and various lectures and lay fora on the nation’s most common cardiovascular condition. Numerous hypertension registry programs were developed since its inception, and multiple landmark research projects on hypertension epidemiology, namely the PHYTON and PRESYON, were completed.

Chair 2014-2017: Federick C. Cheng, MD

Council on Hypertension
Membership 2011-2014

Immediate Past Chair: Irma Ruth P. Yape, MD

Ma Luisa B. Afable, MD                       Joyce D. Go, MD

Maria Isabel R. Aparece, MD             Raul L. Lapitan, MD

Leah Patricia M. Arceo, MD                Joanna Teresa Margarita L. Manalo, MD

Ma Lordes E. Bunyi, MD                      Dean E. Manuel, MD

Delia B. Caracut, MD                           Benjamin G. Manlutac, Jr., MD

Freman M. Cerezo, MD                       Cecilia D. Payot, MD

Philip U. Chua, MD                              Melco T. Perez, MD

Donald C. Cristobal, MD                    Antonio G. Punzalan, MD

Edwin C. De
Leon Jr., MD                  Clara S. Tolentino, MD
Erlyn C. Demerre, MD                         Dennis James N. Torres, MD

Flordeliz P. Floreto, MD                       Richard Nicandro R. Torres, MD
Irma P. Yape, MD

Regional Members:
Reagan F. Cabahug, MD (Davao)

Esoline W. Caballero, MD (Cebu)

Lalaine D. Cañete,MD (Batangas)

Bernard S. Chiew, MD (Davao)

Cristine Anne S. Co, MD (Cagayan de Oro)
Marlon T. Co, MD (Cebu)

Leila L. Diaz, MD (Tacloban)

Jane Regner D. Ramiro, MD (Bohol)

Gloria Lahoz-Rivada, MD (Ilocos)

Silahis O. Rosario, MD (Dumaguete)

Stephanie T. Sy, MD (Cebu)

Levi G. Tan, MD (
Past Chair / Adviersers  Reynaldo C. Neri, MD               2008-2011
                                            Emma Gaspar-Trinidad, MD    2005-2008
                                            J Antonio L. Bautista, MD          2002-2005

                                            May Donato-Tan, MD                 1999-2002

                                 Joselito L. Atabug, MD              1996-1999; 1994-1996

                                Jorge A. Sison, MD                    1992-1994

                                Nelson S. Abelardo, MD           1991-1992

                                Jose A. Yulde, MD                      1989-1991

                                Dante D. Morales, MD               1982


a. Nationwide Lectures on Standardized BP Measurement Program

    *Pamphlets available

b. PRESYON 2our

PHYTON 1    Prevalence of Target Organ Damage Among Hypertensives
PHYSICS      (PHA Council on Hypertension Hypertensive Crisis Study)
PHYTON 2    Early Detection and Management of Microproteinuria as a         
                        Parameter of early Renal damage in Hypertensive: A 
                        Comparison Between Manidipine and Benazepril

PRESYON 1 PHA Council on Hypertension Survey of Hypertension in the
                        Philippines 1997-98

PHYTON 3    Stroke profile of Hypertensive Filipinos

PHYTON 4    Survey on the Morbidity and Mortality from Hypertension 
                        Hospital-Based Population

PRESYON 2  PHA Council on Hypertension Report on Survey on 
                         Hypertension and Target Organ Damage. A Report on 
                         Prevalence of Hypertension, Awareness, Treatment
                         Profile and Control Rate
                         Perceptions of Filipinos About Hypertension Data
                         from Presyon 2


1. BP Screening program 2006
    During the Lakad Puso, council members supervised the BP screening sites:
        a. Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
            - UST Hospital with Dr Dennis Torres
        b. Sto. Domingo Convent
            - Chinese Gen Hospital with Dr Emma G. Trinidad
        c. Our Lady of EDSA Shrine

              - New Medical City & Cardinal Santos Medical Center with Dr Philip Chua
        d. Christ The King Seminary
          - St. Luke’s Medical Center with Dr Jorge Sison and Dr Reynaldo Neri
        e. Manila Cathedral
          - UP-PGH with Dr Leah Arceo
         f. St. John Bosco Parish Church
          - Makati Medical Center with Dr Raul Lapitan and Dr Eduardo Buan

2. BP Awareness Day February 2007

3. Educational Materials available

         Hypertension brochure (English and Tagalog)
       Hypertension Video
       Hypertension Jingle


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