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.

2017-2020 Chair: Lourdes Bunyi, MD

Past Chairs:

2014- 2017     Federick C. Cheng, MD

2011-2014        Irma Ruth P. Yape, MD

2008-2011        Reynaldo C. Neri, MD               
2005-2008        Emma Gaspar-Trinidad, MD    
2002-2005        J Antonio L. Bautista, MD          

1999-2002        May Donato-Tan, MD                 

1994-1999        Joselito L. Atabug, MD              

1992-1994        Jorge A. Sison, MD                    

1991-1992        Nelson S. Abelardo, MD           

1989-1991        Jose A. Yulde, MD                      

1982                  Dante D. Morales, MD               

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


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