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Philippine Heart Association

The Philippine Heart Association is an affiliated member of the European Society of Cardiology.

Philippines, PH

Structure 2015-2016

President - Dr Alex Junia

Vice President - Dr Raul Lapitan

Secretary - Dr Jorge Sison

Treasurer - Dr Helen Ong-Garcia

VP for finance - Dr Romeo Cruz

VP for external affairs - Dr Frederick Alegre

Past President - Dr Joel Abanilla

Number of Members:   1628
Year of Foundation:      1952
Year of ESC affiliation:  2015 


A biennial publication, the Philippine Journal of Cardiology is a treasure trove of scientific researches and case studies authored by noted clinician-researcher-writer PHA members. Initially entitled the Philippine Heart Journal in 1953, it was renamed to PJC in 1972.

The ever-evolving bi-monthly PHA Heart NewsBriefs is a lay-friendly news-magazine that is widely circulated among the PHA members and their non-medical allies, such as the pharmaceutical industry, media sectors and the like.