Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Journey Through Life

This is an open invitation from our pro-life friend, Dr. Orestes Monzon, on Family Life.

The Philippine Heart Center in celebration of The Heart Month and 35 years of Service to the Filipino People invites you to a Symposium on Family and Life on February 9, 2010 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, DAPA Hall Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City.


8:00-9:00 AM Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome Ceremonies
Dr. OP Monzon
AM Moderator: Ms. Emilia P. Olbes

9:15-10:00 Talk I
“Life and Love”
Fr. James Mc Tavish, FMVD
Loyola House of Studies
University of Santo Tomas

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Talk II
“Why me ?” The Real Meaning of Suffering
Dr. Edna Garayblas-Monzon
Department of Bioethics
University of Santo Tomas

11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion & Open Forum
Panel: Fr. James Mc Tavish, Dr. Edna G. Mnzon,
Dr. Angelita Miguel Aguirre, Dr. Minerva Calimag
Ms. Letty Kuan, Moderator

12:00-1:00 Lunch
PM Moderator: Dr. Florimond Garcia

1:00-1:45 Talk III
Love is Worth Waiting For
Fr. Joel Jayson
Ministry for Family and Life
Archdiocese of Manila

1:45-2:30 Talk IV
Raising Children with Values in a
Secular World
Dr. Eligio Maghirang
De La Salle University

3:30-4:30 Panel Discussion & Open Forum
Panel: Fr. Joel Jayson, Dr. Eligio Maghirang,
Dr. William and Salve Olalia
Dr. Florimond Garcia, Moderator

4:30 Closing Ceremony
Dr. OP Monzon, Ms. Jean Wong


Dr. Angelita Miguel Aguirre
Dr. Minerva Calimag
Dr. Florimond Garcia
Ms. Letty Kuan
Dr. William Olalia
Dr. Salve Olalia

Orestes P. Monzon, MD
Symposium Director


Registration: PHP 600.00 only

Catholic Physicians’ Guild of the Philippines
Members: PHP 500.00 only

Free Admission to Registered
PHC Employees
Call PHC HRD Ms. J. Wong

For paid registrants:
Registration fee include Lunch,
Coffee, Tea and Certificate.

Open to the Public
Interested persons may call:
PHC Nuclear Medicine (Edith)
925.2401 Local 2165
cell: 0917.7960900

Seats are limited.
Please register today.


James Mc Tavish ( is a Verbum Dei Catholic priest. Graduating in medicine from Cambridge University, England (1992) he specialized in Pediatric Plastic surgery before leaving everything behind to follow the call of the Lord. He had further studies in Moral Theology and Bioethics in Rome and is currently teaching at the Graduate School and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Santo Tomas and the Loyola School of Theology. He is thankful to God for the mission in the Philippines, with a dedication to preach the Word of God through retreats and recollections and the formation of the lay for their mission of evangelization. He is trying hard to learn Tagalog.

Edna Garayblas Monzon ( earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas. She was trained in the field of Heart Diseases at the Philippine Heart Center and at the Hopital Cardiovasculaire I de Lyon in France. She had an intensive post graduate training in the field of Bioethics at Baylor Medical College in Houston Texas and Health Care Ethics at St. Louis University in Missouri. She is at present, a Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Santo Tomas.

Joel Jayson ( is a Catholic priest assigned at the Family and Life Ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila.

Eligio Maghirang ( finished his medical degree from De La Salle University and residency in Emergency Room Medicine at the Makati Medical Center. He has a certification program for Health Care Ethics at the National Catholic Bioethics Center. He is presently connected with Makati Medical Center and Asian Hospital. He teaches at De La Salle University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology . He is happily married with three daughters and two sons. His interests include practical shooting in paintball and airsoft wargames, kendo, mountaineering, hiking, automobiles. Add classical and jazz music.

“You give but little when you give of your material possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." - Kahlil Gibran

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