Philippine Electronic Health Information Village

Greetings for  the New Year!

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in partnership with the Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University (IPC, ADMU) is currently developing an online research community under the e-Health Philippines portal with special focus on the PCHRD?s Drug Discovery and Development Program.

The e-Health Philippine (Philippine Electronic Health Information Village) was designed to be an internet-linked community where people can interact with each other on specific health issues, topics and at the same time having access to the specialty database, journal articles, advisories and directory type information.

One of the activities of the project is the conduct of public forums on current and emerging health issues. This coming 22 January 2013 from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm , we will be holding a public forum entitled, ?Ang Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) at Tawa-Tawa sa Programa ng Halamang Gamot sa Pilipinas?. The forum will be held at the Audio Visual Room (AVR), Social Development Complex, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City. Virgin Coconut Oil and Tawa-Tawa plant (Euphorbia hirta l.) were recent topics in eHealth Philippines online conferences. These online conferences were hosted at

The  invited  forum  participants    are  eHealth  Philippines  stakeholders  and  participants  of  previous  online  conferences.  They are  already  part  of  the  eHealth  Philippines  community  and  the  forum  will  be  one  of  the  community-building  activities  of  eHealth  Philippines.  Additional  information  on  the  eHealth  Philippines  project  can  be  found  in  the  attached    article  about  the  project  which  was  published  in  the  2012 Quarter 4 issue  of  ?S&T Post?,  the  science  magazine  of  the DOST.

In this connection, we would like to invite you to be one of the participants on the said forum. Former Senator and Philippine Ambassador  to  the  Association  of  Southeast  Asian  Nations (ASEAN) Hon.  Orlando  S. Mercado, Ph.D. will  be  our  keynote  speaker.  He is currently the Secretary General of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) and a faculty member at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG).

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the email provided,, or, or call 0917-5045272 or 426 6067 loc. 211.

We are hoping for your favourable response. Thank you very much!



Rose Ann Camille Caliso
Project Research Assistant


Dennis Batangan, M.D.,M.Sc.
Project Research Director

Using the e-Health Platform for Stakeholder Convergence and Public Advocacy in Support of the Drug Discovery and Development Program (DDDP)
Institute of Philippine Culture
Ateneo de Manila University