PAMET-USA, Inc.

Philippine Association of Medical Technologists - USA, Inc.

A Hand That Truly Cares
Jul 29, 2014

The world’s strongest cyclone Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving a path of destruction in the Visayan region. People were devastated, buildings were destroyed, and trees were shorn from agricultural lands ..

The world’s strongest cyclone Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hit the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving a path of destruction in the Visayan region. People were devastated, buildings were destroyed, and trees were shorn from agricultural lands.

People around the world responded immediately with expressions of compassion and support. The ASCP team—through Jennifer Young, CT(ASCP)CM, and ASCP Advisory Boards of other countries—were among the first to reach out to the ASCP Philippine Advisory Board. Filipinos, in affected or unaffected areas in the Philippines, are truly grateful for this humanitarian relief effort.


ASCP and PAMET-USA (Philippine Association of Medical Technologists-USA) together launched “Give a Hand, Take a Hand Philippine Relief,” to raise funds from their members to support medical technology schools affected by Typhoon Yolanda.


On May 5, 2014, during the Annual Convention of the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology (PASMETH) at the University of Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City, $10,000 in proceeds  from the ”Give a Hand, Take a Hand Philippine Relief” were presented to three recipient schools: St. Scholastica’s College, Tacloban, Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation, Tacloban City, and San Lorenzo Ruiz College of Ormoc, Inc., Ormoc City.


On behalf of their respective organizations, Agnes Medenilla, of ASCP, Ricky Martinez, of PAMET-USA, Bernard Ebuen, of PASMETH, and Romeo J. Ignacio, of PAMET, presented the check to Dr. Antonio Lim, of St. Scholastica’s College, who represented the three recipient schools.  

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The ASCP BOC Philippine Advisory Board expresses its gratitude to ASCP for spearheading the project “Give a Hand, Take a Hand Philippine Relief” and to the generous donors who participated in the relief effort. The HAND you have extended will not only sustain life, but will also help our countrymen feel the CARING at the time they need it most.

Agnes B. Medenilla, MT(ASCP)
Chair, ASCP BOC Philippine Advisory Board
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Rex F. Famitangco, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMQLC, MT(AMT)CLC, AHI
Program Director & Instructor
Phlebotomy Technician & Medical Laboratory Assistant Program
Western Nebraska Community College


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Turn-over ceremonies of the ASCP and PAMET-USA donations to the PASMETH member schools affected by typhoon "Haiyan" (Yolanda) at the St. Scholastica's College of Tacloban (SSCT). Recipients were SSCT, San Lorenzo Ruiz College of Ormoc and Remedios Trinidad Romualdez College.