DLSMHSI College of Medical Laboratory Science is Top 2 performing medical laboratory school in the country

October 24, 2018 | 11:08 am

The first batch of graduates of the College of Medical Laboratory Science (CMLS) lived up to its excellence through their outstanding performance during the September 2018 Licensure Examination. DLSMHSI ranked second among the top performing medical laboratory schools with 98.68% passing rate, a considerable feat despite being one of the new programs offered by the Institute.

A testimonial dinner was held to honor and appreciate the new Lasallian medical technologists on October 10, 2018, 3:30pm at the DLS Villarosa Convention Hall. DLSMHSI President Br. Gus L. Boquer, Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias, CMLS Dean Dr. Rolando M. Reyes, faculty members, and Non-teaching Personnel were also present to share the moment of achievement with the successful passers.

Congratulations to CMLS administrators, faculty members and Non-teaching Personnel and to the new Lasallian medical technologists. DLSMHSI is indeed the home of licensure examination topnotchers and passers!

Photos by CMLS.

Academics hosts seminar on Functional Medicine

A seminar on functional medicine and its application to chronic disease was hosted by the Academics on October 9, 2018 at DLS Animo Center. Raymond Joseph Y. Escalona, MD, MBA, MS presented the role of functional medicine in improving the health condition of patients with chronic disease. He shared cases where the patients’ health dramatically improved through diet and nutrition. Administrators, faculty members, Academic Support Personnel, residents, interns, and students attended the seminar.

Dr. Escalona is a graduate of the dual degree MD-MBA program from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. He finished his Masters in Nutrition for Wellness program in Bastyr University. He is currently the Director for Medical Education of the LifeScience Institute, a social enterprise working to elevate the standard of care for complex chronic diseases in Southeast Asia through the use of the Functional Medicine model. He founded the Bridging Lifestyles and Health: Road to 100 advocacy in 2015 which set out to educate individuals from all socio-economic classes about the power of lifestyle change in the reversal of chronic disease. He is also the founder of Nutrigeneering, a scientific wellness company providing nutrition education and implementation for individuals with chronic disease.

New DLSMHSI logo released  

The Board of Trustees has approved the new logo and logo signatures of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute during its meeting on September 13, 2018. The DLSMHSI Style Guide, Guidelines and procedures for approving communications with the DLSMHSI signature or its elements and sample of new letterhead format were also communicated to the DLSMHSI community on October 19, 2018.

Teachers honored during the Teachers’ Day Celebration

The Institutional Student Council hosted a luncheon on October 4, 2018 at DLS Villarosa Convention Hall in celebration of the Teachers’ Day. The student-led program honored and appreciated the unique role, service and commitment of faculty members, Academic Support Personnel, and Non-teaching Personnel in guiding the students’ future. The students prepared a video presentation to greet and thank the teachers and performances to round up the event. Souvenir photos and clipboards were handed to the attendees, thus making their grace-filled hearts even fuller.

The Special Health Sciences Senior High School Department also arranged a similar program on October 5, 2018 at DLS Animo Center in celebration of Teachers’ Day. The program included a parade and performances participated in by faculty members, senior high school students, and Non-teaching Personnel.

CODE Green Facilitators Thanksgiving Day held

A Thanksgiving and Post Evaluation for the facilitators of CODE Green: In the Footsteps of de La Salle: On Becoming A Lasallian was held on October 12, 2018, 3:00pm in Tagaytay City. CODE Green is an new subject integrated in all the programs offered by DLSMHSI effective SY 2018-201 to engage Lasallian students in the life, works and mission of St. John Baptist de La Salle and to inspire them to follow his footsteps as Lasallian health professionals.

CODE Green Facilitators SY 2018-2019

Juanito O. Cabanias, LPT, MAE, PhD
Vice Chancellor
Program Head

Jose Antonio P. Amistad, MD, FPSA
Dean, Student Affairs

Julius Ceazar H. Reyes, MD, DPSA, FPSA,CSAS
Vice Dean, College of Medicine

Nelson V. Arnante, MA
Faculty, College of Humanities and Sciences

Mae Ann T. Bobadilla, LPT, MAT
Faculty, College of Humanities and Sciences

Jose S. Destura, Jr., MA
Assistant Director, Special Health Sciences Senior High School

Lorenzo Alvin T. Capio, PhD
Director, Lasallian Formation and Social Action

Vladimher Francisco F. Gorde, MA
Director for Campus Ministry

Neil Stephen Benter, MAPM
Lasallian Formator

Sofie R. Ferre, MAEd
Lasallian Formator

Jose Royce P. Aledia, RGC, MAEd
Guidance Counselor

Nancy A. Balatay, PhD, RGC, CSCLP, CSASP, CSCOP
Guidance Counselor

Maria Ligaya D. Lopez, RGC, MAEd
Guidance Counselor

Mia Maila P. Mangoba, RGC, MAEd
Guidance Counselor

Engr. Lowell D. Lee
Environmental and Safety Management Officer / Pollution Control Officer

Cherry Ann D. Villagomez
Secretary to the Vice Chancellor for Academics

Leslie Brito
Academic Personnel Evaluator

Romnick Dizon
Academic Personnel Evaluator

Michael Dupaya
Academic Personnel Evaluator

Chrismalene Soriano
Environmental Management System Staff

Commitment Ceremony observed for Nursing students

Every year, the College of Nursing holds the Commitment Ceremony, a tradition where second year female students receive their caps and male students their pins. The cap symbolizes the dignity of the profession. The pin represents being a part of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute and as such they possess Christ-centric values exemplified by the life of St. John Baptist de La Salle.

The ceremony also highlighted the candlelighting that signifies  the nursing students’ vigilance to the needs of the people they serve and shows affirmation of their commitment to the profession.

This year’s Commitment Ceremony was held on September 28, 2018, 9:00am at the Twin Hearts of Jesus and Mary Chapel. Rev. Fr. Joseph Aloysius M. Cosina officiated the mass while Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Juanito O. Cabanias, LPT, MAE, PhD delivered the message. A festive lunch followed at the College of Nursing.


A-Team notes of the following error in the article “Newly appointed and promoted Faculty, ASP and NTP from Academics” published on September 2018 issue: the Laboratory Technicians are no longer under The Student Affairs and there is no Head, Laboratory. We apologize for the error.