It has been 53 years since the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center started providing compassionate healthcare for the Ilocanos. As part of its 53rd Foundation Anniversary month-long celebration, with the theme “Unifying Healthcare Amidst the Pandemic: Filipinos Helping Fellow Filipinos”, a hospital exhibit was opened to the public last February 22 to 26, 2021. The exhibit was held at Robinsons Place Ilocos, San Nicolas Ilocos Norte which highlighted the various accomplishments and the new healthcare services of the different departments of MMMHMC.

MMMHMC, 5 Decades and 3 Years After


February has always been a milestone month for Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center (MMMHMC) as the hospital commemorates its foundation. This year’s theme is “Unifying Healthcare amidst the Pandemic: Filipinos Helping Fellow Filipinos.”

The threat of Covid-19 can only limit large gatherings and social interactions, but it cannot dampen the mood on the occasion of the hospital’s 53rd year of being. This year’s celebration in the New Normal was steered by Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Ervin Chino Tayag and Dr. Orland Joshua Alimbuyugen, and Neurosurgeon Dr. Karlo Pedro.

Together, Everybody Achieves More


The Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center (MMMHMC) owes its longevity to its people: People of the past who have laid down the hospital’s foundations. People of the present who forge on with the hospital’s mission, in order to achieve its vision for the future. And every year, the hospital recognizes them who have unselfishly shared their time and talents to the organization—people who have propelled the hospital to greater heights and uplifted the quality of healthcare in the region. On the occasion of its 53rd Foundation Anniversary, the hospital recognized the teams who have worked tirelessly to address the medical needs of the community, the pandemic notwithstanding.

Patanor for Planet Earth

January is National Zero Waste Month, as mandated by Presidential Proclamation No. 760 signed into law by then President Benigno S. Aquino on May 15, 2014. It is in response to Republic Act 9003, an act providing for a comprehensive solid waste management program which aims to protect public health and the environment.

And what better way to start the new year with a resolve to do something for the environment.

COVID-19 has undeniably impacted our lives in more ways than one. Aside from the obvious health and socioeconomic concerns, it has further underscored the preexisting climate crisis.