2018 PAX AWARDEE
“The PAX Award is the highest award given by the school to her outstanding alumnae. The award is conferred on former Scholasticans who have distinguished themselves in the field of service to community and country and/or in the field of arts and sciences.”
ROSARIO ANGELES TAN ALORA, MD, FFCP
(Grade School ’46 / High School ‘50)
Aside from being a practicing doctor, Dr. Rosario Angeles Tan-Alora chose to use her talents to improve the medical education system. She founded the National Teacher’s Training Center for Health Professionals and the South East Asian Center for Bioethics – both pioneer organizations in the field. She serves over 2,000 urban poor families in Manila through the Health Programs of Alay Kapwa Christian Community.
In 1990, she became a member of the Professional Regulatory Commission Board of Medical Examiners. She was also appointed as the executive director of the Southeast Asian Center for Bioethics and a member of Philippine Medical Association Ethics Committee.
A highly esteemed specialist, Dr. Rosario Angeles Tan-Alora has served like a beacon in the field of Bioethics, guiding physicians how to remain faithful in their sworn oath. She has published several papers, guidelines and commentaries concerning Bioethics.
In 2004, Metrobank Foundation presented her with the Award for Continuing Excellence in Service.
She is a professor at the University of Sto. Tomas-Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, where she also held the position of consultant of the Section of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and head of the Bioethics Committee.
For many years, she has conscientiously dedicated her time and effort at the National Training Center for the Health Professions at the University of the Philippines, where she served as a professor and later as the director.
Currently, she holds the position of chair of the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board Sub-Committee on Information, Dissemination Training and Advocacy.
Recently, Dr. Tan-Alora was awarded the Dr. Gonzalo F. Austria Memorial Award, the Philippine College of Physicians’ (PCP) highest exemplar award.
For the many Scholasticans, Dr. Rosario Angeles Tan–Alora is their beloved classmate, doctor and friend. She had served her alma mater for almost eighteen years (1962-1980) as school physician and college faculty.