The Medical City South Luzon

the medical city south luzon



December 28, 2023

Marking its third year as a beloved tradition, The Medical City South Luzon’s (TMCSL) 3rd Annual Red Gala, “Red Gala Revealed: Walk the Runway for a Cause,” was held on December 3, 2023, at the Paseo Premiere Hotel in Santa Rosa in commemoration of World AIDS Day.

With more than fifty (50) participants who walked the runway in their attractive and creative expression of the Gala theme, the event was also a celebration of TMCSL’s triple wins in the international awards’ arena in 2022 and 2023, namely the Healthcare Asia’s ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) Award, Hospital Management Asia’s Community Award, and ESG Business Award for Health Equity and Inclusion. 

The event was organized by various departments and units led by the leaders of Hospital Infection Control and Epidemiology Center (HICEC) and Center for Reproductive Health and STI Treatment (CREST), composed of Dr. Jesus Julio S. Ancheta, Dr. Mark Kristoffer U. Pasayan, and Dr. Monica Pia Montecillo. It featured TMCSL’s doctors and staff, other healthcare professionals, beauty queens, and guests who came together to help raise funds for the event beneficiary –  Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated (PAFPI), a non-profit organization that offers HIV testing, treatment, care, and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Philippines.

The event also featured song numbers from Guang Ming Cuerdas of Guang Ming College Tagaytay and TMCSL’s talents.  The beneficiary, PAFPI, received a P50,000 donation from the event proceeds.

In his virtual message, Dr. Cesar G. Espiritu emphasized the relevance of The Medical City South Luzon’s Red Gala to the community. As he aptly stated, “In addition to the monetary aid, an important offshoot of this event is the awareness of the plight of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS. Education is necessary in the elimination of biases and stigma brought about by ignorance. It is through endeavors like this that compassion is encouraged to those who should be treated and cared for just like any other human being.”

(L-R) Dr. Mariliza Echivarre, Dr. Regente Lapak, Ms and Mr TMC SL Nurse and TMC Enterprise Nurse

Truly, TMC South Luzon’s Red Gala has not only become an annual celebration of creativity and style, but a testament to TMC South Luzon’s community involvement and social responsibility.

(Left photo) City of Santa Rosa guests Bb Rosas and Ginoo; (Right photo) Neil Sese and family

About The Medical City South Luzon

The Medical City (TMC) South Luzon is an 80-bed hospital complex located on United Blvd., Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna. Formerly known as Southern Luzon Hospital and Medical Center (SLHMC), TMC South Luzon was inaugurated in October 2007. It serves as TMC’s gateway to Southern Luzon covering the provinces of Laguna, Batangas, and Cavite. As one of the leading innovators in the healthcare industry, TMC South Luzon is poised to be the cardiovascular center of the region.

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