By-Laws And Articles of Incorporation

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Updates (as of 09/23/2015)

Stephanie Pe, MD

The proposed By-Laws for the Philippine College of Radiology as well as the Articles of Incorporation was voted upon by the general membership at the 2015 Annual Convention held in February.

It was discussed during the Business Meeting by the members present and agreed upon on the floor to pass the provisions of the By-Laws that garner a greater than two-third majority vote of those members who voted. This is in accordance with the provisions of the By-Laws of the PCR. The canvassing was overseen by the Membership Committee for impartiality. The results of their tally show that each provision of the By-Laws garnered a greater than two-thirds affirmative vote. The date for implementation of these By-Laws provisions is one year after the ratification which will fall after the 2016 PCR Annual Convention.

On the other hand, the proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation (AOI) that were also submitted for ratification was not passed due to the failure to achieve the required quorum under the Corporation Code of the Philippines (Batas Pambansa Blg. 68). The amendment of AOI of a corporation requires a much greater number of member votes. There must be present in person and by proxy at least two-thirds of the members in good standing and entitled to vote and the ratification must be approved by two-thirds of the members in good standing and entitled to vote. Thus, the proposed Articles of Incorporation, which simply increases the number of the members of the Board of Directors from 11 to 15, will be again submitted to the general membership for voting. The meeting called specifically for this purpose will be during the October 2015 CT-MRI and USP Annual Convention.

The increase in the members of the PCR Board of Directors contained in the Articles of Incorporation will provide for a more democratic and well-represented Board of Directors, aimed to greater benefit the growing number of PCR members.

All of the members of the Philippine College of Radiology in good standing are again encouraged to cast their vote either in person or by proxy for the Articles of Incorporation. The current members of the Board of Directors, the Presidents of the Regional Chapter Societies, and the Presidents of the Subspecialty Societies are campaigning for this increase in the number of members of the Board of Directors.

A PCR member in good standing may personally cast his vote at Manila Hotel during the October 2015 CT-MRI and USP Annual Convention, or choose to vote by proxy. Those who are voting by proxy may do so by filling up the Proxy Form. This is available for download at the PCR website. The filled up form may be submitted or emailed as PDF to the secretariat. All are enjoined to participate.