Warmest greetings from the Philippine Medical Association!
Please find attached the proposed amendments of the PMA Constitution and By-Laws as approved by the Board in the meeting held last November 7, 2015.
For the past years, the Board has been aiming to secure 2/3 votes or 70 percent of PMA members in good standing to effect the proposed amendments in the PMA Constitution and By-Laws. However, to date our efforts have not been successful.
With the rapid changes and increasing opportunities to PMA, it is crucial that amendments in the PMA Constitution and By-Laws be initiated in order for the PMA leaders to better respond to the growing needs of the organization and its members. We enjoin all societies to support this endeavor and work for the achievement of the needed proxy votes.
Be rest assured that with an amended PMA Constitution, PMA will be able to initiate improvements relevant to the present time. For your easy reference, the amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws, as well as the proxy vote forms have been sent to all societies and may be downloaded from the PMA website.
Again, let us work for One PMA. One Health. One Nation.
MARIANNE L. ORDOÑEZ-DOBLES, M.D.
MARIA MINERVA P. CALIMAG, M.D.