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IMAP-HK officers take oath

14 September 2018

The newly elected officers of the Integrated Midwives Association Hong Kong took their oath of office before Consul General Antonio A. Morales at the Consulate on Aug. 19, along with their adviser, Babes Mercado of Metrobank.

ConGen Morales thanked the midwives for choosing him as their inducting officer, and called on them to continue promoting unity within their ranks.

Those sworn into office were Brenda Atrero, who was reelected president; Phyllis Pugong, vice president 1, Leonora Mangahas, vice president 2; Emma Suenan, secretary; Julie Obispo, asst secretary, Analissa Garcia, treasurer; Alicia Agbuya, asst treasurer; Jocelyn Melegrito, auditor, Lolita del Rosario, PRO; and committee heads Maggie Pea, membership; Genalyn Cachuela, midwifery education; Ma. Elena de Vera, legislation and appointment; Odelie Gannaban, external affairs; and Teresa dela Cruz, internal affairs.

A fellowship lunch followed at Empire Hotel in Wanchai after the induction.

IMAP HK was founded in 2006. For the past 12 years, it has been giving free blood pressure check to migrant workers at the Metrobank office in Admiralty, and at community events where it is invited to take part.

The group aims to promote camaraderie among Filipino midwives in Hong Kong, and provide them with updated training and information about the profession.

According to Atrero, her group is now focused on conducting outreach missions to find more midwives and midwifery graduates who need advice on taking the board examination in the Philippines. Atrero said those planning to take the board are advised to time their vacation in the Philippines on the dates the examination is set to be held.

IMAP-HK is an affiliate of the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines. - DCLM

Integrated Midwives Association Hong Kong officers, led by Brenda Atrero, who was reelected president, pose with their inducting officer, Consul General Antonio A. Morales after taking their oath at the Consulate.

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