Research Awards


1. Amelanotic Malignant Melanoma of the Vagina in a Young Patient : A Case Report by Penelope G. Cabrera, MD UP-PGH
2. Fallopian Tube Adenocarcinoma Presenting with Symptoms consistent with Cervical Cancer by Crispina C. Dango, MD PERPETUAL SUCCOR HOSPITAL, CEBU CITY
3. From Illness to Wellness: A Successful Management of Pregnancy with Preeclampsia Presenting with Nephrotic Syndrome: A Case Report
by Christiana P. Calagui-Damaso, MD
Cagayan Valley Medical Center
4. Dysgerminoma in a Nineteen-Year-Old Patient with Swyer’s Syndrome by Olav A. Gullbekk Jr., MD Second Place West Visayas State University Medical Center
5. Complete Uterine Septum with Bicollis (double cervix) and Complete longitudinal Vaginal Septum: A Mullerian Anomaly with No Present Classification by Cherryl M. Torregosa, MD Third Place Brokenshire Memorial Hospital Davao City
6. Long Term Follow up with Reproductive Outcome (Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome): A Case Report by Annalyn T. Insorio, MD UDMC
7. Posterior Fossa Tumor with Increased Intracranial Pressure in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy: A Case Report and an Ethical Discussion
by Alfredo M. Lopez Jr., MD
8. Lightning Striking Twice: A Case of Congenital (Harlequin) Ichthyosis by Olivia Franciska Laksmana, MD JRRMMC
9. The Terible 3s: Three-Cell Type Malignant Mixed Germ Cell Tumor in a Woman with Gonadal Dysgenesis by Marnie Ann Espiritu-Concepcion, MD First Place Manila Doctors Hospital
10. Granny and the Chocolate Factory (Endometriosis-associated Hemorrhagic Ascites in a Postmenopausal Woman by Paula Syrah Z. Esguerra, MD JRRMMC


1. “Almost a Woman” Kallmann’s Syndrome: A Rare Case of Primary Amenorrhea by Josephine A. Valdez-Martin, MD Seamen’s Hospital
2. Acquired Vaginal Stenosis after Spontaneous Delivery Managed with Labia Minora Flap Vaginoplastyby Paulette Maquiran-Tambalo, MD Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
3. “If I Were a Boy? A Case Report: Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (Testicular Feminization)” by Andrelyn T. Fuentes, MD The Medical City
4. Bilateral Tubal Pregnancy: A Case Report by Trinilisa E. Bagalso, MD Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital
5. Thrombocytopenia in an Asymptomatic Asian Primigravid Patient: An Obstetric Review on Diagnosis and Management by Bernadette C. Sarmiento, MD Fatima University Medical Center
6. Abdominal Pregnancy in a Multigravid: A Case Report by Zelda Sue A. Concepcion, MD Third Place Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
7. Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata by Sarrie Joyce C. Canlas, MD University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital
8. A Novel Conservative Surgical Approach in the Management of Uterine Arteriovenous Malformations Diagnosed after Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia by Katherine B. Saravillo, MD First Place University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital
9. Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy in a Non-Communicating Rudimentary Horn of a Unicornuate Uterus: Case Series
by Ira Dominique T. Alatraca, MD
Second Place University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital
10. Heterotopic Pregnancy in a Spontaneous Conception: A Case Report by Eurika Lyna S. Cacho, MD James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital


1. Comparison between fetal abdominal circumference’s (combination) and maternal characteristics’ equations in predicting term fetal birth weight among low risk antenatal population
by Bella Emiko B. Cañizares, MD
Perpetual Succour Hospital, Cebu City
2. Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effect of Carbetocin with Oxytocin for the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage among High Risk Women Following Vaginal Delivery
by Agnes P. Montero-Fenix, MD
Cardinal Santos Medical Center
3. Gum Chewing versus Traditional feeding on the early return of Bowel Motility after cesarean delivery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial by Czarina D. Adriano, MD De Los Santos – STI Medical Center
4. Fetal Abdominal Subcutaneous Tissue Thickness (Fastt): Correlation with Other Biometric Measurements and with Neonatal Outcomes in A Sample Population of Filipino Fetuses by Grace DL. Valdecantos, MD De Los Santos – STI Medical Center
5. Intraumbilical Vein Infusion of Oxytocin, as an Alternative Route of Uterotonic Agent in the Management of Third Stage Labor by Janice Katryna S. Aunario-Zuñiga, MD Second Place Dr Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center
6. Efficacy and Safety of Isosorbide Mononitrate versus Placebo in Preinduction Cervical Ripening: A Systematic review with Metaanalysis by Efrie Sheila L. Arreza, MD Third Place Valenzuela Medical Center
7. A Randomized Trial of Carbetocin versus Oxytocin in the Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage in Cesarean Section by Rosalie M. Torres, MD Dr Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center
8. The Efficacy and Safety of Transdermal Glyceryl Trinitrate versus Terbutaline in the Control of Preterm Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Merredith M. Milay, MD General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital
9. A Prospective Randomized comparison of 2-Propanol + Benzalkonium Chloride and Povidone-Iodine in Preventing Surgical Site Infection by Mary Mamette Montesclaros, MD Visayas Community Medical Center
10. Efficacy of intravaginal hydrogen peroxide in the management of bacterial vaginosis among premenopausal non-pregnant women seen at the outpatient department of a tertiary hospital: A randomized controlled trial by Mariemids S. Isidro, MD FEU-NRMF


1. Cervical Agenesis: A Case Report by Sofia Khristina T. Batto, M.D. (Cardinal Santos Medical Center)  
2. “ It is hard to be in place where you do not belong” Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Case Report by Sheryl Ghia P. Gonocruz, M.D. (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital) Third place
3. TOTAL LAPAROSCOPIC RADICAL HYSTERECTOMY: The Role of Minimaly Invasive Surgery in Early Stage of Cervical Cancer Treatment (A Case Report by Diana Lee B. Ngo, M.D.)  
4. Cervical Lymphoma by Anna Celina G. Mangalindan, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
5. Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma in the Young: Case Series by Mikaela Erlinda G. Martinez, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
6. First Pregnancy and Live Birth from Cryopreserved Oocytes in the Philippines: A Case report by Margaux kookie P. Ozaraga, M.D. Second place
7. A Rare Case of Term Triplet Pregnancy Complicated with twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion: Conjoined Pump and Acardiac Acephalus Twins an Acardiac Amorphous Triplet by Alein Rose Ipac-Alavazo, M.D.
(United Doctors Medical Center)
First place
8. Successful Intrauterine Treatment with Serial Amnioreduction in a Case of Acardiac Twin Pregnancy with Severe Polyhydramnios by Monalyn Dizon Dimacangan, M.D. (United Doctors Medical Center)  


1.Non puerperal Uterine Inversion by Maria Christina P. Santos (James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital)  
2. Ectopic Vaginal Trophoblast presenting as a vaginal wall mass in a case of complete H. Mole by Maria Constancia Y. Wylengco, M.D. (UP-PGH) First place
3. A case of Gestational Macromastia with Myasthenia Gravis by Chona Fabian Madarang, M.D. (Ospital ng Makati)  
4. Two cases of term Ovarian Pregnancy with Fetal Demise: Presenting a dilemma in surveillance, Diagnosis and Management by Ryan Arbie P. Bueno, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
5. Uterine anteriovenous malformation managed with anterial embolization by Gezzel O. Barroga, M.D. (Capitol Medical Center)  
6. The Role of embolization in the Management of Post-Partum Hemorrhage & Uterine Vascular Malformations by Harold C. Cacha, M.D. (St. Lukes Medical Center) Third place
7. Conservative management of Cornual Pregnancy by Kathleen A. Miranda, M.D. (Valenzuela Medical Center)  
8. Endocervicosis by June Joanbelle Gabaldon, M.D. (Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center)  
9. The Medical, Surgical and Legal Problems of a True Hermaphrodite by Nikki Lauren M. Lucas, M.D. (Cardinal Santos Medical Center) Second place
10. Hindi Ka Pa Ligtas: A case report on a Rare Postpartum Complication by Mina C. Adriano, M.D. (Bulacan Medical Center)  


1.The role of C-ERB-2 in Predicting the Malignant Transformation of Complete Hydatidiform Moles by Satrina Rica A. Perez- Castillo, M.D. (UP-PGH) Third place
2. Carbetocin Versus Oxytocin in Preventing Postpartum hemmorrhage After Cesarean Section: A Meta-Analysis by Ada Angela A. Cabrera, M.D. (The Medical City)  
3. Evaluation of the labor curve in term nulliparous Filipino Women in a tertiary Care Hospital from January 2008 to December 2011 by Lugie B. Testado, M.D. (Visayas Community Medical Center) First place
4. Accuracy of the spot urine Protein-Creatinine Ratio in Detecting Proteinuria in Patients with Pre-eclampsia by Sheryll A. Beltran, M.D. (UP-PGH) Second PLACE
5. Sonographic findings predictive of early pregnancy loss: A retrospective review by Jacky Lou F. Macapagal, M.D. (St. Lukes Medical Center)  
6. Colloid versus Crystalloid Preload: A randomized controlled trial comparing maternal nad fetal outcome during spinal anesthesia for caesarean delivery by Helen Marie Zell S. Valiña, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
7. Rapid Fetal fibronectin alone and in combination with cervical length in predicting preterm delivery in a tertiary hospital in the Philippines from 2009-2012: A Retrospective Cohort Study by Joanne Pauline Chua-Ursua, M.D. (The Medical City)  
8. Association of first trimester placental quotient in predicting preeclampsia among Low Risk Maternity Service Package Pregnant Women by Imma Lee D. Pua, M.D. (Perpetual Succour Hospital Cebu City)  
9. A Simple Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Tool For Postmenopausal Filipino Women with Bone Densitometry Testing from January to December 2010 in St. Lukes Medical Center by Emiciel Alta F. Cajucom, M.D. (St. Lukes Medical Center)  
10. HE4 versus Ca-125 as a Serum Biomaker Screening Test for Differentiation of Benign and Malignant Pelvic Masses: A Systematic Review by Lorelene Patacsil-Mangarin, M.D. (The Medical City)  


1.Cevical priming prior to operative hysteroscopy: a randomized clinical trial comparing Evening Primrose oil versus Dinoprostone Gel by Gladys G. Tanangonan, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
2. The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in End-of-life care among oncology Fellows undergoing training in Tertiary Care Government Hospital: An exploratory Study by Rommel A. Garcia, M.D. (UP-PGH) Second place
3. Comparing Actim TMPROM, Ferning test and litmus paper in the Diagnosis of Rupture of Membranes by Catherine Joie Carelle Roux-ong, M.D. (USTH) First place
4. treatment outcome after Cold Knife Conization for Pre-Malignant Cervical Lesions: a Five year review in a tertiary care government hospital by Rommel A. Garcia, M.D. (UP-PGH) Third place
5. Dydrogesterone and Bed Rest vs Bed Alone in the Management of Subchorionic Hemorrhage by Ramon M. Gonzalez, M.D. (UST)  


1.A Rare case of Gilomatosis Peritonei in a Mature Ovarian Teratoma by Maria Angela B. De Castro, M.D. (UP-PGH)  
2. Deception: Case of Acromegaly with concomitant hyperreactio Luteinalis in Pregnancy by Christine Gerryfe Santos, M.D. (Veterans Memorial Medical Santos) Second Place
3.Collision Tumor of the Uterine Cervix by Maria Katricia G. Langit, M.D. (Manila Doctors Hospital)  
4. Meconium Peritonitis In Utero: A Case Report by Sarah Jane S. Dorosan-Arzadon, M.D. (Manila Doctors Hospital)  
5. Advanced Abdominal Pregnancy: A Case Report by Fe Herminia P. Danao, M.D. (Cagayan Valley Medical Center)  
6. A Case of Genital Tuberculosis in a 32 year old Nulligravid by Ana Karina D. Ramirez, M.D. (Makati Medical Center) First Place
7. Lymphagiomyomatosis Originating in the Uterus by Stephanie F. Pili, M.D. (Makati Medical Center) Third Place


1. Bubble Bursts: Acute Subdural Hematoma from Aneurysmal Rupture in Pregnancy by Jean Marie Regis, M.D. (Perpetual Succour Hospital)  
2. “A Positive Life” by Maureen G. Laranang, M.D. and Maria Lorena L. Santos, M.D., FPOGS (Baguio General Hospital) Third Place
3. Hemothorax in Pregnancy secondary to Progression of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation in a Patient with hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia by Carmela Ann P. Santos, M.D. (St. Lukes Medical Center)  
4. “Against All Odds: A Rare Case of a Term Livebirth from a Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy in a Woman with Unicornuate Uterus” by Elaine Grace S. Mallari, M.D. (Pasay City General Hospital)  
5. “A Tear of Joy” A Case of Ruptured Full term Interstitial Pregnancy with a Live Mother and Baby by Melanie P. Mendoza, M.D. (Batangas Medical Center)  
6. Double Burden: A rare Caseof Turner’s Syndrome with Concomitant Mayer-Rokitanski – Kuster –Hauser Syndrome” by Maria Delina E. De Chavez, M.D. (Dela Salle University Medical Center)  
7. Arteriovenous Malformation of the Uterus: Case Reports and Review of Literature by Maria Aurora Fatima C. Icasas, M.D. (Cardinal Santos Medical Center) Second Place
8. Teratoma Down Under: A Rare CASE OF Immature Uterine Cervical Teratoma by Jemimah T. Cartagena, M.D.  
9. Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis in a Young Woman with an Ovarian Teratoma by Angelica Stepahnie K. Muñoz, M.D. (Makati Medical Center) First Place
10. “Growing in an Extraordinary Environment” : Leiomyoma in Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome: A Case Report by Jezza Mae R. Lim, M.D. (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital)  


1.Interobserver Reliability of Fetal Heart Rate Pattern Interpretation using 3-Tier Interpretation system (NICHD Definition) and 5 – Tier Interpretation System (Parer and Ikeda) by Andrelyn Fuentes, MD (The Medical City)  
2. A Prospective Cohort Study Describing the Neonatal Outcome of Patient with Different Categories of Intrapartal Traces Among Pregnant Women Delivered at a Tertiary Hospital by Bainary A. Macaurog, MD (UP-PGH)  
3. Efficacy of Dequalinium Vaginal Suppository in the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis Compared with Standard Metronidazole oral regimen: A randomized controlled trial by Angela Maling-Rugay, MD (FEU-NRMF) Second Place
4. A Prospective Randommized Study on Maternal and Infant Outcome of Intrapartum Transcervical Amnioinfusion versus Standard Obstetric Care of Parturient with Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid by Ira Dominique T. Alatraca, MD (UP-PGH) First Place
5. The Effects of Changing Surgical Blades After Skin Cutting During Cesarean Section on the Risk of Postoperative Infectious Morbidity: A Single-Blinded Randomized Trial at a Tertiary Hospital by Charlene M. Flores, MD (UP-PGH)  
6. Factors Affecting the Acceptability of HIV Testing Among Pregnant Women Consulting in a Rural Government Tertiary Hospital: A Validation-Reliability Testing of Formulated Questionnaire; A Qualitative Cross-sectional Survey Study by Rebecca Ann V. Gabor, MD (GEAMH)  
7. A Single Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial on the Effects of Oxytocin Continuation Versus Discontinuation of Oxytocin During Active Phase of Labor by Chyssa Agnelli Eballe-Pauig, MD (VRP) Third Place
8. Comparison on the Effect of “Hands on” versus “ Hands Off” Method on Perineal Trauma and Delivery Outcome among Nulliparous Women. By Elsie l. Yap-Icamina, MD (Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital)  
9. Local versus International Criteria in Predicting Gestational Diabetes Mellitus –Related Pregnancy Outcomes by Shalimar A. Serafica-Hernandez, MD (Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital)  
10. Comparison of the Efficacy of Guava Leaves Extract as Hot Steam and Wash versus Intake of Oral Antibiotic for Postpartum Wound Healing after a Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery with Episiotomy by Shyla Garcia (Angeles University Foundation Medical Center)