TMC Iloilo empowers women to become healthier

As its way of acknowledging the important role that women play in today’s society, The Medical City (TMC) Iloilo held its first-ever Women’s Health Forum on May 18.

Bearing the theme “I Juana Take the Lead for a HealthyHer Tomorrow”, the said forum was focused on women’s health and was graced by women representing different sectors.

TMC Iloilo Women's Health Center Program Head Dr. Razel Colacion tackled the topic "Let's Get Into the Pap Talk".

Breast Surgeon Dr. Anna Marie Eugenie Bravo-Melgar talks about "What's Breast Thing About You".

The event was highlighted by health talks given by TMC Iloilo Women’s Health Center specialists Dr. Razel Colacion, TMC Iloilo Women’s Health Center Program Head; Dr. Anna Marie Eugenie Bravo-Melgar, TMC Iloilo Breast Surgeon; and Dr. May Grace Noriega-Rolle, TMC Iloilo Wellness Consultant.

Wellness Consultant Dr. May Grace Rolle discussed the topic "What Does it Mean to be a Healthy Woman?".

Free health assessments were also given to the attendees.

In line with the Women’s Health Forum, health fair was also held wherein attendees got to enjoy free health services such as basic health, posture, diabetes and cardiac assessments and free massage.

Aside from the talk and health fair, a Pledge of Commitment also took place wherein the attendees got to voice out their commitments to advocate for women’s health.

Women from different sectors gather to advocate for women's health.

Moreover, TMC Iloilo officially launched the “Vigor Victress Award” during the Women’s Health Forum. The said award is in partnership with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ilang-Ilang as part of their “Ang Ilongga Awards” which aims to acknowledge women leaders who advocate for healthcare. The winner of the award will become the ambassadress of TMC Iloilo Women’s Health Center.

To know more about the “Ang Ilongga Awards” and for the nomination process, follow JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang on Facebook.

The Women’s Health Forum and the Vigor Victress Award are part of the initiatives of TMC Iloilo to advocate for women’s health. To note, TMC Iloilo recently opened its Women’s Health Center which serves as a one-stop shop of women’s health services.

For more details about TMC Iloilo Women’s Health Center, contact (033) 500-1000 or email Also log on to for updates./PR