Anita G. Marasigan, MD, FPPS


The Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine was born from a vision of Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr, founder and first President of FEU. In 1957, the FEU Hospital started its operations with Dr. Fe Del Mundo as the first chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. The department was later called Department of Child Health through the initiative of Dr. Del Mundo. She stirred the department during its early years towards a path of excellence in health care for Filipino children, to which the department still adheres to this day. She held the position of chairman of the department for 20 years until her resignation from FEU to attend to responsibilities to her own Children’s hospital and higher national concerns that led her to become a National Scientist.

Her position was handed over to Dr. Leticia Cordero. A disciplinarian, she exacted the best from every one during her term. She served as chairman of the department for ten years. During her term, the “Teen Center” was established to cater to the needs of the adolescent, a pediatric sector that has been neglected and now has been recognized as an important sector with different challenges and needs. It was was during her time that FEU hospital became FEU-NRMF hospital.

Dr. Cordero was followed by Dr. Teodora Ocampo. Dr. Ocampo headed the department briefly and was replaced by Dr. Tan King-King for health reasons. Dr. Tan King King chaired the department for 7 years. During her term she worked to improve the technical capabilities of the department especially with the advent of the computer age. She encouraged graduates of the residency training to forge ahead and go into subspecialty training in pediatrics. During her time the department also saw the presence of foreign speakers coming from ASEAN countries as well as the United States for the yearly post graduate course held by the department.

Dr. Benjamin Pecache took over after Dr. Tan King King. Dr. Pecache was chair of the department for three years during which he continued the gains of his predecessors. During his term, community involvement of training residents was begun as well as the establishment of residents in different local health center. It was also the time that subspecialty clinics was developed and started to operate at the out-patient department. The beginning of the transfer of FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine and Medical center was also seen during his term of office.

Dr. Reynaldo De Vega became chair of the department from 1995 to 2004. During his time we saw the preparations for the eventual transfer of the hospital to Fairview Quezon City where the hospital is now known as FEU-NRMF Medical Center. The Department of Child Health tied up with the Department of Family Medicine for the community exposure of the residents in training. The First Fe Del Mundo Residents’ Case Presentation was conceptualized and held with no less than Dr. Fe Del Mundo in attendance during this period and the creation of the Pediatric Residents Alumni Associatioin was the brainchild of Dr De Vega.

Dr. May Montellano was appointed chair 2005 when Dr. Reynaldo de Vega was given a higher responsibility as Medical Director of the Medical Center. During her term, she promoted the need and value of research. She did this by participating not only in local but also in international researches.

In 2007, Dr. Joselito C. Matheus took over the helm of the department. To this day the goals of the department have not changed. The consultant staff is leaders in their field and continues to train future pediatricians. It continues to provide quality health care for the Filipino child through the pursuit of knowledge and research.

In 2013, following an institutional re-organization, Dr. Anita G. Marasigan has been recently appointed as chair with a very challenging task ahead of her, as the department is due for reaccreditation with the Philippine Pediatric Society, Inc.

Previous Chairmen
Dr. Joselito C. Matheus 2007 - 2013
Dr. May B. Montellano 2005 - 2007
Dr. Reynaldo B. De Vega 1995 - 2005
Dr. Benjamin Pecache 1991 - 1995
Dr. Tan King King 1988 - 1991
Dr. Teodora Ocampo 1987 - 1988
Dr. Leticia Cordero 1977 - 1987
Dr. Fe Del Mundo 1957 - 1977


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  • Javate, Joel L. MD, FPPS
  • Latosa, Eden D. MD, FPPS
  • Lim, Hiyasmin M. MD, FPPS
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  • Mallorca, Edna S. MD, FPPS
  • Matheus, Joselito C. MD, FPPS
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The Department of Child Health is a part of a teaching institution, FEU-NRMF School of Medicine. The consultant staff has affirmed and re-affirmed their commitment and dedication to provide basic pediatric education to undergraduate medical students and prepare them to compassionate and competent general practitioners. We comply with the suggested curriculum developed by the Undergraduate Pediatrics Education Committee (UPEC) of PPS and actively participate in UPEC activities. Our residency training program is currently on Level III status and has complied with the rigid standards set by the PPS Hospital Accreditation Board.

The Training Program of the Department is comprehensive and conforms to the requirements and standards of the PPS Hospital Accreditation Board. We boast of producing graduates with strong foundation for general pediatrics. With a board exposure to different subspecialties, and concurrent exposure to the academe, research, community and public health.

The Department has won the Most Outstanding Clinical Department numerous times. Many of our Faculty has received recognition awards as outstanding consultant or faculty.

Our subspecialty training exposes our residents to specialty cases in the fields of: Nephrology, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Hematology-Oncology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Allergology, toxicology and Cardiology. Specialty Clinic is available daily at the OPD, ambulatory and wellness clinic.


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Community Involvement/Service

All FEU-NRMF pediatric consultants and residents should be actively involved in the community programs that have an impact on child health care and be prime movers of child advocacy programs.

To encourage present and future pediatricians to actively participate in community activities and outreach program that will improve the health status of the children in their communities.

Five years ago, The Department of Child Health chose Payatas Elementary School Annex B our adopted community. Demographic profiling and needs assessment done on the first year paved the way for school-based programs geared initially for the school children but we have successfully identified 7 families then with health problems. Over the last three years, the Department has sustained its strong presence in the community. Residents have since reported daily (Mondays through Fridays) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm including even Saturdays when there are special events like family day, parenting seminar and the like. During these events, our partnership with the families in the community is further strengthened.

Our COMMUNITY involvement is strengthened by the department’s daily visibility and active participation in the different activities of the adopted community, Payatas B Annex Elementary School. Residents report daily to conduct physical examination, regular consultations, health education activities and the like. Consultants are rotated weekly for their community work. Residents during Saturdays and summer go to the community for family visits and family day events, including parenting seminars in the school. Partnerships with the Quezon City DepEd Office, local health centers, NGOs and private agencies have been established.

Currently, we are undertaking a very important activity, “TUTOK BASA” in an effort to improve reading and comprehension among the students.

In-service Examinations
The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) thru Committee on Education of the Hospital Accreditation Board conducted the 1st In-Service Written Examination for all Pediatric Residents on Training and Board Eligible Graduates last October 10, 2013. They conduct In-service exam annually mostly on the month of October.


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