TBpeople Philippines Participated in the Philippine Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (PAPO) General Meeting

TBpeople Philippines recently participated in the Philippine Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (PAPO) General Meeting on April 18th, 2024 held at Katipunan, Bonifacio Hall in Quezon City.

A delegation from TBpeople Philippines, including Mr. Luisito Tay, Media Officer; Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist; Mr. Alvin Ferry IT Head; and Mr. James Irwin Basa, Executive Assistant. The general meeting centered on a meaningful topic: creating a more patient-centered approach to TB care.…

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TBpeople Philippines participates in the FY 2024 TB Roadmap Stakeholders’ Consultation

TBpeople Philippines recently participated in the Philippines FY 2024 TB Roadmap Stakeholders’ Consultation hosted by USAID on April 18th, 2024. The event, held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila, brought together key stakeholders in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

TBpeople Philippines team was well-represented by Mr. Niño Magpusao, Vice President and Communications Head, and Ms. Danica Duran, Executive Secretary. They joined representatives from other organizations including PASTB (the Philippine Alliance to Stop TB, and URC (Union Research Co,.…

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Leadership Training of Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc.

Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng, President and Founder of TBpeople Philippines, and COO Marcus Teng were recently invited to a leadership training event for Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc. Held at The Park in Tagaytay.

Mrs. Teng serves as a keynote speaker and offers inspirational words on leadership, sharing her powerful story of overcoming tuberculosis (TB). She spoke openly about her personal experience with the disease, highlighting the challenges she faced and the determination it took to fight for her health.…

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TBpeople Philippines Mindanao Engages Municipal Government of Tupi/Agten Tufi in Productive Courtesy Call Visit

In a gesture of cooperation and advocacy, Joejene Mangilaya, a representative of TBpeople Philippines, conducted a productive visit to the Municipal Government of Tupi, South Cotabato on April 17 and 18, 2024.

During the visit, Mr. Mangilaya had the opportunity to meet Mayor Romeo Tamayo, Vice Mayor Glenn Chio Hatulan, and Municipal Health Officer (MHO) Dr. Lester Claveria. The discussions were centered around a courtesy call, providing an avenue for both parties to exchange insights and explore ways to address tuberculosis (TB) within the community.…

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TBpeople Philippines and Otsuka Philippines  Unite for a TB-Free Philippines

TBpeople Philippines recently convened with Otsuka (Philippines) Pharmaceutical, Inc. at their Makati City headquarters on April 15, 2024. Present at the meeting were Ms. Louie Zepeda-Teng, Founder and President of TBpeople Philippines, alongside distinguished representatives including Mr. Marcus Teng – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Niño Magpusao – Vice President and Communications Head, Mr. Eddie Patac, Admin and Partnership Officer, Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist, and Mr. Alvin Ferry, IT Head.…

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Malabon City Health Department Courtesy Call

TBpeople Philippines representatives, Mr. Niño Magpusao, Vice President and Communication Head; Mr. Eddie Patac, Admin and Partnership Officer; and Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist, visited Malabon City Health Department – Health Promotion Unit and met with Dr. Bernadette Estocapio-Bordador , MD, MHSS, on April 12, 2024. The purpose of the courtesy call was to introduce TBpeople Philippines and explore potential collaborations for TB Discipleship and TB Education initiatives.…

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PeerLINC Knowledge Hub Launched in Manila

The newly inaugurated PeerLINC Knowledge Hub in Manila is poised to harness local expertise and experience to catalyze the adoption of advanced and more efficacious cures for tuberculosis (TB) on a global scale. Central to its mission is the promotion of new treatments that have demonstrated remarkable success in combating drug-resistant TB, as evidenced by an impressive 98% cure rate among Filipino participants. With generous support from the Australian Government’s Partnerships for a Healthy Region initiative, PeerLINC operates through a collaborative effort between TB Alliance, the Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc.…

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TBpeople Philippines Case-Finding Campaign at Caloocan City Business High School (Urduja Health Center)

The TBpeople Philippines Case-Finding Campaign, a collaborative effort between various stakeholders, successfully provided TB screenings and diagnostic testing for teaching and non-teaching school staff at Caloocan City Business High School (Urduja Health Center). This initiative, borne out of a request by the CCBHS club SIPAG, exemplifies the power of teamwork in safeguarding public health.

Campaign Objectives:

  • Conduct TB screenings using X-ray services for school staff.
  • Perform rapid diagnostic testing (Truenat) for TB detection.
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TBpeople Philippines at MSF-Doctors Without Borders World TB Day Celebration

TBpeople Philippines was honored to participate in this year’s World TB Day celebration hosted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders. Under the theme “YES! We Can End TB: Empower and Engage TB Key Affected Populations to End TB,” the event served as a platform to galvanize engagement among Key Affected Populations (KAP) and patient support groups in our collective pursuit of a TB-free community. We extend our gratitude to MSF for organizing such a meaningful and impactful gathering.…

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TBpeople Davao attend the City Government Caravan in Davao

On March 23, 2025, TBpeople Davao President Ms. Cherry Florida represented TBpeople Philippines at a City Government Caravan held in Barangay Talomo, Davao City.

The event provided Ms. Florida with a valuable opportunity to connect with local government officials. A key highlight was her meeting with Mayor Sebastian Duterte of Davao City. During their interaction, Ms. Florida introduced TBpeople Philippines’ mission and the organization’s various initiatives aimed at combating TB.

She also expressed interest in a potential courtesy call with Mayor Duterte in the future.…

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