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Celebrating the Excellence of our Heroes: TMC holds 35th Faces of Excellence

By The Medical City (TMC), Ortigas | November 13, 2023

The Medical City's 35th Faces of Excellence was celebrated with the theme “Horizon: A Reflection of the Hero In You."


In continuation of the celebration of The Medical City’s (TMC) 56th Founding Anniversary, 215 employees were recognized for their loyalty, indomitable spirit and meritorious performance in the 35th Faces of Excellence, themed “Horizon: A Reflection of the Hero In You.”

The annual awards night, hosted to honor the achievements of individuals within the organization, witnessed more awardees this year. From 180 in 2023, 250 employees were awarded last November 13 at the Augsuto M. Barcelon Auditorium. This increase signifies the growing commitment and excellence within the TMC Community.


In her opening remarks, Ms. Shirley Luz Macalipay, Chief Human Resource Officer, emphasized the event's significance, stating, “This event truly showcases the commitment and resilience that our employees have shown in the past year. Each recipient of this prestigious award has faced challenges head-on, overcoming obstacles with resilience and determination.”

Among the distinguished accolades was the Service Award, which was presented to 149 employees, the Retirees Award, given to four esteemed recipients bidding farewell to their professional journeys, and the coveted Meritorious Award, recognizing 62 exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service.


Awardees received tokens of appreciation such as trophies, cash incentives, and limited-edition commemorative Parker pens. These tokens not only symbolize acknowledgment but also stand as tangible reminders of TMC’s profound appreciation for its outstanding employees.

The event also gave these employees a platform to share their interests outside their work. Ms. Sheila Sabordo, a Biomedical Engineer and Meritorious Awardee, who had already graced international stages during the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2023, delivered an electrifying performance while other awardees shared their hobbies and passions outside the workplace.


Also present in the ceremony are Mr. Jose Xavier Gonzales, Chairman of TMC Board of Directors; Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, President and Group CEO; and Dr. Ruben G. Kasala, TMC Ortigas Executive Vice President and CEO, among others.

The Faces of Excellence Awards is not just a ceremonial tradition; it's also a way to acknowledge the milestones achieved and the collective efforts of its employees that ultimately contributed to TMC's success in accomplishing its mission of putting its patients at the center stage and delivering services of greater value.



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Celebrating the Excellence of our Heroes: TMC holds 35th Faces of Excellence

By The Medical City (TMC), Ortigas

November 13, 2023


The Medical City's 35th Faces of Excellence was celebrated with the theme “Horizon: A Reflection of the Hero In You."

In continuation of the celebration of The Medical City’s (TMC) 56th Founding Anniversary, 215 employees were recognized for their loyalty, indomitable spirit and meritorious performance in the 35th Faces of Excellence, themed “Horizon: A Reflection of the Hero In You.”

The annual awards night, hosted to honor the achievements of individuals within the organization, witnessed more awardees this year. From 180 in 2023, 250 employees were awarded last November 13 at the Augsuto M. Barcelon Auditorium. This increase signifies the growing commitment and excellence within the TMC Community.


In her opening remarks, Ms. Shirley Luz Macalipay, Chief Human Resource Officer, emphasized the event's significance, stating, “This event truly showcases the commitment and resilience that our employees have shown in the past year. Each recipient of this prestigious award has faced challenges head-on, overcoming obstacles with resilience and determination.”

Among the distinguished accolades was the Service Award, which was presented to 149 employees, the Retirees Award, given to four esteemed recipients bidding farewell to their professional journeys, and the coveted Meritorious Award, recognizing 62 exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service.


Awardees received tokens of appreciation such as trophies, cash incentives, and limited-edition commemorative Parker pens. These tokens not only symbolize acknowledgment but also stand as tangible reminders of TMC’s profound appreciation for its outstanding employees.

The event also gave these employees a platform to share their interests outside their work. Ms. Sheila Sabordo, a Biomedical Engineer and Meritorious Awardee, who had already graced international stages during the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2023, delivered an electrifying performance while other awardees shared their hobbies and passions outside the workplace.


Also present in the ceremony are Mr. Jose Xavier Gonzales, Chairman of TMC Board of Directors; Dr. Eugenio Jose F. Ramos, President and Group CEO; and Dr. Ruben G. Kasala, TMC Ortigas Executive Vice President and CEO, among others.

The Faces of Excellence Awards is not just a ceremonial tradition; it's also a way to acknowledge the milestones achieved and the collective efforts of its employees that ultimately contributed to TMC's success in accomplishing its mission of putting its patients at the center stage and delivering services of greater value.



More snaps during the event:




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