Endocrinology as Famous Pinoy Movie Lines

Ella Mae I. Masamayor

What if endocrine organs, hormones, and medications starred in famous Filipino movies?


“Bakit parang kasalanan ko?” – The thyroid being blamed for every random symptom
Four Sisters and a Wedding, (2013)


“Akala mo lang wala… pero meron! Meron! Meron!” – The pancreas holding on to its last few beta cells
Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998)


“You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!” – Cortisol to prednisone
Bituing Walang Ningning (1985)


“Ang mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo, maraming snatcher, maagawan ka. Lumaban ka.” – Hormones fighting for receptors
No Other Woman (2011)


Am I not enough? May kulang ba sa akin? May mali ba sa akin? Pangit ba ako?” – Cortisol after the patient overuses exogenous steroids
My Ex and Whys (2017)


“Why is it so easy for you to see the worst in me?” – Carbohydrates being blamed for diabetes
A Second Chance (2015)


“Kasi ang totoo, umaasa pa rin akong sabihin mo: Sana ako pa rin. Ako na lang. Ako na lang ulit.” – Sulfonylureas still hoping to be the OHAs of choice
One More Chance (2007)

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The PCEDM is a sub-specialty society of the Philippine College of Physicians, a founding member of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, and a member of the International Society of Endocrinology.

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