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Cardinal Santos Medical Center

The name Cadrenal Santos was chosen to give an endocrine twist to the name of our institution. For our banner, the red cardinal was the selected mascot. Cardinals are often associated with messages of good fortune, and a sign of faith and hope. The red color of the banner represents the living blood of Christ and is a symbol of vitality, well representing our institution’s color. The roses symbolize our beloved section chief, Dr. Rosa Sy, without which this training program would not come to fruition.

Chinese General Hospital

The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center banner shows an image of the pancreas and its surrounding blood vessel. The pancreas has multiple functions, both exocrine and endocrine plays an important role in digestion and blood glucose homeostasis. The pancreas resembles a dragon not only for its appearance, but also for its powerful influence on glucose metabolism.

GLP-1 and GIP are incretins that target the pancreas to control postprandial glucose levels. The incretin system also plays an important role in regulating food intake and appetite. Recent studies have demonstrated that both GLP-1 receptor agonists and GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonists are effective in treating obesity as well as diabetes.

The light blue and red corner lines represent the iconic colors of Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. 

Like the dragon that embodies strength, resilience and passion, we, at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center are committed to service, passionate for learning and resilient to adversity. 

Chong Hua Hospital

Our banner shows the legendary eight galloping horses encompassed by Proinsulin containing the Connecting Peptide (C-Peptide), the molecule that we have chosen to represent, and the one highlighted in gold. The horses are in reference to the Feng Shui artworks depicting the 8 galloping steeds of Emperor Mu Wang of China. The emperor ascribed the prosperity of his reign to the strength, agility and perseverance of his troop, the same qualities that our section embodies. The eight horses represent the eight aspirations of life, namely: Career, Health, Personal Development, Children, Recognition, Marriage, Education, and Happiness. The colors red, green and gold are the colors of Chong Hua Hospital; Red symbolizes our love and dedication to serve, Green represents prosperity, and Gold for wisdom —three attributes that we aspire for. 

C-peptide plays a crucial role in the correct folding of insulin. Without it, the mature insulin, the vital hormone that lies at the heart of our practice, would not form properly. In the same way, the consultants of our training core guides us and ensures that we attain a superior level of competence to be able to give the highest standards of care to our patients. Pro-insulin, as the origin and forerunner, is a metaphor for the Philippine College of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (PCEDM), our beloved mother society from whom quality Filipino endocrinologists are born. 

The symbolism of the 8 horses together with the C-peptide molecule make for a powerful and meaningful force befitting the vision and fundamental values of our institution.

De La Salle University Medical Center

With the colors “Green and White” we pay homage to the origins of our institution: Green of Ireland, so named as the “Emerald Isles” where the founding fathers of the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines came from; and the Philippines so named as “Pearl of the Orient Seas”– came “pearly white.” 

The impact of insulin to society since its discovery is staggering. Many are able to live long, healthier and purposeful lives due to insulin treatments. In our modern times, the way insulin is administered now through injections and pens has afforded many convenience and sustainability. 

The archer is known to always hit the target with precision and unmatched accuracy. Thus, we, as the Insulin Archers, dedicate ourselves to advocate for our country men deserving of utmost care- accurately and consistently.

East Avenue Medical Center

The East Avenue Medical Center, known as the “Home of the Brave” has faced several challenges in the past decades that showcased its peoples’ valor, resilience, and passion for service.  Our institution has faced multiple trauma cases, catastrophic disasters, overflowing critically ill patients, and even a global pandemic, and we never backed down from any of these circumstances.  

As part of this family, we, the EASTrogens, carry the same values that it upholds.  We chose the symbol of the lion to display our courage and commitment in serving the Filipino people and managing their Endocrinologic diseases.  As the King of the Jungle, we also aim to be the leader in the field of Endocrinology.  We also selected the same color of our institution, the green and the gold to remind us always to keep our bare feet in the grass, all while we continue to reach for that pot of gold.  

This banner represents who we are as a family, bonded by our vision of alleviating the lives of our patients, and strengthened by our mission of serving the people.  It symbolizes our undying commitment for the betterment of our nation’s health.           

Makati Medical Center


– 1981, the year of the section’s establishment (as corrected by Dr. Litonjua)

Philippine eagle

– Epitomizes the Filipinos’ tenacity and resilience in overcoming the odds to achieve its goals, soaring high as our eagles amidst all adversities.

– Inspiration, victory, longevity, SPEED, pride, father and royalty

Eagle wings spread

– Adrenaline Rush

– Ready to “fly” at all times

As Endocrinologist we are always Ready to serve or to heal

Laurel Leaves

-Victory, Honor, Peace

Leaves and Scrolls of 40

– 40 years that MMC Section of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism has produced endocrinologists embodying the sections ideals for the Filipino endocrinologist

4 Scrolls with 4 Values (Integrity, Service, Power, Excellence)

– Symbolizes the 4 pillars that comprise the section’s heads that have championed 4 prime values exemplified in their leadership


– the shield embodies the section’s thrust to protect the Filipino people whether from illnesses by clinical practice and public service or from malicious entities’ misinformation through advocacies and lay fora

PCEDM/MMC/Section Logos

– represents the standards to which the section holds itself

Pituitary/Adrenals/Human Body

– represents mastery over adrenal physiology and pathology recognizing its primary, secondary and even nonendocrine causes


University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital

The inclusion of the Oblation recognizes our identity as being part of the UP-PGH and the statue itself represents the generous offering of oneself into service for others.

The four dots represent the parathyroid glands. They also represent 4 values that we aim to exemplify to become the ideal Endocrinologist: a doctor with Integrity, Passion, Generosity, and Honor. 

As in calcium homeostasis, PTH is essential. These values we want to maintain intact so we can achieve the best for our patients.

St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City

The Global Ghrelins’ coat of arms features a gremlin – an embodiment of surprise and mischief. Gremlins represent disorders which make the body’s hormones go haywire. Endocrinologists are specially trained to connect the dots of puzzling symptoms and combat vexing hormonal mayhem.

The chemical structure of the hormone ghrelin stands on the right side. Ghrelin is called the “hunger hormone”. It symbolizes our hunger to excel, to innovate and to leave a legacy.

The shield represents solidarity with solidity. Surrounding the shield is a golden rice grains which stands for vibrancy, growth and opportunity. 

In St. Luke’s Global, our team is enthused and dedicated to solve endocrine mysteries, make new discoveries and create a difference for the generations to come.

St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City

We chose to play around the blue, yellow and red color palette to symbolize St. Luke’s, our section and our almuni organization, SEGA.  We are St. Luke’s QC, the Quirky Catecholamines that is why we have the adrenal gland in our banner with its minions symbolizing all our members. Catecholamines are essentially neurotransmitters embodying the vision of the section to be a leader in endocrine care and learning; highlighting its thrust on training the present and future Endocrinologists. But we also have our quirks. We handle stressful conditions very well by defending ourselves against hypoglycemia. We have noticed that eating is also usually our bonding.

The Medical City

In our banner, the structure of the cortisol hormone intertwines with the presence of an owl, enclosed in a crescent moon. The diurnal nature of cortisol, with its highest levels typically in the morning, represents the challenges and stresses that we often encounter during the daytime. It signifies the natural response to pressure and adversity that we face in our daily lives. Meanwhile, the owl’s nocturnal vigilance stands as a beacon of wisdom and watchfulness in the darkness. The owl symbolizes the ability to navigate through uncertainties and challenges that come with the unknown. The duality of these elements epitomizes a journey where resilience knows no time constraints and where wisdom thrives both in active solutions and reflective observation.

The colors of our banner are midnight blue, white, and gold. The blue and white hues honor our institution. In particular, the shade of midnight blue infuses a sense of serenity, a calm demeanor amid chaos. Glimmers of gold embellish our banner as gold often symbolizes value and achievement. The touches of gold signify rewards derived from embracing stress with grace, underlining personal growth and the realization of one’s potential. Our colors represent the idea that facing difficulties with wisdom and resilience can lead to valuable outcomes.

Together, the symbols and colors in our banner convey a message of wisdom, fortitude, and composure when confronting adversity.

University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Pride is what distinguishes us Thomasians from the rest.  They say we are loud, and most will agree but with that sense of pride, how can we be quiet?  It is but fitting that the growling tiger – loud and proud -is the centerpiece of our banner and that the name of our house is the UST ThyROARnines.

Just like how thyroxine makes sure fetal brain development proceeds optimally during pregnancy, our mentors in UST make sure that we are born ready into the world of Endocrinology. This is a symbol not only of the exemplary training we were all fortunate to have received, but also a symbol of how we were taught to pay it forward and help others develop as well. 

Ten coraje y se amable. Have courage and be kind. UST has always taught us to have the courage of the tiger, to dream big, to aim for greatness.  But in our journey towards that dream, we are reminded to remain humble, compassionate and kind.  A true ThyROARnine, an even truer Thomasian.

Presenting the UST ThyROARnines!