Cebu doctor chosen as Asean psychiatry chief

Posted on November 5, 2012

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Dr. Pureza Oñate 

Cebu doctor Pureza Trinidad-Oñate will serve as president of the ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health for 2012 to 2014.

She was unanimously selected by her Philippine peers for the two-year term.  The presidency is rotated among ASEAN member countries. The next two years will be the turn of the Philippines to lead the organization.

Turnover rites will be held on Nov. 16-17 in Singapore.

Oñate practices in Cebu City where she is medical director of the Cebu Perpetual Succour Hospital.

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