UST Pax Romana Alumni Association, Inc.

Dr. Egidio P. Elio

President, UST Pax Romana Alumni Association

While at the College of Science, he was elected as President of UST Pax Romana in 1976-1977 and as Executive Secretary of the Student Organizations Coordinating Council (SOCC). In 1978, he represented UST Pax Romana during the inauguration of its first affiliate organization – the University of San Agustin Pax Romana in Iloilo City.

As a medical student, he served as Most Ennobled Vicar (President) of Medicus et Vitae Confraternity. When martial law was lifted, he was elected as the first President of the Medicine Student Council and as Chairman of the university-wide Assembly of Student Council Presidents.

He had his specialty training in Urology at UST Hospital. He co-founded the Philippine Urology Residents Association in 1985 and served as its President in 1987.

As a urologist, he served as Editorial Consultant of the Philippine Journal of Urology and President of Philippine Urological Association Foundation.

Under his leadership as Chairman of the Philippine Urologic Manpower Program (PUMP), training for urologists was opened in the cities of Cebu and Davao to bring specialty services closer to the people, particularly to the poor, in Visayas and Mindanao.

In 2002, he brought a big team, advanced technology and substantial resources of St. Luke’s Sagip Bayan Foundation for a huge medical, surgical and dental mission in the countryside. Since then, he has organized 27 such undertakings and performed thousands of operations and procedures – all for free for the poor.

A year later, he initiated The Outstanding Pupils and Students (TOPS) of Antique which he now serves as its Chairman Emeritus.

He was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UST Medicine Class 1981 for the celebration of its Silver Anniversary in 2006.

In 2010, he topped the election for Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Antique. During his three terms which ended in 2019, he authored 62 ordinances, mostly in the fields of health, social services, education, women and children, and cultural heritage – an excellent performance for a member of a provincial legislature.

He is an active consultant of St. Luke’s Medical Center Institute of Urology.

He is a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Antique, a state university.

He is married to Dr. Thelma Marie Avendaño Elio, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist practicing at St. Luke’s Medical Center. They are blessed with three children: Adrian Christopher (Radiology), Patrick Bernard (Ophthalmology) and Charlene Lorraine (Medical Intern).

For Dr. Elio, the Pax Romana ideals always remind him that “the poor should never be served poorly.”

In recognition of his professional achievements and humanitarian work, he has been granted the following recognitions:

Pres. Manuel L. Quezon Award for Exemplary Leadership, UST, 1977 (Science) and 1981 (Medicine)

Pope Leo XIII Award for Communitarian Service, UST, 1977 (For UST Pax Romana) and 1981 (For Medicine Student Council)

Outstanding Thomasian Medical Student Award, UST Medicine Student Council, 1981

Bugal kang (Pride of) Antique Award, Province of Antique, 1999

Diamond Jubilee Achiever Award, UST High School, 2003

Golden Leadership National Award, United Group of Charities and Human Development, Inc., 2003

The Outstanding Filipino Physician (TOFP) Award, Jaycees International Senate Philippines, 2008

Achievement Award, St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2008

The Outstanding Thomasian Alumnus (TOTAL) Award, UST, 2009

Bugal kang Antique – Datu Sumakwel Award (For Tabang “Help” Antique Medical Missions), Province of Antique, 2009

The Outstanding Ilonggo Award, Panay News, 2011

Community Service Award, Philippine Urological Association, 2012

Jollibee Family Values Award, Jollibee Group Foundation, 2013

Bayani ng Kalusugan Award, Department of Health, 2016, presented by Pres. Benigno S. Aquino


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