City Club doctor gets job done, masterfully

January 15, 2019

MY son had a bad fall in a night basketball game recently at the City Club in AlphaLand, Makati. I wasn’t there but I was told that upon his fall, he grimaced in pain as other stunned players watched him lying on the floor with a twisted left arm. His condition suggested there was a bone dislocation at his shoulder.

Luckily, there was an in-house doctor at City Club who immediately attended to my son. He was called to respond to the scene of accident. Dr. Benedict Francis Valdecanas, a physician for orthopedic, sports and regenerative medicine, immediately came to perform his duty.

While almost everybody at the court watched my troubled son in horror, Valdecanas confidently approached him  and assessed  his condition.  As my son was crying in pain, the doctor simply told him to relax several times. Then, through the masterful stroke of his hands, Valdecanas snapped back my son’s dislocated shoulder. Job done.

Though Valdecanas believed the problem was taken cared of, he still suggested that my son be taken to the nearest hospital  for X-ray and possible treatment. But the X-ray showed no more problem with my son. After prescribing pain relievers and muscle relaxing drugs, the doctors at the Makati Medical Center allowed my son to go home.

I thank Dr. Valdecanas for his timely response to the accident and his expert handling of a very critical  and delicate situation. Just like Magellan,  Bobby Ongpin truly knows how to get the right people.
Poe tops latest survey.

The cast of probable winners in the scheduled May 13, 2019 mid-term polls is still the same except for the positioning as Sen. Grace Poe (63%) dislodged  Sen. Cynthia Villar (62%) for the race to the top of the senatorial heap.

Former senator and Rep.  Pia Cayetano remained strong in third position with 55% and Sen. Nancy Binay  remained at fourth with 49%.

Sen. Koko Pimentel kept the fifth place with 44% while former senators Lito Lapid and Jinggoy Estrada  are tied for the sixth spot with 42% and 41%, respectively to complete the cast of this year’s mid-term senatorial polls.

The list was provided by the 2019 Pulso ng Pilipino Tracking survey of The Issues and Advocacy Center (The CENTER).

The non-commissioned survey was conducted from Jan. 04 to 08, 2019 with some 1,200 respondents  eligible to vote in the 2019 senatorial and local elections. The survey has a confidence level of 98% and a margin of error of + 3.5%.

If the senatorial elections are held at the time the survey was extracted, four of the seven incumbent senators who are running for reelection are assured of serving a second six-year term when the 18th Congress opens on July 23, 2019.

The senatorial aspirants who emerged as the most likely to make it to the winner’s circle if the elections were to be held today are: 1.  Poe (63%), 2. Villar  (62%), 3. Cayetano (55%), 4. Binay  (49%), 5.  Pimentel  (44%), 6. Lapid (42%), 7. Estrada(41%), 8. Sen. Sonny Angara (39%), 9. Francis Tolentino (33)%), 10. Gen. Bato Dela Rosa  (29%), 11. Former Sen. Serge Osmeña  (27%), and 12. Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go,  (24%).

Close on the tails of those in the Magic 12 are: 13. Gov. Imee Marcos (22%), 14. Former Sen. Mar Roxas,  (21%), 15. Sen.  JV  Ejercito (21%), 16. Former Sen. Bong Revilla (20%), 17. Sen. Bam Aquino (19%), 18. Rep. Gary Alejano (17%), 19. Former Rep. Neri Colmenares (14.3%), 20. Former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile  (14%), 21. Former Rep. Erin Tanada (11%), 22. Former DILG Sec. Raffy Alunan (10%), 23. Former  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque (10%) and 24. Atty.  Romy Macalintal (9%).

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