The Philippine Medical Association held its 109th Annual Convention in May 2016 at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront hotel, Cebu City. Among its awardees were two of our esteemed PDS colleagues. Dr. Filomena L. Montinola was awarded the Most outstanding physician of PDS for her contributions to the advancement of Dermatology in the Philippines. She became a speaker in many conventions and gave inspirational talks during PDS Induction ceremonies. Dr. Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell was awarded for her contribution to Modern Medicine. She has pioneered management of some skin disorders and adapted innovative delivery and used coconut oil and monolaurin derivatives. She also published researches on phototherapy.