Feb 14

INAM Philippines is hiring!

INAM PHILIPPINES, a non-stock, non-profit health NGO, with a mission of actively promoting Philippine Integrative Medicine through training and equitable integrated health services among marginalized communities and vulnerable sectors towards the evolution of sustainable health care systems, is in need of a Finance Officer and a Technical Assistant.

Applicants for both positions must send their Letter of Application/Expression of Interest to INAM Philippines thru email (inamphilippines@gmail.com), and addressed to Ms. Teudelinda Paduada, on or before 21 February 2015. The email should contain the following:

  1. applicant’s mobile phone and/or landline numbers
  2. resume / curriculum vitae
  3. two (2) character references


Note: Applications will be acknowledged, but only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome

Finance Officer

Tasks and Responsibilities

1. Records and monitors all financial transactions of the organization

2. Prepares the following monthly reports and directly submits to the Executive Director:

a. Financial reports and statements (organization and per approved project)

b. Financial ratios and performance analyses

c. Bank reconciliation report

3. Ensures that the following Books of Accounts are updated on a monthly basis:

a. General Ledger

b. General Journal Book

c. Cash Receipts Book

d. Cash Disbursements Book

4. Timely registration of the above Books of Accounts at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office #39

5. Timely Submission of Finance Information Sheet (FIS) at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

6. Ensures implementation of finance policies, procedures and system of controls

7. Ensures compliance in the monthly submission of payment and reports to government agencies i.e., SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig, BIR, etc.

8. Approves cash advances, payroll, reimbursements and liquidation reports

9. Receives and verifies donations from the services rendered by the Integrated Health Service and Advocacy Research and Training Departments

10. In coordination with the Administrative Officer and Executive Director, ensures safekeeping of bank accounts of INAM and other financial investment instruments

11. Prepares budgets for activities and programs of the organization in consultation with the Executive Director and Department Heads

12. Attends to bank and other finance related transactions of the organization

13. Ensures accurate payment of Payroll and Benefits of the staff

14. Prepares all pertinent financial documents for external audit process based on the schedule stated in the Finance Policies and Procedures Manual

15. Attends to all legal-financial obligations of the organization (tax payments, other  legal requirements)

16. In consultation with the Executive Director and Department Heads, initiates and/ or recommends sustainability efforts or plan for the organization (i.e  fund-raising activities or other business enterprising activities)

17. Assists the Administrative Officer in the costing of INAM’s products and services for proper marketing and sustainability of programs

18. Maintains a centralized filing system for pertinent records and files of the finance unit


  1. Graduate of Accounting or Business Administration or business related field
  2. Knowledgeable in generally accepted accounting principles
  3. Skilled in computerized accounting program – preferably quick books
  4. Skilled in bookkeeping, fund accounting, payables, receivables
  5. Skilled in preparation of financial statements and reports
  6. Administration of employee benefits
  7. With understanding of relevant legal legislations, regulations and procedures
  8. Respectful, honest and trustworthy
  9. Have satisfactory communication skills (both written and oral)
  10. Able to manage conflicts related to finance
  11. Able to work in a team and with excellent people skills


Technical Assistant

Tasks and Responsibilties
1.    Collects and files e-copies of Philippine Integrative Medicine (PIM) Training Summary Reports
2.    Establishes, updates and maintains database for:
a.    PIM and Enhancement Trainings
b.   Quarterly Community Managed Health Program monitoring reports
c.    Development of sustainable health care system (training of RHUs, resolutions, Partnership Agreements, CHW Assembly)
d.   Community Participatory Research results
e.   Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Tui Na Massage Training
3.    Coordinates with Community Participatory Research assistants for copies of quantitative and qualitative research results for the period
4.    Prepares data prior to department monitoring meetings and assessment
5.    Shares information and findings
6.    Performs clerical and administrative tasks
7.    Performs other tasks related to the database and research work
1.    Preferably a graduate in information technology, IT business or computer science;
2.    Familiarity with the health sector is an advantage
3.    With background in records/ database management
4.    With communication, teamwork, problem-solving and analytical skills;
5.    With strong multitasking abilities that may be demanded by the project
6.    Manages time wisely – works within the time frames set
7.    Creates and maintains strong working relationships with colleagues and/or customers

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Jan 27

INAM’s Schedule of T.C.M. Acupuncture Trainings for 2015

final-2015-tcm-trainingFor those who are interested in learning Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) Acupuncture for personal knowledge or for professional practice in a healthcare setting, INAM is now accepting reservations for both Introductory and Modular courses.

Contact Theody Paduada or Lito Halili at the INAM office (Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 9am – 5pm) at 9263356

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Dec 19

2015 T.C.M. Acupuncture Trainings

Watch out for the complete schedule of INAM Philippines’ TCM Acupuncture Trainings, from the Introductory courses to the Modular courses for health and non-health professionals.

In the meantime, check out the schedule of the Introduction to T.C.M. Acupuncture for Pain Management which starts first week of January 2015.

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Jun 24

On its 30th year, INAM Philippines launches training courses for the poor, vulnerable sectors


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Jun 21

Haiyan Recovery Update: Healers on a Mission

Rene Navarro, INAM consultant and visiting professor, shares his experience after visiting Tacloban last February, together with a team of INAM staff/acupuncturists and a yoga teacher/raw food chef and volunteer. This article appeared on Positively Filipino last March 4, 2014.

Rene leading a group in Qigong in Victory Island. (Photo courtesy of Rene J. Navarro)

Rene leading a group in Qigong in Victory Island. (Photo courtesy of Rene J. Navarro)


The geographic trajectory of my recent journey to Leyte and Samar in Central Philippines is easy to follow: a flight on Sunday February 2 from Manila took us south to Tacloban City, Leyte, one of the most devastated areas in the country. From the Tacloban airport, we took a rental van to Guiuan, a town in Eastern Samar.

It was a three-hour journey through beautiful but desolate landscape, the sea and islands to the right, mountains to the left, and coconut trees that had lost their fruits and leaves dotting the scene. The last hour of the trip at sunset was over cratered roads, a white-knuckle route made scarier by a race-car wannabe for a driver, tricycles (motorbikes with a sidecar, which are called tuktuk in Thailand and cyclo in Vietnam), and chickens, dogs and people crossing our path in the darkness.

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Jun 21

INAM Philippines bringing alternative healing to Yolanda victims

Early in February, a team of six healers from INAM visited Guiuan in Samar and Tacloban in Leyte to bring healing to the people hardest hit by one of the world’s strongest typhoon, Yolanda (Haiyan).

First stop was at Guiuan where Rene Navarro, world-renowned teacher of Traditional Yang Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Meditation, and Chi Nei Tsang, among others, guided barangay health workers (BHW) on INAM Dao Ren Terapi for psychosocial healing.

The INAM Dao Ren Terapi includes six healing modalities that the BHWs can easily learn and share to their communities. Among the healing modalities are:

(1) Jing Well exercise (Wirik-Wirik in Waray) used to awaken the jing well points at the tip of the fingers. This aids flow of the blood and also helps the practitioner to ‘let go’.

INAM Dao Ren Terapi

Jing Well exercise

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May 20

INAM holds Modular Trainings for Other Health and Non-health Professionals


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May 06

2014 Schedule for TCM Acupuncture Trainings


INAM Philippines announces its schedule of Introductory and Modular courses on TCM Acupuncture. Individual course details can be viewed by clicking on each course title.

P500 reservation fee for all courses.


TCM Acupuncture for Pain Management

TCM Acupuncture for Common Community Diseases

Introduction to Ear Acupuncture


For Health Professionals

TCM Pattern Differentiation for Common Community Diseases and Pain Conditions

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5



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Oct 03

INAM Philippines secures MDRT Grant

Alice M. Parlan, of Makati City, Philippines, secured a $ 1,000 grant from the MDRT Foundation on behalf of Integrative Medicine for Alternative Healthcare Systems (INAM) Philippines. Ms. Parlan, a two-year MDRT member, is an active supporter of INAM and nominated and endorsed the grant application. INAM is a non-profit organization actively participating in the development, enhancement and propagation of Philippine Integrative Medicine responsive to the peoples’ needs. The MDRT Foundation grant will support the Integrated Health Service program of the organization.

Representing the MDRT Foundation, Ms. Alice Parlan presented the grant to INAM on the organization’s 27th year Anniversary last September 8, 2011. Receiving the grant are Sr. Dulce Corazon Velasco (INAM Board of Trustees Vice President), Ma. Cristina C. Parungao (INAM Executive Director) and Anicia O. Sollestre (Department Head, Integrated Health Service Department).

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Jun 16

What is Philippine Integrative Medicine?


INAM’s concept of Philippine Integrative Medicine (PIM) is that it is an awareness, a consciousness of viewing health as a state of total well-being resulting from the interplay of socio-economic, political and spiritual aspects of life. Basic to this consciousness is the understanding that health is a fundamental human right and responsibility of the individual and, collectively, of the community.

The relationship among those who uphold this consciousness is characterized by partnership, of one among equals, being interdependent and mutually transformative of each other. The practice of PIM is expressed with the values of respect, equality, participation, responsibility, interdependence, solidarity, mutuality and openness.

This PIM consciousness adheres to the integration of different systems of medicine based on empirical and scientific knowledge, rooted in the culture of the people. Such an integrated system addresses the health problems in the community through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services, which are accessible, affordable, available, effective and acceptable to the people.

PIM, as an evolving consciousness, emphasizes the direct, responsible and sustained participation of people in the development of their alternative health care systems, an indicator of the fulfillment of their aspiration for self-determination.

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