Board of Midwifery


The practice of midwifery was first regulated in the Philippines with the enactment of Public Act No. 310 on December 4, 1901. The law created the Medical Board of Examiners which regulated both the medicine and midwifery professions.

When Republic Act No. 2382 or the “Medical Act of 1959” was approved, the regulation of midwifery was separated from medicine. A Board of Examiners for Midwives was subsequently created with the enactment of Republic Act No. 2644 on June 18, 1960.

The first Board was composed of Valeriano B. Fugoso Jr. as Chairman and Vicenta Castro-Ponce and Angelina I. Ponce as Members.

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