The iGovPhil Project officially adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as the accessibility standard for all its related web development and services. WCAG 2.0 is also an international standard, ISO 40500. This certifies it as a stable and referenceable technical standard.

WCAG 2.0 contains 12 guidelines organized under 4 principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR for short). There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: A, AA, or AAA. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is available at:

All iGovPhil Project services and content are currently moving towards WCAG Level A compliance. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this level.

Combination keys used for each browser:
  • Chrome for Linux press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for Windows press (Alt+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • Safari for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • For Firefox press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • For Internet Explorer press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key) then press (enter)
Shortcut Keys Combination Activation:
  • Home Page (Combination + H): Redirecting to homepage.
  • Main Content (Combination + R): View the content section of the current page.
  • FAQ (Combination + Q): FAQ page.
  • Contact (Combination + C): Contact page or form inquiries.
  • Feedback (Combination + K): Feedback page.
  • Site Map (Combination + M): Site map (footer agency) section of the page.
  • Search (Combination + S): Search page.
  • Press ESC or CLICK the close the button to close this dialog box.
Dr. Jose Florencio Fabella Lapeña, Jr., AB, MA, MD, FPCS
Dr. Jose Florencio Fabella Lapeña, Jr., AB, MA, MD, FPCS

Dr. Jose Florencio Fabella Lapeña, Jr., AB, MA, MD, FPCS

Full Professor and Attending Otolaryngologist, University Scientist III College of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, UP Manila Dept. of Otolaryngology, Ward 10, Phil. General Hospital

For his distinguished contribution in the field of Medicine, his exemplary service in his profession as a dedicated academician, empowering medical educator and inspiring mentor; widely-published multidisciplinary scientist-researcher and prolific writer; internationally recognized, multi-awarded editor and reviewer; and compassionate, committed, community-oriented physician and subspecialist surgeon shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.

His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognitions such as the UP Scientific Productivity Award, One UP Professorial Chair Award, PMA Most Outstanding Physician Award, all three PSO-HNS Outstanding ENT Specialist Awards in Teaching, Research and Community Service, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Star Reviewer Award, Singapore Medical Association SMJ Reviewer Recognition Award, and Publons UK Inaugural Sentinel of Science Award as the World’s Top Overall Editorial Contributor to Science and Research. As a member of the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Philippine Academy for Head and Neck Surgery, Philippine Society of Audiology, Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors, World Association of Medical Editors, and Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesesefragen CranioMaxilloFacial, his relentless dedication to these organizations is a testament of his outstanding career.