Our Company

We VALUE your Health, We CARE for your Life!
ValuCare is a Managed Care Company established by a group of medical practitioners with a commitment to provide comprehensive health care through outpatient consultation and hospitalization benefits packaged and accessed via its network of health care providers and facilities.

Since its inception in 1997, it has grown to become one of the leading Managed Care Companies in the Philippines. From an initial team of 40 employees, ValuCare now employs more than 300 service-oriented personnel to serve its planholders nationwide. Branch offices have been established in Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao to meet the needs of its ever-expanding client base.

ValuCare’s success is attributed to its objective of providing “HealthCare You Can Count On”. It boasts of having one of the highest renewal rates in the industry, a key factor in its steady and sustained growth. It is this service-oriented commitment that has become ValuCare’s principle, a legacy that our growing number of satisfied clients has come to expect and trust.


To be the number one managed care organization in the Philippines, globally competitive
in providing holistic care with compassion to the Filipino people.


We commit . . .To provide

affordable quality health care and promote the well-being of our plan members

To determine

risks and rewards to foster harmonious alliances and keep our providers and intermediaries abreast with the latest tools and approaches in assessing quality in managed care.

To develop

opportunities for personal and professional growth of our employees to improve their quality of life.

To ensure

fair returns of investment to our shareholders.

To lead

in uplifting the industry’s standard through innovative strategies, health reform efforts, research and technology

To contribute

to the socio-economic progress of the nation through a healthy citizenry

Board of Directors

Dr. Patricia L. Tan


Dra. Patricia L. Tan is graduate from Far Eastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Preparatory Medicine in 1977. Dra. Patricia L. Tan spent her internship at AFP Medical Center from May 01, 1977 to April 30, 1978 and continued her residency training at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center under the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1978 to 1981. She attended various fellowship and passed a number of specialty board exam.

Dra. Patricia L. Tan is also affiliated with various medical societies such as Philippine Obstetrical & Gynecological Society, Philippine Medical Association and Manila Medical Society. She also attended several advanced courses and medical workshops both here and abroad. Dra. Patricia L. Tan is a Senior Consultant and Head of the Admitting Committee of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, a reputable hospital in the country.

Dr. Samuel D. Ang


Dr. Samuel D. Ang practices Surgery and specializes in Oncology. Graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas in 1975, Dr. Samuel D. Ang spent his internship at Santo Tomas University Hospital in 1976 and at St. Thomas Medical Center in Akron, Ohio in 1978. Dr. Samuel D. Ang also completed his General Surgery Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1982.

Currently holds the position as Chairman for the Department of Surgery and as Medical Director at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. He also serves as Director Emeritus for Cancer Institute at St. Luke’s Medical Center. He was the former Chairman of the Philippine Board of Surgery, Inc. He is also a member of various scientific societies here in the Philippines and abroad such as Philippine Medical Association, Philippine Society of General Surgeons, Surgical Oncology Society of the Philippines, Philippine Breast Cancer Society and Society of Surgical Oncology in Atlanta, USA.

Mr. Armando S. Macalino


Mr. Armando S. Macalino is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Management at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, with subsequent studies and certification in Epidemiology at the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines-Manila. He is also an alumnus of a John Robert Powers Executive Program.

Straight from college, he earned his first keep as a humble Marikina garage shoemaker and soon decided to gamble abroad as a common OFW.

He returned to the country at the age of 35, and since then started exploring the managed care landscape as an ordinary liaison officer of a leading HMO company.

He patiently and painstakingly learned all aspects of the business, climbing the corporate ladder from a lowly rank and file employee to AVP for Customer Service and Hospital Relations in 2001, up to his current appointment as President and CEO of ValuCare, seasoned in the managed care industry with over 30 years experience.

Ding, as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues, is also the Founding President of the Philippine Association of Health Maintenance Organization Companies (PAHMOC).

Dr. Josefina C. Chua


Dr. Josefina Chua graduated from Far Eastern University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing last 1972. Business-minded and driven, she immersed herself in hospital administration back in 1981. She is also very active in many healthcare-related businesses.

She is a board member of ValuCare Health Systems, Inc., New World Diagnostics Laboratory and Mdpharma, Inc. During her free time, she travels and spends time with her family. She is currently a practicing pediatrician in the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Lawrence O. Gotamco

Board Member

Dr. Lawrence O. Gotamco is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Preparatory Medicine at University of Santo Tomas in 1978. He finished his medicine study at the same school in 1982 and completed his internship in 1983.

Dr. Gotamco assumed his residency training in General Surgery from 1984 to 1988 at Chinese General Hospital and became Chief Resident. Dr. Gotamco was the former Vice Chairman of the Operating Room Committee of Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and remains to be an active consultant of the hospital. He is also affiliated as a visiting consultant at Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Dr. Gotamco also attended various medical workshops both here and abroad.

Dr. Jose Y. Garcia JR.

board member

Dr. Jose Y. Garcia graduated with flying colors from medical school in the University of Santo Tomas. Dr. Garcia was ranked number one in three major exams – the Philippine Board of Medicine Licensure Exam, the Philippine College of Physician Licensure Exam and the Philippine Society of Nephrology Licensure Exam. Dr. Garcia went to the United States of America and pursued residency training in Internal Medicine in St. Luke’s Hospital at Cleveland, Ohio.

Afterwards, he sought fellowship training in Hypertension and Nephrology in the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation. A very passionate and dedicated teacher, Dr. Garcia has inspired many students to follow in his footsteps to become full-fledged nephrologists. Dr. Garcia is an active member of the American College of Physicians, Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Medical Association and Philippine Society of Nephrology. Dr. Garcia currently practices in Chinese General Hospital, Cardinal Santos Medical Center and Tricity Medical Center.

Dr. Cesar S. Co


Dr. Cesar S. Co is a Bachelor of Science Degree holder from the University of Santo Tomas. Dr. Co finished his Medical Degree in 1975 from the same school. Dr. Co completed his internship in various hospitals from 1975 to 1981 and continued his medical training abroad.

Dr. Co held several key positions in Philippine Board of Radiology from 1990 to 1997. Dr. Co is currently the Chairman of Department of Radiology of two prestigious hospitals namely Chinese General Hospital and Cardinal Santos Medical Center. Dr. Co was frequently invited as a speaker in various seminars and attended numerous conventions both here and abroad.

Mr. Johnlu Koa

Board Member

Mr. Johnlu Koa, founder of The French Baker, had an academic career before his bread business took off. He earned his MBA from the University of the Philippines (UP) after earning a degree in Business Administration from the same university. While earning his master’s degree, Koa taught Business Administration in UP, and was later appointed Secretary of the College of Business Administration. Mr. Koa was named one of The Outstanding Young Filipinos in 1996 for his commitment to his company and to the baking industry.

He was also honored by the UP College of Business Administration with the Alumni Association Professional Award in the field of Entrepreneurship. He was also named one of the 500 Great Asians of the 21st Century by the Bibliotheque Worldwide Organization in the US. Mr. Koa has not yet run out of business ideas for the future. His plans for expansion include standalone stores, as well as outlets in Hong Kong and China. He also plans to set up a flour mill that will cater to the specific needs of the local baking industry, and for The French Baker to be listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Mr. Owen Y. Lee

board member

Mr. Owen Y. Lee graduated cum laude with Bachelor Degree in Business Administrator major in Accounting at the University of the East, Philippines in 1968. He passed the Philippine Government Examination Board exam and became Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1969. He also took Advance Management Program at Banff School of Advance Management in Canada. Owen started as Junior Auditor in SGV & Co and was assigned in Singapore office until promoted as Auditor Partner of SGV Goh Tan & Co/Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now known as Deloitte & Touche) in 1982.

He was member of the Audit Service Committed of worldwide body of Deloitte Haskins & Sells International (DHSI). This committee is responsible for worldwide audit policies to be implemented by all member firms of DHSI. After retirement from Public Accountancy he serves as Financial Director and Consultant of several companies engaged in various industries such as real estate developments, shopping malls, financing, courier and freight forwarding.

Mr. Armando Macalino


Elmer Palomata, MD, RN, DPCOM

VICE PRESIDENT for Operations

Roselle Oabel, MD


Dennis Vitug

Information & Communication Technology MANAGER

Erika Denice Castillo

Human Resources MANAGER​

Mhyra Belleza

Member's Data Administration Manager

Liza Marie Perez

Accounting manager

Christine Joy Alejo

Internal Audit Manager

Maria Kristine Villena

Sales & Marketing Manager - New Business