Brief History of PAMET

The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET, Inc) is a non-stock, non-profit organization.

It was originally organized on September 15, 1963 by Mr. Crisanto G. Almario at the Public Health Laboratory in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

It had its first convention and election of officers on September 20, 1964 at the Far Eastern University wherein Mr. Charlemagne Tamondong became the first President.

It was incorporated and registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 14, 1969 with Reg. No. 39570, during the presidency of Mr. Nardito D. Moraleta.

On June 21, 1969, RA 5527 also known as the Philippine Medical Technology Act, was enacted into law.

A few days before the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, President Ferdinand Marcos declared the 3rd week of September as a celebration of the Medical Technology profession.

On June 22, 1973, PD 223 was approved creating the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). PAMET was officially recognized as the only Accredited Organization (APO) of registered Medical Technologists in the Philippines.

PAMET is a national body with forty-six (46) provincial chapters nationwide and one international chapter, PAMET Singapore totaling to more than thirteen thousand members.

PAMET is affiliated with other local professional associations namely Council of Professional Health Associations (COPHA), Philippine Federation of Professional Associations (PFPA), Council of Health Agencies of the Philippines (CHAP), Philippine Council for Quality Assurance in Clinical Laboratories (PCQACL), Alliance of All Health Organizations of the Nation (AAHON) and Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH). It is also linked with government agencies such as Department of Health (DOH), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Internationally, PAMET is affiliated with ASEAN Association of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS), Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AAMLS), International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (IFBLS), AsiaPacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (APFCB) and International Federation in Clinical Chemistry. Other linkages include PAMET-USA and PAMET Singapore.