• Ricardo L. Ramirez, Jr., MD St. Luke's Medical Center



pandemic, research, ORL-HNS


Greetings to all!

     Congratulations for another successful publication of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This year marks the 42nd publication and I would like to commend the editorial team, spearheaded by Dr. José Florencio F. Lapeña Jr., and all the authors for their hard work and outstanding performance in this journal. As we transition to a new normal after the pandemic, we cannot deny that it has brought changes into our lives including the way we approach research.

     But why do we even need to conduct research? We faced seemingly insurmountable limitations and obstacles during the past 3 years and coming up with a research topic and writing a research paper should have been the last thing on our minds, yet we continued. We continued to further our knowledge about the topics that we know and love. We continued to seek answers to the questions that we had. And finally, we continued to encourage and motivate the younger generation to be inquisitive and to keep the love of learning burning.

     The PJOHNS embodies the passion and the drive to learn more about ORL-HNS. The various case studies, descriptive researches, and analytical researches present in this journal, represent the commitment of the editor-in-chief and editorial staff, and the dedication of the authors to our field. I hope that everyone that reads this journal will find it helpful in furthering their knowledge about the field of ORL-HNS.

     As you go through the pages of this journal, I hope it ignites your thirst for knowledge once again and renews your passion in Otorhinolaryngology.

Enjoy reading!


Download data is not yet available.




How to Cite

Ramirez R. PRESIDENT’S PAGE. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 4 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];38(1):2. Available from: