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AMENDED BY-LAWS
of the
PHILIPPINE ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I

DEFINITION OF TERMS (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 1.1 “Association” or “POA” - Shall mean PHILIPPINE ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION, INC. (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 1.2 “Corporation Code”- Shall mean Batas Pambansa Bilang 68, otherwise known as the Corporation Code of the Philippines, as heretofore or hereafter amended. (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 1.3 “Articles of Incorporation”- Shall mean the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, as amended from time to time.

SECTION 1.4 “By-Laws”- Shall mean the Code of governance of the Association, as may be amended from time to time. (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 1.5 “Board”- Shall mean the Board of Trustees of the Association.

SECTION 1.6 “OCME”- Shall mean Orthopaedic Continuing Medical Education.

SECTION 1.7 “PBO” – Shall mean Philippine Board of Orthopaedics (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 1.8 “POAFI” –Shall mean the POA Foundation, Inc.

SECTION 1.9 “SEC” – Shall mean Securities and Exchange Commission

SECTION 1.10 POA Chapters/Subspecialties- shall refer to any aggrupation formed by or connected with the Association. (As amended on August 22, 2012)

ARTICLE II

IDENTIFICATION

SECTION 2.1 Corporate Name- The name of the Association shall be the “PHILIPPINE ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION, INC.”

SECTION 2.2 This is a non-stock non-profit corporation. (As amended on August 22, 2012)

SECTION 2.3 Purpose- To encourage, propagate, popularize and advance the art and science of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in the Philippines by means of promoting excellence in training, scientific researches, seminars and treatises in the specialty. (As amended on August 22, 2012) ... 

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