Wednesday July 1, 2020

Submission peer-reviewed by: Naiia Lajoie Mildred Vande Vusse Vitangcol is a medical doctor by profession, but has been engaged in the “Death Care” and Pre-Need Industries for the past twenty-three years. What began as a mere curiosity while observing her midwife mother help others eventually turned into a calling in the medical field. This then transitioned into corporate management as well as business marketing in the death care industry – which is unfamiliar to most. While this sounds like far too many hats for just one person to wear, Dr. Mildred does exactly that – making it look both good and easy. This road to success was not-so-easily paved. With years of hard work and an equal amount of study, things managed to fall into place for Dr. Mildred. After being fascinated by how medical practitioners tended to the sick, she began her medical studies at Silliman University in Dumaguete City. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, serving as her pre-med degree, in 1985. She also completed a degree as a Medical Doctor at the Cebu Doctors University College of Medicine in 1991. Thereafter, she specialized in Internal Medicine at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and was also accorded a Fellow in Gastroenterology in 1997. As if being a practicing physician was not challenging enough, Dr. Mildred would eventually find her way into corporate management where she met her future loving husband Mr. George York Bautista Vitangcol. York graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1986 with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, and later completed his graduate studies at the Asian Institute of Management in 2004. York has been the President & CEO of the St. Peter Group of Companies since 2007. In addition to wanting to start a...... Read more on Full Issue!

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