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School Seal

"The seal of Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines is depicted by three concentric circles with the year 1994 inscribed at the bottom, the year MCNP was born, twenty two years ago.
At the center of the innermost circle which is green, stands a burning torch, encircled by a white open book in front, a snake encircling the staff and branch of laurel at the left. Green represents hope. The white open book, knowledge and wisdom; the branch of laurel leaves, honor and the serpent, healing. (In Greek Mythology, Asclepius, the son of Apollo and the human princess Coronis, is the demigod of medicine. According to Greek Mythology he, Asclepius was able to restore the health of the sick and bring the dead to life.)
The second concentric circle is yellow; it represents the sun, which is the source of light and life. Inscribed on top is “Deo Et Patria”, God and Country.
The third concentric circle is blue. It represents life and dreams. Our dreams will reach the clear blue sky and beyond, as we soar high as eagles.
Through the quality health education, the allied health disciplines producing globally competent health care professionals through the care professionals through the values which are the trademarks of MCNP’s culture of Excellence; Nationalism, Godliness, Trustworthiness, Industry, Patience, MCNP Education contributes greatly to the upliftment of the quality of life of people as explicitly expressed in the school’s “Caring for the Filipino and the People of the World”. "

School Vision

"The Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP) aims to be the premier school in the COUNTRY in the allied Health discipline producing globally competent health care professionals contributing significantly to the upliftment of the quality of life of the individual, family, community and the whole humanity."

School Mission

"The mission of Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines is the holistic development of the person – a man conscious of his eternal destiny, aware of the dynamics of change, challenged by the needs of daily living, cognizant of national and international development initiatives and ready to meet the demands of life in the pursuit of his objectives in whatever socio-economic level he belongs."

School Purpose

"Caring for the Filipinos and the People of the World."

School Philosophy

"God has bestowed man with different gifts and potentials which are inherently good. These gifts which vary from one person to another when given proper inspiration can be developed for his own good and his fellowmen for an in the glory of God."

Core Values

In pursuit of its vision and mission, every member of the Medical Colleges of

Northern Philippines is expected to develop and live the following core values

which are the distinctive trademarks of the school’s culture of excellence:


Graduate Attributes


One who keeps the Law of God primary in all his undertakings and transcends human aspirations into God’s willful promises.


Imbued with self-discipline rooted from constitutional provisions, social norms, and other regulations contributory to social development and progress.


Like an eagle, who is fearless to dream and pursue his life’s goals, directed to the realization of his plans, strong and confident to deal with life’s challenges, resilient to the signs and demands of the times, and nurturing of the succeeding generation’s future.


Imbued with outpouring love for the poor and underprivileged, the welfare of communities, the development of the country, and the promotion of dignity and humanity, who utilizes his blessings and gifts without counting the cost.


Overflowing with concern for the health and well-being of man, who is sensitive to the needs of others without prejudice, bias, and reservation.


Equipped with knowledge of the past and present social milieu, who is skilled and motivated to discover new ideas, to introduce novel approaches and strategies, and utilize discoveries for social change and development.


Provided with sufficient learning experiences and exposures both locally and globally, who is equipped with the attributes required of his professional field and chosen area of expertise.

Institutional Objectives

To achieve the vision and mission, the school commits itself to the following avowed objectives:

Develop continuously the stakeholders and imbue them with passion for service and global excellence

Offer enriched and relevant curricular and co-curricular programs

Produce board topnotchers and register high passing rates in licensure examination

Evolve dynamic and equity-driven scholarship programs and other innovative and values-driven programs for student development

Evolve a research and development culture

Establish linkages both locally and abroad to ensure opportunities for relevant experiences and employment as well as boost up community extension programs.

Institutional Outcomes

Demonstrate love for God, country and humanity in carrying out his duties and responsibilities concomitant to his profession.

Utilize advancements in technology, available data, and past and present discoveries for the solution of problems emanating from various social structures, events, and scenarios.

Manifest fearlessness, self-discipline, self-direction and adaptability in dealing with life’s’ situations and challenges.

Uphold and practice selfless service, responsibility and citizenship; genuine love and concern for others.

Demonstrate and apply skills and competencies acquired from various learning experiences in the practice of his profession.

School History

In December 1971, Dr. Ronald Pagela Guzman, a medical Doctor, established the Holy Infant Clinic, a 15-bed capacity health care facility situated at Centro Uno, Tuao, Cagayan. This way of serving the people of Tuao where he was born and where he and his wife, Wilma Roa, a nurse, resided for quite sometime after graduating from college. It is a community hospital where the set up is family centered care. The patients bring their linens and other needs without paying for accommodation fee. A detached kitchen is available where patient’s nutrition is prepared by a family member(s).

They rendered services from birth to death. Geographically, Tuao during that time had no link to the rest of the municipalities as it is surrounded by the Chico River, a tributary of the Cagayan River. During rainy season, the river can overflow that no motor boat can cross. Hence, appendectomy caesarean section at Tuao Emergency Hospital is done in emergency cases. Dr. Guzman trained a community worker to do embalming to assist the community folks revere their beloved departed. House calls and home visits were done for those who cannot come to the clinic to receive treatment and care. Tuberculosis was prevalent and management was carried out during home visits after the initial assessment and diagnosis in the clinic. The Holy Infant Clinic, Tuao was operated as a satellite when a 35-bed capacity Holy Infant Clinic, Tuguegarao was established on July 7, 1980.

Dr. Evelyn Duque served as the resident physician while Grace and Filomena Roa, headed the group of nurses and caregivers who continued to care for the community. This went on for 2 years, a transition that allowed Tuao to produce its own doctors so that continuity to care from private practitioners went on.

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Guzman has a 2-year stint in Nigeria where they worked at Bendel State Hospital, Benin City, Bendel State. Upon return in the Philippines, Holy Infant Clinic Tuguegarao was born. Through the years, it prospered and the hospital services expanded with the opening of the Medical, Surgical, Pediatric and OB-GYNE Departments. It is also complemented with the addition of diagnostic services such as X-ray, Ultrasound, Laboratory Services with Drug Testing Facility and Pharmacy. In 1994, Dr. Ronald, envisioned that education is the antidote to ignorance, poverty and disease. With this advocacy, he established Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines (MCNP), a school that led to the fruition in 1998 of another school which is the International School of Asia and the Pacific (ISAP), offering courses that are relevant and responsive to local, national and global demands. Through the years, MCNP and ISAP have earned the reputation as two of the most prestigious and top performing schools in the country producing global professionals. MCNP was granted an Award of Recognition for being assessed as Category a(t), Mature Teaching Institution under the Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance (IQUAME), as one of the three Higher Education Institutions assessed nationwide and the only HEI in Region 2 on March 18, 2008.

Today, Dr. Christopher Mark R. Guzman, an ortho-surgeon, Dr. Charles Ronald R. Guzman, Internist-lung specialist, Dr. Aileen, a Pediatrician together with Atty. Cristina Guzman and Atty. Olivia Olalia-Guzman, children of the founders, are second generation medical practitioners and legal counsels of the institutions.

In October 2010, the humble beginnings of the Holy Infant Clinic will metamorphose into becoming the leading privately run hospital in Region 2 with the emergence of the Dr. Ronald P. Guzman Medical Center, a 250 bed-capacity Tertiary Hospital that will take pride of a state-of-the-art facility with MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, X-ray, dialysis and the latest in patient care and trauma and diagnostic center manned by specialists. The 150 bed Philhealth department will be the first in the region that will cater to the needs of the disadvantaged and marginalized sector of our society. This is consistent with the principle of the founders on the preferential option for the poor. Currently, the two schools have produced for the past 15 years a total of ____board topnotchers and adjudged as top rankers in the
licensure examination both in the regional and national level. The schools have grown so fast that it has now the 2nd largest enrollment in the tertiary level in the region. The dynamism Dr. and Mrs. Guzman sparked and the generosity he and his wife generated was made more manifest when he extended scholarship and financial support to 32% of his school’s student population composed mostly of children of poor families. The school has provided assistance to the following special groups: student orphans, indigenous people, honor students, children of elementary and high school teachers, children of rebel returnees, members of the PNP and AFP, and other groups needing assistance.