Mu Sigma Phi Sorority

The first medical sorority in the Philippines and in Asia.
An unbroken line of over a thousand lady doctors from the University of the Philippines Manila.

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Sayuntis 2017

By µΣΦ • 18 April 2017


Last April 18, 2017, the sisses of the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority held the annual Sayuntis: Sayaw ng mga Buntis. Headed by Sis Paula Marfori µΣΦ 2020, the event featured a talk on good maternal nutrition and exercise for pregnant women. The PGH OB OPD was once again filled with life and energy as the expectant mothers danced their way to a healthier body. The program, hosted by Sis Dan Concepcion µΣΦ 2020 and Sis Alexis Dinopol µΣΦ 2020, began with a prayer by Sis Ja Dela Cruz µΣΦ 2020 and was followed with welcoming remarks by Sis Anne Asis µΣΦ 2019. A talk on “Wastong Nutrisyon para sa mga Buntis,” which aims to promote optimal nutrition for pregnancy was given by Sis Aya Escandor µΣΦ 2019, who is a graduate of BS Community Nutrition from UP Diliman. A game of "Tama o Mali" was incorporated within the talk in order to engage the hopeful mothers and correct common misconceptions about what and what not to eat during pregnancy. Mothers who got correct answesr were given Sayuntis books and shirts for prizes. The benefits of exercise for pregnant women was then introduced by Sis Faye Cagayan µΣΦ 1993, and was soon followed by the dance proper led by Sis Yas Salces µΣΦ 2020 together with the sisses. Sayuntis, pioneered by Sis Faye Cagayan µΣΦ 1993, is an exercise program promoting health behaviors for pregnant women, focusing on proper nutrition, and appropriate exercise. Its highlight is the dance, which is a form of belly-dancing modified to be easier for pregnant mothers. The belly-belts were distributed to the mothers, and everyone enjoyed as they were grooving to Meghan Trainor's "Better When I'm Dancing”. The program ended with a happy note and with smiles on everyone's faces as they left with a heightened knowledge about maintaining a healthy pregnancy, and the fun dance moves they learned from Sayuntis. AFTG!