Luis P. Gatmaitan, MD
is a pediatrician and a Hall o Fame awardee o the DonCarlos Palanca MemorialAwards or Literature. He wasawarded as one o the TenOutstanding Young Men o the Philippines in 2003 and was given the Gawad Dangalng Wikang Filipino by theKomisyon ng WikangPambansa in 2009 orhis contribution in theeld o literature.
Tackle the basics o the human body and promote good health throughstories! “Tito Dok” Luis Gatmaitan,MD makes medical concepts un andeasy to grasp through imaginative talesand amusing characters. Kids learn to value and care or their bodies asGod’s creation.Citation or
Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok
or its popularization o thescience o medicine in language and illustrations that young children canunderstand, or its indigenizing o universal scientifc principles, and or itsimaginative reconstruction o what happens in the human body.
6¾”x 9”| 32 pages | P65 each | Ages 8 and upWritten in Filipino, with parallel English text
Given by the
Manila Critics Circle
September 3, 2002
#1 Ay! May Bukbok angNgipin ni Ani!
Jason MossAni learns about tooth decay andwhat to do to prevent it.
#6 Kraaak! Nabali ang Butoni Ferdie!
Paolo LimMany kids have suered throughbroken bones. Tito Dok gives an insidelook at how these heal.
#11 Basta, Ayoko PangMatulog!
Sergio Bumatay IIITito Dok emphasizes the necessity o agood night’s rest and gives tips on howto enjoy sleep.
#2 Aray, Nasugatan Ako!
Marcus NadaPlayul Zikki learns what happensinside his body when he accidentallycuts himsel.
#7 Ngiii! Ang Kati-Kati ng Ulo Ko!
Abigail GoyKids learn how to keep lice o theirheads through the story o Janet and herunny, talking lice.
#12 Ulkkk! Di Ko Malunok angTableta!
Leo AlvaradoDrinking medicine doesn’t have to be anordeal! Tito Dok gives practical advice toease the transition rom syrup to tablets.
#3 Aba, May Baby sa Loobng Tiyan ni Mommy!
Pepper RoxasJenny wonders about Mommy’sgrowing tummy. Tito Dok explainshow a baby develops in the womb.
#8 Ayan na si Bolet Bulate!
Aba Lluch DalenaMost kids aren’t mindul o beingdirty. Tito Dok shows them howBolet Bulate can worm his way inand make them sick.
Redge A. AbosPatrick is nursing a cold. Tito Dokexplains why we have thiscommon illness.
#10 Waaah! Nakagat Akong Aso!
Jomike TejidoJanella’s experience reveals the dangero rabies, and shows rst aid solutionsto animal bites.
Aha! May Allergy Ka Pala!
Pergylene AcuñaWhy did Julia get sick ater eating prawns? Find outthrough Julia’s adventure what allergies are, whatcauses them and how you can ght them.
#4 Naku, Ang Pula ngMata Ko!
Jason MossTricia’s story counters popular mythsabout sore eyes. Kids will learn properways to prevent and treat it.
#9 Oooppss, Kumukulo angTiyan ni Jimbo!
Jomike TejidoJimbo’s bout with diarrhea showskids how to avoid it and what to dowhen it attacks.
#14 Aruy, Magang-Maga angmga Tonsil ni JM!
Hubert B. FucioJM’s story reveals how the tonsils deendagainst germs. Tito Dok dispells mythsabout toncilitis and its treatment.
#15 Nakupo! Hinihikasi Hermie!
Frances AlcarazDiscover what triggers asthma and how torepond to attacks through Scout Hermie’scamping adventure.
#13 Yakkk, Bulutong-Tubig!
Mark Ramsel Salvatus IIIUnderstand why and how we get chicken poxthrough Jaycee’s experience, as he gets throughit with his cousin’s help.
2002 CMMABest Short Story for Children