Acta Medica Philippina is the official medical journal of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. It was conceptualised and first published in 1939. The medical consultant staff contributed as authors of scientific papers that were largely based on their experiences at the Philippine General Hospital, and the College of Public Health. During this time, the Acta received wide coverage and was widely regarded as “the” medical journal of the Philippines, and perhaps, Southeast Asia. The Acta was widely circulated across medical libraries in Asia and the United States and its articles, largely dealing with tropical maladies and the local Philippine medical condition, were widely read all over the world. Rotavirus enteropathies and the now famous “Rotor” syndrome were first described in the pages of the Acta.