Organized in 1976, the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) is the accredited professional organization of registered chemists and registered chemical technicians under the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The ICP is concerned with matters related to the professional practice of chemistry and other legal aspects. The ICP works closely with the Board of Chemistry of the PRC.
Individuals who pass the annual chemist licensure examination qualify for regular membership in the ICP, while those who pass the requirements for Chemical Technician qualify for associate membership. Foreign nationals who have been granted by the PRC to practice their chemistry profession in the country are likewise qualified for foreign membership. All types of members may participate in ICP activities, and are also entitled to discounted registration rates for the annual Philippine Chemistry Congress. However, only active regular members have the right to nominate, vote for, and hold an elected ICP board position.
The ICP is a nationwide society. The principal organization is the Manila-based ICP National Chapter and there are eleven regional chapters: Bicol, Bacolod, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Cebu, Leyte, Negros Oriental, Panay, Northern Mindanao (Regions X, XII, ARMM, CARAGA), Southern Mindanao, and Zamboanga Peninsula. In addition, it also has special clusters found in the Industrial Technology Development Institute at the Department of Science and Technology, Philippine National Police, and United Laboratories.
The ICP is a founding member of the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS), together with the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas (KKP), the Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers (PACT), and the Philippine Association of Chemistry Students (PACS). The ICP is also a founding member of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS), and is the country’s official representative to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
CPD Provider Details. The ICP is accredited by the PRC as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) units for registered chemists and registered chemical technicians, with accreditation number 2017-007, approved on 15 August 2017 and valid until 14 August 2020.
Vision and Mission
VISION: To make a significant contribution to the national economy and to improve the quality of life of all Filipinos through the professional practice of Chemistry.
MISSION: The ICP shall:
- assist in the regulation and protection of the professional practice of chemistry in the Philippines;
- promote the continued development of Filipino Chemists and Chemical Technicians through Continuing Professional Development and other programs;
- promote high international standards of Philippine chemical laboratories.
National Board of Directors
Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit (Ateneo de Manila University), President
Dr. Glenn V. Alea (De La Salle University – Manila), Vice President for Internal Affairs
Ms. Edna C. Mijares (Jefcor Laboratories, Inc.), Vice President for External Affairs
Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte (Nuevochem Specialties), Secretary
Dr. Lilibeth dlC. Coo (University of the Philippines – Diliman), Treasurer
Ms. Nenita Marayag (National Reference Laboratory, Department of Health), Auditor
PLtCol. Victor C. Drapete (PNP Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory), Public Information Officer
Ms. Maria Josephine Gonzales (Nestlé Philippines, Inc.), Board Member
Dr. Rosalinda C. Torres (Industrial Technology Development Institute, DOST), Board Member
Chapter & Cluster Presidents
Region 3 (Central Luzon): Ms. Maria Carmela Capule (CRL Environmental Corporation)
Region 4A (Mainland Southern Tagalog): Mr. Alvin Basco (Ostrea Mineral Laboratories, Inc.)
Bicol: Mr. Michael Montealegre (Bicol University)
Bacolod: Ms. Roselyn Usero (Negros Prawn Producers Cooperative Analytical and Diagnostic Laboratory)
Cebu: Dr. Patrick John Lim (University of San Carlos)
Eastern Visayas: Dr. Glenn Jansalin (Visayas State University)
Panay: Mr. Steve Janagap (University of the Philippines Visayas)
Negros Oriental: Mr. Reinhart Mendaño (Energy Development Corporation – Negros Oriental)
X / XII / ARMM / CARAGA: Mr. Higinio Barros, Jr (Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan)
Southern Mindanao: Ms. Christine Marie Tupaz (Philippine-Japan Active Carbon Corporation)
Zamboanga Peninsula: Dr. Sheeva Saddalani (Western Mindanao State University)
ITDI Cluster: Dr. Rosalinda Torres
PNP Forensics Chemistry Cluster: PLtCol. Victor Drapete
Unilab Cluster: Mr. Arjay Cubos
Ms. Julie P. Trinidad, Office Secretary
Mr. Nikki Andrei V. Tan, Digital Engagement Manager