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 Chemist licensure examination qualify for full membership in the ICP and those who pass the requirements for Chemical Technician qualify for associate membership. The ICP also accepts non-board qualified chemistry professionals as associate members. Both full and associate members may participate in ICP activities, and are also entitled to discounted registration rates for the annual Philippine Chemistry Congress. However, only full 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 ICP National Chapter and there are nine regional chapters: Bacolod, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Cebu, Leyte, Negros Oriental, Panay, Northern Mindanao (Regions X, XII, ARMM, CARAGA) and Southern Mindanao. In addition, it also has special clusters found in the Industrial Technology Development Institute at the Department of Science and Technology (ITDI-DOST) and the Forensics Chemistry cluster (Philippine National Police, PNP).
On 27 March 2016, RA 10657 (the Chemistry Profession Act) was passed, superseding RA 754 and on 20 April 2016, the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of RA 10657 took effect. RA 10657 strengthens the professional practice of Chemistry and improves the level of chemical laboratories in the Philippines.
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).
National Board of Directors
Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD (Ateneo de Manila University), President
Glenn V. Alea, PhD (De La Salle University – Manila), Vice President for Internal Affairs
Lilibeth dlC. Coo, PhD (University of the Philippines – Diliman), Treasurer
Rosalinda C. Torres, PhD (Industrial Technology Development Institute, DOST), Secretary
Col. Victor C. Drapete (Chemistry Division, PNP Crime Laboratory), Board Member
Ms. Nenita Marayag (National Reference Laboratory, Department of Health), Board Member
Ms. Edna C. Mijares (Jefcor Laboratories, Inc.), Vice President for External Affairs
Ms. Ludivinia B. Avendaño (Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific Ltd.), Auditor
Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte (Nuevochem Specialties, Inc.), Public Information Officer
Chapter & Cluster Presidents
Bacolod: Ms. Roselyn Usero (Negros Prawn Producers Cooperative Analytical and Diagnostic Laboratory)
Calabarzon: Mr. Arvin Tuaño (De La Salle Health Sciences Institute)
Cebu: Patrick John Lim, PhD (University of San Carlos)
Central Luzon: Ms. Maria Carmela Capule (CRL Environmental Corporation)
Leyte: Glenn Jansalin, PhD (Visayas State University)
Panay: Ilda Borlongan, PhD (Central Philippine University)
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: Mr. Michael Casas (Philippine Science High School – Southern Mindanao)
ITDI Cluster: Rosalinda Torres, PhD
PNP Forensics Chemistry Cluster: Col. Victor Drapete
Ms. Julie P. Trinidad, Office Secretary
Mr. Nikki Andrei V. Tan, Web Manager