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 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 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 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 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).
CPD Provider Details. The ICP is accredited by the PRC as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) units with accreditation number 2017-007, approved on 15 August 2017 and valid until 14 August 2020.
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
Ms. Edna C. Mijares (Jefcor Laboratories, Inc.), Vice President for External Affairs
Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte (Nuevochem Specialties), Secretary
Lilibeth dlC. Coo, PhD (University of the Philippines – Diliman), Treasurer
Ms. Ludivinia B. Avendaño (Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific Ltd.), Auditor
Col. Victor C. Drapete (Chemistry Division, PNP Crime Laboratory), Public Information Officer
Ms. Nenita Marayag (National Reference Laboratory, Department of Health), Board Member
Rosalinda C. Torres, PhD (Industrial Technology Development Institute, DOST), Board Member
Chapter & Cluster Presidents
Bicol: Mr. Michael Montealegre (Bicol University)
Bacolod: Ms. Roselyn Usero (Negros Prawn Producers Cooperative Analytical and Diagnostic Laboratory)
Calabarzon: Mr. Alvin Basco (Ostrea Mineral Laboratories, Inc.)
Cebu: Patrick John Lim, PhD (University of San Carlos)
Central Luzon: Ms. Maria Carmela Capule (CRL Environmental Corporation)
Eastern Visayas: Glenn Jansalin, PhD (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)
ITDI Cluster: Rosalinda Torres, PhD
PNP Forensics Chemistry Cluster: Col. Victor Drapete
Ms. Julie P. Trinidad, Office Secretary
Mr. Eddie C. Callejas, Office Assistant
Mr. Nikki Andrei V. Tan, Digital Engagement Manager