5th National Conference of Chemical Laboratories

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5th National Conference of Chemical Laboratories


24-26 November 2021 Starts 8:30 AM Philippine Standard Time (UTC+08) LIVE via Cisco Webex

The aim of this virtual conference is for chemical laboratories to be knowledgeable of the policies and procedures of accreditation and recognition bodies in the continued assessments of laboratories even with the limitations brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic. It will also highlight strategies on how chemical laboratories cope up with challenges of remote assessments and identify opportunities for continual improvement.

1. Management and Laboratory Personnel, and all involved in Laboratory Operations and maintenance of Laboratory Quality Management System; and
2. Chemistry and Other Allied Professionals from the Academe, Government and the Industry.

1. Professional Regulatory Commission – Board of Chemistry (PRC-BOC)
2. Philippine Accreditation Bureau – Department of Trade Industry (PAB-DTI)
3. Environmental Management Bureau – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR)


Click here to download the Event Programme (PDF).

Virtual Conference Emcee: Admer Rey C. Dablio, RCh
Official Conference Hashtag: #5thNCCL2021

Day 1: Nov 24, 2021 Day 2: Nov 25, 2021 Day 3: Nov 26, 2021

Philippine National Anthem
Lilibeth dlC. Coo, PhD, RCh
ICP Treasurer

Opening Remarks
Edna C. Mijares, MSc, RCh
Chairperson, 5th NCCL

Session 1: DTI-PAB Laboratory Remote Assessment Policies and Process
Michelle P. Esteban, MA, RCh
Chief, Laboratory Accreditation Division, DTI-PAB

Session 2: Assessor’s Notes: ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 Management Requirements
Lily R. Molina, MSc, RCh
Laboratory Head, IRRI
Assessor, DTI-PAB

Session 3: Assessor’s Notes: ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 Technical Requirements
Veronica P. Migo, PhD, RCh
Professor, UPLB
Assessor, DTI-PAB

Session 4: Reactor: ISO/ IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Laboratory Remote Assessment Experience (Strategies on Preparation and Actual Conduct)
Cristopher G. Millena, MSc, RCh
Science Research Specialist II, Laboratory Head, DOST-V RSTL

Session 5: EMB-DENR Laboratory Remote Assessment Policies and Process
Roger C. Evangelista, Jr., RCh
Senior Science Research Specialist, EMB-DENR

Session 6: Assessor’s Notes: EMB-DENR Laboratory Recognition Management, Facility and Technical Requirements
Roger C. Evangelista, Jr., RCh
Senior Science Research Specialist, EMB-DENR

Diamond Sponsor Product Presentation

Session 7: Reactor: EMB-DENR Recognized Laboratory Remote Assessment Experience (Strategies on Preparation and Actual Conduct)
Maria Carmela Q. Capule, PhD, MPS, RCh
Chief Operating Officer, CRL Environmental Corporation

Session 8: Philippines’ Accreditation Scheme for Proficiency Testing Provider (PNS ISO/IEC 17043:2010)
Michelle P. Esteban, MA, RCh
Chief, Laboratory Accreditation Division, DTI-PAB

Session 9: RA 10657 Updates on CATO Requirements and Laboratory Inspections (On-site and Remote)
Ma. Theresa C. Cayton, MSc, RCh
PRC Board of ChemistryDiamond Sponsor Product PresentationSession 10: Updates on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for Chemistry
Adoracion P. Resurreccion, PhD, RCh
PRC Board of Chemistry

Session 11: Career Progression Specialization (CPS) Program for Chemistry
Soledad S. Catañeda, PhD, RCh
PRC Board of Chemistry

Diamond Sponsor Product Presentation

Session 12: Presentation of Chemical Laboratories with Active CATO

Sponsored Presentation: Potentials of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) in the Fight Against COVID-19
Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD, RCh
NAST Academician
Professor Emeritus, Ateneo de Manila University

Session 13: Recognition of Chemical Laboratories granted CATO for 2020 and 2021

Sponsored Presentation: Global Food Safety Regulatory Overview Addressing Associated Challenges and Analytical Solutions
Simon Hird, PhD
Principal Scientist, Food and Environmental Operations, Waters Corporation, Wilmslow, United Kingdom

Sponsored Presentation: Trace Metals Analyses in Drinking Water and Wastewater
Engr. Josephine Almalvez
Product Manager, Inorganic Spectroscopy, ITS

Sponsored Presentation: Determination of Chlorinated Pesticides in Water and Wastewater
Christine Ampuller Ramos, RCh
Application Chemist, DKSH

Sponsored Presentation: Calibration of Laboratory Apparatus: A Major Component of GLP and Accreditation
Engr. Roxan L. Roxas, RME, MSME
President and CEO, Premier Physic MetrologieDiamond Sponsor Product PresentationSession 15: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives of the Chemistry Profession in the Philippines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Higinio R. Barros, Jr., MSc, RCh
President, ICP Regions X, BARMM and CARAGA Chapter

Session 16: The Ultimate Laboratory Remote Assessment Experience: Keep Calm and Have Fun!
Edna C. Mijares, MSc, RCh
CEO, Jefcor Laboratories

Acknowledgement of Sponsors, Collaborators, Organizers and Participants
Mark L. Grageda, RCh
Vice-President for External Affairs, ICP

Closing Remarks
Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD, RCh
President, ICP


Click link to the Online Registration Form or scan the QR Code:
Online Registration Form – 5th NCCL

We encourage one registrant, one payment. This is for easier verification of the payment.

The participant should prepare the following before filling out the form:

1. Scanned copy/screenshot of validated deposit slip/fund transfer confirmation of payment of registration fee;
2. Scanned copy of valid ICP membership ID, certificate of membership, or Official Receipt;
3. PRC Registration Number (for Registered Chemist/Registered Chemical Technician);

Confirmed slots for the 5th NCCL are on a first-come-first-served basis.

An automatic response will be sent to the participant upon receipt of their registration.

Automatic Response:

“Thank you for your registration to the 5th National Conference of Chemical Laboratories. We will verify your membership and payment. You will receive a message from us officially confirming your registration.”

The turn-around time for the confirmation of the registration is ten (10) working days. After the verification of membership and payment, the participant/s will receive the confirmation of his/her registration.

The registration is non-refundable but maybe transferred to another individual.

Access to the Cisco Webex Platform will be sent through the email address provided during the registration. Strictly one email address per registrant. Need tutorial on Cisco Webex? Learn from here: Cisco Webex Tutorial


Registration entitles the participants to access through the virtual conference platform and attendance at all conference sessions.

Proof of membership status must be uploaded together with the scanned copy of the machine-validated deposit slip or system-generated fund transfer confirmation during the online registration.
Not yet an ICP member? Be a member now! Learn more from here: ICP Membership Procedure

Note: The virtual conference platform can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and will close as soon as 1,000 attendees have confirmed registration.



Registration fees may be deposited over the counter (bank) or through electronic fund transfer. Any related charges are on the account of the participant. The depository banks are as follows:

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands (Branch: Loyola Katipunan)
Bank Account Name: Integrated Chemists of the Philippines
Bank Account Number: 3081-0830-95

Due to the health safety protocols implemented during this current community quarantine, we may not be able to send the original official receipt right away. We may send a scanned copy of the official receipt through email correspondence.

If the participant is from the National Capital Region (NCR), we can book the delivery of the original official receipt to the participant’s registered address. If the participant is outside of NCR, we may send the original official receipt via courier. Shipping fees are on the account of the participant.

For inquiries regarding registration and payment, please contact:

Ms. Julie Trinidad
ICP Office Secretary
Landline Number: (+632) 8-635-3575
Mobile Number: (0907) 751-7121
Email Address: secretariat@icp.org.ph

Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

See you virtually at the 5th NCCL!


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