ICP-Bacolod President is 2018 PFCS Awardee for Chemical Industry

Ms. Roselyn Usero, chapter president of ICP-Bacolod, has been awarded by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS) as its 2018 PFCS Shimadzu Awardee for Chemical Industry. The award was given during the fellowship night of the 33rd Philippine Chemistry Congress held on May 30 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila.

Ms. Roselyn Usero is an invaluable gem in the chemical industry and a gamechanger in shrimp culture and environmental science in the Visayas region. She is the current manager and laboratory head of the Negros Prawn Producers Cooperative Analytical and Diagnostic Laboratory (NPPCADL), a major contributor to the development of the prawn industry in Negros province. Under her leadership, the NPPCADL became the first, and currently only, private environmental laboratory in Region VI recognized by the Environment Management Bureau (EMB)-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). NPPCADL is also recognized by the Department of Science & Technology (DOST), a status which qualifies it to obtain R&D grants. Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition as principal author in various research papers presented at national shrimp congresses.

Ms. Usero is also the president of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) Bacolod Chapter. Through her relentless dedication and leadership, ICP-Bacolod has flourished. As chapter president, she actively spearheaded the career orientation programs in secondary schools to campaign for the Chemistry Profession. She has been frequently organizing seminars and workshops for the updating and upgrading of chemical laboratories in Negros province. In 2017, she also spearheaded the first review session for the chemical technician licensure examination in Bacolod. This has been a big help in professionalizing the chemical laboratories in her home province attuned to the Chemistry Profession Act of 2015. This review session was instrumental in producing four Top 10 passers (two second placers, one 7th placer, and one 8th placer) with a 95% passing rate out of 36 takers.

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