The Bacolod chapter of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP), under the leadership of its chapter president Ms Roselyn Usero, has successfully organized two events on 14 December 2018 at the Nature’s Village Resort in Talisay, Negros Occidental.
The morning event was the regional oath-taking ceremony of new chemists and chemical technicians in the area. A total of five chemists and seventy chemical technicians were inducted in the event, witnessed by their respective families, friends, and colleagues. The ceremony’s motivational speaker was ICP’s Vice-President for External Affairs Ms. Edna Mijares, where she discussed the different career paths for the newly-licensed professionals. She also challenged them to blaze new trails to further uplift the state of the country’s chemistry profession. Also gracing the event was Hon. Adoracion Resurreccion, chair of the Board of Chemistry.
Meanwhile, a seminar on instrumentation and CPD updates was held in the afternoon session, which was well attended by chemists, chemical technicians, and other professionals who are working in the region. Mr. Edward Santos of Agilent Technologies discussed gas and liquid chromatography solutions, while Ms. Edna Mijares updated the audience regarding CPD requirements. A question-and-answer portion was allotted afterwards, where the audience’s queries regarding the Chemistry Profession Act, hazard pay, and other professional matters were addressed.