The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines-Southern Mindanao Chapter (ICP-SoMin) successfully held their 15th General Assembly last 27 June 2019 at the World Palace Business Center in Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. It was participated by about 160 chemists, chemical technicians and guests.
ICP President Dr. Fabian Dayrit and ICP Vice-President for External Affairs Ms. Edna Mijares graced the chapter’s annual event. It came as a surprise for them that they were each awarded with the Chapter’s Flask of Recognition as a Lifetime Achievement Award for their valuable contribution to the growth and success of the chapter.
The election for the three available seats for the Board of ICP-SoMin were voted upon by the body. Ms. Christine Marie Tupaz (Philippine-Japan Active Carbon Corporation) was re-elected for another term for the Industry sector, Mr. Kim Ryan Won (FDA XI Satellite Office XI) was elected for the Government Sector and Mr. Roland Mindo (Ateneo de Davao University) was elected for the Academe Sector.
It was not all serious business during the event as raffle prizes were given away to majority of the participants. Mr. Kris Tan of Davao del Sur State College came out as the grand winner of PHP 5,000 cash prize sponsored by Shimadzu Philippines.
A seminar on Good Laboratory Practice was likewise held, which served as an offshoot of the topics from the 2nd National Conference of Chemical Laboratories. The seminar was undertaken for one and a half day (27-28 June 2019). One-hundred twenty participants mostly coming from the academe, industry, and government sectors in Mindanao attended the event.
The speakers on the first day of the Good Laboratory Practice Seminar were the following; Ms Edna Mijares for GLP-Resources and GLP-Characterization; Mr. Alvin Basco (Ostrea Mineral Laboratories, Inc.) for GLP-Rules and GLP-Results; Ms. Joy Beleno (Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc) for GLP-Quality Assurance Meanwhile, the speakers for the second day were: Ms. Luzviminda Ranay (San Pedro College) for GLP in the Academic Setting; Ms. June Ann Bonilla (Davao Analytical Laboratories, Inc.) for Equipment Management with UV-VIS maintenance and Mr. Aries Ordoña (NML-ITDI) for Good Weighing Practice. DKSH Philippines, serving as a major sponsor, also gave their product presentation and touched on some GLP information as given by Mr. Evan Han.
The event of ICP-SoMin Chapter was supported by DKSH, Shimadzu, XPRT Ventures, Yana Chemodities, Inc., WVN Research Supplies, Guill-bern Corp., Krypton International Resources, Sigmatech, RDL Pharmaceuticals, Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc., PJAC Corp., Malagos Ventures, Inc., DALINC.