37th Philippine Chemistry Congress (26-28 Jul 2023)

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) National and the ICP Bacolod Chapter look forward to welcoming you to Bacolod City to attend the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress, which will be held from July 26 to 28, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center Bacolod City.

The theme of 37PCC is: “Chemistry and Agriculture 4.0: Chemistry for Agriculture and Food Security.” In the same way that technology is central to Industry 4.0, this theme reflects the importance of chemistry in raising the level of agricultural productivity to attain food security. Negros Island is an appropriate setting for this theme being one of the agro-industrial hubs of the Philippines. 37PCC aims to focus on the various challenges facing the Philippine agricultural sector and the contributions that chemistry can make.

37PCC will cover various topics which are important to this theme, such as the impacts of climate change, trends in agricultural chemicals, food contaminants, and food security, among others. 37PCC will also discuss how chemistry can contribute to agro-industrial development, from big industry to micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). In addition, various areas of chemistry such as: environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, natural products chemistry and biochemistry, nanotechnology, inorganic chemistry and materials science, and chemistry education will be discussed.

The Philippine Chemistry Congress is the biggest annual conference of chemists, chemistry educators and chemistry researchers in the Philippines. After one year of pause and two years of full online congresses due to the pandemic, 37PCC will now be conducted face to face again bringing chemists from academe, industry and government together in one venue to interact, share new knowledge and to collaborate.

37PCC will also feature technical exhibitors who will be able to showcase new products that can improve your performance and productivity, create partnerships, and generate new ideas.

Discover new opportunities in Chemistry and experience the excitement and warmth of Negros and its people! We look forward to seeing you at the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress!!!

ChemWeek 2023: Careers in Chemistry: Careers in the Central Science (13-14 Feb 2023)

13-14 February 2023
Streaming Live via Zoom Webinars

In celebration of the Chemistry Week 2023, ICP will host a webinar with topics highlighting the importance of Chemistry as a Central Science and your career as a Chemist. It will tackle topics on how Chemistry Professionals can perform their duties and responsibilities based on the Chemistry Profession Act and ethical standards. It will also aim to inspire our new Chemists and Chemical Technicians in their new careers. 

Event Schedule

Webinar Emcee: Maria Carmela Q. Capule, PhD., RCh
Official Webinar Hashtag: #ChemWeek2023

13 February 2023 (Day 1)

Topic 1: Introduction to the ICP and the Chemistry Profession Law (RA 10657)
Fabian M. Dayrit, PhD, RCh
President, ICP

Topic 2: Meet the Board of Chemistry
Adoracion P. Resurreccion, PhD, RCh
Soledad S. Castañeda, PhD, RCh
Ma. Theresa C. Cayton, MSc, RCh
PRC Board of Chemistry

Topic 3: The Ethical Responsibilities of the Chemistry Professional
Atty. Ma. Cristina Moratalla, RCh
DENR Mines and Geosciences Bureau, RO V

14 February 2023 (Day 2)

Topic 4: Panel Discussion on Careers in Chemistry
Industry – Corporate
Ludivinia Avendaño, RCh
PFCS Awardee for Chemical Industry (2016)
Former Quality Manager, Zuellig Pharma Asia Pacific
Former Senior Assistant Vice President, Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines

Industry – Entrepreneurship
Priscilla Alice L. Samonte, RCh
NSI Training and Consultancy, Inc.

Government – Regulatory
Nieves Manuela A. Barbo
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)

Government – Research
Julius L. Leaño Jr., PhD., RCh
Philippine Textile Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST)

Academe – Teaching
Emmanuel V. Garcia, PhD, RCh
De La Salle University – Manila

Academe – Research
Mylene M. Uy, D Sc., RCh
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Q&A Session Moderators:
Lilibeth dlC Coo, PhD, RCh
Maria Carmela Q. Capule, PhD, RCh

Topic 5: Chemistry and Social Responsibility: Towards Improving the Habitability of Planet Earth
Acad. William G. Padolina, PhD
National Academy of Science and Technology


Registration is required to receive a certificate. Registration is free for active ICP Members.

Chemist I, Pigmentex Inc

Name of Company / Institution: Pigmentex Inc

Work Location: Block 2 Lot 3, People’s Technology Complex Brgy. Cabilang Baybay, Carmona, Cavite

Company Brief Description:

Pigmentex Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Resins Incorporated, 100% Filipino company engaged in the manufacture of synthetic resins and Industrial chemicals for various Industries in the country and abroad. Pigmentex Inc. is principally engaged in the production of specialty chemicals like calcium sulfate and aluminum paste for paints. It also manufactures synthetic resins under a tolling arrangement with RI Chemical Incorporated and Pacific Resins, Inc. – both are sister companies.

Its aluminum paste and calcium sulphate started operations in 1990 and 1992; respectively. Both plants have yet to go on full-time commercial operations.

The manufacture of Alkyd resins under a tolling arrangement with RI Chemical Corporation started in September 1996 while the manufacture of polyesters and emulsions followed in 1997.

The plant complex is located at the Cavite – Carmona Industrial Estate. (Formerly People’s Technology Complex) in Carmona, Cavite while its main business office is within the RI Chemical Corporation compound in Barrio Bagong Ilog, Pasig City.

Job Title: Chemist I

Job Responsibilities:

The position’s primary responsibility is to conduct quality assurance tests and inspection of all raw materials and finished products and ensure that these comply with set quality standards and specifications.

The position holder is also responsible in monitoring the proper use and maintenance of all safety and pollution control facilities in accordance with government standards and requirement.

Job Qualifications:

  • Registered Chemist
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:
Bea Serante

Analytical Chemist, TJ/H2b Analytical Services Philippines, Inc.

Name of Company / Institution: TJ/H2b Analytical Services Philippines, Inc.

Work Location: 88 Shaw Boulevard Brgy. Oranbo Pasig City

Company Brief Description:

A worldwide laboratory service comprising of 11 facilities

Job Title: Analytical Chemist

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform chemical tests on oil samples as requested or assigned.
  • Perform maintenance on laboratory equipment by making calibrations, cleaning equipment, replacing parts, and keeping equipment functioning properly.
  • Manage inventory supplies by keeping track of materials used and ordering new items as needed.
  • Create periodic reports required by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensures laboratory and work areas are maintained clean and organized.

Job Qualifications:

  • Candidate must possess at least Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam) in Chemistry
  • Required language(s): English, Filipino
  • Preferably 1 – 2 years experienced Employees specializing in Chemistry is required for this position.
  • A sound technical understanding of the operation and use of key laboratory analytical and test equipment is requirement
  • Experience in using, maintaining and troubleshooting Gas Chromatograph (FID & ECD), HPLC and FTIR would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience relating to the practical and technical operations of an Analytical Laboratory providing diagnostic services would be advantageous.
  • Full time position (s) available
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:
Maria Teresa Uy-Capacete
+63 917 8203 665

Quality Control Analyst, Medi-Rx, Inc

Name of Company / Institution: Medi-Rx, Inc

Work Location: # 11 Mindanao Avenue Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City

Company Brief Description:

Medi-Rx Inc., is a Filipino-owned pharmaceutical manufacturing company that has over 40 years experience in marketing and manufacturing pharmaceutical healthcare products.

Job Title: Quality Control Analyst

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze and inspect incoming raw materials, in-process, and finished products
  2. Set up, operate and maintain laboratory equipments
  3. Perform good laboratory practices in the performance of laboratory activities

Job Qualifications:

  1. Licensed Chemist or Chemical Technician
  2. Laboratory experience is an advantage, but is not required
  3. Licensed fresh graduates are welcome to apply
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:2-4
Monthly Salary Range:PHP 20,001 to PHP 25,000

Contact Person / Details:
Mrs. Estrella E. Nicor