ICP Board Election 2018: Results

The ICP Election 2018 Committee is pleased to announce the results of the elections for ICP Board of Directors. The newly elected board members (in bold) who will serve from 2018 to 2021 are:

Lilibeth Coo, PhD (108)
Abstain (13)

Rosalinda Torres, PhD (107)
Abstain (14)

Ms Edna Mijares (99)
Abstain (22)

Ballots received:
Valid: 121
Invalid: 14
Total: 135

We would like to thank all those who voted / participated in this election. Let us all continue to support the different activities of the ICP.

ICP Election 2018 Committee
Fabian Dayrit, PhD (Chair)
Ludivinia Avendaño (Member)
Col. Victor Drapete (Member)

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.

ICP Board Election 2018: List of Candidates and How to Vote

The following individuals have been nominated for the 2018 ICP Board Election:

Lilibeth Coo, PhD (UP Diliman)

Rosalinda Torres, PhD (DOST-ITDI)

Ms. Edna Mijares (Jefcor Laboratories)

The election will be from June 18 (Monday), 10AM until June 29 (Friday), 11:59PM.

Voting will be done online (link found below). Only REGULAR active members of the ICP are allowed to cast their votes.

For verification of voters, kindly input either one of the following in the online voting form:

  • ICP or PRC license number
  • Scanned copy or photograph of proof of active ICP membership (such as membership card, membership application receipt, or membership confirmation message)

The ICP Election Committee shall verify the validity of the voter's ballot before being counted.

Dr. Relicardo Coloso is 2018 Outstanding Chemist

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) is delighted to announce the selection of Dr. Relicardo Coloso as Outstanding Chemist of 2018 by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Dr. Coloso finished BS-Chemistry (cum laude) at the University of the Philippines Diliman as an NSDB (National Science Development Board, now Department of Science and Technology or DOST) scholar, and obtained his MS degree in Biochemistry at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine on a PCAMRD-SEAFDEC scholarship. He earned his PhD in nutritional sciences at the Cornell University in New York, USA as a Fulbright-Hays Mutual Educational Exchange Grantee. He was postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and later a postdoctoral associate at the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University. He was also a fellow in fish nutrition at the Institute of Marine Biochemistry, Aberdeen, Scotland. Presently, Dr. Coloso is affiliated with the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, where he is an associate professor teaching biochemistry and cell biology to undergraduate students, and also serves as the coordinator of Mendel Institute of Science Research and editor of the Scientific Augustinian.

His areas of specialization are on fish nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, amino acid and phosphorus metabolism, nutrition of and feed development for milkfish, tiger shrimp, Asian sea bass, grouper, mud crab, molluscicides, and environmental contamination and toxicology. He was a recipient of a research grant from the International Foundation for Science (IFS) in 1991. He also conducted studies on molluscicides for snail pests in brackish water ponds with a research grant from Lonza, Inc. He has conducted studies on the use of soy products as alternatives to fishmeal in milkfish feed with research grant from the United Soybean Board, USA. He has also conducted studies on feed development and improvement for milkfish and mud crab with grants from the DOST. He was consultant for feed formulation for Alson’s Corporation, an aquaculture company based in General Santos City, Philippines. He has authored and co-authored more than 35 scientific papers published in international journals and proceedings. He has served as reviewer for Aquaculture, Aquaculture Nutrition, Asian Fisheries Science, and the UPV Journal of Natural Sciences among others. Dr. Coloso is the 2016 PFCS (Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies) Awardee for Chemical Research given at the 31st Philippine Chemistry Congress. He co-authored the textbook on Nutrition in Tropical Aquaculture which was awarded the 2004 Outstanding Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology. He was also a Gawad Lagablab outstanding alumni awardee from the Philippine Science High School Alumni Foundation. He is a member of Sigma Xi Honor Society, Asian Fisheries Society, Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Life member), National Research Council of the Philippines (past chairman and again presently chairman of the NRCP Visayas Cluster), Integrated Chemists of the Philippines – Panay Chapter, Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc, the Philippine Fulbright Scholars’ Association, University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Cornell University Alumni Association, and the Philippine Science High School Alumni Association. He is currently a member of several technical working groups at the DA-Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards, developing aquaculture and fisheries national standards for the Philippines. He has also been involved in several community based civic activities as former member of Kiwanis International.

From your ICP family, congratulations Dr. Reli!

Periodic Table of Younger Chemists: Call for Nominations

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Year of the Periodic Table, IUPAC and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) announce the creation of a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. Beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019 at the World Chemistry Congress and IUPAC General Assembly, we will honor a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The resulting periodic table will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century. Winners will be profiled on the IUPAC100 website and will receive a certificate from IUPAC. Elements of the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists will be revealed over time in order of scientific discovery. Approximately eight elements will be revealed each month beginning in July 2018 with the final elements being awarded at the IUPAC General Assembly and World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France in July, 2019.

Nominations are now being accepted. For more information, visit their official website by clicking at this link.