ICP Board Election 2017: List of Candidates and How to Vote

Please click on the following names to view their respective curriculum vitae (some personal information have been omitted or redacted for security reasons):

Glenn Alea, PhD (De La Salle University – Manila)

Ms. Nenita Marayag (National Reference Laboratory, DOH)

Ms. Teresita Corpuz (Terecor Environmental Health and Safety Consultancy Services)
Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte (Nuevochem Specialties, Inc.)



The Election will be until 11:59PM of 30 June 2017 (Friday). There are two ways to cast your vote (choose only one):

  1. You may download the ballot from the link below (Additional instructions are included in the file), or
  2. You may visit the online ballot form at this link: https://www.icp.org.ph/vote.

To submit your vote, the voter must enter his/her valid PRC Chemist License number. The ICP COMELEC will verify the validity of your PRC Chemist license number before your vote is counted.

For inquiries, please send an email at ICPComelec@gmail.com.

Gerardo Janairo is 2017 Outstanding Chemist

The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo as Outstanding Chemist of 2017 by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Dr. Janairo obtained his BS and MS chemistry degrees at the University of Santo Tomas, and earned a Doctor of Science in Chemistry degree (magna cum laude) at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität zu Tübingen in Germany. Dr. Janairo specializes in organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, and carbohydrate synthesis. His researches have been published in well-established scientific journals, and presented in local and international conferences.

Since 1979, Dr. Janairo has been affiliated with the Chemistry Department of De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila. He served as the director of DLSU’s Marine Biology Station from 1989 to 1990, and served as department chair twice, from 1996 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2000. In 1994, he was conferred by DLSU as a University Fellow, a title bestowed to faculty members in recognition of their teaching and research. In 2002, he became the dean of DLSU’s College of Science, an iconic position that he held for ten years. In 2015, Dr. Janairo took on a bigger administrative role as he began to serve as University Chancellor.

Dr. Janairo held various national positions in different organizations. He served as a board member (1992-1994), vice president (1994-1996), and president (1996-2000) of the Organic Chemistry Teachers’ Association; executive vice president (2004-2006) and president (2006-2008) of the Association of Philippine Colleges of Arts and Sciences; and served as a technical panel member at the Commission of Higher Education (1996-2007) and the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute Consortium Program (2009-2012).

Dr. Janairo received numerous awards to his name. Some of which are: Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines (1993) by the National Academy of Science and Technology; Outstanding Teacher of De La Salle University College of Science (1994); the Oustanding Teacher Award (1997) by Proctor and Gamble Philippines; and the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Award in Chemical Science (2014). He was also a recipient of numerous grants, such as: the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science research and travel grant thrice, in Kitasato University (1988), Tokyo Institute of Technology (1995), and Sophia University (1999); the International Development Program of Australia research and travel grant (James Cook University, Australia, 1990); the British Council research and travel grant (University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 1993); and the Sophia Fellowship research and travel grant (Sophia University, Japan, 2002). In addition, Dr. Janairo also received accolades from the University of Santo Tomas, such as: the Outstanding Alumnus Award in Academe (2006); the Albertus Magnus Award in Science (2007); The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni (2016); and one of the Ten Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Scientist Tribute for Science Education (2017).

Truly, this year’s Outstanding Chemist awardee is illustrious, and thousands of his former students in DLSU can definitely attest to this. He is deeply loved by them, and that would be another prestigious award in itself. Congratulations, Dr. J!

ICP Board Election 2017: Call for Nominations

The term of office of three members of the ICP Board of Directors expires on 30 June 2017. Nominations are invited for the election of the ICP Board members who will hold office starting 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020. Nomination is until 15 June 2017.

Please click on the links below to view and download the respective file:

Call for Nominations for ICP Board Election 2017

ICP Board Election 2017 Official Nomination Form


For inquiries, please send an email to: ICPComelec@gmail.com

ICP-Bacolod Organizes Seminar on Certificate to Operate Chemical Laboratories

Representatives from companies and institutions with chemical laboratories based in and around Bacolod City, Negros Occidental attended the one-day seminar on “Certificate to Operate Chemical Laboratories” held at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel on 19 May 2017, organized by the ICP Bacolod Chapter. ICP-National officers Dr. Fabian Dayrit (President), Ms. Edna Mijares (VP-Externals), Ms. Priscilla Samonte (Public Information Officer), and PRC Board of Chemistry (PRC-BOC) members Dr. Adoracion Resurreccion, Dr. Soledad Castañeda, and Ms. Tess Cayton were present and went full force in ensuring that the participants gained significant knowledge on how to improve the management and standards of their respective chemical laboratories in accordance with the new Chemistry Profession Act.

This seminar is the culmination of the ICP and PRC-BOC’s four-day working visit to Negros Occidental, where they visited and inspected the chemical laboratories of local companies. (Text: Nick Tan; Photos: Arlene Matti)