ICP Board Election 2021: Results

The ICP Election 2021 Committee is pleased to announce the results of the elections for ICP Board of Directors. The elected board members (in bold) who will serve from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 are:

Lilibeth Coo – 172 votes
(Abstain: 6 votes)

Admer Ray Dablio – 163 votes
(Abstain: 15 votes)

Mark Grageda – 148 votes
Cherrie Calderon – 5 votes
(Abstain: 25 votes)

Ballots received:
Valid: 178
Invalid: 11
Total: 189

The Committee would like to thank all those who participated and voted in this election. We would like to also thank the outgoing board members Dr Rosalinda Torres and Ms Edna Mijares for serving the ICP for 11 and 21 years, respectively, in numerous and immeasurable capacities.

Let us all continue to support the different activities of the ICP.

ICP Election 2021 Committee
Dr Fabian Dayrit (Chair)
P/LtCol Victor Drapete (Member)
Ms Priscilla Alice Samonte (Member)

ICP Board Election 2021: List of Candidates and How to Vote

The following individuals have been nominated for the 2021 ICP Board Election (click on the name of a candidate to view their brief profile and statement of candidacy):

Dr Lilibeth Coo (University of the Philippines Diliman)

Mr Admer Rey Dablio (Industrial Technology Development Institute, DOST)

Mr Mark Grageda (Berris Agricultural Co. Inc.)

The election (through online voting) will be from June 16 (Wednesday), 9AM until June 29 (Tuesday), 11:59PM.

Voting will be done online (link found below). Only active REGULAR members of the ICP are allowed to cast their votes; an active member is a registered chemist who has an unexpired membership to the ICP (June 2021 to June 2024). Associate members (those with "A" in their membership card number, or members who are chemical technicians) and foreign members of the ICP are NOT required to vote.

The voter is required to present any one of the following proofs of active ICP membership:

  • uploading a scanned copy / photograph of your ICP membership card, or
  • uploading a scanned copy / photograph of your ICP membership application official receipt, or
  • uploading a scanned copy / photograph of your ICP membership confirmation e-mail, or
  • uploading a scanned copy / photograph of your ICP regional chapter membership certificate, or
  • by typing in your ICP membership card number, or
  • by typing in your PRC chemist license number (provided you are an active ICP member).

The ICP Election 2021 Committee shall verify the validity of the voter's active membership to the ICP before his/her ballot is duly counted.

NRCP Division X Membership Cleanup

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) is requesting ICP members (either active or inactive) who are also members of NRCP's Division X to fill up a form for a membership cleanup or update. Kindly click on the button below to do so. Thank you.

ICP Board Election 2021: Call for Nominations

The term of office of three members of the ICP Board of Directors expires on 30 June 2021.  Nominations are invited for the election of the ICP Board members who will hold office starting 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024.

Three board members -- one representative each from the industry, government and academe -- are to be elected. Only active REGULAR members of the ICP (chemists) may nominate and be nominated.

End Term
2021 Dr. Lilibeth Coo* Dr. Rosalinda Torres* Ms. Edna Mijares*
2022 Dr. Fabian Dayrit LtCol. Victor Drapete Ms. Ma. Josephine Gonzales
2023 Dr. Glenn Alea Mr. Angelo Bugarin Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte

* Terms to expire on June 30, 2021.

The elected members of the board are expected to regularly attend the meetings of the ICP and actively participate in activities geared towards achieving the objectives of the ICP as follows:

1. Support the implementation of the Chemistry Profession Act and the Code of Ethics for chemists and safeguard the professional interests of the registered chemists;

2. Make the chemistry professionals (both chemists and chemical technicians) conscious of their serious responsibilities in helping the country develop;

3. Provide a forum to exchange ideas on the chemistry profession;

4. Cultivate discipline among the members, develop the spirit of camaraderie, and maintain occupational standards;

5. Encourage and foster chemical education;

6. Develop a continuing program of activities leading towards upgrading of standards, such as accreditation of laboratories and professional competencies.


  • Only active REGULAR members of the ICP in good standing can be nominated, submit a nomination, and vote. Nominations cast by active ASSOCIATE members (chemical technicians) and FOREIGN members will NOT be recognized. The ICP Membership Committee shall confirm the status of nominators, nominees, and voters.
  • The nominee must confirm acceptance of nomination by signing the attached nomination form or by sending an email indicating acceptance of nomination. Members may nominate one candidate to each sector. Click here to download the nomination form.
  • The winning candidate from each sector will hold office for a term of 3 years (2021 to 2024).
  • The nomination period is from¬† 18 May to 14 June 2021. Nomination forms should be submitted by e-mail to ICPComelec@gmail.com by 12PM of June 14.
  • The list of nominees will be posted on the ICP website (https://www.icp.org.ph/) by June 15. The election period will be from 15 to 29 June 2021. Results will be announced on June 30.
  • The ICP Elections Committee (ICP COMELEC) for 2021 is made up of the following: Dr. Fabian Dayrit (chair), and LtCol. Victor Drapete and Ms. Priscilla Alice Samonte (members).