The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) continues to expand its membership base as it welcomes the ICP Cordillera Administrative Region (ICP-CAR) Chapter.
The chapter’s launch was held via Zoom on 17 October 2020 and was graced by ICP National Chapter President Dr Fabian Dayrit and Vice-President for External Affairs Ms Edna Mijares. Also gracing the launch was ICP Region 3 Chapter President Ms Maria Carmela Capule, who served as the catalyst in the formation of the said chapter by reaching out to registered chemists and registered chemical technicians based in Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.
During the virtual launch, the inaugural set of officers of the ICP-CAR Chapter were inducted by Dr Dayrit. The chapter officers are:
President: Jasmin Lee-Donaal
Vice-President: Angeline O. Marino
Secretary: Melanie S. Manuel
Treasurer: Rowena Canlas
Auditor: John Patrick Dela Cruz
Public Information Officer: Jenika Lou Javier
Board Members: Gina Claire Bentican, Erahem Medz Cabural, Ma. Cecilia Bucasas
In his remarks, Dr Dayrit applauded Ms Capule for her initiative in forming the ICP-CAR Chapter. He highlighted the importance of chemistry in regional and national development, and stressed that effective membership drive and publicity are integral in the development of chemistry professionals in the academe, government, and industry in the said area. Ms Lee-Donaal, in her brief message, said that her administration is up to the challenge to support and attain the vision and mission of the ICP in her jurisdiction.
Congratulations and welcome to the ICP family, ICP-CAR Chapter! Let us all work together for the benefit of all registered chemistry professionals and the improvement of the state of chemistry in the region!