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PFCS Awards 2015: Guidelines and Criteria
The Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies recognizes outstanding contributions to Chemistry through the PFCS Awards. The awards aim to:
- Inspire the youth to take up chemistry
- Recognize outstanding contribution of chemists to development of discipline
- Recognize outstanding and exemplary contributions to society through chemistry
The PFCS AWARDS will be given under four categories:
- Chemistry Education
- Chemical Research
- Chemical Industry
- Service to the Chemistry Profession
I . Chemistry Education
Separate awards will be given for chemistry educators at the secondary and tertiary levels. Thus, nominations are invited from high school and college level chemistry teachers. The criteria for the nominee in each level are:
- Nominees must have at least three years of teaching experience at the institution.
- Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the teaching of chemistry such as the development of innovative approaches/tools to the teaching of chemistry researches in chemistry education and development of teaching materials. Please attach supporting documents.
- Nominations may be made by a school/university official or by a regular member of any of the chemical societies under the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS).
- Nominations must be endorsed by the school/principal department chair or by an officer of the regional chapter of one of the chemistry societies under the PFCS.
II. Chemical Research
- The nominee must be a chemist who has conducted chemical research in the Philippines or must have contributed to chemical research through linkages with a Philippine researcher.
- The nominees must have made significant contributions to his/her field as evidenced by any of the following: 1) papers published in the last five years, 2) research mentorship as measured by the number of theses advisees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) and trainees supervised in the last five years. Please attach supporting documents including proof of completion of the project supervised.
- Nominations must be made by the department chair/head of institution/ or by a regular member of any of the chemical societies under the PFCS. The nomination must make a statement of the significance of the work done.
III. Chemical Industry
- The nominee must be a chemist who has made a contribution to the chemistry related aspects of an industry in the Philippines through leadership, entrepreneurship, R&D management, process development and other means. Please attach supporting documents.
- Nominations must be made by the head of institution or by a regular member of one of the chemistry societies under the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies. The nomination must state the significance and impact of the nominee’s contributions to the industry.
IV. Service to the Chemistry Profession
This is a special award to recognize individuals (not necessarily chemists) who have made outstanding contributions to the upliftment of chemistry in the Philippines through leadership advocacy and exemplary work.
- The following are excluded from the nominations: members of the PFCS board, members of the PFCS Awards Committee and the members of the National Organizing Committee and the Steering Committee for the 30th Philippine Chemistry Congress (PCC).
- The nomination will be evaluated by the PFCS Awards Committee which may consult experts as needed.
- Submit three (3) copies of all documents including recent passport size picture of the nominee.
- Comprehensive Resume
- List of Publications
- List of Awards, Dates of Awards and Award-Giving body
- The deadline for submission is on or before 16 February 2015.
Kindly submit the requirements to:
Dr. Armando M. Guidote, Jr.
c/o Department of Chemistry
Rm. 112, Schmitt Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Quezon City 1108
2nd Excellence in Chemistry Award Given to High School Students
Ten Outstanding High School Students in Davao City are given the Excellence in Chemistry Award for the second year by the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines- Southern Mindanao Chapter. The awardees are selected from the nominees of Secondary Schools. They are the following:
- Colegio de San Ignacio - Daniel Dominic C. Lemana
- Phlippine Science High School-SMC - Lemuel E. Samson
- Daniel R. Aguinaldo NHS - Renzo Edrian G. Reyno
- Ateneo de Davao High School - Kobe Brian F. Peteros
- Davao Christian High School - Philip John J. Tampus
- Brokenshire College - Rowi Mae M. Guerra
- Holy Child Colllege of Davao - Camille Trisha C. Aguilon
- Davao City National High School - Bliss A. Capidos
- University of Immaculate Conception - Jennicel Jane M. Acosta
- Davao Central High School - Melissa C. Amban
Nominees were evaluated according to: Grade in Chemistry (60%), Participation in Science/Chemistry Quizzes & Events (30%), Recommendation (10%). The top ten students are given medals and certificates.
Public Hearing held on the New Chemistry Law (Senate Bill 914)
The Senate Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization, under the chairmanship of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV conducted a public hearing on the proposed revision of the Chemistry Law on January 27, 2014, at the Senate Building.
Senate Bill 914, entitled “AN ACT TO REGULATE AND MODERNIZE THE PRACTICE OF CHEMISTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NUMBERED 754 ENTITLED “AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF CHEMISTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES”, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” was also filed by Sen. Trillanes last July 18, 2013 in the Sixteenth Congress.
Dr. Adoracion Resurreccion, chair of the Board of Chemistry, attended the public hearing representing the Professional Regulation Commission. The Board of Chemistry manifested its support for SB 914. Also present to endorse SB 914 were the officers of the ICP, Dr. Fabian Dayrit (president), Ms. Edna Mijares (vice-president), and Dr. Lilibeth Coo (treasurer). Dr. Aida Aguinaldo, Outstanding Chemistry professional for 2004, also attended the public hearing to show her support.
The bill will be finalized by a technical working group before being presented again in another public hearing. A House version of the bill has also been filed by Congresswoman Victoria Isabel Noel and is awaiting public hearing at the Batasan.
PRC Announces Rescheduling of Chemist Board Exam in 2014
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Professional Regulatory Board of Chemistry announce today, January 13, 2014 the rescheduling of the Chemists board exam originally scheduled on May 14-15, 2014.
The Board of Chemistry resolved to amend PRC Resolution No. 2013-782 by issuing Board Resolution No. 1 dated January 8, 2014 rescheduling the Board Licensure Examination for Chemists to SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2014 and the deadline for the filing of applications on AUGUST 27, 2014.
According to the Board, the move to reschedule the date of the exam is based on the clamor of the academe and members of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines to retain the old schedule which is on September of every year on account of the limited time to afford prospective examinees to secure the examination requirements and to prepare for the examination itself.
Retrieved from PRC Board News Website.
September 2013 Chemist Licensure Examination results released in two (2) working days
From the PRC Official Website
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 320 out of 571 passed the Chemist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Chemistry in Manila this September 2013.
The members of the Board of Chemistry are Ms. Adoracion P. Resurreccion, Chairman and Ms. Soledad S. Castañeda, Member.
The results were released in two (2) working days after the last day of examination.
Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Cards (ID) and Certificates of Registration will be on September 24 - 25, 2013 at the Registration Division. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 1 piece passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2013-2016. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.
The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
Attachments (from the PRC Official Website):
- Full text of the Official Result of September 2013 Chemist Licensure Examination
- Performance of schools in the September 2013 Chemist Licensure Examination
- List of successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places
- List of successful examinees in the September 2013 Chemist Licensure Examination
ICP’s PNP Cluster Established
The ICP welcomes its newest cluster composed of chemists in the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory. The officers of the Philippine Association of Forensic Chemists (PASSFORCHEM) were inducted into office by the Deputy Chief of the PNP for Administration, PDDG Ager P. Ontog, Jr., during the celebration of the 68th PNP Crime Laboratory Founding Anniversary which was held in the PNP multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame, on June 17, 2013.
Read the entire article on the ICP Website.
Amelia Guevara is 2013 Outstanding Chemist
By Dr. Irene Villaseñor and Dr. Lilibeth Coo
The Outstanding Chemist for 2013 is given to Dr. Amelia Peralta Guevara, Undersecretary, Department of Science and Technology. She obtained her BS, MS, and PhD Chemistry degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She dedicated most of her professional service to U.P. where she rendered outstanding service as a faculty member and researcher. She conducted research in the areas of Natural Products Chemistry and the Chemistry of Mutagens.
Read the entire article from the ICP Website.
Young Researcher from Ateneo de Manila University Meets 35 Nobel Laureates
- 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July 2013
- 35 laureates and more than 600 young researchers from nearly 80 countries
- Green Chemistry is a central topic
The first week of July will see 35 Nobel Laureates congregate at Lake Constance in Germany to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers at the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. More than 600 young researchers from nearly 80 countries will be part of this special convention – among them Rene Angelo Macahig, a 32-year-old Assistant Professor from the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, who is looking forward to the scientific exchange in Lindau: “As a young scientist and a Filipino, it will be an immensely galvanizing experience to be able to participate in the Lindau Meeting, interact with some of the brightest minds in the world and be inspired by a generation of Nobel laureates who have pushed the frontiers of science and expanded our understanding of the universe.”
Call for Nomination in the ICP Board
Nominations for membership in the ICP board are now open. Three board members, one representative each from the industry, government and academe will be elected to serve a three-year term (2013-2016). Members of the board are expected to reguarly attend meetings of the ICP and actively participate in the activities geared towards achieving the objectives of the ICP as follows.
Laguna's pride Ariella Arida wins Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013
By Karen Valeza | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Mon, Apr 15, 2013 12:16 AM PHT
(UPDATE) Ariella Arida is crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2013.
The stunning lady who hails from Laguna bested 49 other contestants during the coronation night held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, April 14. The 24-year-old winner is a Chemistry graduate from UP Los Baños.
Read the entire article from Yahoo! OMG! Philippines.
Children On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition in Ateneo de Manila Awarded
The local winners of the 3rd National Children’s On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition held in Ateneo de Manila were awarded last 05 March at the Leong Hall Roof Deck during the School of Science and Engineering Week.
The winners were Christian Luke Alarcon from Pinyahan Elementary School, Edsel Gonzalbo from Tomas Morato Elementary School and Jedidiah Abraham from Marikina Elementary School. They will compete in the national finals against the 3 winners each of the contest held in 8 other university venues from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
2013 Children's On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition Winners
The Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS), in cooperation with Dow Chemicals, Chemrez, Boysen, and Shell, is proud to present the top three winners for the 3rd Children’s On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition: Isabelle Manto from Saint Jude Catholic School (1st place), Gabrielle Kristine Entice from South City Central School (2nd place), and Jean Edsel Gonzalbo from Tomas Morato Elementary School (3rd place).
ICP-SOMIN Gives Excellence in Chemistry Awards to Top Students
The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines Southern Mindanao Chapter (ICP-SOMIN) gave Excellence in Chemistry Year 2013 Awards to outstanding high school students last 16 February 2013 at the Ateneo de Davao University. The following are the awardees:
- Lilibeth Diane Yu* - Davao Christian High School Academy
Carlo Antonio Nazareno* - Colegio de San Ignacio
- Keanu Polo Bonocan - Philippine Science High School
- Earl Christian Te - Ateneo de Davao University
- Paul Dave Panzo - Sta. Ana National High School
- Dewy Rose Escueta - Davao Central High School
- Kent Raven Olario - University of Immaculate Conception
- Edward Jan Bacalso - Davao City Special National High School
- Victor Patrick Agdasiw - Baguio National High School
- Zuhair Ali - Brokenshire Science High School
- Lara Francess Rañises - Philippine Women’s College of Davao
Speech of Dr. Montano at the 2012 PRC Chemistry Oath Taking
Dr. Nemesio “Coke” Montaño, professor and researcher at the UP Marine Science Institute, is the Outstanding Chemist for 2012. He was a guest speaker during the Oath-taking and Induction of New Chemists held at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel in October 2012.
Hon. Ramon Magsayday Jr., former senator; Commissioner Alfredo Po of PRC; Dr. Adoracion P. Resureccion (Chairman, Board of Chemistry); Dr. Soledad S. Castañeda (Member, Board of Chemistry); Academician Dr. Fabian Dayrit and other officers of the ICP, KKP and PACT; our honored guests; fellow chemists and mentors; ladies and gentlemen.
Calling for Nomination of FACS Awards 2013
Dear FACS Member Societies:
I am reminding you that FACS is now receiving the recommendations of the possible candidates for the FACS Awards and FACS Citations from member societies. The deadline is extended to March 31, 2013.
I would like to inform you that the Federation of Asian Chemical Society will be presenting the following Awards at the 15th Asian Chemical Congress (15ACC) that will be held in Singapore, from August 20-23, 2013. So far, I have received only one recommendation from Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies.
2012 Children's On-the-Spot Poster Making Competition
13 February 2012
Ateneo de Manila University • De La Salle University
University of the Philippines • University of Santo Tomas
Yanicko Sydbourne Covar
Southbay Montessori School
Basic GHS Training Conducted in Ateneo de Davao
The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) conducted a one-day Basic Training Program on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) last October 27, 2012, at the Ateneo de Davao University.
PACS Brings Back Junior Chemistry Congress
The Junior Chemistry Congress 2012, organized by the Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Incorporated, was held September 29, 2012 at the Chemrez Room, Institute of Chemistry, National Science Complex, University of the Philippines Diliman.
51st PACT National Convention
The Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers (PACT) Inc., in cooperation with the San Beda College of Arts and Sciences, recently held it 51st National Convention last October 25-27 at the San Beda College in Mendiola. Basic and tertiary education teachers representing schools from all over the country, from Tuguegarao to Sultan Kudarat, participated in the event. With the theme “ChemS3: Society, Sustainability, Safety”, the gathering featured lectures and fora addressing critical issues such as National Development, the K-12 Initiative, Water Quality, Chemistry and Law Enforcement, and Boons and Banes of Technology in the Classroom.
Proposed Chemistry Law
The Chemistry Law (R.A. 754) was promulgated on June 18, 1952. Because of the significant changes brought about by the rapid developments in Chemistry, science and technology, the rise of international standards, global competition, as well as concerns for the environment, climate change and sustainable development, there is an urgent need to reformulate the Chemistry Law so that it will be more responsive to these modern developments. Today, for example, sophisticated chemical design, synthesis and analyses are required in a wide variety of applications, such as environment, water, food products, pharmaceuticals, forensics, plastics and polymers, materials, and many others.