Updating the ICP Election Procedures for 2023 (ICP Board Resolution No 2023-002)

WHEREAS, the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP) is the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization duly accredited by the Professional Regulatory Commission to represent the Chemistry profession; 

WHEREAS, Sec. 4, Paragraph (h) of Republic Act No. 10657 otherwise known as the Chemistry Profession Act of 2015 states that the professional practice of chemistry covers the performance of the following and similar activities, such as consultation, investigation, or research concerning physico-chemical or biochemical matters which involve public interest, public safety, laws or regulations; 

WHEREAS, the activities under the term of office of three members of the ICP Board of Directors expires on 30 June 2023; 

WHEREAS, the following members of the ICP Board of Directors have terms which will expire on 30 June 2023: 

End Term Academe GovernmentIndustry
2023 Dr. Glenn V. Alea* Mr. Angelo S. Bugarin* Ms. Priscilla Alice L. Samonte* 
2024 Dr. Lilibeth dlC. Coo Mr. Admer Rey C. Dablio Mr. Mark L. Grageda 
2022 Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit Dr. Carmela Q. Capule Atty. Ma. Cristina L. Moratalla, RCh, JD 
* Terms to expire on 30 June 2023. 

WHEREAS, three (3) 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; 

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

WHEREAS, in view of the upcoming 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress which is organized by the ICP, the terms of members of the ICP Board of Directors which will expire by 30 June 2023 is extended until 31 July 2023; 

WHEREAS, the ICP shall adopt the following election timeline: 

Dates Activities
01 June 2023 Announcement of the Call for Nominations to the ICP Board of Directors 
15-30 June 2023 Nomination Period; Screening of nominations 
01 July 2023 Announcement of official candidates to the ICP Election 2023 
01-13 July 2023 Posting of Commitment Statements (AVPs) of the election official candidates 
14-28 July 2023 Election Period 
28 July 2023, 12 noon Closing of the election 
31 July 2023 Announcement of Election Winners: New members of the ICP Board of Directors 

WHEREAS, the ICP shall adopt the following election guidelines, to wit: 

  1. Only REGULAR members of the ICP in good standing can be nominated, submit a nomination, and vote. Self-nomination will NOT be accepted. The ICP Membership Committee shall confirm the status of nominators, nominees, and voters; 
  2. Incumbent officers of any ICP Chapter or Cluster CANNOT be nominated; 
  3. The ICP Election Committee will contact the nominee through the email address provided by the nominator; 
  4. To be an Official Candidate, the nominee must accept the nomination by email on or before the deadline set by the Committee, with official endorsement from immediate supervisor or head of agency/company/laboratory to which the nominee is affiliated. The nominee must submit his/her CV using the ICP COMELEC prescribed format; 
  5. The nomination period is from 15 to 30 June 2023. Nomination is submitted online through a Google Form, which should be accomplished by 12 noon of 30 June; 
  6. The official list of nominees will be posted on the ICP website (//pornytrex.com/) by 01 July 2023; 
  7. The election period will be from 14 to 28 July 2023. Each official candidate will be given a chance to present themselves to the ICP voters through posting of commitment videos on the ICP website and social media account on 01-13 July 2023. The official close of the election will be on the closing ceremony of the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress, 28 July 2023, 12 noon. Results will be announced on 31 July 2023; 
  8. The winning candidate from each sector will hold office for a term of 3 years (2023 to 2026); 
  9. The ICP Elections Committee (ICP COMELEC) for 2023 is composed of the following: Dr. Lilibeth dlC. Coo (Chairperson), Mr. Mark L. Grageda, and Mr. Admer Rey C. Dablio (Members). 

NOW THEREFORE, the ICP, HAS RESOLVED TO APPROVE, AS IT HEREBY APPROVES the subject “UPDATING THE ICP ELECTION PROCEDURES FOR 2023.” 

(sgd)
FABIAN M. DAYRIT, RCh, PhD
President

(sgd)
MARK L. GRAGEDA, RCh
Vice President for External Affairs

(sgd)
GLENN V. ALEA, RCh, PhD
Vice President for Internal Affairs

(sgd)
PRISCILLA ALICE L. SAMONTE, RCh, MSc
Board Secretary

(sgd)
LILIBETH DLC. COO, RCh, PhD
Board Treasurer

(sgd)
CARMELA Q. CAPULE, RCh, PhD
Board Auditor

(sgd)
ADMER REY C. DABLIO, RCh
Board Public Information Officer

(absent)
ANGELO S. BUGARIN, RCh, MPA
Board Member

(sgd)
MA. CRISTINA L. MORATALLA, RCh, JD
Board Member

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