ICP Elections 2024

2024 Summary of Election Results:

Academe

Dr. Emily Castricciones, RCh29
Arvin Paul Tuano, RCh19
Abstain2
Total50

Government

Julio Salvador Valeza, RCh45
Abstain5
Total50

Industry

Mark Grageda, RCh43
Abstain7
Total50
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Invalid ballots6

The ICP shall adopt the following election timeline:
08 May 2024 – Announcement of the Call for Nominations to the ICP Board of Directors;
13-24 May 2024 – Nomination Period (Nomination will be until 11:59 PM PhST of 24 May 2024);
25-30 May 2024 – Screening of nominations;
31 May 2024 – Announcement of official candidates to the
ICP Election 2024;
31 May 2024 – Posting of Commitment Statements and CVs
of the election official candidates;
15 Jun 2024 – Candidates’ Open Forum (time and details to be announced);
15-21 June 2024 – Voting Period;
21 June 2024, 11:59 PM PhST – End of voting period;
22-23 June 2024 – Deliberation of Election Results;
24 June 2024 – Announcement of Election Winners;
24-26 June 2024, 11:59 PM PhST – Protest Period; and
01 July 2024 – Start of term of new members of the Board of Directors.

Academe
Candidate #1
Dr. Emily Castricciones, RCh
UP Diliman, Institute of Chemistry

Candidate #2
Mr. Arvin Paul Tuaño, RCh
UP Los Baños, Institute of Chemistry

Government
Candidate #1
Mr. Julio Salvador Valeza, RCh
Bureau of Plant Industry, Department of Agriculture

Industry
Candidate #1
Mr. Mark Grageda, RCh, MBA
Berris Agricultural Co., Inc.

Candidates’ Forum (via Facebook Live)

The following members of the ICP Board of Directors have terms which will expire on 30 June 2024:

  1. Dr. Lilibeth dlC. Coo, RCh (Academe);
  2. Mr. Admer Rey C. Dablio, RCh, CCPQM (Government);
  3. Mr. Mark L. Grageda, RCh, MBA (Industry).

Three (3) board members — one representative each from the industry, government and academe — are to be elected.

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:

  • Support the implementation of the Chemistry Profession Act and the Code of Ethics for chemists and safeguard the professional interests of the registered chemists;
  • Make the chemistry professionals (both chemists and chemical technicians) conscious of their serious responsibilities in helping the country develop;
  • Provide a forum to exchange ideas on the chemistry profession;
  • Cultivate discipline among the members, develop the spirit of camaraderie, and maintain occupational standards;
  • Encourage and foster chemical education; and
  • Develop a continuing program of activities leading towards upgrading of standards, such as accreditation of laboratories and professional competencies.

ICP BOARD RESOLUTION No. 2024-002: ICP ELECTION PROCEDURE AND TIMETABLE FOR 2024

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

WHEREAS, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the ICP states that the Board of Directors shall be made up of nine (9) members with equal representation from industry, academe, and government institutions. The full-term of office of a Board member is three (3) years. Every year, one Board member representing industry, academe, and government shall be elected from among the ICP regular members in good standing.

WHEREAS, the following members of the ICP Board of Directors have terms which will expire on 30 June 2024:

AcademeGovernmentIndustry
Dr. Lilibeth dlC. Coo, RChMr. Admer Rey C. Dablio, RChMr. Mark L. Grageda, RCh

WHEREAS, 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. To support the implementation of the Chemistry Profession Act (R.A. 10657) and the Code of Ethics for the Chemistry Profession and to safeguard the professional interests of the registered Chemists and Chemical Technicians;
  2. To make chemistry professionals conscious of their serious responsibilities to promote public safety, contribute to the national economy, and to protect the environment;
  3. To provide a forum to exchange ideas on the chemistry profession, both within the profession and with the general public;
  4. To attend to the needs of the sector that they represent;
  5. To cultivate discipline among the members, develop the spirit of camaraderie, and maintain high standards;
  6. To promote chemical education; and
  7. To support a continuing program of activities leading towards upgrading of standards, including accreditation of laboratories and professional competencies.

WHEREAS, the ICP COMELEC 2024 has adopted the following election timeline:

Dates (2024)Activities
8 MayCall for Nominations to the ICP Board of
Directors
13-24 May, 11:59 pmNomination Period
24 May, 11:59 pmDeadline for submission of nomination form
31 MayAnnouncement of official candidates
31 MayPosting of CVs and Commitment Statements
of the official candidates
15 JuneCandidates’ Open Forum
(time and details to be announced)
15-21 JuneVoting period
21 June, 11:59 pmEnd of voting period
24 JuneAnnouncement of results on the ICP website
24-26 June, 11:59 pmProtest period
1 JulyAnnouncement of election winners and start of
term as member of the Board of Directors

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

  1. Only active 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 ICP Chapter or Cluster officers may be nominated, provided that if they are declared winners, they are considered automatically resigned from their position within the Chapter or Cluster;
  3. The ICP Election Committee will contact the nominee, nominator, and qualified voters through their ICP registered email address;
  4. The complete nomination form must be submitted by email on or before May 24, 11:59pm. The nominee should submit his/her CV using the ICP COMELEC prescribed format;
  5. The official list of newly elected Board members will be posted on the ICP website (//pornytrex.com/) on 01 July;
  6. The winning candidate from each sector will hold office for a term of 3 years (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027);
  7. The ICP Elections Committee (ICP COMELEC) for 2024 is composed of the following: Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit, RCh (Chairperson), Dr. Carmela Q. Capule, RCh and PLTCOL Albert Arturo, RCh, JD (Members).

NOW THEREFORE, the ICP, HAS RESOLVED TO APPROVE, AS IT HEREBY APPROVES
the subject: “ICP ELECTION PROCEDURES AND TIMETABLE FOR 2024.”

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

(sgd)
PRISCILLA ALICE L. SAMONTE, RCh, MSc
Vice President for External Affairs

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

(sgd)
MA. CRISTINA L. MORATALLA, RCh, JD
Secretary

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

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

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

(sgd)
MARK L. GRAGEDA, RCh
Board Member

(sgd)
PLCOL ALBERT S. ARTURO, RCh, JD
Board Member

ICP Board Election 2023: Call for Nominations

The activities under the term of office of three members of the ICP Board of Directors expires on 30 June 2023. 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. Nominations are invited for the election of the ICP Board members who will hold office starting 01 August 2023 to 30 June 2026.

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

End TermAcademeGovernmentIndustry
2023Dr. Glenn V. Alea*Mr. Angelo S. Bugarin*Ms. Priscilla Alice L. Samonte*
2024Dr. Lilibeth dlC. CooMr. Admer Rey C. DablioMr. Mark L. Grageda
2025Dr. Fabian M. DayritAtty. Ma. Cristina L. MoratallaDr. Carmela Q. Capule
* Terms to expire on June 30, 2023.

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.

The ICP shall adopt the following election timeline:

DatesActivities
01 June 2023Announcement of the Call for Nominations to the ICP Board of Directors
01-14 June 2023
 15-30 June 2023
Nomination Period (Google Form will be open until 11:59 PM of 14 June 2023)
Screening of nominations
01 July 2023Announcement of official candidates to the ICP Election 2023
01-13 July 2023Posting of Commitment Statements (AVPs) of the election official candidates
14-28 July 2023Election Period
28 July 2023, 12 noonClosing of the election, during closing of the 37th Philippine Chemistry Congress
31 July 2023Announcement of Election Winners: New members of the ICP Board of Directors

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 01 to 14 June 2023. Nomination is submitted online through a Google Form, which should be accomplished by 12 noon of 14 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); 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).

Amendment of ICP Board Resolution No. 2023-002: Updating the ICP Election Procedures for 2023

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, amendment is made for ICP Board Resolution No. 2023-003 to correct  some minor errors and update election timeline to allow sufficient time to review submitted nominations and election votes;

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 TermAcademeGovernmentIndustry
2023Dr. Glenn V. Alea*Mr. Angelo S. Bugarin*Ms. Priscilla Alice L. Samonte*
2024Dr. Lilibeth dlC. CooMr. Admer Rey C. DablioMr. Mark L. Grageda
2022Dr. Fabian M. DayritAtty. Ma. Cristina L. Moratalla, RCh, JDDr. Carmela Q. Capule
* 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:

DatesActivities
01 June 2023Announcement of the Call for Nominations to the ICP Board of Directors
01-14 June 2023Nomination Period Google Form will be open until 11:59 PM PhST of 14 June 2023
15-30 June 2023Screening of nominations
01 July 2023Announcement of official candidates to the ICP Election 2023
01-13 July 2023Posting of Commitment Statements (AVPs) of the election official candidates
14-28 July 2023Election Period Google Form is open for election votes, until closing of the 37th PCC (12:00 PM PhST of 28 July 2023)
28 July 2023, 12 NoonClosing of the Election 2023
28 July 2023, after 12 NoonVerification of ICP membership of voters
29-30 July 2023Deliberation of Election Results
31 July 2023Announcement 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 01 to 14 June 2023. Nomination is submitted online through a Google Form, which should be accomplished by 12 noon of 14 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