reelected as KKP president
Eric Punzalan, director of the Center for Natural Sciences
and Environmental Research (CENSER) and faculty of the Chemistry
Department, was reelected as president of the Chemical Society
of the Philippines or the Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas (KKP)
last August 15 at the University of Santo Tomas Research Center
for the Natural Sciences.
Punzalan was first elected to the post in 1998. A year after
his election, he was awarded the 1999 Outstanding Young Scientist
in the field of chemistry by the National Academy of Science
and Technology (NAST) of the Philippines.
Aside from Punzalan, representatives of other universities
were also elected to KKP posts. They were Dr. Elma Llaguno,
first vice president, University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman;
Dr. Gloria Bernas, second vice president, University of Santo
Tomas; Dr. Irene Villasenor, secretary, UP-Diliman; Dr. Florian
Del Mundo, treasurer, UP-Diliman; and Dr. Assunta Cuyegkeng,
Issues Committee Chair, Adamson University.
The Chemical Society of the Philippines was founded in 1937.
It primarily aims to promote and advance the chemical sciences
in the country. The society is also host to various symposia
on chemical research and education. One of these is the Philippine
National Chemistry Olympiad, the country’s training ground
for potential competitors in the International Chemistry Olympiad.
hold research forum
La Salle University-Manila counselors convened to discuss
the pressing concerns and current trends in a university counseling
center” on August 15.
Five university counselors delivered their papers during the
research forum. College of Computer Studies counselors Rowena
Legaspi and Cecilia Crudo presented papers on “Individualism
and Collectivism: Implications for Counseling” and “DLSU-CCD
Student Needs Survey,” respectively. College of Science counselor
Catalina Santos presented a paper titled “Proposed Wellness
Program for Counselors.” College of Business and Economics
counselor Desiree Atienza shared some preliminary findings
on “Dual Relationships in the Counseling Profession.”
Sponsored by the Center for Counseling and Development (CCD),
the research dissemination forum provides an avenue for counselors
from the different colleges to share findings on their research
papers. The CCD Committee is headed by Dr. Susan Estanislao,
with members Ferdinand Abellaneda, Elaine Ilagan, Rowena Legaspi,
and Domingo Rayco Jr.