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20 AUGUST 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 12. 4 PAGES 

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Punzalan reelected as KKP president

Dr. 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.

Counselors hold research forum

De 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.

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