Proposed (version 6, April 9, 2013

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CONSTITUTION

OF THE INTEGRATED

CHEMISTS

OF THE

PHILIPPINES, INC.

Preamble:
The Integrated Chemists of the Philippines, Inc (ICP), founded in 1978, is an organization of registered chemists that endeavors to strengthen the Chemistry
profession and to promote the interests of professional Chemists in the Philippines.
Mission & Vision:
VISION: The ICP is a dynamic association of globally competitive and responsible professional Filipino chemists.
MISSION: The ICP promotes the professional practice of chemistry in the Philippines in accordance with the Chemistry Law and contributes to national
development and the economy through globally competitive practice of Chemistry in industry, government, and the academe.
Article I: General Provisions
Section 1. Name. The accredited professional organization (APO) of all registered chemists in the Philippines under the Professional Regulation
Commission (PRC) shall be known as the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines, Inc., hereafter to be referred to as “ICP”.
Section 2. Objectives and Purposes. The general objectives and purposes of the ICP are as follows:
1. To support the implementation of Chemistry Law and the Code of Ethics for Chemists;
2. To represent the chemistry professionals in the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC);
3. To support the Board of Chemistry in the implementation of the Chemistry Law and the strengthening of the Chemistry profession;
4. To represent the chemistry profession in government agencies, such as the Legislature, Departments under the Executive Branch, the Philippine
National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and others;
5. To implement continuing professional education (CPE) for the chemistry profession and to encourage a continuing program of activities leading
towards upgrading of standards, such as accreditation of chemical laboratories;
6. To safeguard the professional interests of its members, including their working conditions and safety, to promote the environmentally-sound use of
chemicals and chemical processes, and to raise the competence and capabilities of chemists;

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To have perpetual succession and legal powers appertaining to a juridical person such as right to sue and be sued. 8. 11. rights and responsibilities: 1. 2. 5. Prerogatives. To this end.Proposed (version 6. academic. April 9. to disseminate information on chemistry-related issues. non-governmental organizations. 9. functions. acquire. Functions. To accept and receive real and personal properties by way of gifts. To provide a forum for its members to discuss concerns affecting the country in general and the chemistry profession in particular. and 2 . To adopt a seal and emblem and alter the same. To undertake other activities which are consistent with these objectives. the Department of Education (DepEd). 6. and the academe. rights or privileges which the ICP is authorized to negotiate and acquire under the laws of the Philippines under the terms and conditions and other considerations as the Board of Directors shall see fit when the needs of the society warrants it. devices or bequest. prerogatives. 7. 4. such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). To collaborate with other chemistry societies. To contribute to the continuous improvement of chemistry education and training in the Philippines by working with relevant institutions in the government sector. private sector. 8. Authorizations. To purchase. Duties and Responsibilities. To undertake contracts consistent with its functions and objectives. 2013) 7. To promulgate rules and regulations consistent with this Constitution and By-Laws and the Chemistry Law. and 12. The ICP shall have the following powers. Section 3. industry and government institutions and other professional organizations which seek to achieve the same objectives as the ICP. and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). To cultivate discipline and the spirit of camaraderie among the members. the ICP will encourage the formation of regional chapters under the national organization. and maintain the highest professional standards. and dispose real and personal properties. To represent the chemistry community in matters related to the professional and industrial practice of chemistry both locally and internationally. To solicit and receive public and private donations and contributions for specific and general projects of the society. To levy and collect membership dues and special assessment from its members. 10. 3.

A cluster is defined as a group which is made up of members coming only from one sector with a minimum of ten (10) members who are registered chemists.Proposed (version 6. The national office of the ICP shall be located in the National Capital Region or in such location as determined by its Board of Directors. There shall be three categories of membership: 1. research institutes. and governmentoperated and controlled corporations (GOCC). whether local or foreign. The By-Laws of the local chapters shall be voted on by the regular members of the local chapter and approved by the National Chapter. Specific governance provisions shall be contained in the By-Laws of each unit. The National Chapter of the ICP. To do all such acts and things as may be necessary to carry into effect and promote the objectives and purposes for which the ICP was created. entrepreneurs. and non-government organizations. become associate members. industry and government. Officers and Chapters of the ICP. A registered chemist in good standing is one whose PRC license and ICP membership are updated. but the cluster can select its own set of cluster officers. All registered chemists are qualified to be regular members. The validity of membership of an associate member shall be the same as that of a regular member. and allied chemistry professionals may. scientist. regular. Section 5. Membership. associate. registered chemical technicians. “industry” refers to private corporations and businesses. technologist or advocate. April 9. Article II: Membership Section 8. and 3. 2013) 9. Section 7. A regional chapter should have a minimum of fifteen (15) registered chemists. National Office. agencies. 2. Section 4. for a total of nine (9) board members. honorary. The ICP represents the chemistry profession nationally and regionally in three sectors: academe. Regional chapters and clusters are formed subject to approval by the National Chapter. An honorary membership may be granted by a Board Resolution of the national chapter upon any outstanding chemist. The cluster is under the jurisdiction of the chapter to which its members belong. The Constitution and By-Laws of the national organization shall be approved in a national referendum by a two-thirds majority vote among regular members. Section 6. all its local chapters and clusters shall be governed by this Constitution. upon application and payment of membership dues. more particularly in the elevation of the standards of the chemistry profession in the Philippines and for the protection of the professional interests of the chemist. Honorary membership is for life. National Chapter. Local Chapters and Clusters. provided that the president and vice-president are registered chemists. whether public or private. Non-registered chemists. international entities. 3 . who has rendered distinguished service or given significant support to the field of chemistry. The “academe” refers to all higher education institutions. “government” refers to government departments. The officers of the ICP national and regional chapters shall be made up of three (3) elected representatives from each of the three sectors. Sectors. Each cluster shall be governed by the By-Laws of the chapter to which it belongs.

CPE credits. Date and place of birth 4 . Registration. Other rights and privileges as may be deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors of the National Chapter. To report infractions pertaining to the chemistry profession and the ICP to the Board of Directors. An honorary member is exempted from the annual dues and is entitled to all privileges enjoyed by a regular member except the right to vote or be elected or appointed to any position in the ICP. 3. and abide by the principles of ethical practice and professional responsibility. Associate members shall have the same rights and privileges of a regular member except the right to vote and hold office. the member’s database. in consultation with the regional Chapters. 85% of the membership dues shall be given to the said chapter. or stated preference. and civil status b. in cooperation with the concerned regional chapter. 2. Full name. Section 11. local chapters may stipulate other conditions in their By-Laws. All members shall have the following responsibilities: 1. congresses. a. Special membership privileges with respect to attendance at sponsored events. 3. The ICP National Chapter shall manage. Registration shall be accomplished by signing and filling in the prescribed registration form containing information as may be required by the Board of Directors. and other official functions. The right to receive upon payment the membership dues. Section 9. However. all official publications and notices of the society. maintain a high standard of professional practice. Rights and Privileges of Members. meetings. Section 10.Proposed (version 6. protect its good name. and 15% to the National Chapter. To pay regular and special dues which are approved by the Board of Directors and vote in elections and referenda. April 9. The right to vote and hold elective or appointive positions in the ICP 2. To carry out the objectives of the society. and other relevant information. and 4. For members who are registered with the local chapter. Any person is admitted to the professional practice of chemistry as mandated by PRC shall register with the ICP. including the following. sex. Responsibilities of Members. professional practice. seminars. 2013) Individuals can be members either of the national or local chapter according to the individual member’s place of domicile. To participate regularly and actively in ICP activities and contribute their services to the same. and 4. Regular members shall have the following rights and privileges: 1.

April 9. d. shall be reported to the secretariat within sixty (60) days from notice. Article III: Chapters and Clusters Section 13. if any. after registration. Organization of Chapters and Clusters. Each ICP Chapter shall assign a member of the Board who shall exercise oversight functions over the activities of the chapters and clusters for the purpose of promoting its maximum participation and effectiveness in carrying out the objectives of the ICP. k. 2013) c. l. academe or government) who are employed in a single corporation or organization. and who is not under suspension from the practice of chemistry in the Philippines or from any of the membership privileges. The ICP National Chapter shall be the primary organization of all registered chemists and chemical technologists. e. with respect to any of the information above specified or may later be required by the Board of Directors. Office or business address in the Philippines Permanent residence in the Philippines Occupation or employment Name and address of employer Name of the school and date of graduation for the Bachelor’s degree Graduate studies. plus surcharges owing thereon. Members in Good Standing. j. A local chapter of the ICP may be organized in a province or region where there are at least fifteen (15) registered chemists with at least three (3) representatives from industry. f. and major subject PRC license number and date of issuance of license Fields of specialization. The Board of Directors of the National Chapter and the affected chapter can reorganize the various chapters and clusters by restructuring and/or merger whenever the need arises. i. g. if any Preferred chapter of membership Other information deemed necessary by the ICP Any change. academe and government who are either residing or holding office in said place. Section 12. A cluster of the ICP may be organized where there are at least ten (10) registered chemists from a single sector (industry. effective administration and operation of the organization. 5 .Proposed (version 6. Any member is in good standing if he has paid his membership dues and such other assessment authorized by the Board of Directors. h.

Likewise the ICP National Board of Directors may create special or Ad Hoc committees whenever the need arises. and Committee on Membership. Secretary. The ICP cluster should be organized within the jurisdiction of a chapter and may have its own set of officers. provided that the President and Vice-president are regular members. or redefined by the Board of Directors. Committee on Public Information. From among the Board of Director. Unless otherwise changed. Committee on Ways and Means. The administration of each chapter shall be vested in a Board of Directors which shall be elected by the qualified regular members in good standing of the chapter. modified. A move to sanction a chapter or cluster should be discussed and approved by a majority of all ICP chapters in a regular or special meeting. 2013) Section 14. subject to the provisions of its By-laws. Governance of Chapters and Clusters. repeated non-participation in important activities of the ICP. Committee on Continuing Professional Education. prerogatives. The ICP National Board of Directors shall have the authority to create additional standing committees and define its duties and functions whenever necessary. and responsibilities of these committees shall be set forth in this article. The Board of Directors of the national organization reserves the right to disapprove any provision or part of a provision in the chapter By-Laws which is inconsistent to the letter and spirit of the ICP Constitution. Chapters and clusters may be sanctioned or suspended for due cause. Sanctions against Officers and Members. April 9. and Public Information Officer.Proposed (version 6. Sanctions against Chapters and Clusters. Section 17. To carry out the general objectives and purposes of the ICP. VicePresident. Accredited local chapters and clusters are entitled to copies of the official publications and participation in official activities of the ICP. Article IV: Committees Section 18. Section 15. all ICP chapters shall constitute and maintain five standing committees. Each local chapter shall have its own By-Laws which must be consistent with the ICP constitution. Each chapter has the prerogative to sanction its own officers and members. authorization. All major infractions in violation of the Chemistry Law shall be reported to the National Chapter to be formally communicated to the PRC for appropriate action. Auditor. Each ICP chapter shall have its own governance in a manner consistent with this Constitution and their respective By-Laws. such as delinquency in performance of duties. In case of proposed sanctions against the national chapter. duties. functions. which shall meet at least once a year. the respective names. Section 16. refusal to implement measures which are consistent with the Chemistry Law and the ICP Constitution. such complaints should be brought to the attention of the Board of Chemistry for appropriate action. The chapter President shall be the ex-officio delegate to the ICP National Council of Presidents. By-Laws of Local Chapters. Standing Committees. Each cluster shall be governed by the By-Laws of the Chapter to which it belongs. Treasurer. the following minimum set of officers shall be elected: President. Local chapters shall pay 15% of the annual dues of its membership to the National Chapter. under the supervision and coordination of the corresponding national committee: Committee on Professional Affairs. 6 . or other repeated deficiencies.

The Committees of the local chapters and cluster shall be under the jurisdiction of the Committee of the national organization. Members shall serve for a term fixed by the respective By-Laws unless extended by their respective Boards of Directors. shall coordinate with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to raise the quality of chemistry education in Philippine universities. The committee shall recommend for approval of the Board of Directors nominees for the PRC Board of Chemistry and Outstanding Professional of the Year Award. The Committee on Continuing Professional Education shall coordinate with the PRC and the Board of Chemistry regarding matters related to continuing professional education. Committee on Public Information. 7 . official publications. Section 20. Section 21. Committee on Professional Affairs. The committee of the national organization shall coordinate with the committees of the local chapters and cluster to implement an effective public information campaign. Committee on Continuing Professional Education. 2013) The Board of Directors shall appoint the chair of these committees from its ranks. and the provisions of all laws relative to the chemistry profession. The Committee on Public Information shall implement the ICP’s mandate to inform and educate the public regarding the role of chemistry in society and to take charge of all of the Society’s press releases. The Committee on Professional Affairs shall serve as a Board of Inquiry whenever an officer or member of the Society is charged formally for any violation of the provisions of the Code of Ethics for the Chemistry Profession or the rules and regulations of the ICP . The committee. The Public Information Officer is the ex-officio chair of this committee. After following due process. such as email and social networks. The Committee on Professional Affairs shall be responsible for all matters related to the Professional Regulation Commission. The Committee may take the appropriate action against persons or entities acting against the professional interests of chemists and those violating the provisions of the Chemistry Law and the Code of Ethics of Chemists. the Committee shall recommend appropriate action to be taken by the Board of Directors including the recommendation for the suspension and revocation of all membership privileges. and other professional recognitions. The President of the national organization is the ex-officio chair of this committee and shall be the official representative of the ICP with the PRC and the Board of Chemistry. except for Continuing Professional Education. in cooperation with other chemical societies. Each committee shall consist of members that shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and whose number shall be fixed by them.Proposed (version 6. website and official public communication system. April 9. the rules and regulations of the society. the Board of Chemistry and professional associations tied to the PRC. The committee of the national organization shall coordinate with the committees of the local chapters and cluster to implement the CPE program and to improve chemistry education in all levels of educational institutions in the country. Section 19.

Article VIII: Special Committees Section 24. shall meet annually during the Philippine Chemistry Congress. the Board of Directors shall have authority to create special or ad hoc committees when the need for such arises. communications with members regarding renewal of membership. In case he is unable to attend the meeting. The Vice-President for Internal Affairs is the ex-officio chair of this committee. The committee of the national organization shall coordinate with the corresponding committees of the local chapters and clusters to ensure that the data of all members are complete and current.Proposed (version 6. Section 23. The president of the National Chapter shall chair this Council. If necessary. Committee on Ways and Means. Special Committees. or other time as agreed. The Council of ICP Presidents. Upon approval of the results. maintenance of the membership database and maintenance of updated data on CPE of members. he shall designate a chair for the meeting from among the presidents of the other ICP chapters. membership cards. local chapters and clusters shall fix the number of members and appoint the same from within its ranks of the membership of the ICP. Committee on Elections (COMELEC). Article IX: Amendments 8 . the Board will then inform all of the chapters of the results of the elections. The COMELEC shall set the specific arrangements and schedule of the nominations and elections and ensure that all regular members in good standing are notified regarding the same. 2013) Section 22. Committee on Membership. Section 25. The committee of the national organization shall organize joint activities with the committees of the local chapters and cluster to raise funds through various activities such as CPE events. Council of ICP Presidents. The committee shall maintain communication with the members to ensure that the data are accurate and current. the Philippine Chemistry Congress. The chair of the COMELEC shall come from the second year incumbent Board Members. April 9. The Committee on Membership shall be responsible for recruitment of new members. sponsorships and other revenue generating programs. additional meetings may be called by the President of the national organization. Section 26. The Committee on Ways and Means shall take charge of raising funds to finance the activities of the ICP. To carry out the special projects or concerns of the ICP. The COMELEC shall report on the results of the elections to the Board within one week following the elections for confirmation of the results. The specific election schedule and procedure shall be set in the By-Laws of the national organization and by each local chapter and cluster. The presidents of all the ICP chapters shall be ex-officio members of the Council of ICP Presidents with the right to participate in the discussion and vote on issues of national concern. or their designated representatives. The Board of Directors of the national organization. The Board of Directors shall constitute a Committee on Elections (COMELEC) of three (3) members from among its incumbent members to carry out the annual election of new Board Members.

Article X: Effectivity Section 28. 2013) Section 27. Adopted through a national referendum on (date). This Constitution shall take effect upon verification by the Board of Directors of the results of the referendum. The revised Constitution shall then be submitted for referendum to the ICP regular members and adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by ICP regular members. April 9. This Constitution may be amended upon the recommendation of the Board of the National Chapter. Amendments.Proposed (version 6. 9 .

Proposed (version 6. 2013) BY-LAWS OF THE INTEGRATED CHEMISTS OF THE PHILIPPINES. Vice-President for External Affairs. In the event that the President is absent or unable to act. Every year. with the consent of the Board of Directors. approve all bills of expenses of the society subject to limitations provided for in these By-Laws and by the Board of Directors. and Public Information Officer. In the event that any member of the Board is unable to continue in office or resigns. The term of office in a particular position shall be for one year. one Board member representing industry. 10 .. and perform all other duties incumbent upon the office. Vice-President for Internal Affairs. In the event of permanent disability or resignation of the President. The Board of Directors of the national organization shall be made up of at least nine (9) members of equal representation from industry. academe and government shall be elected from among the ICP regular members in good standing. President – The President shall be the chief executive officer of the ICP and shall preside over the meeting of the Board of Directors and meetings of the society. academe and government institutions. The Board shall assign the position of the new Board member. his/her function and duties shall be performed by the Vice-President for Internal Affairs. Term of Office of the Officers. The Auditor may secure the services of a certified public accountant (CPA) upon approval of the Board. Secretary. the Board of Directors shall elect among themselves the President. Officers. All officers who replace vacant positions shall serve for the unexpired portion of the term. the candidate from the same sector who garnered the second highest number of votes shall serve the unexpired portion of the term. The members of the Board of the Directors may serve for a maximum period of six consecutive years. Composition of the Board of Directors. NATIONAL CHAPTER Article I: Board of Directors and Officers of the ICP National Section 1. The term of office of a Board member is three (3) years. Duties of the Officers. Immediately after the annual election. serve as liaison officer between the society and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The President. shall appoint the chairs of the committees from the ranks of the Board of Directors unless otherwise provided in the Constitution or By-Laws. the Vice-President for Internal Affairs shall automatically become the President until the Board can convene to select a new set of officers. Vacancy. Section 3. Treasurer. Auditor. Section 4. INC. April 9. Section 2. Section 5. appoint all appointive officials of the society upon consultation of the Board of Directors. The Public Information Officer may secure the services of an expert in management information systems upon approval of the Board. 1. The appointive officers shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

A registered chemist in good standing may be elected to any office or appointed to any position in the ICP. He/she shall likewise perform such duties as specified in these By-Laws and others which the members of the Board may delegate. Section 6. . record and disburse provided that no disbursement shall be made except over his/her signature and countersigned by the President or in his absence. such as email and social networks. 11 . website and official public communication system. and perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors. In the performance of these functions.Proposed (version 6. Social Security. receive. and others. Qualifications for Elections or Appointment to any Office or Committee in the ICP. the treasurer may be assisted by as many sub-treasurers as may be necessary to be appointed by the President upon his recommendation and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. local government taxes. Section 7. He/she shall likewise perform such duties as specified in these By-Laws and others which the members of the Board of Directors may delegate. The Secretary shall perform such other duties incumbent in the office and other duties that may be assigned by the President upon consultation of the Board. Secretary – The Secretary shall keep a record of all proceedings thereof and send notices of meetings to all the Board members. 6. The Secretary shall oversee the management of the ICP national office and its files. Treasurer – The Treasurer shall take charge of all the funds of the society. 7. such as income tax. Vice-President for External Affairs– The Vice-President for External Affairs shall act as liaison officer between the ICP national organization and the local chapters and clusters. and other professional societies. Examples of due cause may include inadequacies in the performance of duties and excessive unexcused absence from meetings. Any member of the Board of Directors and appointive officials of the ICP may be removed for cause after due process by a resolution adopted by two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the Board of Directors present in a meeting called for that purpose. allied professional organizations. assist in the preparation of the budget. 4. file the necessary government reports. the External Vice-President. 2013) 2. He shall take charge of all of the Society’s press releases. Removal of Members of the Board of Directors. Auditor – An auditor shall conduct an audit of all disbursements of the Treasurer as well as the financial report. subject to the approval of the Board. April 9. unless otherwise provided by the By-Laws. The Secretary may contract an office manager and/or secretarial staff for this purpose. Public Information Officer – The Public Information Officer shall be responsible for providing information regarding chemistry. The Treasurer shall render reports of receipts and disbursements as required by the Board of Directors. 3. 5. official publications. Vice-President for Internal Affairs – The Vice-President for Internal Affairs shall be in-charge of the Committee on Membership and coordinate the same with the local chapters and clusters.collect. the Internal Vice-President. or in the absence of both.

verifiable and orderly. Any protest regarding the eligibility of a candidate and the manner of the conduct of the nomination and election must be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors within ten days after the election. Section 15. confidentiality and verification. Voter Eligibility. The election period for the Board of Directors of ICP National shall be held every year in June for a period to be determined by the COMELEC. The COMELEC shall implement the best available technology and procedure for the nomination and elections as long as there are sufficient measures to ensure security. Nomination. The COMELEC will take charge of the election process and ensure that an effective system is in place to inform all ICP regular members in good standing of the election process. The COMELEC should announce the results within a week after the close of the elections. Election Procedure. Except as otherwise provided by these By-laws. Any regular ICP member in good standing can be nominated as candidate to the Board of Directors. The function and duties of any of the Officers may. The COMELEC shall count and tally the votes. Section 13. Article II: Elections Section 10. in the absence or disability. The nominee must sign the nomination form signifying willingness to serve as member of the Board. and brief statement of intent. Section 11. Section 9. Protest. 2013) Section 8. The president shall appoint a committee of three from among the members of the 12 . whenever the term of office for any elective or appointive position is for a fixed period. as verified by the Committee on Membership. be delegated by the President to any other member of the Board of Directors or qualified regular member in good standing with the concurrence of the Board. The COMELEC should verify all nominees are ICP regular members in good standing and that sufficient information regarding the nominees is made available to the membership. Section 14. the person elected or appointed to fill a vacant position or office therein shall serve only for the unexpired portion of the term. Election Schedule. submit a biodata sheet. The COMELEC should ensure that the elections are clean. Vacancies. Canvassing of Ballots. Votes received after the election period and those cast by regular members who are not in good standing will be considered null and void. April 9. The nomination for candidates to the Board of Directors of ICP National shall be held every year in May for a period to be determined by the COMELEC. The right to vote shall be exercised only by regular ICP members in good standing. The Committee on Elections (COMELEC) will ensure that all regular ICP members in good standing receive the information on the elections and the candidates and that there is sufficient time for the nomination and election periods. Section 12. All nominees must be ICP regular members in good standing and must signify their willingness to serve as member of the Board of Directors. proclaim the candidates elected and prepare and submit a certified report of the results of the election to the Board of Directors. The COMELEC will take charge of the nomination process and ensure that an effective system is in place to inform all ICP regular members in good standing of the nomination process.Proposed (version 6. Delegation of Duties.

The Board may. Article III: Meetings Section 16. Meeting of the ICP – The ICP National shall hold at least one general membership meeting annually. April 9. in order to provide a venue for discussing issues and presenting updates on matters related to the chemistry profession. subject to submission of documents which shall be determined by the membership committee. Membership Fees. The Board of Directors shall hold monthly meetings at the national office of the ICP or at such place and time the Board may decide. The Board may select a regular member to replace the displaced Board member for the remaining duration of the term.Proposed (version 6. The renewal of membership shall have a three year cycle and may coincide with the renewal of PRC chemistry license. A special meeting of the members of ICP may be called at any time by the President or upon written request of three members of the Board of Directors or ten members of the society. All members of the ICP shall pay membership dues as set by the Board of Directors. Article IV: Fees and Dues Section 19. 2013) Board of Directors who shall hear the protest. Committees of the Board may meet as the need to meet arises. Section 17. The requisites of a regular meeting shall apply to validate a special meeting. suspend or terminate a Board member for more than three (3) unexcused absences or failure to satisfactorily perform an assigned function. The minutes of such meetings should be reported to the Board of Directors and presented during the next Board meeting. The membership fee may be increased by two-thirds vote of all the members of the Board of Directors. Section 18. A quorum consisting of the majority of the members of the Board shall be required for the transaction of the business and every decision of the majority of the quorum duly assembled shall be valid corporate act. regular and associate members shall be granted a 20% discount on their membership and registration fees. All collections of the National chapter. Meetings of the Board of Directors. All members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend all monthly and special meetings. preferably during the annual Philippine Chemistry Congress. Attendance at Board Meetings. 13 . The hearing of the protest shall be terminated within one month from the date of filing unless extension is granted by the Board of Directors. by majority vote. Special meetings may be called by the President or upon request of at least three members of the Board of Directors. Upon reaching the age of 60 years. local chapters and clusters shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the ICP. The new fee shall take effect after notice of increase shall have been sent to all the members of the ICP.

This suspension shall be lifted upon full payment of membership dues owing plus surcharges. after due process. be sanctioned by suspension of membership. Effect of Non-Payment of Dues and other Sanctions.Proposed (version 6. These By-Laws may be amended upon the recommendation of the Board of the National Chapter. 14 . The revised By-Laws shall then be submitted for referendum to the ICP regular members and adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by ICP regular members. 2013) Section 20. Amendments. April 9. Article V: Amendments Section 21. Any member who is not up-to-date in the payment of membership dues shall not be considered a member in good standing and their membership privileges shall be suspended. Adopted through a national referendum on (date). Members who do not abide by the duties and responsibilities of ICP members may. These By-Laws shall take effect upon verification by the Board of Directors of the results of the referendum. Article X: Effectivity Section 22.