2013 Pollution Control Officers’ (PCO) Basic Training and Refresher Course
A Basic and Refresher Course of Pollution Control Officers was held by PSSE in coordination with Pollution Control Association of the Philippines, Inc. Region IV-A (PCAPI R4A) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environment Management Bureau (DENR -EMB). PSSE National Officers and Directors led by Antonio A. Avila, Emiliana P. Dela Cruz, Bernardita C. Ronquillo, Virginia T. Rocabo, Robert S. Licup, Ph.D. and Jose O. Uson Jr. helped facilitate the training. Director Licup thanked all, a total of thirty one (31) participants (twenty one (21) Sanitary Engineer, the rest a mixture of other engineering disciplines). It covered topics such as Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Solid Waste Management and RA 6969, Toxic Substances & Hazardous & Nuclear Waste.
DENR-EMB-NCR Regional Director Vizminda A. Osorio
Engr. Antonio A. Avila, PSSE President
Engr. Florante A. Panganiban, PCAPI-R4A President
2013 TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY
TREE PLANTING held last 3 August 2013 at La Mesa Watershed, Violago, Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City spearheaded by Manila Water Co., Inc. PSSE had a delegation of students from National University, led by Secretary Emiliana P. Dela Cruz, Treasurer Bernardita C. Ronquillo, Auditor Virginia T. Rocabo and Director Robert S. Licup, Ph.D.
2013 OUTSTANDING SANITARY ENGINEER
- Dr. Cabanting with Hon. Corazon DLR Romero and Hon. Florimond M. Lara, Chair and Member of the Professional Regulatory Board for Sanitary Engineering (PRB-SE), respectively,together with PSSE President Antonio A. Avila, Secretary Emiliana P. Dela Cruz, Treasurer Bernardita C. Ronquillo, Auditor Virginia T. Rocabo, Director Rico S. Ongcoy, Past President Ranulfo C. Feliciano and Chancellor of the College of Fellows Porthos P. Alma Jose.
Dr. Jose E. Cabanting, F.PSSE was adjudged by the Professional Regulation Commission as the 2013 Outstanding Sanitary Engineer.
Screening Committee deliberating on the nominees for Outstanding Sanitary Engineers. A shortlist of three nominees was confirmed by the PSSE Board of Directors (Resolution No.06) and forwarded to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
PSSE Inks Pact for a National Integrated Emergency Preparedness and Response
Last July 20, 2011, the Department of Health thru the Health Emergency Management Staff has gathered together various sectors, both from the government and non-government, to join together in committing their resources, standardize training, procedures, develop protocols in order to have an efficient and effective response during emergencies and disasters.
The PSSE, being one of the key participants in an integrated emergency preparedness and response elements of the Health Sector, has signed the Memorandum of Agreement, thru its President, Engr. Bong Fonte, together with the Department of National Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Education, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Transportation and Communication, Commission on Information and Communications Technology, Philippine Hospital Association, Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives, Inc., Philippine Medical Association, Philippine Nurses Association, Philippine Red Cross, and UP-Manila. The MOA signing was held at the Heritage Hotel.
PSSE 2011 National Midyear Convention A Great Success
The PSSE has successfully concluded its 2011 National Midyear Convention last June 30-July 2, 2011 at the Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza, Baguio City with its Guest of Honor & Speaker Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson. The affair was attended by no less than 245 members, guests, students and other professionals. The convention Chairperson is Engr. Erlinda Mendoza and Co-Chairperson is Engr. Amelia M. Arce. New faces was seen during the convention, a sign that the PSSE is regaining its strength from old and new members. Some of the highlights of the program were the oathtaking of the new PSSE Bicol Chapter headed by its President, Engr. Jose Uson. The PSSE also launched its 2nd Student Quiz Bee, won by University of the Cordilleras, and the 1st PSSE Professional Quiz Bee, won by St. Paul University, Tuguegarao.
It was indeed a very nurturing and learning experience aside from the enjoyment they experienced from Team Building Activities, Fellowship and the Quiz Bees. It is worth mentioning that the Midyear Convention garnered the highest number of Sponsors/Exhibitors. Many thanks to the efforts of Engr. Ramil Gutierrez, Engr. Noel Yumol and Chairperson Engr. Mendoza.
PRC Awards its 2011 Most Outstanding Sanitary Engineer
Last June 22, 2011, the Professional Regulations Commission has bestowed its Most Outstanding Sanitary Engineer Award to Engr. Erlinda Mendoza. Engr. Mendoza, a partner of Mendoza Engineering, exemplifies the true Sanitary Engineer who have sacrificed a lot to advance the Sanitary Engineering profession and has served the PSSE for so many years in various capacities as Director. Congratulations to Engr. Mendoza!!
PSSE 2010 National Midyear Convention
A successful mid-year convention was held at Stotsenberg Hotel on 29-31 July 2010 with an impressive attendance of about 260 participants and 18 exhibitors. With the theme, “Working Together for a Clean, Safe and Healthy Environment”, this event launched the specialization program for sanitary engineers in recognition of the vast concerns of sanitary engineering.
PSSE requests a seat for Technical Committees of Bureau of Product Standards
There are products being reviewed by Technical Committees of the Bureau of Product Standards (BPS), Department of Trade and Industry that are of interest to sanitary engineering profession, such as pipes, water purification systems, filters, etc.
PSSE joins the Philippine Ecological Sanitation Network (PEN) Strategic Planning.
The Philippine Ecological Sanitation Network (PEN), a multi-agency group formed in 2004, held its strategic planning on 19-21 May 2010 at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City to outline…
PSSE participates in Business Planning for Sustainable Sanitation Education Program
PSSE Officers (i.e. Engr. Bong Fonte, Engr. Flor Villasenor, and Engr. Bonifacio Magtibay) and Engr. Antonino Hormillosa, PSSE Fellow attended the Business prescription drugs without Planning Workshop for the Sustainable Sanitation Education Program held at World Bank, Pasig City on 13-14 May 2010…
PSSE urges government to run after violators of RA 1364.
The Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers, Inc. is calling on all national, provincial, city and municipal governments to prosecute violators of Republic Act 1364, an Act Regulating the Practice of Sanitary Engineering in the Philippines…
PSENSE president to speak at forum
Engr. Ascencion G. Fonte, Jr., President of the Philippine Society of Environmental and Sanitary Engineers (PSENSE) will tackle violations of Republic Act 1364 (An Act Regulating the Practice of “Sanitary Engineering in the Philippines) during his speech at the National Convention of the League of Sanitary Inspectors on May 18 to 21, 2010 at Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City…
PSSE Officers attended the Training of Trainors for Sustainable Sanitation
Selected PSSE Officers ( Engr. Bonifacio Magtibay; Engr. Amelia Arce; Engr. Melisa Sapdoy and Engr. Bernanrdo Hornilla) attended a Training of Trainors for Sustainable Sanitation held in Sunrise Hotel, Alfonso, Cavite on 8-12 March 2010. The course is a separate and independent course intended for persons who will conduct sustainable sanitation training for sanitation inspectors as well as for sanitation professionals and practitioners…
Pres. Bong Fonte Takes Oath as PRC CPE Council Member
Engr. Bong Fonte took his oath as First Member of the Professional Regulation Commission Continuing Professional Education Council for Sanitary Engineers (PRC CPE Council) last February 12, 2010 at the PRC Office. PRC Chairman Nicolas P. Lapena Jr. inducted the 2010…
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