___PACT partners with ABS-CBN Foundation

As a response to the ever-growing need for education infrastructures, and cognizant of the excellent concept behind ABS-CBN Foundation’s E-Media Program, the PACT donated a complete Educational Television (ETV) Educational Package to Nasugbu West Central School in Batangas (NWCS). The official turnover ceremony was held lastAugust 13, led by Ms. Zen Dimalanta (Program Director of E-Media), Dr. Myrna Rodriguez (current PACT President), and Prof. Luchie Ilao (immediate past-President of PACT who also happens to be an alum of the beneficiary school), and attended by several PACT and local DepED and school officials and teachers. Members of the NWCS community very warmly expressed their thanks as they received the complete set of DVD materials, which include all episodes of the award-winning ETV shows such as Sineskwela, MathTinik, and Hirayamanawari, plus a brand new flat-screen 32-inch Samsung TV unit. Truly, there is reason for the NWCS people to be happy since, being one of the biggest if not the biggest school in the division, the ETV materials could help address the demand for teaching tools particularly for the improvement of science literacy, an advocacy that the PACT is quite passionate about.



___PACT Helps Rizal

The association, in collaboration with the Rizal Education Development Advisory Council (PREDAC) and the Department of Education-Division of Rizal recently trained 107 public school chemistry teachers of the province, representing 56 schools from the two congressional districts. The five- Saturday program conducted from July to August was aimed at uplifting the content competencies of the participants. Notwithstanding distances they had to travel every time, the participants truly appreciated all the learnings they got from trainers composed of professors from UPLB, UP-Manila, UST, FEU, and DLSU-Manila. The program was made even more remarkable by the fact that all these trainers spent half of their weekends to share their talents, knowledge, and expertise with fellow educators without any form of remuneration; a clear manifestation of their love for our country and people.



___Team PACT

The association’s newly-elected officers, headed by its new President, Dr. Myrna S. Rodriguez of UP-Los Banos, took their oath last August 8, 2009 at Marciano’s in Greenbelt, Makati City. Immediately after the ceremony, the new board immediately buckled down to business as they discussed plans for upcoming activities. Let us throw our full support to them as they engage in upholding the welfare of all the members of our beloved organization.


___Past News

___24th PCC Papers and the Asian Journal of Chemistry (AJC)

Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi, Official AJC representative,  informed the 24th PCC Organizing Committee that they are ready to publish a special edition of the AJC for papers accepted in the conference after further review. The Asian Journal of Chemistry is an ISI-indexed international journal. You may see details at their website: http://www.asianjournalofchemistry.com/.



February 23, 2008

The PACT National Convention last May 2007 was just not enough to whet the appetite of our dear member-teachers. They were too hungry not to go for a second serving.

Thus for this year’s Chemistry Week celebration, we held a follow-up seminar emphasizing the vital role of chemistry in food and nutrition. The one-day event featured lectures by Mr. Ramon Tan, president of Carica Herbal Food Products, about “The Science and Chemistry of Herbal Foods and Supplements” and Dr. Marissa Noel, associate professor of chemistry at DLSU-Manila, as to why “In Cookery, Everything is Chemistry”. Workshops on “Low-Cost Instrumentation” and “Determination of Antioxidant Content and Activity in Fruits” were conducted by Luciana Ilao of UP-Manila and Gideon Legaspi of DLSU-Dasmarinas, respectively. The tremendous attendance was excellently taken by the fully-equipped Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Education, Inc.’s Learning Center for Teachers along Roxas Boulevard.

We’re now so excited for the “dessert”!

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