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Dear GSP members,

 

Your By-Laws Committee composed of Jun Angeles (chair), Marivic Olivar, Abet Morillo and myself have crafted an amended GSP By-Laws. Discussions and drafting started since March 2017.

 

Besides your Board of Directors, this proposal has also been vetted by email and in a special meeting held last September 8, 2017 to selected Members including past Directors and Past Presidents.

 

As endorsed in a resolution by your Board of Director in the board meeting held last September 28, 2017, we are submitting this proposed amended By-Laws for your ratification during the GEOCON 2017 on December 13-14, 2017.

 

Once the amended By-Laws is ratified, this will be submitted to the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) for approval in 2018 and the implementation of the new By-Laws will begin in 2019.

 

The rationale for the proposed amendments are:

 

In the GSP website, there are 4 documents posted for your review and comment:

In Item 2, the black underlined texts are changes ratified in Dec. 2004; and the red underlined texts are changes to be ratified at GEOCON 2017

 

Enquiries by any GSP Member will be entertained until November 30, 2017 c/o ciceron.angeles@yahoo.com

 

After 30 November 2017, no more enquiries will be entertained & a final version will be posted in the GSP website by December 6, 2017.

 

Ratification or rejection will be done during the GEOCON 2017 at the same time as the elections of the Directors.

 

Ronnie Penarroyo

GSP President

 

 

EVENTS

Geocon 2017

Geocon 2017 will be held at Dusit Thani Hotel Makati City on December 13-14, 2017. For details, click here.

Geocon Post-Conference Geotour - December 15

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President's Corner

It is now a reality that geology is clearly related to government governance and economic policy, in light of the recent events in the resources industry. One point particularly prevalent is resource development and its effects on the environment.

Atty. Fernando S. Penarroyo

2017 GSP President

 

 

Unfortunately in many sectors of our society access to scientific information is minimal or even non-existent. Scientific inquiry has been replaced by sleek media campaigns pandering to emotions and fear.  Science has been set aside to give way to sensationalism and alternative facts.

By gaining a greater understanding of the geologic processes and the risks and potential rewards involved with resources development, the people in government can make educated decisions in good governance.  At the same time the general public can also truly understand the pressing issues based on the knowledge we in the geology profession can impart. 

Fairness and justice must apply to all, including the industry where our profession revolves. The resources industry must depend to a large extent on scientific facts and evidence based on extensive data gathering, processing and interpretation. Science must be a used as an instrument in determining whether due process has been exercised.  Science must be used in upholding the sanctity of contracts. And the geology profession can and must have a big role in a nation’s existence. I place this responsibility to all our fellow geologists to do our share to educate our people and our government leaders!