Welcome To GSP Website
The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) is the only accredited professional organization (APO) of geologists in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation Commission.
The objectives of the Society are:
(1) to promote the science of geology and allied earth sciences;
(2) to foster the spirit of scientific research;
(3) to disseminate knowledge concerning the geology of the Philippines and the regions immediately surrounding it; and
(4) to protect and maintain a high professional and ethical standard in the practice of geology amongst its members.
GSP co-organized the water forum last April 4, 2019 at UP-NIGS
The Geological Society of the Philippines spearheaded the convening of a forum on a trending hot topic. The forum entitled “El Niño, water infrastructure planning and the supposed water crisis: Facts and figures” was held last April 4, 2019 at the National Institute of Geological Sciences Audio Visual Room, University of the Philippines – Diliman.
Several speakers provided valuable information and insights on Metro Manila’s water issues. Ms. Rusy Abastillas of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) talked about the prevailing El Niño event. Below normal rainfall conditions will be experienced in large parts of Luzon until June. Dr. Guillermo Tabios III from the UP National Hydraulic Research Center pointed out that the demand for water in Metro Manila has exceeded the amount of water which can be supplied by the Angat Dam. Meanwhile, Dr. Patricia Sanchez of the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water stated that with future water demand in Metro Manila continuing to increase, it is imperative that we look into alternative sources of water. Mr. Ramon Alikpala of FutureWater Asia discussed the need for an integrated urban water management. He emphasized that we should manage water demand aside from managing water supply.
The forum was co-organized by GSP, the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences, the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management, the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center for Water, the National Research Council of the Philippines, the UP Geology Alumni Association and the Philippine Association of Geology Students.
The speakers’ presentations may be downloaded from rwg-tag.bravehost.com/joomla/.
Induction of the 2019 GSP Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairpersons
The Induction of the 2019 GSP Officers, Trustees and Committee Chairs was held last January 31, 2019, 6:00 pm at the PHIVOLCS Auditorium. Close to 50 GSP officers, committee members, volunteers and sponsors attended the event. Dr. Benjamin Austria of the PRC Board of Geology served as the inducting officer. He also gave a message to the officers and members on how the Board of Geology and the GSP can work hand in hand for the benefit of the geological community. (for more details, click here)