About Us

PSSN stands for the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. It was organized in a national conference on networking for the wise and sustainable use of nature at the University of the Philippines College Baguio in April 2000. The participants saw the need for a network to address nature and nature-related problems in the country. Thus, the society was established in order to provide a venue for the development of strategies to counter the unscrupulous utilization of nature and its amenities. On September 26, 2000, the society was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Its primary objectives are to provide and develop strategies towards wise and sustainable use of nature and to ensure a faithful representation of responsible thinking and sentiment regarding issues about nature. It also seeks to establish partnership and/or collaboration with local government units and other institutions that are involved in the development, conservation, and management of natural resources. Its various activities serve as a channel for the exchange of information, sharing of professional expertise, networking, and strengthening of camaraderie and cooperation among members and partner institutions.

PSSN, Inc. was organized as a non-profit, non-stock, non-partisan organization of professionals, researchers, administrators, policymakers, practitioners, students, and institutions involved in nature studies and its related activities.

Objectives

The society’s objectives are:

  • Provide and develop strategies towards wise and sustainable use of nature;
  • Ensure a faithful representation of responsible thinking and sentiment regarding issues about nature;
  • Establish partnership/collaboration with LGU and NGO;
  • Establish local institutional chapters;
  • Strengthen camaraderie and cooperation among the members.

If you wish to become a member, please click on this link to download the membership application form.

Present and Recent Past Officers and Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2023-2025

President: Dr. Jesusa T. Ortuoste (Sultan Kudarat State University)
Vice- President: Dr. Jose Edwin C. Cubelo (Silliman University)
Secretary: Dr. Zenaida G. Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer: Prof. Steve P. Obanan (University of the East)
Auditor: Dr. Arlen A. Ancheta (University of Santo Tomas)
PIO: Dr. Ricardo T. Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)
Business Manager: Dr. Virgilio Julius P. Manzano (Mariano Marcos State University)

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Maria Ana T. Quimbo (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
Dr. Lynlei L. Pintor (Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau)
Asst. Prof. Arsenio D. Bulfa, Jr. (Silliman University)

Ex- officio
Dr. Yolina T. Castañeto (Nueva Vizcaya State University)

Fiscal Year 2021-2023

Officers

President – Dr. Yolina Castañeto (Nueva Vizcaya State University)
Vice-president – Dr. Renato Reyes (Central Luzon State University)
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer – Prof. Steve Obanan (University of the East)
Auditor – Dr. Arlen Ancheta (University of Santo Tomas)
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)


Board of Trustees 

Dr. Jose Edwin Cubelo (Silliman University)
Dr. Jesusa Ortuoste (Sultan Kudarat State University)
Dr. Virgilio Julius Manzano Jr. (Mariano Marcos State University)
Dr. Lynlei Pintor (Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau )

Ex-officio
Dr. Maria Ana Quimbo (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

Fiscal Year 2019-2021

Officers

President – Dr. Maria Ana Quimbo (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
Vice-president – Prof. Winfild Buscato (Bohol Island State University)
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer – Prof. Steve Obanan (University of the East)
Auditor – Dr. Jesusa Ortuoste (Sultan Kudarat State University)
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Renato Reyes (Central Luzon State University)
Dr. Ramon Docto (Palawan State University)
Dr. Jose Edwin Cubelo (Silliman University)
Prof. Hermenigildo de la Pena (Palawan State University)

Ex-officio
Dr. Arlen Ancheta (University of Santo Tomas)

Fiscal Year 2017-2019

Officers

President – Dr. Arlen Ancheta (University of Sto. Tomas)
Vice-president – Dr. Lita Sopsop (Western Philippines University)
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer – Prof. Steve Obanan (University of the East)
Auditor – Dr. Ma. Ana Quimbo (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Irene de Vera (Pangasinan State University)
Dr. Jose Edwin Cubelo (Silliman University)
Prof. Hermenigildo de la Pena (Palawan State University)
Dr. Glenn Sopsop (Western Philippines University)

Ex-officio
Dr. Ramon Docto (Palawan State University)


Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Officers

President – Dr. Ramon Docto (Palawan State University)
Vice-president – Dr. Lita Sopsop (Western Philippines University)
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer – Dr. Arlen Ancheta (University of Sto. Tomas)
Auditor – Dr. Jesusa Ortuoste (Sultan Kudarat State University)
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Cecilio Baga (Cebu Technological University)
Dr. Romeo Gomez (Benguet State University)
Dr. Irene de Vera (Pangasinan State University)
Dr. Maria Ana Quimbo (University of the Philippines Los Baños)

Ex-officio
Dr. Jose Edwin Cubelo (Silliman University)

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Officers

President – Dr. Jose Edwin Cubelo (Silliman University)
Vice-president – Dr. Ramon Docto (Palawan State University)
Secretary – Dr. Zenaida Baoanan (University of the Philippines Baguio)
Treasurer – Dr. Arlen Ancheta (University of Sto. Tomas)
Auditor – Prof. Merites Buot (University of the Philippines Los Baños)
PIO- Dr. Ricardo Bagarinao (University of the Philippines Open University)

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Cecilio Baga (Cebu Technological University)
Dr. Onofre Corpuz (Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology)
Dr. Jesusa Ortuoste (Sultan Kudarat State University)
Dr. Romeo Gomez (Benguet State University)
Dr. Lita Sopsop (Western Philippines University)

Ex-officio
Dr. Irene de Vera (Pangasinan State University)

10 Comments

  1. I would like to inquire about the process of applying for membership. I understand that I have to fill-out the downloaded form from the website. Are the instructions (note) found at the bottom part of the downloadable membership form applies to all who wish to be a member (Just want to be sure that it is not only meant for regular members applying for Life membership)? Your prompt reply will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Dear Sir Josel Godezano,

    Sir you can download the membership form from this website. Please go to the About us then scroll down, you will the word link, click it to download the membership form. Fill up the form the send it to the secretariat emeil with the bank deposit slip for membership fee.

  3. Hello,

    I just want to ask whom I can inquire about the certificate of membership (I applied and paid the membership fee last Nov. 2009).Thank you.

  4. good day.. just wanna inquire where can i send my payment for registration for the 20th Annual scientific meeting and International conference on nature studies and innovation for the environment (ICoNSIE) 2021. Thank you and God Bless.

  5. good day: there seem to be a problem paying thru GCash (or does your BPI account accepts Gcash transaction?) the account number is more than 10 digits & the account name cannot be accepted. i cannot push thru w/ GCash transaction.

    is the bank transaction over-the-counter?

  6. Sir/Madam:
    May I request certification as an active member of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature. This certification will be used to support my Certificate of Membership and will be submitted to the NBC 461 8th cycle as my supporting documents.
    Thank you and more power. I hope I can receive your response the soonest time before Friday, July 22, 2022.

  7. Sir/Madam:
    Good day! May i ask po how can our institution become a partner/collaborating agency to PSSN (any requirements to be accomplished/forms to be filled up)?
    Hoping for your positive response.
    Thank you very much.

  8. Hello Mr. Villanueva. Please indicate your affiliation and reason why you wish to forge partnership with the organization. Does your institution have any active member in the Society?

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