Monday, July 29, 2019

34th Philippine Chemistry Congress in Cebu

Two months ago, Daddy A and I attended the 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress in Cebu. If you still don't know, both of us are Licensed Chemist.

Actually we don't regularly attend Chemistry Congress until the Chemistry Profession Act (RA 10657) came, haha. You know the CPD  (Continuing Professional Development) points? For Chemist, we need atleast 45 CPD points to renew our PRC License. But I heard that it's not yet implemented until after 2020 so renew your PRC License na.

Anyway, back to the real topic. We went to Cebu a day before the congress. We had to commute since we chose not to bring a car so we travelled light lang and hand carry na lang din. It's our first time to try the Point to Point bus from Sta. Maria to Trinoma.

Medyo matagal lang nag-antay and sobrang traffic as usual at Bocaue exit. Then since our boarding time is at 4:00 pm, we needed to be at airport at 2:00pm. Dahil traffic sa EDSA, we rode MRT again after so many years, from North to Taft. Then pagbaba ng MRT Taft station, there you can find the shuttle bus going to the NAIA.

We were at the airport before 2:00 pm. Ang hirap magcommute, haha. We just ate our lunch there and we waited for the departure time. Luckily, our flight is not delayed.

We arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport at 6:00 PM.

We took the bus shuttle to SM Cebu. We just ate dinner and from there we took a taxi to our booked hotel, Best Western Plus Lex Cebu.

Our room at Best Western Plus Lex Cebu was nice. Pasilip muna and I'll share with you more of it in a separate post.

The 34th Philippine Chemistry Congress was held in Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. 

We were so excited to meet our former classmates and our fellow Chemists and Chemical Technicians.

When the crowd disappeared I asked Daddy A to took photos here.

Going back to the 34th PCC, we went to different plenary and parallel sessions related or relevant to the industry we are into.

Aside from the CPD points that we gained, we also acquired learning and updates that are important in our field.

Of course, we are happy to meet our former classmates.

We also got a chance to meet our former mentor and Ninang.

And another very good mentor.

Oh by the way, I would like to introduce the amazing (amazing talaga? haha!) Chemists and Chemical Technician of Bounty Fresh Food, Inc.

The truth is, we didn't get a chance to tour in Cebu.

Except for the 10-minute walk from Waterfront Hotel to Cebu Business Park.

Medyo maaga kasi for our dinner at Isla Sugbu Seafood City so we went muna sa Cebu Business Park. Nagwalking na lang at mahal ang taxi fare, haha.

Yup, we mostly rode taxi from our hotel to the events place because it's out of the jeep route.

Anyway, Cebu Business Park is clean and fresh looking.

Pero kami hindi na fresh looking dahil sa usok at alikabok sa paglalakad namin, haha!

The 3-day event went fast at syempre excited na kami umuwi. Yun nga lang wala ng side tour but it's okay kasi iba pa din ang comfort ng aming home sweet home.

Oopps, did I already mentioned that it was Daddy A's first airplane ride? Truth!

We arrived at Manila lunch time na. Natagalan kami kasi hindi na namin nahand carry ang aming baggage. May nagmomonitor ng weight bago pumasok sa boarding area ng Mactan Cebu Airport. So ending nga nagcheck-in kami ng baggage so ayan mga 30 minutes kami nag-antay sa baggage carousel.

Looking forward to 35th Philippine Chemistry Congress in Bacolod next year!

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