The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) is the only accredited integrated professional organization (AIPO) of geologists in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation Commission.
The organization works and supports initiatives to advance the science and profession of geology and related fields, including raising public awareness on Earth’s dynamic systems and natural events that impact the society. This goal is attained through the conduct of trainings, symposia, local and international conferences, seminars and online education activities such as webinars and discussion forums.
The GSP encourages its members to pursue scientific research to generate new knowledge and scientific data that contribute to a better understanding of the geology and tectonics of the Philippines, in particular, and geosciences, in general. The annual Geological Convention (GeoCon) provides a good opportunity for the exchange of ideas among Filipino and foreign geoscientists. Significant contributions and advances in the field have also been documented in the Journal of the Geological Society of the Philippines.
GSP organizes and supports forums that inform its members of the latest ideas and developments in the study of Philippine tectonics, Asian tectonics and related topics like metallogenesis, seismology and geohazards, among others.
Geology is a noble profession requiring high degree of morality, technical knowledge and personal responsibility to co-professionals, employers and clients, and to the community
The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) is pleased to announce that the ASEAN Federation of Geological Organizations (AFGEO) has officially been established on April 7, 2021. A virtual signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Presidents of the Geological Society of the Philippines (Decibel Faustino-Eslava), Geological Society of Malaysia (Abd Rasid Jaapar), Indonesian Association of Geologists (Muhammad Burhannudinnur) and Geological Society of Thailand (Sommai Techawan). The agreement constitutes the national geological organizations within ASEAN to comprise the AFGEO. The purpose of the Federation is to promote policies, plans and projects related to geoscience as well as to promote educational, research and professional opportunities for members. It also aims to maintain cooperation and dialogue among the member societies.
The MOU also formalizes the convening of the biennial Regional Geoscience Congress of Southeast Asia (GEOSEA).
This year, the Geological Society of the Philippines will convene the Virtual GEOSEA on December 2021. The GSP is looking forward to hosting the conference and to further promote ties with the ASEAN geoscience community.
Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava, Ph.D.