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Friday, February 06, 2009

IPCAP in Cebu

Mindanao these days has shown us risks, and to offset them, the IPCAP Board of Trustees and Officers have decided to hold the next holding of the IPCAP Convention in Cebu City. This was also the request made in Dumaguete during our holding the event there last January 23-24, 2009.

Secondly, the Convention has been opened to ALL Registered AND non-registered Guidance Counselors. Non-registered Guidance Counselors found themselves feeling left out, hence they suggested if they could come for the next event. Hence, in response to this need, we have opened the event for them too. Even graduate students have requested participation. Hence, the invitation letter specifies them to be welcome as well. All stakeholders in this event are thus welcome.

Here is the invitation letter:

Dear fellow Guidance Counselors,

Congratulations to all of us who have committed ourselves to the Guidance and Counseling profession!

As we firm up our career, we have to bond together to discuss our issues and concerns and to identify strategies that would best meet our career objectives. In this connection, the Integrated Professional Counselors Association of the Philippines (IPCAP), Inc., the 1st and only SEC-registered Guidance and Counseling organization of Registered Guidance Counselors invites all registered, non-registered Guidance Counselors, and graduate students, and all interested stakeholders, e.g, teachers, administrators, HR’s, personnel officers, etc., undergraduate students in the Behavioral Sciences, etc., all over the country to its 1st National Convention with the theme: "The Professional Guidance Counselor & The Law: Status & Prospects" on March 12-14, 2009 at the Center for Performing Arts, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cor. P. Lopez and Magallanes St., Cebu City.

Sincerely yours,

Sgd. Julian Ramos Montano, Ph.D.
Vice-President and Convention Chair

Sgd. Dr. Rosa Ma. I. Llanes

Onsite Registration fee of Php2,500.00 (non-refundable but transferable) covers your participation in the convention, kit, program, hand-outs, certificate of participation, 2 lunches and 5 snacks.
Non-working graduate students pay only P900 for the whole event sans meals and kit. They need to show their professor’s recommendation letter & school ID.
IPCAP membership fee is Php500.00. Certificate of Active membership shall be given during the Convention.
Early birds or those who pre-register on or before March 5 & IPCAP members shall pay only P2,000.00.
Payments in cash or check payable to IPCAP may be deposited at any branch of Banco de Oro (BDO E. Rodriguez Branch, Q.C. Current Account # 220-084-661). You may text or email Dr. Julian Montano ( or 0917-502-6992) or Fr. Bernardo R. Collera, SVD [ or 0919-6236605, 0927-3842739 or (02) 711-1320 to 21] for more information or to relay your pre-registration and membership needs. CHED & DepEd Memos are available upon request.

Registration starts at 10AM, but the Program begins only at 1PM and ends at 5PM of March 12, 2009 a Thursday. Then a whole day plenary presentations and IPCAP Organizational process for the 2nd day, and then Workshops on the 3rd day whole day. We have ready 6 workshops in Supervision (1), Counselor Training and Development (4) and Family Counseling (1). I shall blog the program later today. We are also getting the details for lodging in Cebu.

Here's a tip: if you are a Registered Guidance Counselor and would like to avail of some discount, do email me for the IPCAP Membership Application Form which I can email to you. In that way you can save P500 which you may need while in Cebu or for pasalubong.

Do share this message with fellow Counselors and be ready with the implications of the law, the R.A. no. 9258 or The Guidance and Counseling Act of 2004 to our lives and practice. See you in Cebu.

God bless

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