Date Published: 
Friday, May 18, 2018



In September 2018, the terms of five current PAP Board Members will expire.  Six positions will be open for PAP board members.  The top five will serve from 2018-2021. The sixth elected to the Board will serve for only one year from 2018-2019, to complete the term brought about by a vacancy in the current Board.


We are inviting PAP members to nominate candidates for the Board.  The nominees must be currently registered Psychologists and/or Psychometricians with at least 10 years of experience, at least 3 years relevant supervisory experience, and willing to serve from September 2018 to September 2021.


In practice, the PAP limits the representation of each organization (i.e. university/college, company, etc.) to three board members serving at the same time.  This practice was put in place to ensure that the board represents as many different organizations as possible.  Please check with your nominee’s organization if they already meet this limit.


The PAP also aspires to have more board members from organizations based outside Metro Manila. Nominees from other regions of the country are most welcome.


Any member of the PAP (Affiliate, Associate, Regular, or Fellow) may nominate a candidate.  The nomination needs to be sent via email to: olaregala [at] gmail.com  and pap_1962_08 [at] yahoo.com, starting May 21, 2018 until August 20, 2018, 12:00 noon.  The subject line of the email should indicate “NOMINATION FOR PAP BOARD.”


All nominations should include the following:

(a)   bio-data of the nominee in 100 words or less;

(b)   statement of what the nominee plans to contribute to the PAP (e.g., PAP activities he/she plans to work on, new projects he/she will propose) in 100 words or less, and

(c)    recent photo of the nominee (head shot only please) in jpeg format.


Self-nominations are welcome.  Incomplete nomination materials will not be accepted.  Bio-data and statements that go beyond 100 words will automatically be cut by the Committee on Elections after exactly 100 words.


Only Associates and Regular members of the PAP who have paid their 2018-2019 membership dues as of May 2018 are eligible to vote.



  1. PAP Divisions will also have elections for the Chairperson of the 1) Assessment, 2) Clinical, 3) Counseling, 4) Developmental, 5) Educational, 6) I/O and 7) Social Psychology Division.


  1. PAP Special Interest Groups (SIG) will also have elections for Coordinator of the 1) Teaching Psych, 2) MHPSS, 3) LGBT Psych, 4) Sports and Exercise Psych, 5) Psychology Practitioners in Public Service, and 6) Substance Use Prevention and Recovery SIGs


  • We are inviting PAP members belonging to these Divisions and SIGs to nominate candidates starting May 21, 2018 until August 20, 2018, 12:00 noon.  The nominees must be PAP members and willing to serve from September 2018 to September 2019


There are two approved ways of voting for PAP Board Members, Division Chairpersons & SIG Coordinators: (1) the eligible PAP member may cast his/her ballot during the PAP Convention in Manila (September 20-21, 2018). The ballots may be obtained from the PAP secretariat after confirming their membership status. (2) the eligible PAP member may vote online.   Online votes from ineligible persons (upon confirmation by the PAP secretariat) will be discarded. Online voting starts September 7, 2018 and ends September 19, 2018 at 3:00 pmActual voting will be from September 20, 1:00 p.m. to September 21, 1:00 p.m. The winning candidates will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of the PAP Convention. 


Thank you.

Angela V. Regala, PhD

Chair, PAP Nomination & Election Committee