2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year

Date Published: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018


Dear Colleagues,


It is my pleasure to announce that Ma. Regina Hechanova-Alampay has been selected by the Professional Regulation Commission as the 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year (OPY) for the psychology profession. Gina is past president of the PAP (2012-2014), heads the newly created Special Interest Group (SIG) on Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, and is current executive director of the Ateneo Center for Organization Research and Development.


The Outstanding Professional of the Year award is “the highest award bestowed by the Commission upon a professional for having sufficiently demonstrated professional competence of the highest degree, conducted herself with integrity in the exercise of her profession, and significantly contributed to the advancement of the profession and to the effective discharge of the profession’s social responsibility through meaningful participation in socio-related activities.”


In addition, Gina has been short-listed with four other professionals, for the Nubla Excellence Award, given to an OPY awardee who excels not only in her profession but also in her contribution and impact to society. The Nubla Excellence awardee will be announced on the occasion of the OPY Awards Night at Manila Hotel on June 21, 2018.


Please join me in giving Gina Hechanova our warmest congratulations!




Margaret Helen U. Alvarez

PAP President