January 25 2015 marked an auspicious day for Section IX as 90 Fellows together with the Colleges partners and friends celebrated the 48th Annual Convocation and Banquet at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Pasig City. The Philippines Section was honored by the presence of College President Dr. Joseph R. Kenneally. We also had the pleasure of inducting one eminent Honorary Fellow Mr. Ramoncito O. Sta. Maria and three new Fellows Drs. Eric G. Alforja Emabel S. Jugo and Apolonia S. Tanbonliong. After receiving the mantle of leadership from the previous Philippines President Joseph P. Macasiray 2015 President Elaine Margaret P. Del Rosario started with the theme United for Active Membership and Greater Service. She encouraged all Fellows to work together and remain steadfast in the Sections commitment to serve the profession and humanity through the ICD-Gawad Kalinga Scholarship Program faculty development and student leadership programs. The evening was made possible by Philippines Sections partner in service United Laboratories Inc. Journal of the International College of Dentists THE GLOBE 2016 52 The Faculty Development Program is a testimony of the Sections commitment to excellence in the progress of dentistry. Annually the Philippines Section gathers faculty from dental universities and colleges nationwide to enhance their teaching and academic skills. This year Section IX President Elaine Del Rosario also past president of the Endodontic Society of the Philippines collaborated with Fellow Rolando Gonzalez and president of the Endodontic Society of the Philippines to organize an Endodontic Faculty Congress. The goal of the congress is to standardize the teaching of endodontics nationwide determine problems that beset the teaching and practice of endodontics in the Philippines and come Section Reports PH I LI PPINES United for Active Membership and Greater Service ICD Faculty Development Program AWARDEES College President Joseph Kenneally th from left and 2 Philippines President Elaine Del Rosario 3rd from left stand with the new and Honorary Fellows. up with attainable solutions. Thirty endodontic faculty from 21 dental schools nationwide participated in the fully-sponsored three-day seminar workshop. This project was made possible through the collaboration and generosity of the deans and endodontic faculty of the dental schools University of the East College of Dentistry for the venue United Laboratories Inc. Dentsply Philippines Dental System Inc. Mani of Japan Hu-Friedy Sybon Endo and last but not the least ICD Fellows and faculty members of the Endodontic Society of the Philippines. Endodontic faculty from 2 dental schools across the Philippines met for a 3-day seminar to help standardize the teaching of endodontics nationwide.