The Organization

On 06 February 1998, after the Forum on the National Wetland Action Plan, an organizational meeting of Wetland Management advocates was held at Innotech in Quezon City.  It was in that meeting that the Society of the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc. (SCPW)  was organized.

The SCPW was registered on 27 April 1998 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation under the Philippine national law.  The organization was formally launched and its first set of officers inducted at the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on 17 June 1998.

The first set of officers inducted by the DENR Secretary Victor O. Ramos.
The SCPW first set of officers and members.
Objectives and Strategies 

The principal objective of SCPW is to promote the wise use of wetlands in the Philippines by –

  • facilitating linkages and networking among wetland advocates locally and abroad;
  • engaging in wetland conservation activities;
  • providing a forum and technical assistance on wetland-related issues; and
  • complementing wetland management activities through research, training and CEPA (communication, education, participation and awareness).


Board of Trustees

Francisco A. Arellano
Ivy Amor F. Lambio
Amy M. Lecciones
Aaron Julius M. Lecciones
Simplicia A. Pasicolan
Ma. Cheryl F. Prudente
Celestino B. Ulep



Celestino B. Ulep

Amy M. Lecciones

Ivy Amor F. Lambio

Ma. Cheryl F. Prudente

SCPW Secretariat
Amy M. Lecciones
Executive Director


Past Board of Trustees and Officers