ABOUT PRSP

Public Relations Society of the Philippines

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is the country’s premier organization for public relations professionals. In its roster are practitioners who represent business and industry, government, non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, hotels and professional services among others.

PRSP is a non-stock, non-profit organization established on February 19, 1957 by leading PR practitioners in the country.

Mission

The Society’s mission is to advance the practice of public relations by: (1) uniting those engaged in the profession; (2) encouraging continuing education of practitioners; (3) generating public confidence in the profession by promoting high ethical practice and encouraging high standards of public service; (4) playing the active role in all matters affecting the practice of public relations; and (5) strengthening the relationships of public relations professionals with employees and clients, government at all levels, educators, media and the general public.

Objectives

PRSP’s nine-member Board of Directors sets the strategic direction and policy of the Society. The Board elects among themselves the officers and directors-at-large; appoint members to the different committees; and amends by-laws. Members may join any of the Society’s committees such as the Anvil Awards, PR Congress, Professional Development Program, Membership, Finance, PR Education and Student Affairs, Ethics & Accreditation, External Relations, Publication and Social Outreach Services.

Board of Directors

PRSP’s nine-member Board of Directors sets the strategic direction and policy of the Society. The Board elects among themselves the officers and directors-at-large; appoint members to the different committees; and amends by-laws. Members may join any of the Society’s committees such as the Anvil Awards, PR Congress, Professional Development Program, Membership, Finance, PR Education and Student Affairs, Ethics & Accreditation, External Relations, Publication and Social Outreach Services.

Norman A. Agatep, APR

President
Norman A. Agatep, APR

Norman A. Agatep, APR

Ma. Luisa P. Sebastian

Vice President–Internal
Ma. Luisa P. Sebastian

Anvil Awards Committee Chairperson

Ma. Luisa P. Sebastian

Ana Ruby B. Pista

Vice President–External
Ana Ruby B. Pista

National PR Congress Committee Chairperson

Ana Ruby B. Pista

Abigail Ho-Torres

Secretary
Abigail Ho-Torres

Students’ PR Congress & Grand Prix Committee Chairperson

Abigail Ho-Torres

Georgina B. Banzon

Treasurer
Georgina B. Banzon

Membership Committee Chairperson

Georgina B. Banzon

Jude C. Galford III

Internal Auditor
Jude C. Galford III

Outreach Committee Chairperson

Jude C. Galford III

Janine C. Dario

Director
Janine C. Dario

Professional Development and
Publicity & Promotions Committee Chairperson

Janine C. Dario

Mikey S. De Quiros

Director
Mikey S. De Quiros

General Membership Meetings Committee Chairman

Mikey S. De Quiros

Ramoncito C. Cruz

Director
Ramoncito C. Cruz

Special Projects and Educational Linkages

Ramoncito C. Cruz

Andres B. Saracho, APR

Ex-Officio
Andy B. Saracho, APR

Andres B. Saracho, APR

Ritzi Villarico-Ronquillo, APR

Adviser
Ritzi Villarico-Ronquillo, APR

PRSP Past President

Ritzi Villarico-Ronquillo, APR

Ron F. Jabal, APR

Adviser
Ron F. Jabal, APR

PRSP Past President

Ron F. Jabal, APR

Professional Development (ProfDev)

In line with its mandate to promote the continuing education of its members, PRSP offers professional development seminars and lectures. Topics are based on the training needs of members, especially the new and younger ones, and include the latest trends in PR and communication that impact on their role as PR practitioners. Industry experts are invited as speakers, who may also come from the pool of PRSP elders and PR gurus.

These PRSP Professional Development seminars and lectures are not exclusive to PRSP members. They are also open to non-member PR practitioners who wish to further hone their PR skills and expand their network in the industry. Fees are affordable, covering meals and seminar materials.

Watch out for further announcements on the details of these Prof Dev seminars and lectures!

PR Congress

By virtue of Proclamation No. 1357, the month of September every year has been declared as “Public Relations Month”. The effort to secure such proclamation in 2007 was made under the auspices of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

Consequently, the PR Congress takes center stage every September in PRSP’s annual calendar. The PR Congress is the largest congregation of public relations practitioners across industries,in the public sector, civil society and students in the country.

At the PR Congress, be prepared to network with professionals and PRSP members from around the country, with international speakers and delegates and get ready to learn from a wide variety of sessions tailored to your career goals and professional interests.