The Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) held its 2017 Geological Convention (GEOCON) at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City on 2017. December 13-14. The annual event aims to bring together geologists and other professionals with relation to the field for the purpose of sharing knowledge and ideas. The theme of GEOCON 2017 is Geologists: Partners for Common Good and Social Justice.
The event began with the welcome and opening remarks given by Atty. Fernando S. Penarroyo, the 2017 GSP President. Atty. Penarroyo introduced the keynote speakers, which included Hon. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Representative of the Lone District of Kalinga; Undersecretary Atty. Bayani Agabin, Department of Finance; and Mr. Gerard H. Brimo, Chairman, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, who talked on The Status of the Mining Industry.
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gave the keynote presentation on the West Philippine Sea on 2017. December 14.