APRM 2018

 APRM 2018 will be held from May 28 to June 2, 2018 at Palawan, Philippines.

The Province of Palawan is bequeathed with unique wildlife and also considered as the last frontier of the Philippines. The archipelagic island abodes high diversity of marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and the lowland tropical rainforests are the terrestrial ecosystems in Palawan which are richest in species. It is also home to various environmental programs to ensure the sustainability of the area which can be a point of discussion for the Asia Pacific Regional Meeting.


  • Western Philippine University (WPU) – Conference Venue
  • Marianne Hotel – Accommodation of the delegates
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
  • El Nido, Palawan


1. To strengthen connections between forestry students of the Asia-Pacific region

2. To provide a learning experience for international forestry students that is interactive and collaborative; and

3. To promote Philippines as one of the leading countries in campaigning for climate change mitigation and adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction Management, and Environmental Conservation and Protection


UP Varrons Ltd. Is a duly recognized socio-civic organization based in the campus of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB). It was founded on August 26, 1962 with an emphasis in the promotion of academic excellence and scholarship, the establishment of strong leadership and high standard of professionalism, the promotion of charity, and service to society. These objectives are epitomized through the guiding principles of the organization; Truth, Love, Justice, and Freedom. These are the elements that UPVL is aiming and striving for – no matter where the members are and no matter how they pursue it. UP Varrons Ltd. believes that ultimately the quality of life and happiness for every man will emanate from the pursuance of these principles — in our own little way, as an individual, as a group, as a member of society, the organization carried these principles and lived by the essence of these words.

Currently, the organization has more than a thousand members including the undergraduate, alumni and honorary members scattered worldwide pursuing different careers and interests. Most of these members are located in the Philippines. Also, three (3) other institutions were also established in accordance with the UPVL’s principles. These include UP Varrons Alumni Association, Varrons Foundation Inc., and UP Varrons International


28th May 2018: Arrival (afternoon) & Acquaintance Party (Evening)

29th May 2018: Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speeches

Paper Presentation of Delegates

30th May 2018: Trip to Puerto Princesa Underground River

31st May 2018: Sessions and Cultural Night

1st June 2018: Trip to El Nido, Palawan (Island Hopping)

2nd June 2018: Check-out at Marianne Hotel (12 Noon)


  • Deadline: March 02-31, 2018
  • Payment Information
  • Account name: UP Varrons Alumni Association, Inc.

– Leonardo T. Lapie, Perseveranda G. Tubig, Marlynda Regondola

  • Landbank Account: 1891-1255-22
  • Swift Code (International Payments): TLBPPHmmxx
  • Branch: UP Los Banos Campus Laguna, Philippines, Branch
  • Payee’s Address: College, Los Baños, Laguna (Postal Code: 4030)
  • Entry Fee: High income: 320USD
    Middle income: 300USD
    Low income: 280USD

NOTE: After payment, email [email protected] the time of remittance and the scanned deposit slip from the payment transaction


Souvenirs, Transportation, Food, Accommodation, Roundtrip to El Nido, Roundtrip to Puerto Princesa Underground River


  • Rash guard/ swim attire
  • Sun block
  • Extra towel
  • Slippers
  • Goggles/snorkel (if preferred)

Deadline of Registration and Paper Presentation Guidelines

  • 24 JANUARY 2018 – 09 FEBRUARY 2018 : Preregistration period (cut-off 11:59PM)
  • 12-16 FEBRUARY 2018: confirmation of slots (via communication with the LC President)
  • 19 FEBRUARY 2018 – 02 MARCH 2018: Final Registration (and confirmation of paper topic)
  • 02-31 MARCH 2018: Deadline of entry fee payment
  • 30 APRIL 2018Deadline of paper in PDF format (pptx and docx)


  • One LC = One Paper (1:1)
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Maximum of seven (7) slides
  • Presentation must be submitted in PDF format
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Material and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion and Recommendation
  • Appendices (if any)
  • References
  • Invitation Letter (for the delegates who need letter from the organizing committee): email us at [email protected]
  • Date: May 28, 2018 - June 2, 2018