Board of Foresters

Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

Society of Filipino Foresters (SFF)
Room 6443, Asian Development Bank
No. 6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City
Tel No. 632-67-15
Date of Accreditation : July 15, 1991

On February 14, 1948, the Society of Filipino Foresters was formally organized in a meeting of 102 government and private foresters led by Forester Placido Dacanay who served as Acting President and Forester Juan Daprosa as Acting Secretary. Forester Dacanay was eventually elected as President.

On August 26, 1948, the Society was incorporated with the SEC under Registration No. 3860. It held its first General Annual Meeting on February 9, 1949 – the first largest ever assemblage of foresters in the Philippines.

Accredited as a professional organization by the PRC on July 15, 1991, the SFF is guided by the following objectives:

  1. to promote the science, standards, and practice of forestry in the Philippines;

  2. to advance, represent and protect the interest and standards of the profession of forestry;

  3. to assist in the full development, wise use and conservation of all forest lands, public or private, so as to assure our country a continuous and adequate supply of forest products and forest influences and other values therefrom;

  4. to provide a medium for the exchange of professional thought by means of a publication, and

  5. in general, to do everything and perform all other acts which are directly or indirectly, necessary or incidental to, or in furtherance of the purposes of the Society.

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