About BIOTA Philippines

The BIOLOGY TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. is a registered non-stock, non-profit organization established to promote the science of BIOLOGY in all its branches. As one of the largest professional organizations with regional and active members all over the Philippines, we involve ourselves in enhancing biology education.

Mission and Vision

  • To serve as a medium in advancing Biology as a science
  • To enhance working relations and cooperation among educators, researchers, organizations and agencies involved in biology education
  • To pursue excellence in biology education in the country
  • To encourage students to opt for a career in biological sciences


  • Holding of an annual convention at the national and regional levels to foster unity, fellowship and exchange of ideas.
  • Publication of the BIOTA Journal, a semi-annual journal containing original researches and teaching activities of the members
  • Publication of the BIOTA Newsletter that carries activities of the Governing Board and the different chapters
  • Organization and Reactivation of the BIOTA Regional Chapters
  • Conduct and sponsor teachers training seminars and workshops
  • Link with with other government and non-government organization.

Affiliations and Partnerships

Governing Board



John Donnie A. Ramos, Ph.D.
University of Santo Tomas

Vice President

Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ph.D.
University of the Philippines Diliman


Maricar W. Ching, Ph.D.
Centro Escolar University


Jason A. Orozco, M.Sc.
Philippine Normal University


Maricar S. Prudente, Ph.D.
De La Salle University

Public Relations Officer

Rainier Ulrich D. Velaso, M.Sc.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Board of Directors

Tertiary level

Ma. Luisa D. Enriquez, Ph.D.
De La Salle University

Mark Christian Felipe R. Redillas, Ph.D.
De La Salle University

Benilda Z. Narcelles, Ph.D.
University of Baguio

Marilyn G. Rimando, Ph.D.
University of Santo Tomas

Secondary level

Carlo Chris S. Apurillo, M.Sc.

Philippine Science High School
Eastern Visayas Campus

Lea C. Garcia, M.Sc.

University of the Philippines Los BaƱos

Dino T. Tordesillas, Ph.D.

University of Santo Tomas
Senior High School