The Philippine Association of Lesson and Learning Studies (PALS) Inc. was inaugurated on 10 December 2016 at the Pearl of the Orient Tower in Manila. Educators and teachers from Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bicol Region attended the event. During the inauguration, The members of the Board of Trustees and Incorporators were introduced. Fr. Onofre Inocencio Jr, PALS President, presented the vision, mission, and strategic directions of the association. PALS elected officers also include Dr. Erlina Ronda of UP NISMED (Vice President), Iris Therese Velasco of Keys School Manila (Secretary), and Dr. Aida Yap of UP NISMED (Treasurer).
During the launch, three keynote speakers talked about lesson study. The first was Dr. Masami Isoda, Director of the Center for Research on International Educational Development (CRICED) who talked about lesson study in Japan. The second speaker was Dr. Soledad A. Ulep, Director of UP NISMED, who talked about the Institute’s effort in spreading lesson study. The third speaker was Maylani Galicia, Supervisor in Mathematics of Division of Albay talked about how lesson study spread throughout the division.