Over the years, many Filipinos became direct members of Mensa International. Finally, in 1992, a group of these international members came together to form Mensa Philippines, the officially recognized Philippine chapter of Mensa International. In October of that same year, Mensa Philippines launched its first major testing event, and membership has grown ever since.
The organization has held a number of memorable events, including an art exhibit featuring works of Mensa members, the establishment of a Toastmasters special interest group that saw a number of its members winning national public speaking awards, creative writing workshops, treks and adventures around the country, stargazing, wine and whiskey tasting, and countless educational talks that have served to broaden its members’ fields of interest.
Mensa Philippines has held much of its activities within Metro Manila. The year 2016 however saw the forming of a chapter in Cebu City, which is expected to be the first of many other chapters nationwide.