Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pride of the Philippines


Thirty of the thirty one national scientists of the Philippines are alumni from UP. I'm so blessed to be given the opportunity to study from the same university where those 30 brilliant Filipino scientists came from. This title is given to the Filipino man or woman of science who has given significant contributions in any of the fields of natural and social sciences and for his/her singificant role in the advancement of science and technology in the country. Below is the complete list of all the awardees:

Lourdes J. Cruz, PhD - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - 2006
Ricardo M. Lantican - Plant Breeding and Genetics - 2005
Onofre D. Corpuz - Political Science and Philippine social and economic history - 2004
Clare R. Baltazar, Ph. D. - Systematic Entomology - 2001
Benito S. Vergara, Ph. D. - Plant Physiology - 2001
Bienvenido O. Juliano, Ph. D - Organic Chemistry - 2000
Gelia T. Castillo, Ph. D. - Rural Sociology - 1999
Dolores A. Ramirez, Ph. D. - Biochemical Genetics and Cytogenetics - 1998
Jose R. Velasco, Ph. D. - Plant Physiology - 1998
Pedro B. Escuro, Ph.D. - Genetics and Plant Breeding - 1994
Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco, Ph. D. - Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry - 1994
Paulo C. Campos, M.D. - Nuclear Medicine - 1989
Alfredo V. Lagmay, Ph. D. - Experimental Psychology - 1988
Luz Oliveros-Belardo, Ph. D. - Pharmaceutical Chemistry - 1987
Jose Encarnacion, Jr. Ph. D. - Economics - 1987
Julian A. Banzon, Ph. D. - Biophysical Chemistry - 1986
Dioscoro L. Umali, Ph. D. - Genetics and Plant Breeding - 1986
Teodoro A. Agoncillo, Litt.D. (h.c.) - Philippine History - 1985 Posthumous
Encarnacion A. Alzona, Ph. D. - Philippine History - 1985
Hilario D. G. Lara, M.D., Dr. P. H. - Public Health - 1985
Francisco M. Fronda, Ph. D. - Animal Husbandry - 1983
Francisco O. Santos, Ph. D. - Human Nutrition and Agricultural Chemistry - 1983 Posthumous
Carmen C. Velasquez, Ph. D. - Parasitology - 1983
Geminiano T. de Ocampo, M.D. - Opthalmology - 1982
Casimiro del Rosario, Ph. D. - Physics Astronomy and Metrology - 1982
Gregorio T. Velasquez, Ph. D. - Phycology - 1982
Fe del Mundo, M. D., M. A. - Pediatrics - 1980
Eduardo A. Quisumbing, Ph. D. - Plant Taxonomy, Systematics and Morphology - 1980
Juan S. Salcedo, Jr., M.D. - Nutrition and Public Health - 1978
Alfredo C. Santos, Dr. Phil. - Physical Chemistry - 1978
Gregorio Y. Zara, D. Sc. - Engineering and Inventions - 1978

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