Filipino scientists

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Here is a directory of noted Filipino scientists, including recipients of the National Scientist award.

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  • Maxima J. Acelajado - Noted for her outstanding researches on upgrading mathematics teaching in the Philippines.
  • Teresita P. Acevedo - Renowned for her involvement with engineering and industrial research.
  • Luz P. Acosta - Distinguished for her work in immunology concerning schistosomiasis.
  • Teodoro A. Agoncillo - Essayist and poet, renowned for promoting Nationalist Historiography.
  • Abelardo Aguilar - A Filipino doctor that helped co-create the drug erythromycin.
  • Angel Alcala - Internationally known for his authority on the community ecology, biogeography, and systematics of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Arturo Alcaraz - -Considered as the Philippines' Father of Geothermal Energy Development.
  • Arcelia A. Alejar - A dedicated Filipino scientist and researcher in the field of the Biological Sciences.
  • Romeo Alicbusan - His studies focused on developing biotechnology for the use of locals in rural areas.
  • Leoncio A. Amadore - Noted for his contributions in Earth Science.
  • Pio Andrade, Jr. - Wrote the highly controversial book The Fooling of America, The Untold Story of Carlos P. Romulo.
  • Estrella F. Alabastro - The first woman and 11th secretary of the Department of Science and Technology since 2001.</toggledisplay>

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  • Benjamin Cabrera - Filipino physician, done enormous research on medical parasitology and public health.
  • Solita Camara-Besa - First Filipina to specialize in physiology biochemistry.
  • Jorge Camara - First to perform a teleoophthalmology operation in the Philippines.
  • Filomena F. Campos - Recognized for her cotton research contributions in the Philippines.
  • Paulo C. Campos - Spearheaded the establishment of the first radioisotope laboratory in the Philippines.
  • Magdalena C. Cantoria - Pharmacist, studied the morphology, physiology and biochemistry of drug plants.
  • Alejandro Casambre - Professor, recognized for his pioneering contributions in the field of speech communication.
  • Gelia T. Castillo - Outstanding Filipino Rural Sociologist.
  • Alendry Caviles - Filipino physician noted for his research in hematology and immunology.
  • Josefino Comiso - Filipino physicist noted worldwide for his studies about global warming.
  • Gisela P. Concepcion - Lauded for her outstanding and creative research with regards to microorganisms associated with marine organism.
  • Roberto Coronel - Noted Agricultural scientist.
  • Onofre D. Corpuz - Filipino scientist noted for his contributions to the fields of political science and Philippine social and economic history.
  • Lourdes Cruz- Noted biochemist for her studies of the biochemistry of conotoxins.</toggledisplay>

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  • Maria Corazon de Ungria - Recognized for her contributions in forensic DNA technology.
  • Vincent Ricardo M. Daria - Recognized for his contributions in photonics and electro-optic instrumentation research.
  • Fabian M. Dayrit - Famous for his studies on the phytochemistry of well-known Philippine medicinal plants.
  • Emerita De Guzman - Noted for her research on the propagation of pure makapuno trees.
  • Fortunato T. Dela Peña - First editor of the Philippine Engineering Journal.
  • Geminiano de Ocampo - Opthalmologist, set up the first eye hospital in the Philippines.
  • Fe del Mundo - World renowned Filipina pediatrician and national scientist in the Philippines.
  • Casimiro del Rosario - Foremost Filipino scientist, meteorologist, and astronomer.
  • William D. Dar - First Filipino and first Asian to become the Director General of the ICRISAT since 2001.</toggledisplay>

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  • Arsenio T. Ella - Noted for wood anatomy expertise.
  • Jose Encarnacion, Jr. - Economist, regarded as a pioneer in modern economics education in the Philippines.
  • Rolu P. Encarnacion - First researcher to formulate and develop a matematical model on storm surge prediction in the Philippines.
  • Pedro Escuro - Foremost Filipino rice breeder.
  • Josefa Eusebio - Recognized for her innovation and creativity in her study to diminish malnutrition in the Philippines.</toggledisplay>

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  • Felicita R. Fojas - Commended for her research on chemistry and biological activity of medicinal plants.
  • Francisco Fronda - Recognized as the Father of Poultry Science in the Philippines.</toggledisplay>

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  • Edito G. Garcia - Professor of Parasitology, has done work in the areas of immunology and parasitic infections.
  • Eusebio Garcia - First Asian winner of the International A. Cressy Morrison prize for Natural Science.
  • Lourdes L. Garcia - Recognized for her significant research on the isolation and identification of the chemical constituents of Philippine plant drugs.
  • Maria Paz Mendoza Guazon - The first woman doctor in the Philippines.
  • Leon Maria Guerrero - The first licensed pharmacist in the Philippines.
  • Luis Ma. Guerrero - Uncontested authority on tropical medicine.
  • Rafael D. Guerrero - Recognized for his pioneering work on tilapia sex reversal technology.
  • Ramon B. Gustilo - Orthopedic surgeon, invented different hip and knee replacement systems.</toggledisplay>

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  • Saturnina C. Halos - Noted for her pioneering works in molecular biology.</toggledisplay>

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  • Bienvenido Juliano - National scientist, focused on the properties of starch protein in relation to rice grain quality.</toggledisplay>

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  • Roman L. Kintanar - He is the first Filipino to serve as President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) from 1979 to 1983.</toggledisplay>

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  • Alfredo V. Lagmay - Conferred as National scientist for his studies in relation to experimental analysis of behavior.
  • Ricardo M. Lantican - Conferred as National scientist for his work in plant breeding and genetics.
  • Hilario Lara - Regarded as the father of modern public health in the Philippines.
  • Lilian Lee - Neurologist, discovered the causes of a brain disorder known as Recessive Dystonia Parkinsonism.
  • Bernadette D.L. Libranda-Ramirez - Won the 2003 search for the DOST-NRCP for her significant contribution as research team leader that produced new knowledge and understanding of the molecular epidemiology of hepatitis G virus infection in the Philippines.
  • Clara Lim-Sylianco - Filipina National Scientist widely regarded for her contributions in the fields of biochemistry and organic chemistry.</toggledisplay>

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  • Melecio Magno - has done studies on the absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy of crystals, specifically rare-earth crystals; effects of typhoons on the distribution of atmospheric ozone; sky luminosity; atmospheric radiation; gravitation; and the philosophy of science.
  • Jose A. Marasigan - Developed a special program of instruction for mathematically-gifted youth, many of whom pursued successful careers in mathematics and the sciences.
  • Genaro T. Marzan - awarded for his outstanding achievements in Cartography and Photogrammetry.
  • Florina E. Merca
  • Marco Nemesio Montaño</toggledisplay>

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  • Faustino Orillo - researches in plant pathology helped pave the way to minimizing losses suffered by crop producers attributable to plant diseases.</toggledisplay>

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  • Herminio M. Pava - Distinguished for his work on MUSUAN, or the Mindanao Upland Stabilization and Utilization Through Proper Agroforestry Networking Program.
  • Eduardo Padlan - crystallography in solving protein structures.
  • Arlene Pascasio
  • Jurgenne H. Primavera - marine biologist, mangrove ecosystem specialist and aquaculturist
  • Raymundo Punongbayan - Meteorologist; Former director of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
  • Angelo B. Palmones - The co-founder and the first president of the Philippine Science Journalists Association, Inc. (PSciJourn)</toggledisplay>

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  • Ernesto G. Tabujara- Highly respected for his leadership and significant contributions to the development and enhancement of structural engineering research, design, and construction in the Philippines
  • Evelyn L. Tan - Recognized for significant contributions in graph theory and combinatorics particularly in the theory of cycle graphs and combinatorical analysis of important numbers.
  • Shirley Tiong-Palisoc- Honored for her outstanding research on the high-pressure properties as well as on the emission and excitation spectra of zincsulfoselenide single crystal.
  • Tito Torralba- Recognized for his outstanding and pioneering research work primarily on Clinical Rheumatology, particularly arthritis and osteoporosis
  • William Torres
  • Thelma E. Tupasi- Recognized for her significant contributions to medical science that includes landmark studies in tuberculosis and its prevalence in different parts of the Philippines.</toggledisplay>

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  • Dioscoro Umali - scientist, educator, research organizer, development administrator, and a science statesman. He is known as the Father of Philippine Plant Breeding.</toggledisplay>

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  • Jose Velasco - Filipino plant physiologist known for his researches on soil and plant nutrition.
  • Carmen Velasquez - National Scientist in the Philippines known for her pioneer studies of tropical fish parasitology in the Philippines.
  • Gregorio Velasquez - Professor emeritus of botany in the University of the Philippines. He is known for his pioneering research in phycology, or the study of algae.
  • Benito Vergara - National Scientist who specialized on the field of plant physiology. He is most famous for his work on rice research.</toggledisplay>

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  • Zelda C. Zablan
  • Prescillano Zamora - recognized for his contributions to plant anatomy-morphology, pteridophyte biology, and the conservation of environment and natural resources policy research.
  • Gregorio Zara - Filipino engineer and physicist. He was a Filipino Scientist and Inventor of the 1st Videophone.</toggledisplay>



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