32nd Phlippine Chemistry Congress
Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
May 31-June 2, 2017

Janeth Morata-Fuentes Chemistry Education (Secondary Level)
Ramon S. del Fierro, PhD Chemistry Education (Tertiary Level)
Maribel G. Nonato, PhD Chemical Research
Mark Valentine P. Balanay Chemical Industry
Marissa G. Noel, PhD Service to the Chemistry Profession

31st Phlippine Chemistry Congress
Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City
April 13-15, 2016

Dr. Rochelle T. Papasin Chemistry Education (Secondary Level)
Dr. Myrna S. Rodriguez Chemistry Education (Tertiary Level)
Dr. Relicardo M. Coloso Chemical Research
Ms. Ludivinia B. Avendaño Chemical Industry
Reps. Florencio Gabriel G. Noel and
Victoria Isabel G. Noel
Service to the Chemistry Profession

30th Phlippine Chemistry Congress
Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
April 15-17, 2015

Ronaldo C. Reyes, Tabaco National High School Chemistry Education (Secondary Level)
Fortunato B. Sevilla III, Ph.D., University of Santo Tomas Chemistry Education (Tertiary Level)
William Padolina, Ph.D. Chemical Research
Ms. Maura M. Pasciolco, Pasciolco Agri-Ventures Chemical Industry

29th Phlippine Chemistry Congress
Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, Camarines Sur
April 9-11, 2014

Dr. Merle C. Tan Chemistry Education
Dr. Erwin P. Enriquez Chemical Research
Philippine Alliance of Laboratory Equipment Users (PALEU) Chemical Industry

28th Phlippine Chemistry Congress
Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
April 10-12, 2013

Dr. Marlene B. Ferido Chemistry Education
Dr. Gisela P. Concepcion Chemistry Research
Dr. Alumanda M. Dela Rosa Service to the Chemistry Profession
Dr. Elma C. Llaguno Lifetime Achievement Award

Merle C. Tan, Ph.D.

Dr. Merle C. Tan served three terms as the Director of the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development from 2002 to 2011. Through her leadership, UP NISMED was recognized for its consistent demonstration of quality performance that generated nationwide impact and public interest in science education. The activities undertaken by UP NISMED during her term made UP more visible across the country.

Erwin P. Enriquez, Ph.D.

Dr. Erwin P. Enriquez was a 1995 Balik-Scientist of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) joining the Department of Chemistry of the Ateneo de Manila University at a time when a polymer laboratory was being set up there under the DOST-Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP). He was coming from a postdoctoral stint at the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Ph. D. in Physical, Polymer Chemistry (1993) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working on designer surfaces using self-assembled alpha-helical polypeptides. His undergraduate degree in Chemistry (cum laude) was from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños with recognition from the KKP-LB Chapter as an outstanding chemistry graduate in 1987; in the same year, he also topped the Philippine Chemistry Licensure examinations. He has served as Chair of the Chemistry Department of the Ateneo, was a former Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work, and presently, Program Director for an interdisciplinary honors B. S. program (which he co-proposed) at the Ateneo: a five-year Materials Science and Engineering double-degree program (with B. S. Chemistry or B. S. Physics). He also served as resource for Physical Chemistry for the CHED-TC in Chemistry, and presently also serves as member of the Technical Panel for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials of the DOST, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry (PIPAC). He has visited various laboratories abroad as research fellow or visiting research scholar:  Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), University of Pusan (Korea), University of California-Berkeley (USA), Heidelberg University (Germany), and University of Paris Sud 11 (France).

Philippine Alliance of Laboratory Equipment Users (PALEU)

Users of scientific laboratory instruments/equipment share the common problem of maintaining and maximally using their units. This is because of inadequate training of both instrument users and suppliers’ service technicians/engineers, high costs of instrument repair and maintenance, as well as insufficient information to compare equipment models and service performance of suppliers/dealers. 

In order to address these root causes of the problem, a group of instrument users (from chemical, biological, and medical laboratories, in the government, industry, and academia) agreed to form themselves into a SEC-registered organization.

On August 22, 1986, the Philippine Association of Laboratory Instrument Users (PALIU) was formally organized. The first set of officers included:  Atty. Fidelino A. Adriano, Aida R. Aguinaldo,. Carlito R. Barril, Elinor F. Buccat, Ruby R. Castro, Myrna I. Consolacion,  Dr. Augusto L. Lingao, Dr. Ernesto S. Luis, Dr. Antonio M. Ostrea, Manuel A. Yatco and Whitman L. Uy-Matiao. These founding members were inducted into office by the then Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Dr. Antonio V. Arizabal. In 2010, the organization was renamed the Philippine Alliance of Laboratory Equipment Users (PALEU). 

Elma C. Llaguno, Ph.D. (1947-2012)

Dr. Elma Llaguno is best known among her students as the quintessential physical chemistry professor who demanded accuracy and elegance in computations and experiments. To her peers and to the Philippine chemistry community,  Elma is the gentle yet effective leader who bridged the interests of the older and younger generations of Philippine chemists.

Elma's contributions to the Philippine chemistry community started immediately after her arrival from her graduate studies at the University of Illinois in 1974  as part of the "dynamic duo"  with another physical chemist, Dr. Claro T. Lllaguno. They started their careers at De La Salle University,  and later moved on to the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Elma and Claro Llaguno had fruitful teaching, research and administrative careers in both institutions.

Alumanda M. Dela Rosa, Ph.D.

Dr. Alumanda M. Dela Rosa joined the Philippine Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), presently the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) in September 1968 after graduation from the College of the Holy Spirit with a B.S. in Chemistry. She rose from the ranks, starting as a Nuclear Research Assistant, a Nuclear Research Specialist, Division Chief, Career Scientist IV, and Director IV of the PNRI. Her PhD dissertation at the University of Hawaii which started her scientific career dealt with the effects of high energy radiation on the transport systems of biological membranes, one of the few studies then on the radiation effects in biomembranes.

Marlene B. Ferido, Ph.D.

Dr. Marlene Ferido has specialized in multiple fields of Chemistry.  She finished her BS Chemistry degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman, MS Agricultural Chemistry from University of the Philippines Los Baños and a Ph.D. Science Education (with specialization in Chemistry) at the University of the Philippines Diliman.  She is currently the Science Education Specialist V (SG24-3) and the Chair of the Chemistry Group at National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED), University of the Philippines. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of NISMED She has spearheaded a number of research studies about the country’s current education system and has selflessly shared her knowledge with fellow teachers as resource person, reviewer, trainer and lecturer in various national and international programs such as National Training of Trainers for Grade 7 Science Teacher in preparation for the DepEd K-12 Program, Program for Scholars in Residence of the University of Education, Pakistan. 

Gisela P. Concepcion, Ph.D.

As a National Science Development Board scholar from 1971-1975, Dr. Gisela P. Concepsion finished B.S.Chemistry (Cum laude) in 1975 from the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) and became a licensed chemist in 1976 (second place). She obtained her M. S. Biochemistry at the University of the Philippines –Manila in 1982 and, Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of the Philippines – Diliman in 1995 receiving the Dean’s medallion as the most outstanding PhD graduate.  

Chemistry Education

Separate awards will be given for chemistry educators at the secondary and tertiary levels. Thus, nominations are invited from high school and college level chemistry teachers. The criteria for the nominee in each level are:

  1. Nominees must have at least three years of teaching experience at the institution.
  2. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to the teaching of chemistry such as the development of innovative approaches/tools to the teaching of chemistry researches in chemistry education and development of teaching materials. Please attach supporting documents.
  3. Nominations may be made by a school/university official or by a regular member of any of the chemical societies under the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS).
  4. Nominations must be endorsed by the school/principal department chair or by an officer of the regional chapter of one of the chemistry societies under the PFCS.

Chemical Research

  1. The nominee must be a chemist who has conducted chemical research in the Philippines or must have contributed to chemical research through linkages with a Philippine researcher.
  2. The nominees must have made significant contributions to his/her field as evidenced by any of the following: 1) papers published in the last five years, 2) research mentorship
  3. as measured by the number of theses advisees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) and trainees supervised in the last five years. Please attach supporting documents including proof of completion of the project supervised.
  4. Nominations must be made by the department chair/head of institution/ or by a regular member of any of the chemical societies under the PFCS. The nomination must make a statement of the significance of the work done.

Chemical Industry

  1. The nominee must be a chemist who has made a contribution to the chemistry related aspects of an industry in the Philippines through leadership, entrepreneurship, R&D management, process development and other means. Please attach supporting documents.
  2. Nominations must be made by the head of institution or by a regular member of one of the chemistry societies under the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies. The nomination must state the significance and impact of the nominee’s contributions to the industry.

Service to the Chemistry Profession

This is a special award to recognize individuals (not necessarily chemists) who have made outstanding contributions to the upliftment of chemistry in the Philippines through leadership advocacy and exemplary work.

  1. The following are excluded from the nominations: members of the PFCS board, members of the PFCS Awards Committee and the members of the National Organizing Committee and the Steering Committee for the 28th Philippine Chemistry Congress (PCC).
  2. The nomination will be evaluated by the PFCS Awards Committee which may consult experts as needed. 
  3. Submit three (3) copies of all documents including recent passport size picture of the nominee.
    • Comprehensive Resume
    • List of Publications
    • List of Awards, Dates of Awards and Award-Giving body
  4. The deadline for submission is on or before 15 December 2012.

The Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies recognizes outstanding contributions to Chemistry through the PFCS Awards. The awards aim to:

  1. Inspire the youth to take up chemistry
  2. Recognize outstanding contribution of chemists to development of discipline
  3. Recognize outstanding and exemplary contributions to society through chemistry

The PFCS AWARDS will be given under four categories:

  1. Chemistry Education
  2. Chemical Research
  3. Chemical Industry
  4. Service to the Chemistry Profession

OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL  OF THE YEAR AWARDEES: CHEMISTRY

1977 - HERMENEGILDO R. ROSALES
1978 - JULIA A. BANZON
1979 - FLORENCIO A. MEDINA
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980 - JOSE P. MARCELO
1981 - NO AWARDEE
1982 - RAMON L. SAMANIEGO
1983 - IGNACIO S. SALCEDO
1984 - ALEJANDRO R. APACIBLE, SR.
1985 - FR. NORBERTO M. CASTILLO, O.P.
1986 - NO AWARDEE
1987 - NO AWARDEE
1988 - NO AWARDEE
1989 - NO AWARDEE
1990 - NO AWARDEE
1991 - NO AWARDEE
1992 - PETRONILO O. JULIANO
1993 - BENIGNO D. PECZON
1994 - AUGUSTO G. SANTOS – OCAMPO
1995 - WILLIAM G. PADOLINA
1996 - ESTER A. GARCIA
1997 - JOSE O. JULIANO
1998 - ZENAIDA L. OCHOTORENA
1999 - MA. CONCEPCION C. LIZADA
2000 - PAUL Y. UNG
2001 - MODESTO T. CHUA
2002 - FORTUNATO B. SEVILLA III
2003 - AIDA R. AGUINALDO
2004 - ALUMANDA M. DE LA ROSA
2005 - ELLA S. DIOCADIZ
2006 - ERNESTO J. DEL ROSARIO
2007 - TRINIDAD P. TRINIDAD
2008 - MA. THERESA CARANDANG CAYTON
2009 - ELMA C. LLAGUNO
2010 - LINA C. CASTILLO - SARMIENTO
2011 - FRED CASIPIT REYES
2012 - NEMESIO ESTAMPADOR MONTAÑO
2013 - AMELIA PERALTA GUEVARA
2014 - FLORENTINO SUMERA
2015 - LOURDES CRUZ
2016 - MYRNA MAHINAY
2017 - GERARDO JANAIRO

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES

GUIDELINES FOR THE NRCP ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS*
(Res. 51-06 dated 6 October 2006)

ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD*

A. Purpose

The annual Achievement Award is given in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the fields of science, engineering, industry or other human endeavors. The award will inspire researchers to work for the welfare of the Philippines.

B. Nomination

  1. The Chair of the Division shall announce to its members the deadline for nomination of the award at the first general membership meeting of the Division held for the year and for wider circulation the announcement should be placed in the internet.
  2. The nominees with the supporting documents shall be submitted to the Chair of the Division who will forward it to the Division’s Awards Committee, composed of at least three (3) previous awardees.
  3. Every year, each scientific Division of the Council shall submit the names of at least two (2) but not more than three (3) nominees, together with the documents for the award to the Governing Board’s Awards Committee.

C. Criteria for Nomination

  1. Nominee must be an active regular member of the Council for at least two (2) years.
  2. Excluded from the Awards are:
    • Members of the Executive Committee of the Division
    • Members of the Awards Committee of the Governing Board
    • National Scientists and National Artists
    • Members of the Governing Board

D. Evaluation of the nominees

  1. The nominees shall be evaluated mainly on the productivity and quality of his/her lifetime researches.  In case of tie among the nominees, the Awards Committee of the Division will consider the other scientific accomplishments.
  2. The researchers and other scientific accomplishments beneficial for the country must be given more weight than those done abroad
  3. The Chair of the Division shall submit his/her recommendation together with all documents submitted by the nominee(s) to the Governing Board’s Awards Committee not later than 15th of December of the appropriate year. Strict compliance of the deadline must be observed.

Criteria for evaluation of the quality of the research and other scientific accomplishment must include the following:

  • Originality
  • Relevance/significance to the country
  • Scholarly quality

The Division’s Awards Committee shall decide on the point system that will be adopted in the evaluation and must submit these to the Board’s Awards Committee

E. Selection of the Awardees

  1. The  Governing  Board’s  Awards  Committee,  upon   receipt   of  the nominations from  the  different  Divisions  shall  review   the   nominee’s documents and make recommendation to the Governing Board.  In cases where questions are raised, the Committee shall review the basic data of all the nominees in the Division.
  2. The Governing Board’s Awards Committee shall submit the name of the nominee and justification for the award from each Division not later than 15th of January of the appropriate year for final approval of the Governing Board at its January Meeting.
  3. The submission of the citation of the nominee shall be the responsibility of the Chair of the Division.

*/ This Board action supersedes all previous Resolutions related thereto.

1980 - Ernesto J. Del Rosario, Chemistry (Elected Academician, 2011)
1980 - Victoria A. Vicente-Beckett, Chemistry
1981 - Lourdes J. Cruz, Biochemistry (Elected Academician, 1987 and Conferred the Rank and Title, National Scientist, 2006)
1982 - William G. Padolina, Phytochemistry (Elected Academician, 1995)
1983 - Luzvisminda U. Rivero, Chemistry
1984 - Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, Biochemistry (Elected Academician, 1992)
1985 - Alumanda M. dela Rosa, Radiation Chemistry
1986 - Ma. Concepcion C. Lizada, Biochemistry
1986 - Ernesto S. Luis, Food Chemistry
1991 - Florentino C. Sumera, Chemistry
1992 - Irene M. Villaseñor, Chemistry
1993 - Ma. Alicia M. Aguinaldo, Chemistry
1993 - Gerardo C. Janairo, Chemistry
1994 - Cherry L. Bunag-Pascual, Chemistry
1994 - Gil S. Jacinto, Marine Chemistry
1995 - Antonio Carlos Laurena, Agricultural Chemistry
1996 - Jose M. Oclarit, Applied Biochemistry
1998 - Ma. Jamela R. Revilleza, Biochemistry
1999 - Eric R. Punzalan, Chemistry
2000 - Ishmael D. Ordoñez, Chemistry
2001 - Christina A. Binag, Chemistry
2003 - Mary Ann A. Endoma, Chemistry
2004 - Erwin P. Enriquez, Physical Chemistry
2007 - Drexel H. Camacho, Chemistry
2011 - Regina C. So, Organic Chemistry
2012 - Bernard John V. Tongol, Engineering (Applied Chemistry)
2012 - Derrick Ethelbhert C. Yu, Chemistry
2015 - Allan Patrick G. Macabeo, Organic Chemistry
2016 - Aaron Joseph L. Villaraza, Chemistry

1978 - +Alfredo C. Santos*, Physical Chemistry
1979 - Bienvenido O. Juliano*, Organic Chemistry
1980 - +Luz Oliveros-Belardo*, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
1980 - +Francisco O. Santos*, Human Nutrition and Agricultural Chemistry
1980 - Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco*, Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
1981 - +Julian A. Banzon*, Biophysical Chemistry
1983 - Jose O. Juliano, Nuclear Chemistry and Physics
1985 - +Quirino O. Navarro, Nuclear Chemistry
1987 - +Solita F. Camara-Besa, Biochemistry
1987 - Lourdes J. Cruz*, Biochemistry
1992 - Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, Biochemistry
1995 - William G. Padolina, Phytochemistry
2008 - Gisela P. Concepcion, Marine Natural Products, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
2009 - Fabian M. Dayrit, Chemistry
2010 - Marco Nemesio E. Montaño, Biological Chemistry
2011 - Ernesto J. Del Rosario, Chemistry

Corresponding Member

2004 - Baldomero M. Olivera Biochemistry

+ deceased
* National Scientist

OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST (OYS) AWARD

The Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards are given to young Filipino scientists (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the awarding) who have made significant contributions to science and technology.

A total of twelve (12) OYS Awards are available annually, split among the following divisions:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The award consists of a trophy and a cash prize.

A nominee must be:

  • A Filipino citizen;
  • Must not be forty one (41) years old  or older within January to December in the year of the awarding
  • Of exceptional ability to undertake scientific research as evidenced by papers published in reputable scientific journals; and
  • Of good moral character.

Judging is based on:

  • Quality and number of scientific works and publications
  • Contributions to the advancement of science in general and science in the
  • Philippines, in particular; and
  • Contributions to the well-being of the Philippine economy and culture.

Nominations for these awards may be made by heads of government or private research institutions, departments of colleges or universities, or academic or professional scientific organizations or societies.

The deadline for submission of nominations is every last working day of November.

The nomination form is available here.