The National Academy of Science and Technology presented twelve individuals with the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) award during the awarding ceremony held last July 10, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center. The OYS awardees included Rommel Sulabo (Animal Science, UP Los Banos); Ian Kendrich Fontanilla (Genetics – UP Diliman), who also received the Third World Academy of Sciences recognition; May Lim (Physics – UP Diliman); Richard Lemence (Mathematics – UP Diliman), Paolo Antonio Silva (Opthalmology – UP Manila), Geoffrey Ducanes (Economics – UP Diliman), and Analyn Salvador-Amores (Social and Cultural Anthropology – UP Baguio).
This year’s recipient of the NAST Environmental Science Award was Dr. Damasa Magcale-Macandog, Professor and University Scientist of UP Los Banos. The award is in recognition of her groundbreaking work on the Laguna LakeHEAD program, which manages environmental risks for sustainable food and health security on watershed planning in the Laguna Lake region. A special citation was given to Dr. Maria Victoria Espaldon, Vice-Chancellor of UP Los Banos, for her work entitled “Laguna Lake and its basin: a tropical resource under pressure.”
The NAST also inducted Porfirio Alexander Aliño (Marine Science – UP Diliman) as a new academician for his work on Marine Chemical Ecology.
See the Phil Star news article here: http://www.philstar.com/science-and-technology/2014/07/10/1344306/nast-honors-new-academicians-outstanding-scientists