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2017 Most Outstanding Professionals
Atty. Eugene Talaro Mateo, MBA
President and Corporate Counsel
TVI Resource Development Phils, Inc.
Immediate Past Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy
For his outstanding achievement, unparalleled professional competence and personal integrity in the field of accountancy, exemplified by his excellent stewardship of the Board of Accountancy and for his selfless dedication to the advancement of the profession by fostering harmonious relationship with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) paving the way for successful reforms like the Philippine Accountancy Act of 2004, Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and Quality Assurance Review Program;
For magnanimously sharing his expertise in meetings for the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreement on Accounting Services, as life member of PICPA, as Charter President of the Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Board Members (PAPRB) and as President of the Philippine Association of Management Accountants, (PAMA) and for his noteworthy social contributions as advocate of the Performance Governance System for Accountancy and as trustee of several charitable organizations;
For his commendable track record, epitomizing exemplary leadership, proficiency, service and commitment earning for him numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2007 Most Outstanding Alumnus of the University of the East, 2012 PAMA Award of Honor and Recognition for the Advocacy of Management Accounting, 2004 PICPA Merit Award, 2005 PAPRB Professional Leadership Award, and in 2012 he was elevated to the prestigious Accountancy Hall of Fame.
Mr. Rolando Exibia Quiambao, MA in Customs Broker
Chief Executive Officer
Nonpareil International Freight & Cargo Services, Inc.
For his vast experience as a Customs Broker for more than three decades, his career encompassing establishment and operating firms in the Philippines freight forwarding and logistics industry, catering as vital partners to SMEs and multinationals particularly in the telecommunications sector, effectively promoting professional dealings with Philippine Bureau of Customs. He is also known for his participation in numerous activities within the professional organization – Chamber of Customs Brokers Inc. (CCBI) in his official capacity as the elected President where he initiated the annual Orientation Program for new entrants to the Customs Broker profession. Likewise for representing the profession outside the country particularly in matters of Trade Facilitation Advancement; for leading CCBI during the crucial shift from ACOS to 32M customs system;
For sharing his expertise through speaking engagements about new customs system, one of such is USAID funded program which was aimed at transparency and predictability being a member of the drafting committee of the Bureau of Customs Code of Conduct; for the establishment of Nonpareil-Banig Foundation, which advocates supplementary income for the members, and other revenue-generating programs, even immersion on environmental protection; and for his other involvement in different religious, social organizations such as – National Parish Prex Secretariat Foundation Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artist, Payatas Orione Foundation, Save the Children Foundation, Ateneo de Zamboanga Pan Cada Dia - Scholarship and Feeding Program, La Hermandad Zamboanguena Foundation, PMI Alumni Association Scholarship Program.
Mr. Estelito Arias Dela Cruz Jr., MBA, MS in Criminal Justice
Rockwell Land Corporation (A Lopez Company)
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Criminology, his outstanding services in his profession such as Research Analyst, Author, Educator, Public Safety Advocate and Security Executive, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field. His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as Outstanding Criminologist of the Year by the Professional Criminologist Association of the Philippines, Academic Awards for Masters and PhD. Degree by the College of Criminal Justice Education - De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, and his appointment as member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Committee on Criminology and Industrial Security Management programs.
As a member of the Professional Criminologist Association of the Philippines (PCAP), Inc., the accredited professional organization for criminologist – he actively participated as an organizer in all conferences, student congress and conventions. His relentless dedication to the organizations is a testament of his outstanding career in Criminology.
Ms. Mila Medina Ramos, MA in Library Science
CARD MRI Development Institute Library
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Librarianship as demonstrated by her exemplary service to her profession through sharing of her expertise as resource speaker in local and international fora and providing free onthe-job training to local and foreign librarians; for her strong commitment and professionalism having served as member of the Board for Librarians and conducting reviews for takers of the Librarians Licensure Examination; for promoting the library profession through her book, essays and lectures and updating of Philippine Standards for Special Libraries; for her participation in national committees for framing cataloguing standards and librarians’ competencies;
For steering the International Rice Research Library into one of the model libraries in the Philippines and for pioneering the creation of PhilAgriNet, and assuming a major role in the formation of the CGIAR Libraries and Information Services Consortium; for heading the ALAP as its President who engineered IRRI’s membership in the Agricultural Networks Information Collaborative (AgNIC) and took the initiative in conducting Librarian-related researches;
For her competence, excellence, and commendable track record that earned for her various awards and recognitions such as the Outstanding Librarian Award (ALAP, 2005), Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian of the Year 2005 (PAARL, 2006), CGIAR Science AWARD (CGIAR, 2006), PLAI-STRLC Most Distinguished Librarian Award (2009) that served as a testament of her outstanding career.
Dr. Teresita Grafilo Inciong, ED.D., D.P.M.
Executive Director and Vice Chairperson, ECCD Council
Early Childhood Care and Development Council
For her distinguished contribution in the field of education, her excellent programs with the evidence-based national impact: Every Child a Reader Program aimed at ensuring that all grade three children are able to read with comprehension; Accreditation Program for Public Elementary Schools which enjoins public elementary schools to strive for excellence; Institutionalization of Inclusion Program in the Philippines, Department Order 26 S.1997, specifying that special children be enrolled in regular schools; Leadership and Management Development Program for DepED Officials conducted by the Asian Institute of Management, benefitting local DepED officials; Leading District-wide Community of Schools and Learning Centers, which enhances community mobilization competencies of DepED District Supervisors.
Her competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned her various awards such as: Distinguished Achievement Award for Contribution to the Scientific Study of Education Service by the Asian Federation for Mentally Retarded, Japan; Presidential Award of Service for Outstanding Leadership in the education field; the only Filipino recipient of Distinguished Achievement Award of the Asian Federation of Intellectual Disabilities. Her previous academic engagements included: Member, Board of Regents of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Executive Officer, DepED-United Nations Population Fund, Adolescent Reproductive Health Project, and; Commissioner, UNESCO.
As Vice Chairperson and Executive Director of the Early Childhood Care and Development Council, she spearheads the management of a comprehensive ECCD national system utilizing a three-pronged approach which consist of the following: access, which has yielded the establishment of National Child Development Centers as convergence venues for health, nutrition, psychosocial, and learning services to 0-4 year-old children; quality / efficiency, the development of the National Early Learning Curriculum and Competency Standards for Child Development Teachers/Workers and capacity-building of ECCD service providers, and; sustainability, focusing on partnership and alliance-building.
All these show her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Dr. Lourdes Kalaw Ledesma, M.Ed. Counselor Education, Ph.D.
Head, Ledesma Center for Neuropsychological Services
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Psychology as demonstrated by her pioneering work as the first Clinical Neuropsychologist in the country; for her development of the Early Childhood Care and Development Checklist chosen by The Early Childhood Care and Development Act (Republic Act No. 8980) as the tool to be used nationwide for early identification, screening and surveillance of early childhood disabilities, developmental problems and giftedness and her UNICEF commissioned age-validation study that identifies Standards Indicators for Filipino children aged 0 to 5 years and 11 months. All these displays her commitment and professionalism in her field;
For her competence, excellence and commendable track record that earned for her various awards, recognitions and being acknowledged as one of the “Key Influencers” of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center during its 35th anniversary in April, 2015; and for being the only non-medical Honorary Fellow of the Philippine Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society, Philippines and her relentless dedication to the organization as a member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines.
Mr. Pedro Camacho Tario
P.C. Tario Realty and Management Corporation/FIABCI-Philippines
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Real Estate Service and his exemplary conduct of his profession being the President of P.C. Tario Realty & Management Corporation and REBAP Corporation. As the Director of Pamana Island Resort Hotel & Marina Club, Inc. he showed his commitment and professionalism in his field.
For his competence, excellence, and commendable track record that earned for him various awards and recognitions such as: Fellow in Real Estate Management which was conferred by the Philippine Council of Real Estate Educators, Inc. (PhilCORE), Leadership Awardee bestowed by Real Estate Brokers Assn. of the Phils. (REBAP), Rotary Club of Fairview, and Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA), and Pillar Awardee, the highest category of award given to only qualified members of Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Assn. (CREBA) Leaders.
For his outstanding record as Past President and incumbent Chairman of (Federacion Internationale des Administrateurs de Biens et Conseils Immobiliers) FIABCI - Philippines, Incumbent Chairman of Philippine Federation of Real Estate Service Professionals, Inc.(PFRESPI), Member of Interim Board for Real Estate Service (AIPO Formation), Past National President, Chairman and current Presidential Adviser of Chamber of Real Estate Builders Assn., Inc. (CREBA), Past President and Incumbent Adviser of Philippine Association of Real Estate Consultant Services (PARCS), Chairman/Founder of CREBA Social Housing Foundation, and Past National President of Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines (REBAP) showcasing his relentless dedication in the advancement and promotion of real estate profession and to the different organizations which is a testament of his outstanding career.
SEC. CORAZON NERVEZ JULIANO-SOLIMAN
For her distinguished contribution in the field of (1) Social Work, her exemplary service in her profession such as (2) promotion of the quality of social work education and practice, implementation of participatory community development programs and services, strengthening of local and international collaborations in pursuit of relevant researches and publications, educating communities on climate change, and active involvement in socio-civic activities, where she shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognitions such as (3) Outstanding Social Worker of the Philippines in the Field of the Academe (PASWI), Outstanding Alumna of St, Bridget College (tertiary) and Asian Social Institute (Graduate School), Model Faculty Adviser of Centro Escolar University (CEU), and James J. Meany Award (PAASCU).
As a member of the National Association for Social Work Education (NASWEI), Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI), Philippine Social Work Consortium (PSWC), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE) and CEU-Research and Development Foundation, Inc., her relentless dedication to the organizations is a testament of her outstanding career.
Atty. Deo Bueno Deocampo, AE, MBA
Assistant Director General II
Enforcement and Legal Service, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Aeronautical Engineering, his exemplary service in his profession such as Member of academe for 15 years; Civil Aviation Safety Officer for more than 19 years; Board of Aeronautical Engineering Examiner in 1999-2001; Chief Legal, thereafter, Assistant Director General II, Enforcement and Legal Service, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines after passing the Philippine Bar examination in 1996; and during the US-FAA Category 2 downgrading of the Philippines in 2007. He was commissioned by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications to draft the revision of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1952, and became the resource person in the committee hearings of Lower and Upper Houses of Congress for its passage as Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2008.The said law got the FAA stamp of recognition as compliant with the international viation safety standards when he presented it at FAA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA in June 2008, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as Outstanding Alumnus of PATTS College of Aeronautics in February 2009; Outstanding Private Prosecutor by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption in August 12, 2005 and Recognition by Air Safety Foundation of the Philippines in October 28, 2004.
As member of The Society Aerospace Engineers of the Philippines, he is engage in drafting the amendments of the decree regulating the practice of Aeronautical Engineering, his relentless dedication to the organization/s is a testament of his outstanding career.
Dr. Ireneo Dela Cruz Agulto, MS, Ph.D. in Engineering
Dean and Professor
Central Luzon State University
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Agricultural Engineering, his exemplary service in his profession as a prolific and respected scientist professor of Central Luzon State University, thesis advisor to undergraduate and graduate students, research mentor to junior faculty members, proactive curriculum leader and academic official which culminated to the awarding of Center of Excellence to CLSU’s Agricultural Engineering program
He is the lead proponent of various R & D projects on soil and water engineering, crop production and bioethanol production from national and international funding agencies. He is international visiting scientist, author of published scientific and technical papers in reputable publications, consultant to national irrigation projects, project leader of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology program and of the CLSU’s offshore program in Mindanao through CHED’s Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship Program where he shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him the accolade Outstanding Agricultural Engineer (2016) in the field of Soil Water Resources Development and Conservation form the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers, and best paper awards in national and international conferences. As a member of the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers, his relentless dedication to the organization is an indication of his outstanding career.
Dr. Nathaniel Pundavela Dugos, MS, PhD Chemical Engineering
Chair, Chemical Engineering Department
De La Salle University
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Chemical Engineering, his laudable service to his profession in terms of improving the quality of chemical engineering education, for nurturing and educating the youth to become competent chemical engineers equipped with the right values and attitude, for producing many board topnotchers, for giving expert advice as senior consultant to industries, for conducting relevant research that have significant impact to society, for mentoring and extending financial assistance via grant to affected college faculty because of the K-12 implementation and for spearheading the “Adopt a School Program” where the facilities and services of his department are extended or shared for free In this instances he shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned various awards and recognition such as the 2017 PIChE Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award (Chemical Engineering Education), PRC Service Award and Professional Regulatory Board of Chemical Engineering Award of Recognition. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). His relentless dedication to the organization is a proof of his outstanding career.
Engr. Romeo Salazar Momo, MA Public Administration
Undersecretary, Department of Public Works and Highways
For his distinguished contribution in the field of civil engineering, his admirable service in his profession in terms of management control and supervision in the implementation of infrastructure projects of the Regional Offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways since his appointment as the Undersecretary.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognitions such as “The 2015 Japan Society of Civil Engineers International Award” for his continued dedication to the development of infrastructure projects in the Philippines given to him last June 10, 2016, the conferment of an “Honorary Fellow Certificate” by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations in June 7, 2013 for his constant promotion relevant to the economic capabilities of the country. He also received the “Outstanding Alumni in the Public Service” by his alma mater, the University of Mindanao.
As a Senior Grand Warden of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines with the aim of self-improvement, building better communities and fairness in all his dealings and Past Assistant Governor of the Rotary Club, his relentless dedication to the organization is a testimony of his outstanding career.
Engr. Alexander Sandoval Buyco, PEE
Chief Operating Officer/PEE, ASB Electrical Inv.
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Electrical Engineering, his praiseworthy service in his profession such as demonstration of professional competence in the design of various major construction of high rise story buildings, participation in the program of the IIEE in the Region, highlighting the initiative to design and construct the IIEE Building for Davao Chapter, contribution in the advancement of Registered Electrical Engineers in attaining higher level of degree to professional level, significant contribution to the profession’s social responsibility by giving free electrical design for the People’s Park of Davao and the Mental Hospital Building, concern with the advancement of all members of IIEE profession not only in the regional area of Region IX as well as other affiliated electrical engineers in the country by unselfishly sharing his ideas and experiences in the field of electrical engineering. It is in these areas where he shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as: Most Outstanding Electrical Engineering Practitioner given on December 1, 2001, CPP Complex Roxas Blvd., Pasay City; IIEE Fellow given on November 25, 2005 PICC, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. As a member of Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, his relentless dedication to the organization is a proof of his outstanding career.
Engr. Mario Aguilar Balboa, PECE, ACPE, FACPE, Asean Eng., MBA
Sr. Product Manager (Enterprise Mobile Services)
Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC)
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Electronics Engineering, his exemplary service in his profession such as Chartering of IECEP Riyadh, lead adviser, coach and mentoring the chapter to garner four (4) consecutive years of Best Foreign Chapter Award from IECEP National Pro-bono services in professional development as technical speaker and write-shop lecturer for PECE, ASEAN Eng’g, ACPE and APEC registries. More than 24 years in professional practice in Telecommunications & ICT Industries, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as Awarded as Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer in 2016 by IECEP National; Commendation letter from Saudi Council of Engineers 9SCE); Certificate of Excellence and Recognition from PRC; Presidential Citation and Recognition from PTC; Commendation letter from STC; Awarded as Heroes for Better as an Outstanding Professional from Western Union Numerous Citations and Plaque of Recognition from different Engineering & Architecture APO and Professional Organizations in the Middle East and Phils.
As a member of IECEP – Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. his relentless dedication to the organizations is a testament of his outstanding career.
Engr. Jose Patiag Gatus, MA, DPA
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Geodetic Engineering, his excellent service in his profession, such as serving in the national government – particularly in DENR-LMS, starting as Survey Aide and rose from the ranks occupying almost all technical supervisory and executive positions until his retirement as Director. Coming from a poor family he was able to pursue his higher education at the University of the Philippines (BSGE) and at the National Defense College of the Philippines (MNSA) as a government scholar. Through perseverance, hard work, and determination (PHD), he was able to achieve further professional development as Doctor of Public Administration. In pursuing any task, he shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and meritorious track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as: Most Outstanding Geodetic Engineer, GEP Fellow, chairman Emeritus, Presidential Award, Outstanding Employee (supervisory level), Freemasonry Centennial Plaque of Recognition, Oro Habitat for Humanity Presidential Emeritus and RDC Recognition for Exemplary Dedication.
As a member of the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines (Past National President), Oro Habitat for Humanity, Philippine Services of Mercy, and Freemasonry of the Philippines, he shows his dedication to the organization which is an evidence of his outstanding career.
Dr. Archie B. Maglaya, M.Eng. in ME. Ph.D. in ME
Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
De La Salle University
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Mechanical Engineering, his exemplary service in his profession such as: Distinguished Full Professor, Former Chair, Graduate Program and Community Engagement Project Coordinator, ME Department, De La Salle University, International Technical Consultant and Visiting Professor of Institute of Technology of Cambodia: An Educational Capacity Development Project of Japan International Cooperation Agency Project, Consultant for ME Laboratory at Northwestern Samar State University, Pangasinan State University and Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Consultant for Upgrading of Salvani Muscovado Sugar Mill Plant: An Antique Livelihood and Development Project, Co-Chairman for Product Development, Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium, DOST. It is in these areas where he manifests his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as: 2015 PSME Fellow Award, 2012 PSME Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of the Year in the field of Research, Innovation and Invention, 2012 FEATI University Outstanding Alumnus in the Field of Mechanical Engineering – Academe, 2011 PSME Most Outstanding Mechanical Engineer of the Year in the field of Education, 1997 and 1998 De La Salle University Most Outstanding Engineering Faculty, 1995 Philippine Exchange Scientist and Research Fellow of DOST- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Exchange Scientist Program at Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1995 Outstanding Teacher Award by the De La Salle University and Procter and Gamble Philippines, Inc., 1987 Young Achiever’s Award by the National Youth and Young Professionals Council and Japan Philippines Inter-Cultural Youth Foundation.
He is a member of Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Research Council of the Philippines, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, USA, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, USA, and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers USA. His relentless dedication to the organizations is a proof of his outstanding career.
Engr. Rainaline Rosales Tan, AE
Assistant Vice President- Refiner and Metallurgical Laboratory
Phil. Asstd. Smelting & Refining Corp.
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Metallurgical Engineering, her exemplary service in her profession such as head of the metal balance department of PASAR Corp wherein she successfully led the group in the improvement in metals accounting system of the company. A reliable and accurate metal accounting is extremely important to a high-quality corporate governance of a metallurgical company. She is also the current head of the refinery division of PASAR Corp, wherein the plant is in the process of overcoming the challenges in attaining its nameplate production capacity of copper cathode, Dore metal, Selenium powder, Cutelluride and other by-products. All these shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition such as: a) Registered ASEAN Engineer for Metallurgical Engineering, Nov. 10, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia. AIng.No. 516; b) Special Citation as Core Member of the High Margin Feed Team – PASAR Corporation. December 2016; c) Special Presidential Award on Leadership for the successful implementation Inventeo system and in general for the improvement of the Metal balance system in PASAR (Dec. 2009); d)Presidential Award of Excellence in the area of Productivity Improvement For the successful implementation of the cathode production “catch-up” plan at Refinery plant to recover the loss due to anode limitation in January 2006.(Dec 2006); e) Malasakit Award – In the successful certification of PASAR to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000 ( Dec. 2006); f)Presidential Award of Excellence in the area of Productivity Improvement For the invaluable contribution to the promotion and engendering of productivity and quality breakthroughs that resulted to the Refinery’s achievement of an output that is beyond the rated capacity of 172,500 mt of cathode.(Dec 2004); g) Presidential Award in Productivity and Performance- Reduction of sulfur Content in Cathode. (Year 2002).
As a member of Society of Metallurgical Engineers of the Philippines her relentless dedication to the organization/s is a testament of her outstanding career.
Engr. Rolando Gilles Mangulabnan, MS Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
Manager, Manchlor Trading Corporation
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Sanitary Engineering, his exemplary service in his profession such as: invention of the Portable Electrolysis Apparatus for Generating Chlorine which was registered and patented since April 11, 2005 as well as the Water Tank Filtration System which was also registered and patented since December 16, 2008.
He also conceptualized the Philippine Hydro (PH), Inc., an innovative technology which provides bulk water supply in several municipalities such as in Legaspi City, Albay, Norzagaray, Bulacan, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, Rizal, Nueva Ecija. These said accomplishments show his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as, the Asean Outstanding Engineering achievement award for the year 2016 for his patented engineering project which has made significant contribution to the country’s development.
As the National Director of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers, Inc. he shows his relentless dedication to the organization which is a testament of his outstanding career.
Dr. Luis Daming Uy, DMD
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Dentistry, his meritorious service in his profession such as Past National President, Philippine Dental Association, House Speaker – PDA House of Delegates, Dental Consultant, Cagayan De Oro Medical Center and Capitol University Medical Center, Past President, PDA – Cagayan de Oro Chapter, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as Hall of Fame Award, Philippine Dental Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, Philippine Dental Association Most Outstanding Rotary Club President, R.F. District 3870, Most Outstanding President, Phil. Jaycees, Outstanding Alumni, Kong Hua School.
As a member of Philippine Dental Association, Rotary of Metro Cagayan De Oro, Junior Chamber International (Philippine Jaycees, International College of Dentists, Cagayan De Oro Dental Society his relentless dedication to the organizations is an evidence of his outstanding career.
In a society where there exists a constant challenge to satisfy the demands for quality health care, he has manifested his pursuit of excellence in his 35 long years of practice as a Dentist. With an unmatched dynamic persona and a spotless record to boot, he exemplifies the ideals of a professional man: sensitive to the needs of society, hungry for knowledge, and, above all, faithful to his oath to pursue the advancement of modern medicine, particularly in the field of Dentistry. For this, he rightly deserves the respect and recognition of his peers.
Ms. Corazon Duque Dela Cruz
Zaragoza Maternity Clinic
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Midwifery, her meritorious service in her profession such as (a) 56 years of experience as a private practicing midwife with no infant and maternal death with the motto: “Saving Life, Giving Life”. (b) She established her own private maternity lying-in clinic since 1980 that is committed to provide excellent quality and affordable healthcare services for mother’s safe motherhood to lessen the risk of infant and maternal death. It has been existing for 37 years in service and helping the community of her own town and other barangays of nearby cities. (c) She has undergone series of rigid trainings and seminars in compliance with Philhealth Accreditation Requirement which was approved in 2003 where many patients benefited with “No Balance Billing Policy” (Free of chargeschildbirth) for those Philhealth members and 4P’s beneficiaries. (d) DOH compliant and had an approved License to Operate in 2015. (e) She organized and became the President of Nueva Ecija Private Practicing Midwives. With the end view of the betterment of Midwifery Profession she shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognitions such as: Loyalty Award (1967); Scholarship Award (Study Grant to Israel 1968-1969); BCHS Scholarship Award 1996; Star Worker 1965; Award of Merit 1967.
As a member of Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP) – lifetime member; Private Practicing Midwives Association of the Philippines (PPMAP), her relentless dedication to the organization is a testament of her outstanding career.
Dr. Jose Florencio Fabella Lapeña, Jr., AB, MA, MD, FPCS
Full Professor and Attending Otolaryngologist, University Scientist III
College of Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, UP Manila Dept. of Otolaryngology, Ward 10, Phil. General Hospital
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Medicine, his exemplary service in his profession as a dedicated academician, empowering medical educator and inspiring mentor; widely-published multidisciplinary scientist-researcher and prolific writer; internationally recognized, multi-awarded editor and reviewer; and compassionate, committed, community-oriented physician and subspecialist surgeon shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognitions such as the UP Scientific Productivity Award, One UP Professorial Chair Award, PMA Most Outstanding Physician Award, all three PSO-HNS Outstanding ENT Specialist Awards in Teaching, Research and Community Service, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Star Reviewer Award, Singapore Medical Association SMJ Reviewer Recognition Award, and Publons UK Inaugural Sentinel of Science Award as the World’s Top Overall Editorial Contributor to Science and Research.
As a member of the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Philippine Academy for Head and Neck Surgery, Philippine Society of Audiology, Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors, World Association of Medical Editors, and Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesesefragen CranioMaxilloFacial, his relentless dedication to these organizations is a testament of his outstanding career.
Dr. Supachai Amphay Basit, RMT, MS Med Tech, MA Biology
Education, Ph.D in Science Education major in Biology
College Dean, Emilio Aguinaldo College- Cavite
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Medical Technology, his exemplary service in his profession such as being the founding Dean of the School of Medical Technology in Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite, member of the editorial board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, expert of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for Medical Technology area, the National President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and the International Fellow for Microbiology Education of the American Society for Microbiology, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as the Crisanto Almario Memorial Award for Research (National and South Luzon), the Escolarian Exemplar Award from Centro Escolar University and various research and community service awards from different organizations such as the National Research Council of the Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology (NRCP-DOST), Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH), Ideas Positive from Unilab Foundation and De La Salle University-Manila. As a member of Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc., his relentless dedication to the organizations is a testament of his outstanding career.
Dr. Lilia Salarza Teves, RND, MBA, PhD
Dean, University of San Agustin
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Nutrition-Dietitian her outstanding service in her profession such as nutrition and dietetics in teaching, community and food service. For decades, she promotes the Full Circle of Teaching to create a ripple effect in volunteerism, sustains program like Wellness in Wheels and OnePeso Feeding and advocates as Ilonggo cuisine among restaurateurs in Western Visayas and Mindanao shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition such as Gawad Genny Lopez, Jr. Bayaning Pilipino National Finalist 2009. The Outstanding Women of Iloilo City 2012. Netroban Most Outstanding Teacher Provincial Finalist 2010 and in NDAP, Outstanding Provincial Nutritionist Dietitian, the Leadership and Service Award (1996 and 2005) the 2010 Nutritionists Dietitian of the Year, and 2016 Alumni Awardees of Public Community Service from University of an Agustin Alumni Association.
As a member of Nutritionist-Dietitian Association of the Philippines, Affiliate of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, her relentless dedication to the organization is a proof of her outstanding career.
Dr. Christine Arevalo Samson - Rodriguez
Dean, College of Optometry
Manila Central University
Dr. Christine S. Rodriguez is currently the dean of the College of Optometry, Manila Central University. In her effort to sustain the legacy of her predecessors in maintaining high standard of education for all students enrolled in the college, the following were achieved under her leadership: PACUCOA Level III 1st Reaccreditation of the College of Optometry September 30, 2015, CHED Center of Excellence for Optometry Education– December 23, 2015, establishment of the firstever Essilor Sight Center in the Philippines – June 9, 2015, international linkages with Asia Pacific Council of Optometry - October 2, 2013 and Student Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity – May 31, 2014. She also spearheaded the participation of faculty and students in international seminars, conferences and fora.
She has just recently returned from a six-month Educational Leadership Training Program in Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, where she has gained extensive training in multiple disability and visual impairment. She finished Master of Science in Optometry in 2004, as well as Master of Arts in Education in 2010 and is presently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy degree. Dr. Rodriguez has been appointed as member of CHED Technical Committee on Optometry Education and PRC Optometry CPD Council.
In her capacity as an officer of the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists, Inc. for three terms (2009 to 2015), she acted either as CPD chair or co-chair during midyear and annual conventions. She was one of the officers responsible in drafting CPD programs, inviting speakers and ensuring orderly conduct of scientific lectures and workshops during her term.
Dr. Christine Rodriguez has been actively participating in outreach services spearheaded by the Resources for the Blind, Inc. In these activities she volunteers as Optometrist performing clinical and functional vision assessment of children with visual impairment. She also volunteers in community outreaches initiated by civic organizations and churches.
Dir. Helen B. Espejo- Reyes, RPh., MBA, MGM
Director III, Compliance Service
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Pharmacy instrumental in the effective and efficient regulatory enforcement to ensure the legitimate use of narcotic and psychotrophic drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals consequently preventing diversion to safeguard the Filipino people from the ill-effects of dangerous drugs.
Her exemplary service contributed to the achievement of the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 by her Agency, and to date, has consistently been initiating activities in conformity with the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, in line with good governance, integrity, and ease of doing business.
Her commitment and professionalism compelled her to reach for excellence and competence resulting to a commendable track record earning her various awards and recognitions among others: PDEA Director General’s Award (2010 and 2007); Best Service/Director (2012); Philippine Pharmacist Association “The Outstanding Pharmacist Award in Government Service” (2013); Outstanding Alumna of the University of Immaculate Conception (2008); PDEA Director General’s Commendation for Exemplary Service (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2008 and 2005); Bureau of Customs “Leadership in Implementing the Philippine National Single Window” (2012); Professional Regulation Commission “Certificate of Merit” (1975); and numerous Plaques of Recognition from different government agencies and private organizations.
As founder of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry Organization of the Philippines, she continues to spearhead activities to promote cooperation and collaboration between the regulatory body and among partner industries which demonstrates her relentless dedication to the organization, a testament to her outstanding career.
Ms. Gayline Fragata Manalang Jr., PTRP, MOH
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
College of Public Health, University the Philippines Manila
For her distinguished contribution in the field of physical therapy, through her exemplary service as a leader-advocate of the physical therapy profession, occupational health educator, and chronobiology researcher in the Philippines, in all of which she has demonstrated commitment and professionalism.
Her competence, excellence, and laudable record have earned her the recognition and esteem of students, peers, and the various institutions she has worked with. She is a Lifetime Member and former President of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association, Inc., her professional milestones, most recently through collaborative endeavors to study human chronotypes across the country, are testaments to her unique and outstanding career as a Filipino physical therapist.
Ms. Lilia Co Suaiso, MA in Hospital Administration
Principal Radiographer/ Mammographer
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
She Principal Radiographer in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore and In-Charge in Breast Imaging Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Since 2001 she has been representing the Breast Cancer Awareness advertisement via television in Channel News Asia Singapore. She is the FIRST RADIOGRAPHER IN ASIA who became the Resident Mammographer in Mobile Bus Mammography Screening which she handles from 2001 to 2005 before she trained to do her supervisory work in the institution.
Presently, she is the trainer of the trainor’s/educators for Mammography and Bone Mineral Densitometry in Singapore. She is also a Radiographer in various centers in Singapore under the National Healthcare Group (NHG). She is a sought after Certified Mammographer and Bone Mineral Densitometry Radiographer.
Likewise, she was also involved in research with her radiologist about the Contrast Enhancement Spectrum Mammography in her institution in Singapore. The title of her research is: “The Effects of Adjuvant Contrast Enhancement Spectrum Mammography on need for Breast Biopsy in Women with Suspicious (BIRADS) Breast Lesion”. She is the first Radiographer who performed the first Contrast Mammography in Singapore.
Ms. Suaiso was appointed as an Auditor of the Singapore Society of Radiographer (SSR) up to the present.
Adjudged as the mother of all mothers of Filipino Radiographers in Singapore, she is facilitating/coordinating with the different hospitals/clinics for the new applicants of Filipino radiographers. She was chosen to be the only Scholar of Philippine Association of Radiologic Technology (PART) and graduated with the award “Best in Clinical Excellence Award & Best in Academic Excellence Award; Golden Employee Award and Star Employee Excellence Award.
Ms. Araceli Hilario Pascual, RMT, RTRP, MGM
Chief Respiratory Therapist, Lung Center of the Philippines
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Respiratory Therapy, her exemplary service in her profession such as Medical Technologist and practicing as a Respiratory Therapist for 31 years at the Lung Center of the Philippines. She was the training officer of the first batch of affiliated interns in their hospital. She was in the spirometry procedures and have trained interns, pulmonary fellows in her field of expertise. Here she shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition such as loyalty awards during her high school days and as the most proficient intern during her time. She also gained a commendation as model employee in 1986 and Punctuality Awards for the year 1989 and 1997. She has received certificate of recognition for 30 years of government service in January 2016.
As a member of the Association of Respiratory Care Practitioners of the Philippines, she holds the position of secretariat for membership and actively participated in all the endeavors of the association especially during the realization of the RT Bill. At present, she still involves herself in the membership and other projects, her relentless dedication to the organization is a testament of her outstanding career.
Dr. Luzviminda Tadeja Simborio, MS in Vet. Pathology, Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science, Diplomate of Philippine Academy for Microbiology
Vice President- Research, Development, & Extension Central Mindanao University
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Veterinary Medicine, her exemplary service in her profession such as a professor, administrator, researcher, and extension facilitator shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition such as Outstanding Professor of Central Mindanao University, Distinguished Professional Service Medallion and Outstanding Veterinarian in Education from the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association, Outstanding Veterinary Practitioner (Academe Practice) of the Veterinary Practitioner’s Association of the Philippines, and Distinguished Alumnus for Veterinary Research and Veterinary Education from UPLB.
As a member of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association, Japan Society of Fish Pathology, Japan Society of Toxicologic Pathology, Japan Veterinary Medical Association, Natural Products Society of the Philippines, Veterinary Practitioner’s Association of the Philippines, National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippine Society of Animal Science, Philippine Society of Microbiology, University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Monbugakusho Scholars Association, Philippine Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philippine Association of Research Managers, Veterinary and Comparative Pathology Society of the Philippines and Philippine College of Ruminant Practitioners and Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology, her relentless dedication to these organizations is a testament of her outstanding career.
Ar. Abelardo Magno Tolentino Jr.
President and CEO, AIDEA, INC.
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Architecture, his exemplary service in his profession such as leading the design and management of projects worldwide thereby propelling Aidea to become a world ranked global practice, and the formation of the Aidea Design Foundation that provides scholarship to talented but marginalized students, show his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as Ernst & Young Innovation Entrepreneur 2007, Outstanding Thomasian Alumnus 2008, Quezon City Most Outstanding Citizen 2011, Centennial Outstanding Alumnus in the Field of Architecture, Pasig Catholic College 2013, National Commission for Culture and the Arts ng Dangal for Architecture and Allied Arts 2013, Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Wards, Most Promising Category 2015, APEC and ASEAN Architects 2015.
As a fellow of the United Architects of the Philippines, member of the Singapore Institute of Architects, Philippine Green Building Council, US Green Building Council, National Real Estate Association, Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Council of New Urbanism, Urban Land Institute, Society of Environmental Graphic Design, his relentless dedication to the organizations is a testament of his outstanding career.
Dr. Corazon B Cruz, EnP, MA in Communication Research and Public Administration, Ph.D. in Public Administration
Senior Professional Lecturer II
Department of Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, Miriam College
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Environmental Planning, her exemplary service in her profession such as the following: Supervision and coordination of the crafting of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) for the seventeen (17) political units in Metro Manila, Formulation of the development guidelines/supervised the preparation of the Regional Development Plan for Metro Manila, Preparation of Executive Order (EO) institutionalizing the Regional Development Council for the National Capital Region (RDC-NCR), Participation in various development studies for the region such as the Metro Manila Urban Transportation (MMUTIS) as assistant project manager, Metro Manila Earthquake Impact Reduction Study as project director, Supervision of the implementation of various infrastructure projects in Metro Manila such as the Kalayaan elevated Uturn, widening of Commonwealth Avenue, installation of major footbridges in EDSA, Commonwealth, Marcos Highway, Bicutan, as project director. Along these lines she shows her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognitions such as: Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award, SemiFinalist, Civil Service Commission (2010), Bayani ng Ondoy, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (2009), Outstanding Alumni Award for Government Service, U.P. College of Public Administration (2007), Award for Academic Excellence, U.P. College of Public Administration (2007).
She is a member of the following: Past Chancellor, Jury: Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP), College of Fellows, Director, Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP), Director, UP-NCPAG Alumni Association, Member, East-West Center Alumni Association, University of Hawaii, U.S.A., Member, Real Life Foundation, Victory Christian Fellowship, Bonifacio, Global City.
Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo, Ph.D. in Chemistry
Chancellor, De La Salle University
For his distinguished contribution in the field of Chemistry, his exemplary service in his profession, such as: his outstanding contribution to research in the field of organic chemistry answering fundamental questions and opening new frontiers in organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry. He is also recognized for his strong leadership in higher education. As De La Salle University Chancellor, he ensures that DLSU continues to provide world class education, produce high-quality research, and give zealous service to communities that need help. Through his efforts he has helped raise the status of chemistry education and research in the country. He shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition, such as: the Outstanding Young Scientist of the Philippines Award for 1993 given by the National Academy of Science and Technology, the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Award in chemical science for 2014, and one of the Ten Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Scientist Tribute (TOAST) for Science Education awardee in 2017.
As a member of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines, he has helped raise the status of chemistry education and research in the country. His relentless dedication to the organization is a testament of his outstanding career.
Ms. Maria Victoria Syquia Almario
Founder and President
For her distinguished contribution in the field of Interior Design , her exemplary service in her profession as a highly respected and sought after rendering artist in the United States and for founding Atelier Almario, together with her sister, Cynthia Almario. Atelier Almario has successfully completed numerous high end residential and hospitality projects for nearly 2 decades, earning them a place as one of the top Interior Design practices in the Philippines. All these shows her commitment and professionalism in her field. Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her the respect of the Interior Design Community in Los Angeles.
During the decade, she produced presentation drawings for their most valued projects. In the Philippines, she enjoys the respect and camaraderie of her peers in architecture, interiors and graphics design where her collaborative nature, allows for partnerships that result in impactful and dynamic interiors. She is proudest of the life long friendships she has formed with her clients, employees, suppliers and industry associates in her pursuit of her craft. As a member of the Philippines Institute of Interior Design, her relentless dedication to the organization/s is a testament of her outstanding career.
Dr. Benjamin Jareta Gonzales, Ph.D. in Fish Ecology and Population Genetics
Professor, Western Philippines University
For his distinguished contribution in the field of fisheries, his exemplary service in his profession such as being a full-fledged professor and a Professor VI, holding critical management positions as Vice President, Consortium Director, Consultant and Project Leader, publishing 13 books and book chapters and 34 scientific papers, assisting governments, civil societies and communities through his research and development activities, shows his commitment and professionalism in his field.
His competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recommendations such as the Western Command Bayanihan Award, Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Japan, Kurosho Sphere, Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, Aquaculture Society of Japan, Asian Fisheries Society, Federation of Institutions of Marine Science and Fisheries, Asusasyon ng mga Propesyonal sa Pangisdaan ng Pilipinas, Royal Institute Singapore, PRIMEX, Inc. Philippine Association of Research Managers, Philippine Extension and Advisory Services Network, Southern Tagalog Regional R&D Consortium, and Southern Tagalog Islands R&D Consortium, Love Affair with Nature Award, 14 Best Paper Awards in international, national, and local scientific conferences with uncountable Certificates of Recognition as lecturer or resource person.
As a member of the Philippine Fisheries Institute Network, Ichthyological Society we can see his relentless dedication to the organizations is a statement of his outstanding career.
Dr. Monina Torres Uriarte, MA, Ph.D. in Forestry
Consultant, Asean Centre for Biodiversity
Immediate Past Chairman, Professional Regulatory Board of Forestry
For her distinguished contribution in the field of forestry, her praiseworthy service in her profession such as her great contribution in the science and practice of forestry through her publications in national and international journals and magazines; her initiatives in the establishment of ASEAN Heritage Parks which significantly promoted the advocacy on sustainable management and conservation of biodiversity; and her devotion to uplift the forestry profession by serving as Chairman of the Board for Foresters with honesty, integrity and credibility.
She contributed significantly in the formulation and passage of the revised Forestry Professionalization Law (RA 10690) and the Policies, Guidelines and Standards for BS Forestry (CHED CMO 2006-44). All these show her commitment and professionalism in her field.
Her competence, excellence, and commendable track record have earned her various awards and recognition such as Most Productive Researcher of ERDBDENR; Mancono Award (Most Outstanding Alumnus for 2016) of the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources; and Most Outstanding UPLB Alumna for Forestry Professionalization and Biodiversity Conservation.
Her relentless dedication as member of the Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Boards (Life Member); Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc.; and the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Association, is a testament of her outstanding career.