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Philippine Inventors and Sciencetists

Scope Note:This webliography consists of selected biographical websites, web pages and articles about Filipino inventors and scientists.

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Angel C. Alcala (1929-)
http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyAlcalaAng.htm
[Retrieved September 23, 2009]

This website provides a comprehensive biography of Angel Alcala, the 1992 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for government service and who is behind the invention of artificial coral reefs used for fisheries in Southeast Asia. It contains a lengthy account of his early life, his education, scientific achievements and researches.

Arturo P. Alcaraz (1916-)
http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyAlcarazArt.htm
[Retrieved September 23, 2009]

This biography of Arturo P. Alcaraz, the 1982 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for government service consists of an extensive account of his life, education and dedication as government employee who rendered service as volcanologist specializing in geothermal energy development.

Benjamin Almeda Sr.
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Benjamin_Almeda_Sr.
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This page from WikiPilipinas contains a short account of Benjamin Almeda, Sr. as the inventor and designer of various original food processing machines, earning him the title of Father of Filipino Inventors.

Clare R. Baltazar (1937-)
http://gap.entclub.org/taxonomists/Baltazar/index.html

Conferred as national scientist in 2001, this biography of Dr. Clare R. Baltazar from the Science and Technology Institute Web Database System, provides information regarding her personal information, present affiliation, field of expertise, education, employment, trainings, researches, awards, paper presented, publications and association.

Julian A. Banzon (1908-1988)
http://www.nhi.gov.ph/downloads/sm0006.pdf
[Retrieved October 06, 2009]

This 2 page biography of Julian A. Banzon, an outstanding scientist, scholar, professor and biophysical chemist, contains an account of his education, his work as professor and chairman of the Department of Agriculture Chemistry at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos and account of his notable researches on the Philippine coconut and other indigenous materials as renewable sources of chemicals and fuels. It also cites his membership to various organizations until his conferment as National Scientist by President Corazon Aquino for his outstanding contributions in the field of chemistry in the Philippines in July 1986.

Ramon C. Barba (1939-)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramon_Barba
[Retrieved October 06, 2009]

Written in Filipino language, this biography from Wikipedia, contains an account of Ramon C. Barba's early life, education, scholarship and researches.

Luz Oliveros Belardo (1906-)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luz_Oliveros_Belardo
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Written in Filipino, this page from Wikipedia contains information about Luz Oliveros Belardo, a Filipino chemist who researched the phytochemical properties of plants in the Philippines for natural products

Allan Benedict I. Bernardo
http://www.nast.ph/index.php?option=com_profile
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Known for his contributions in systematically applying the cognitive psychological approach to studying different aspects of the Philippine educational experience, this biography of Dr. Allan Benedict I. Bernardo provides information on his research involvement, publications and his most important science and technology administrative positions held.

Benjamin Cabrera
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/p/BenjaminCabrera.htm
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From About.com: Inventors, this page contains short information about Dr. Benjamin Cabrera, a Filipino scientist who developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil.

Paulo C. Campos (1921 - 2007)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Campos
[Retrieved October 06, 2009]

From Wikipedia, this site contains links to Paulo C. Campos’ early life and education; his contributions to medicine such as nuclear medicine, goiter research and community medical outreach. It also contains links to his life as an educator.

Magdalena C. Cantoria (1924 - 2008)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena_Cantoria
[Retrieved October 06, 2009]

Written in Filipino language, this biography of Magdalena Cantoria, a noted Filipino botanist contains a brief account of her education and awards received in the field of Botany and Pharmacy.

Gelia T. Castillo (1928-)
http://hdn.org.ph/gelia-t-castillo/
[Retrieved October 14, 2009]

From the Human Development Network site, this short article about Dr. Gelia T. castillo provides a report of her conferment as national scientist of the Philippines in 1999. It also provides an account of her education and contributions as social scientist centered on agriculture and rural development.

Josefino C. Comiso (1940-)
http://www.filamimage.com/2002_TOFA/jcomiso.html
[Retrieved October 07, 2009]

This is an article from the “Filipino Image” page describing Dr. Josefino Comiso as the pride of Filipinos who is an outstanding Filipino Scientist at NASA. It includes an account of his recognition as one of the world's leading experts on sea ice, polar processes, and satellite remote sensing. This article provides the highlights of his research efforts during the last 20 years.

Onofre D. Corpuz (1926-)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Onofre_Corpuz
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This biography of Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, awarded as the national scientist in 2004, consists of an account regarding his education, career and contributions to the fields of political science and Philippine social and economic history

Jose B. Cruz Jr.
http://www.ece.osu.edu/~cruz/
[Retrieved October 08, 2009]

This site contains links to Dr. Jose B. Cruz's research interests, recent papers, classes taught, photos and his biographical sketch.

Lourdes J. Cruz
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Lourdes_J._Cruz
[Retrieved October 09, 2009]

This site describes Dr. Lourdes Cruz as a Filipina biochemist best known for her research on the properties of toxins found in Conus snails and was conferred the rank and title of National Scientist in 2008. It contains links to her education and career; research and contributions; and awards and prizes.

Fabian M. Dayrit
http://sose.ateneo.edu/system.php?LS=staticpages
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Awarded in 2007 for best paper by the National Academy of Science and Technology, this biography of Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit consists of information on his educational background, research interests, courses, awards and selected publications.

Fe Del Mundo (1911-)
http://www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyDelMundoFe.htm
[Retrieved October 08, 2009]

This biography of Dr. Fe del Mundo, the 1977 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service, contains an extensive account of her early life, educational background, her medical practice as pediatrician, her postgraduate studies, her community service during the Japanese occupation, her dream of building a hospital until the creation of Children's Medical Center (Foundation) Philippines, Inc. It also narrates her concerned with the education of future doctors and her contribution to the health of Filipino children.

Rolando De La Cruz
http://fil.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Rolando_dela_Cruz
[Retrieved October 09, 2009]

Known for his invention of anti cancer skin cream, this article written in Filipino, contains an account of Rolando De la Cruz’s life. It provides links to his inventions and achievements.

Emerita De Guzman
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Emerita_De_Guzman
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This page from WikiPilipinas, contains information about Dr. Emerita De Guzman’s education, career and contribution as a Filipino scientist noted for her research on the propagation of pure makapuno trees.

Anacleto S. Del Rosario (1860-1895)
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/hero/anacleto_del_rosario.html
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Known as the Father of Philippine Science and Laboratory and a Filipino chemist who won the first prize at the World Fair in Paris in 1881, this page contains short information about Dr. Anacleto S. Del Rosario.

Ernesto Del Rosario
http://www.en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Ernesto_Del_Rosario
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This page from WikiPilipinas, contains a brief information about Dr. Ernesto Del Rosario, a Filipino chemist who is best known for his achievements in biotechnology and applied physical chemistry.

Roberto Del Rosario
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/p/Karaoke.htm
[Retrieved October 09, 2009]

Described as the inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System, this article contains a brief account of Roberto Del Rosario's other inventions.

Daniel Dingel
http://danieldingel.com/watercar
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From his own web page, this article contains information about Daniel Dingel who claims to have invented a water-powered car.

Pedro B. Escuro (1923-)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Escuro
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

This page contains a short account of Pedro Escuro’s education and his contribution in plant breeding, a Filipino scientist who is best known for his isolation of nine rice varieties.

Agapito Flores
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/a/Agapito_Flores.htm
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

This site from About.com : Inventors, provides a short account of Agapito Flores who is acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp.

Pedro Flores
http://inventors.about.com/od/hispanicinventors/a/Pedro_Flores.htm
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

From About.com: Inventors, this page contains a short biography of Pedro Flores, the first person who manufactured the yo-yo in the United States

Francisco M. Fronda (1896-1986)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Fronda
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Written in Filipino, this page from Wikipedia contains a short account of Dr. Francisco M. Fronda as the father of poultry science in the Philippines.

Carmen Ll. Intengan (1915-)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Carmen_L._Intengan
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This page from WikiPilipinas contains information about Dr. Carmen Llamas Intengan’s career and awards she received as a food and nutrition researcher and who pioneered in helping the improvement of Filipino diet.

Amando Kapauan (1931-1996)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amando_Kapauan
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

This site contains a brief description of Amando Kapauan’s education and contribution in the field of environmental chemistry.

Hilario Lara (1894-1987)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Hilario_Lara
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

From WikiPilipinas, this site contains a brief description of Dr. Hilario Lara’s education, career and contributions in Philippine public health research.

Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco (1925-)
http://webdb.stii.dost.gov.ph/scidetails.jsp?sci_id=000204
[Retrieved October 14, 2009]

From the Science and Technology Information Institute Web Database system, this biography of Dr. Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco provides links to her personal information, present affiliation, field of expertise, education, employment, trainings, researches, awards, paper presented, publications and association.

Bienvenido O. Juliano (1936-)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Bienvenido_Juliano
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From WikiPilipinas, this article about Dr. Bienvenido O. Juliano consists of information regarding his career, contributions and education as national scientist who focused on the properties of starch and protein in relation to rice grain quality.

Ricardo M. Lantican (1933-)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Ricardo_M._Lantican
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From WikiPilipinas, this article about Dr. Ricardo M. Lantican consists of information on his education, contributions to plant breeding, career as educator, awards and recognitions he received in the field of agronomy and plant breeding in the Philippines.

Felix Maramba
http://webdb.stii.dost.gov.ph/scidetails.jsp?sci_id=000719
[Retrieved October 12, 2009]

From the Science and Technology Information Institute Web Database System, this page contains links to Dr. Felix Maramba’s personal information, present affiliation, expertise, education, employment, trainings, researches, awards, paper presented, publications and association.

Maria Y. Orosa (1893-1945)
http://www.nhi.gov.ph/downloads/sm0029.pdf
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

This biography of Maria Y. Orosa, a pioneering food technologist and inventor, provides an account of her early life, education, inventions and strong leadership in food processing and canning. This article also contains an account of her spirit of service to her countrymen.

William G. Padolina (1946-)
http://sntpost.stii.dost.gov.ph/NewPOST/AprJun2008/scienceadministrators/Dr_William_Padolina.htm
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

Served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology for the Philippines, this site contains a brief profile of William Padolina’s contribution in the development of science & technology in the country.

Eduardo A. Quisumbing (1895-1986)
http://www.nhi.gov.ph/downloads/sm0033.pdf
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

Noted in the field of botany, this biography of Dr. Eduardo A. Quisumbing, consists of a narrative account of his early life, education, accomplishments in the field of botany, his studies and works on Philippine plants and his distinguished service and contribution on plant taxonomy, systematic botany and morphology.

Francisco Quisumbing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Quisumbing
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

This page from Wikipedia contains short information about Francisco Quisumbing, a Filipino chemist who invented Quink ink.

Dolores A. Ramirez (1931-)
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/p/Dolores_Ramirez.htm
[Retrieved October 14, 2009]

A biochemical geneticist, this short biography of Dr. Dolores A. Ramirez from About.com: Inventors, contains an account of her education, awards received and published research on cytogenetics of Philippine food crops.

Jose Rodriguez (1896- -1980)
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/a/Jose_Rodriguez.htm
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

From About.com: Inventors, this page presents a brief account of Jose Rodriguez's invention in controlling Hansen’s Disease commonly known as leprosy.

Eduardo San Juan
http://www.paraisophilippines.com/2008/05/18/eduardo-san-juan/
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From Paraiso Philippines blog site, this article provides a brief account of Eduardo San Juan who worked on the team that invented the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy.

Alfredo Santos
http://inventors.about.com/od/filipinoscientists/p/Alfredo_Santos.htm
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

From About.com: Inventors, this page provides an account of Alfredo Santos' degrees and awards as a Filipino chemist noted for his research in the chemistry of natural products.

Francisco S. Santos (1892 – 1983)
http://tl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Santos
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Written in Filipino, this page from Wikipedia contains information about Francisco Santos, a Filipino Chemist who studied the nutritional problems associated with the Filipino diet.

Raymond Girard R. Tan (1973-)
http://webdb.stii.dost.gov.ph/reports/pms_report.php?ID=000258

Awarded as the outstanding young scientist in Mechanical Engineering, NAST-DOST 2004, this biography of Dr. Raymond Girard R. Tan provides information on his education, fields of specialization, employment, association membership, honors and awards received, researches, papers presented and publications.

Jose R. Velasco (1916-2007)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_R._Velasco
[Retrieved October 14, 2009]

This page from Wikipedia, contains links to the early life, education and contributions of Dr. Jose R. Velasco to agricultural science.

Gregorio T. Velasquez (1901-1989)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Gregorio_Velasquez
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

Known for his pioneering research in Phycology, or the study of algae, this brief article from WikiPilipinas, provides links to his career and contributions, education and family life.

Carmen C. Velasquez (1913-1994)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Carmen_Velasquez
[Retrieved October 13, 2009]

Noted as Filipino biologist, this brief article from WikiPilipinas provides links to Carmen C. Velasquez’s education, career and contributions in her pioneer studies of tropical fish parasitology in the Philippines.

Benito S. Vergara (1934-)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Benito_S._Vergara
[Retrieved October 15, 2009]

Awarded as national scientist in 1998, this biography of Dr. Benito S. Vergara from WikiPilipinas provides information about his education, career and contributions in the field of plant physiology.

Gregorio Y. Zara (1902-1978)
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Gregorio_Zara
[Retrieved October 14, 2009]

From WikiPilipinas, this article about Dr. Gregorio Y. Zara, the inventor of the first videophone, contains links to his education, career and contributions as the most productive of Filipino inventor.