Former UP president Emil Javier named national scientist

By: Nestor Corrales MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has named former University of the Philippines president Emil Javier as the nation’s latest national scientist. Duterte conferred Javier the Order of National Scientist through Proclamation No. 781 released on Thursday. “[T]he works of Emil Q. Javier, Ph.D., in the field of agriculture, through spearheading the […]

Recto conferred UAP highest architecture award

Noted architect Philip H. Recto (BS Arch ’70) was conferred the Likha Gold Medal Award by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) last April 11, 2019. This is the highest UAP architecture award and is given to illustrious architects in recognition of their impeccable moral character, highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, excellence […]

Japan Confers Decoration on Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert

The Government of Japan announced on May 21, 2019 the conferment of The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert, former foreign secretary, in recognition of her contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines. When she was foreign secretary in 2003 to 2004, she […]

Karla Bautista-Siao: From beauty queen to lawyer

Cebu City, Philippines—When she was a kid, Cebuana beauty queen Karla Bautista-Siao dreamt of becoming a lawyer. “I am fascinated about law and I wanted to be the voice for the voiceless,” she told Cebu Daily News Digital. Twenty-six years later, that childhood dream came true. Last May 3, 2019, Karla’s name came out as among […]