Eight awardees who studied in the University of the Philippines (UP) were among the eleven recipients of the 2022 The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Awards given by the TOWNS Foundation, Inc. The awarding night was held on October 24 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.
According to the TOWNS’ website, the award is given to Filipinas who have shown outstanding dedication, exceptional talent, and a history of contributing positively to society. This includes strengthening national capability, shaping the nation’s future, and serving as catalysts for economic, social and cultural development, national security, and national unity.
The following are the awardees from UP:
For Education and Entrepreneurship: Dr. Ani Rosa S. Almario, who graduated cum laude from the UP Diliman School of Economics and College of Education.
For Molecular Biology: Dr. Pia D. Bagamasbad, who graduated cum laude from the UP Diliman College of Science.
For Medicine: Dr. Beverly Lorraine C. Ho, who graduated cum laude from the UP Diliman College of Science and the UP Manila College of Medicine.
For Data Science: Dr. Erika Fille T. Legara, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Physics, cum laude, MS in Physics, and doctorate degrees in Physics from UP Diliman.
For Urban Transport: Keisha Alena L. Mayuga, who graduated from the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication. Her award was received by her family members as she is currently out of the country pursuing higher studies.
For Community Service: Ana Patricia Non, who studied at the UP College of Fine Arts.
For Marine Ecology Conservation: Anna Oposa Del Rosario, who graduated cum laude from UP Diliman College of Arts and Letters.
For Marine Science: Dr. Aletta Concepcion T. Yniguez, who graduated magna cum laude from the UP Los Baños College of Arts and Sciences.
The TOWNS award is given every three years, with the awarding ceremony held during the last week of October.