UP Diliman

National Scientists

The title Order of National Scientists is the highest honor conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to a Filipino with outstanding achievements in science and technology. The distinction was instituted in 1976 through Presidential Decree  1003-A which created the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as the country’s highest recognition and advisory body in science and technology. National Scientists are recommended annually by NAST “for distinguished individual or collaborative achievements in science and/or technology and accorded the rank and title by the president. In 2003, Executive Order 236 elevated the rank of National Scientists into the Order of National Scientists.

Since 1978, the Philippine president has conferred the rank and title on 36 scientists, 10 of whom are UPD professors.

Edgardo D. Gomez, PhD (2014)
Professor, The Marine Science Institute
College of Science

Gavino C. Trono Jr., PhD (2014)
Professor, The Marine Science Institute
College of Science

Raul V. Fabella, PhD (2011)
Professor, School of Economics

Mercedes B. Concepcion, PhD, 2010
Professor and Director, Population Institute (1970-1984)
College of Arts and Sciences/College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Lourdes T. Cruz, PhD, 2006
Professor Emerita, The Marine Science Institute

(+) Onofre D. Corpuz, PhD, 2004
Professor, School of Economics
President, University of the Philippines System, 1975-1979

(+) Alfredo V. Lagmay, PhD, 1988
Professor and Head (1970-1976) Department of Psychology
Former College of Arts and Sciences

(+) Jose C. Encarnacion Jr., PhD, 1987
Professor and Dean (1974-1994), UP School of Economics

(+) Encarnacion A. Alzona, PhD, 1985
Professor, Department of History
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

(+) Teodoro A. Agoncillo, PhD, 1983
Professor and head (1963-1969), Department of History
Former College of Arts and Sciences

(+) Carmen C. Velasquez, PhD, 1983
Professor Emeritus in Zoology
Former College of Arts and Sciences