Teodoro Agoncillo – National Scientist


Teodoro Agoncillo is among the first Filipino historian that is renowned for promoting a nationalistic  view of the Filipino History.

Educational Background:

Ph. D. University of the Philippines , 1934

MA, University of the Philippines, 1935 Continue reading “Teodoro Agoncillo – National Scientist”

Ruben Villareal

Ruben L. Villareal

Educational Attainment:

BS Agriculture UPLB, 1960

MS in Agronomy UPLB, 1964

PhD Horticulture specialization in Plant Breeding , Rutger, New Jersey, 1966

One of his research finding contributed to basic studies in mitochondrial biochemistry and ultrastructure.  It ended the incorporation of “T’ cytoplasm in the US and in local corn inbred lines, which translate to thousand of savings in research funds in relation to such studies. Continue reading “Ruben Villareal”

Scientific Attitudes

There are a lot of explanation or definition about scientific attitudes…  Scientific attitudes is not just for scientist per see. Scientific attitude is how a person or a predisposition of a person to  solve a problem or create  solution in a scientific way.

Here are some Scientific attitudes that one should poses to be able to be a effective researcher, scientist, teacher and inventor.

1.  Curiosity – He or she should show interest on how things work , questions its validity and seek alternative answer and questions.

2. Open mindedness – Accept every ideas even if it is contradictory to his idea and test it validity.

3. Objectivity – To show no particular bias to results , ideas and data. To show no subjectivity in any test, experiment he or she  conducted. What every the result records it truthfully.

4.  Honesty – To report all results truthfully. No manipulation of data should be done just to please benefactors, stockholders etc…

5.  Humility – being humble.

6. Creativity- Thinking outside of the box, creating new ideas and procedures.

7. Risk taker – To be able to accept criticism and to be misjudge.

These are just a few example of scientific attitudes.

Dolores Ramirez – Filipino Scientist

Dolores  A. Ramirez


Dr. Ramirez is recognized for her researches in biochemical genetics and cytogenetics. She has been working on the genetic systems controlling the makapuno endosperm of coconut; the genetics of chemical resistance factors against Cercospora leaf spot; and the cytogenetics of the hybrids of rice with related wild species.

Dr. Ramirez was holder of the SEARCA Professorial Chair for Genetics (1974-76) , and recipient of the Gregorio Y. Zara award in basic research (1976), Rizal Pro patria award for outstanding achievement in science (biochemical genetics0 (1981), and UP Professorial achievement award in agriculture (1985).

She was a graduate of University of the Philippines , B.S.A., 1956. M Sc. (Cytogenetics) , University of Minnesota, 1958. Ph. D. (Biochemical Genetics) Purdue University, 1963. Born September 20 1931.

Source: Directory of Academician and Outstanding Young Scientist

Dolores Ramirez Picture