Dr. Belardo spend five decades f her life studying the chemistry of natural products and essential oils from Philippine plants. She has extracted 33 new Philippine essential oils and studied their chemical and physical properties. results of her work found application in the creation of new flavors and in herbal medication.
Her consistent work on phytochemical research brought her honors and 32 awards among which are: The Lunsford-Richardson Award in Pharmacy, USA, 1956; Philippine Pharmaceutical Association Outstanding Pharmacist 1963; Federacion International de Abogadas Award 1979; Waseda University Plaque of Recognition, Japan, 1981; Professional Regulation Commission Award in Pharmacy, 1983; National Research Council of the Philippines Award in Phytochemistry, 1984; Distinguished Leadership Award in Chemistry, USA, 1985; El Consejo Cultural Mundial Award Mexico, 1988.
Source: Directory of academicians and outstanding young scientists
As researcher , Dr. Mijares conducted studies concerning multi-variate theory and analysis which were published in “The Annals of Mathematical Statistics”, an international journal.
As Deputy Director-General of the National Economics Development Authority (NEDA) and Executive Director of the National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO) for a number of years, Dr. Mijares had the responsibility of overseeing the overall development and direction of the statistical system in the country.
For his achievement in statistics, Dr.Mijares was elected to membership in international statistical groups such as the Statistical Institute of Asia and the Pacific, International Statistical Institute, and the Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics.
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Solita F. Camara-Besa
Dr. Camara-Besa is a medical educator and researcher. She has worked on the sodium and potassium content of Philippine foods and established standards useful in the preparation of diets. Her series of 8 papers on cholesterol levels in relation to diets of various segments of the Filipino population which are very important epidemiological basic data on Filipino give an idea of the importance of fats and cholesterol in the epidemiology of atherosclerosis among Filipinos.
Some of Dr. Camara-Besa”s researches were award winning. She was a Barbour Scholar, University of Michican from 1939-1940 and is a member of various honorary and learned societies.
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Ricardo M. Lantican
For his research on cytoplasmic inheritance of hypersensitivity to a disease in maize, a discovery that has created an awareness among biologists of the importance of genetic diversity as a weapon against environmental adversities.
Dr. Lantican’s efforts in plant breeding, more specifically in the development of varietal resistance and the improvement of plant structure and morphology, have paved the way for the release of outstanding varieties. These varieties are now being commercially grown by farmers in the Philippines, parts of Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia. The new plant structure developed in mungbean through his effort and that of his team has resulted in doubling of yields. The plant types evolved in the Philippines were heavily used as parents in the breeding program of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC) in Taiwan.
Source:Directory of academicians and outstanding young scientists
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