Filipino researchers will not go unnoticed, as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has awarded 12 of them for their "outstanding works and innovative discoveries.
The awards were made through DOST's National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) in the name of the 2012 NRCP Achievement Awards.
For their feats, they each received, aside from the distinct honor, a gold medallion, plaque of appreciation, and P25,000 in cash.
DOST Secretary Mario Go Montejo and NRCP President Dr. Lourdes S. Cruz handed them their prizes on March 13 during the NRCP's 80th General Membership Assembly held at historic Manila Hotel.
DOST-NRCP lauded the 12 awardees for their contributions to the country's science community.
Montejo urged them to be part of the DOST's flagship program, "Smarter Philippines," by enjoining all researchers "to harmonize their efforts for the program."
The DOST-NRCP gave the recognition to the 12 researchers for their "scientific works...recognized as tools promoting the welfare of the nation and the citizenry and enriching the country's knowledged in the 12 scientific disciplines spanning basic, applied sciences, and social sciences."
Comprising the 2012 awardees are Dr. Evelina M. Vicencio; Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo;Dr. Trinidad P. Trinidad; Dr. Ireneo L.. Lit, Jr.; Dr. Severino S. Capitan; Dr. Alvin B. Culaba; Dr. Nimfa B. Ogena; Dr. Alipio T. Garcia; Dr. Florentino P. Sumera; Dr. Jose S. Buenconsejo; Dr. Carina G. Lao; and Dr. Jezie A. Acorda.