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Senate adopts 2 resolutions commending 8 Filipino scientists, doctor

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By Hannah Torregoza

The Senate has adopted two resolutions commending eight outstanding Filipino scientists for their exemplary work in science and technology and a doctor for bagging the 2018 ASEAN-US Science prize for women.

Dr. Gay Jane Perez (USAID Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)

Dr. Gay Jane Perez
(USAID Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)

These Senate Resolutions No. 882 and 923 were introduced by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV, chair of the Senate committee on science and technology.

Aquino said Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Jeffrey Perez, Dr. Mario Antonio Jiz II, Dr. Philip Alviola, Dr. Nathaniel Hermosa II, Dr. Lanndon Ocampo, Dr. Lucille Abad and Dr. Aletta Conception Yñiguez, who made it to the list of Asian Scientist 100 (AS100) last March 2018, brought pride and prestige to the country .

AS100, which is released annually by the Asian Scientist Magazine, recognizes the invaluable contributions of researchers, academicians, innovators and business leaders in Asia in the various field of science and technology.

Asian Scientist Magazine highlights research and development news stories from Asia to the international community.

The other Senate resolution honored Dr. Gay Jane Perez for winning first place at the 2018 Asian-US Science Prize for Women.

Perez was well known for her work on using satellite date to forecast drought, its evolution over time and its impact. This would help farmers identify the ideal planting areas and seasons to improve their crop yield.

She bested seven other female scientists from Southeast Asia and received $20,000 in cash from the US government and its private partners, Underwriters Laboratories, a global safety science company.

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