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  • Dr. Olivia Salamanca (1889 - 1913)
    Dr. Olivia Salamanca of Cavite was the second female physician in the Philippines. She attended Philadelphia Medical College in the United States, and graduated with honors on 1 June 1910. Earlier in l...
  • Paulo C. Campos (1921 - 2007)
    Paulo C. Campos was a Filipino physician and educator noted for his promotion of wider community health care and his achievements in the field of nuclear medicine for which he was dubbed as "The Father...
  • Eugenio K. Hernando (c.1877 - 1958)
    Eugenio Hernando was a doctor in the Spanish Army, loyal to the Filipino revolutionary cause. In 1938, he was named Director of the Bureau of Public Health by Pres. Manuel L. Quezon. A sub-species of P...
  • Anacleto Sales Del Rosario (1860 - 1895)
    Anacleto Sales Del Rosario was a leading Filipino chemist during the Spanish Period and was considered the Father of Philippine Laboratory Science. He founded the Botica San Fernando in Binondo and the...
  • Eduardo A. Quisumbing, Sr. (1895 - 1986)
    Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines. He was author of more than 129 scientific articles. many on orchids. Eduardo Quisumbing served as the Director of the N...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on successful disciples of the sciences, who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage, and have made groundbreaking discoveries and progress in their field of specialty. Find more surnames at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Image: This is a detail of a painting by Romeo Enriquez (1960) of Opthalmologist Dr. Jose Rizal treating his mother.' '

Agriculture and Botany

  • Pedro B. Escuro PhD, 1994 National Scientist for Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Ricardo M. Lantican PhD, 2005 National Scientist for Plant Breeding
  • Luz Oliveros-Belardo PhD, 1987 National Scientist for Phytochemistry
  • Eduardo A. Quisumbing, PhD - 1980 National Scientist for Plant Taxonomy, Systematics, and Morphology
  • Dioscoro L. Umali PhD, 1986 National Scientist for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Jose R. Velasco PhD, 1998 National Scientist for Plant Physiology
  • Gregorio T. Velasquez PhD, 1982 National Scientist for Phycology
  • Benito S. Vergara PhD, 2001 National Scientist for Plant Physiology


  • Julian A. Banzon PhD, 1986 National Scientist for Chemistry
  • Bienvenido O. Juliano PhD, 2000 National Scientist for Organic Chemistry
  • Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco PhD, 1994 National Scientist for Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry
  • Antonio N. Luna, Municipal Laboratory Director of Manila, 1898
  • Dolores A. Ramirez PhD, 1998 National Scientist for Biochemical Genetics and Cytogenetics
  • Anacleto Sales del Rosario
  • Alfredo C. Santos, 1978 National Scientist for Physical Chemistry
  • Francisco O. Santos PhD, 1983 National Scientist for Human Nutrition and Agricultural Chemistry


  • Mercedes B. Concepcion, 2010 National Scientist for Demography
  • Onofre D. Corpuz PhD, 2004 National Scientist for Political Economics and Government
  • José Encarnación Jr. PhD, 1987 National Scientist for Economics
  • Raul V. Fabella, 2011 National Scientist for Economics



  • Teodoro A. Agoncillo, 1985 National Scientist for Philippine History
  • Encarnacion A. Alzona PhD, 1985 1985 National Scientist for Philippine History


  • Bienvenido F. Nebres, 2011 National Scientist for Mathematics




  • Casimiro del Rosario PhD, 1982 National Scientist for Physics, Astronomy, and Meteorology



  • Gelia T. Castillo PhD, 1999 National Scientist for Rural Sociology



  • Clare R. Baltazar PhD, 2000 National Scientist for Systematic Entomology
  • Lourdes J. Cruz PhD, 2006 National Scientist for Marine Biology
  • Francisco M. Fronda PhD, 1983 National Scientist for Animal Husbandry
  • Eugenio K. Hernando
  • Teodulo M. Topacio, 2008 National Scientist for Veterinary Medicine
  • Carmen C. Velasquez PhD, 1983 National Scientist for Parasitology


How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)