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  • Horacio Morales Jr. (1943 - 2012)
    Horacio “Boy” Morales Jr. was a man with a mission. He took on various roles: the ubiquitous campus figure in the 1960s and wunderkind technocrat of the 1970s. Since the 1980s, he was the enigmatic und...
  • Aloysius Baes (1948 - 2006)
    Aloysius “Ochie” Baes was a brilliant Filipino scientist who was active in the movement for democracy and freedom in the Philippines, an environmental expert who has been influential in offering a peop...
  • Remberto Daniel dela Paz (1952 - 1982)
    After graduating from medical school, Remberto Daniel “Bobby” Dela Paz turned his back on a potentially lucrative career in Manila and left for Samar, to set up a community-based health program there f...
  • Magtangol Roque (1941 - 1981)
    Magtangol Roque was the beloved kuya of his brother and sisters – the elder brother who supported their studies and gently imposed discipline. Best of all, he affirmed them in their belief that the pri...
  • Manuel Dorotan (1948 - 1983)
    Manuel Dorotan came from a large family of professional achievers – five physicians, accountants, a chemical engineer, a nurse, an agriculturist, and an economist-turned-world-renowned chef. All went t...

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
  • Conrado Morente, agriculturist
  • 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



  • Angel Alcala, 2014 National Scientist for Biological Sciences


  • Aloysius Baes, environmental chemist
  • Julian 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





  • Teodoro 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

Political Science



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



  • 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)