Awardee’s Name Title of Award Date Place Award Giving Body
Asuncion K. Raymundo Achievement Award in Research

Elected as Academician by the National Academy Science and Technology



July 10-11, 2002







Adelina A. Barrion 2002 Most Outstanding  Entomologist   Davao Philippine Association of Entomology
 Ivan Marcelo A. Duka 2002 CSSP Achievement Award in Teaching   Manila CSSP
Cleofas R. Cervancia 2002 Civil Service Commission LINGKOD Bayan Award   Manila Civil Service Commission
Ludivina S. de Padua 2003 UPAA Outstanding  Professional Award Mar-03 UPLB UPAA
Nina M. Cadiz


2003 CAS Outstanding Senior Faculty  ovember, 2003  CAS-UPLB  CAS
Asuncion K. Raymundo 2003 Service Awardee     Philippine Society of Microbiology
Arcelia A. Alejar 2003 NRCP Achievement Awardee in Biology May-04 Manila Hotel National Research Council of the Philippines
Virginia C. Cuevas 2004 NRCP Achievement Award   NRCP, Manila National Research Council of the Philippines
Asuncion K. Raymundo 2005 National Republica Award Oct. 7, 2005 CHED, Manila Commission on Higher Education
Lorenzo V. Baluyot 2005 Lingkod Bayan Award Sept. 28, 2005 CCP, MM Civil Service Commission
Nina M. Cadiz UPLBAA-CASAA Outstanding Alumna for Teaching October, 2004 UPLB UPLBAA-CASAA
Milagrosa R. Martinez-Goss 2005 Outstanding Researcher Awardee 4-Mar-05 Maquiling Ballroom, UPLB University of the Philippines Los Baños
Asuncion K. Raymundo 2005 National Republica Award Oct. 7, 2005 CHED, Manila Commission on Higher Education
Celia B. dela Viña 2005 CAS-AA Distinguished Alumnus Award for Teaching Oct. 9, 2005 Umali Hall, UPLB University of the Philippines Los Baños
Netzie N. Bebing 2nd Prize Likha Award Outstanding Creative Research 2005 National Invention Contest Nov. 17-21, 2005  DOST, Manila  DOST
Danilo C. Balboa 2005 Outstanding Administrative (Blue Collar Personnel Category) Award 4-Mar-05 SU, UPLB University of the Philippines Los Baños
Lorenzo V. Baluyot 2005 Lingkod Bayan Award Sept. 28, 2005 CCP, Metro Manila Civil Service Commission
Ma. Vivian C. Grageda 2006 NAST-DoPont Talent Search for Young Scientist (Marine Science) 13-Jul-06 Manila Hotel NAST-DuPont
Ma. Genaleen Q. Diaz 2006 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS)Award in the Field Genetics 13-Jul-06 Manila Hotel NAST
Rita P. Laude 2006 Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia Award for Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology 21-Jul-06 Philippine Trade Training Center UP
  2006 MS Swaminathan Outstanding Research Awardee 28-Jul-06 Los Baños Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc.
Merlyn S. Mendioro 2006 UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award  2006 UPLB UPLB
Maximo D. Tandang 2006 Outstanding Administrative( Blue Collar Category)  2006 UPLB UPLB
Cleofas R. Cervancia Dr. William D. DAR Research and Development Award 2006 DAR DAR
Damasa M. Macandog 2007 UPB Outstanding Researcher Award  2006 UPLB UPLB
Asuncion K. Raymundo 2007 UPAA Outstanding Professional Awardee in the Field of Natural Sciences-Biology (Microbiology)   UPAA UP Diliman
Pablo P. Ocampo Outstanding CAS Senior Faculty 2007 CAS UPLB
Martina A. Nepomuceno Outstanding CAS Administrative Personnel      
Ms. Martina A. Nepomuceno 2008 UPLB Outstanding Administrative Personnel

Award (Technician/Craftsman Category)

2008 UP Los Baños  
Prof. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award 2008 UP Los Baños  
Dr. Cleofas R. Cervancia

Dr. Rita P. Laude

Dr. Nenita E. Tapay

Prof.Hazel L. Gaza

Prof. Noel G. Sabino

Prof.Ma. Carmina C. Manuel

Prof Analinda C.Manila-Fajardo

Prof. Charina Gracia B. Banaay

Prof Aimee Lyn A. Barrion Dupo

Prof Rodelina C. Deyto

Ms. Rosalina N. Tandang

Ms.Milagrosa J. Masacupan

 UPLB Bee Program Receipnt of the Civil Service Commission PAG-ASA AWARD (Team Category)      
Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas 2008 Metro Bank Foundation Outstanding Teacher Awardee Tertiary Level 2008 Manila Hotel Metro Bank Foundation
Dr. Cleofas R. Cervancia Recipient of the Civil Service 2008 Manila Hotel Civil Service Commission
Virginia C. Cuevas UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardee in Science and Technology 2009 UPAA UPAA
Lucille C. Villegas NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in the Filed of Microbiology 2009 Manila NAST
Enrique D. Talag UPLB Outstanding Personnel (Office Personnel Category) 2009 UPLB UPLB
Maximo D. Tandang Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee 2009 Malacañan Palace Civil Service Commission
Olivio E. Matalog UPLB Outstanding Personnel (Blue Collar Office Personnel Category) 2009 UPLB UPLB
Dr.Macrina T. Zafaralla NAST-HUGH Greenwood Environment Science Award Best Lecuture Presentor 2010 Palawan State university Palawan State University
Dr. Maribel D. Sese UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award 2010 UPLB UPLB
Mr.Danilo C. Balboa UPLB Outstanding Administrative Personnel  (Blue Collar Category) 2010 UPLB UPLB
Dr. Arcelia A. Alejar 2011 UPAA Alumna Award for Science and Technology 2011 UPLB UPLB
Prof. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez 2011 Outstanding Young Scientist in the Field of Zoology 2011 UPLB NAST
Dr. Macrina T. Zafaralla NRCP Achievement Awardee 2011 UPLB UPLB
Dr.Leticia E. Afuang Outstanding Extension Award 2012 UPLB UPLB
Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas NAST HUGH Greenwood Environment Science Award 2012 UPLB UPLB


Licensure Examination Passing Rate

Currently, Mr. Jeffrey D. Magtibay is the second placer for the Secondary level of the Licensure Examination for Teacher (LET). Further, the UPLB graduates also got the 100% passing rate taken this year (2012).


Number of CAS Graduates with honors (for the past 10 years)


YEAR cum laude magna cum laude summa cum laude
2012 51 4 0
2011 61 5 0
2010 58 13 1
2009 50 13 2
2008 46 11 0
2007 64 8 1
2006 62 4 2
2005 60 14 1
2004 44 3 1
2003 46 11 0
2002 34 8 1


Department of Social Sciences

Name Award
Mr. Rolando E. Maningas 2002 CAS Outstanding Junior Faculty
Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson 2002 UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Ma. Leoncia B. Villaluz 2004 CAS Outstanding Administrative Staff
Ronaldo M. Vibal 2005 CAS Outstanding Administrative Staff
Dr. Arleen H. Saniano 2006 UPLB Outstanding Teacher Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Ms Ma. Eloisa Z. Martinez 2007 Gawad Felicisimo T. San Luis

Natatanging Kabataang Propesyonal ng Laguna

Dr. Nenita E. Tapay 2008 PAGASA Award by the Civil Service Commission





Distinguished Alumni:

Dr. Eliezer A. Albacea, NAST Academician

Prof. Jaderick P. Pabico, NAST Outstanding Young Scientist



Career Prospects: Possible job opportunities for BA Communication Arts graduate include (but not limited to) the following:

Information editor/writer Speech trainor

Speech consultant

Stage set designer

Stage costume designer

Editorial assistant Speech writer Actor/actress
Copy writer Broadcaster Scriptwriter


Career prospects for BA Philosophy graduates are usually in the fields of research and teaching, and most pursue a law degree after finishing their undergraduate degree.


List of CAS Alumni holding key positions in the government or those who have been famous:

Lizbeth S. De Padua, M.D.

B.S. BIO, major in Cell Biology

(Summa cum laude), 1976

· Epileptologist – MINCEP Epilepsy Care , Minneapolis , Minnesota ( 2007- present)

· Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Neurology , University of Minnesota  (2009-present)

Cynthia T. Hedreyda, Ph. D.

B.S. BIO, major in Cell Biology, 1976

· Director- National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UP Diliman
Cymbeline Tancongco – Culiat, Ph.D.

B.S. BIO major in Cell Biology  (cum laude) , 1982

M.S. Genetics (UPLB)

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

(ORNL- University of Tennessee as a full scholar of ORNL and the Hilton-Smith Fellowship)



· Founder , Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman- Scientific Advisory Board

· Dr. Culiat  is the inventor of various patents related to the clinical applications of the Nell1 protein in skeletal muscle wound healing and treatment of cardiovascular disorders. These patents were exclusively licensed to NellOne on a worldwide basis.

· Adjunct faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Genome Sciences and Technology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Nora Lyssa V. Lapitan, Ph.D.

B.S. BIO, major in Cell Biology, 1978,

M.S. and Ph.D. from Kansas State University

· Professor- Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University and the Cell and Molecular Biology Program at Colorado State University

· Director of the BREAD program for the National Science Foundation that is funded by NSF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Washington DC).

Leopold L. Ilag, Ph.D.

B.S.BIO major in Genetics , 1991 (magna cum laude)

Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics from the Nobel Prize-awarding Karolinska Institute in Sweden,EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry Martinsried, Germany

· Director- Stockholm University Proteomics Facility

· A wild species of Hoya hound in the island of Luzon (Hoya ilagii) has been named after the Ilag family. The cited reason for this recognition can be read in the etymology published in the Asian Journal of Life Sciences.


Lawrence L. Ilag, Ph.D., J.D.

B.S. BIO major in Cell Biology, 1987 ( summa cum laude, GWA=1.04)

Ph.D. Yale University, 1993

Harvard Law School

Associate Office: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett  & Dunner LLP, 901

New York Ave NW, Washington DC)

· Dr. Larry Ilag practice patent prosecution and litigation, primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. He has extensive technical experience in the molecular biology, genomics, biochemistry, and genetics, especially in bacterial and plant systems.
Leodevico L. Ilag, Ph.D
B.S. BIO major in Genetics, 1985(magna cum laude)Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology at Univ. of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, 1991
· Chief Scientific Officer, Horizon Science Pty Ltd, Australia. Former Chief Operating Officer- Patrys Ltd.

· He co-founded Xerion Pharmaceuticals AG (Munich, Germany) in 1998 and served as its Managing Director and Chief Scientific / Technology Officer until 2004 where he was responsible for the R&D, business development and operations. His research background includes cardiovascular disease and cancer, Cryptome’s primary disease targets.

Ma. Concepcion R. Nierras, Ph.D.

B.S.BIO major in Genetics (magna cum laude)

Ph.D. Genetics at University of Wisconsin

Worked at Oxford University and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

· Director of Research, Scientific Affairs, for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). She serves as the liaison to JDRF’s partner funding organizations, and has helped develop, implement, and evaluate partnerships with international funding agencies, including the Wellcome Trust, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), the Canadian Federal Development Agency, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. Marie serves as program officer for genetics consortia co-supported by the US National Institutes for Health. She works with other JDRF program scientists on initiatives such as common mechanisms in autoimmune systems, stem cell research, and initiatives in diabetic nephropathy.
Eric Dennis C. Legaspi, M.D.

B.S. BIO major in Cell Biology , 1982 ( summa cum laude)


· Neurosurgeon- St. Luke’s Medical Center , Quezon City

· Neurosurgeon- Manila Doctor’s Hospital , U.N. Ave. Manila

· Neurosurgeon- Department of Pediatrics, Neurosurgery Department, Capitol Medical Center Inc., Quezon City.

Benildo G. Delos Reyes, Ph.D.

B.S.BIO major in Genetics, 1985

· Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics, School of Biological Science, University of Maine.
Joven Jeremius Q. Tanchuco, M.D.

B.S.BIO major in Genetics, 1979 (magna cum laude)

· Medical director of PHAP member GlaxoSmithKline, Philippines
Ernelea R. Palo, Ph.D.

BS.BIO major in Genetics, 1977

· Director- U.P. National Science Research Institute

· Deputy Director- Philippine Genome Center

Leocadio S. Sebastian, Ph.D.

B.S.BIO major in Genetics, 1983

Ph.D. Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

· Regional Director in Asia Pacific Oceania, Biodiversity International -2008-present

· Former Director – PhilRice 2000-2008

· He was a recipient of national and international awards such as Pantas (Sage) Awards for Research Management, JICA Presidential Award, Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) and Outstanding Young Scientist in Plant Breeding. He was also conferred the rank of Career Executive Officer 1 (CESO-1 highest rank in Philippine Civil Service) in 2003.

Romeo S. Recide

MS Statistics, 1998

· Director – Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, DA

· Chair – Steering Group for Agricultural Statistics, UN (Economic  and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) ESCAP Committee on Statistics

Dalisay S. Maligalig

MS Statistics, 1979

· Senior Statistician – Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Edsel A. Peña

B.S Statistics , 1979 (cum laude)

M.S. Statistics, 1982

· Professor – Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208 USA
Eliezer A. Albacea

B.S. Statistics, 1981 (cum laude)

· Professor- Institute of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños

· Academician- National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

· World-renowned computer scientist; first and only computer scientist inducted in the Philippines’ National Academy of Science and Technology

· Developed optimal parallel algorithms for problems on graphs and of new basic techniques for programming shared-memory parallel computers.

Jessamy O. Encarnacion

B.S. Statistics,1999

· Director- Social Statistics Office, NSCB
Wifredo E. Cabezon

B.S. Agriculture major in Statistics

· Assistant Director- Bureau of Soils and Water Management
Felino P. Lansigan

B. S. Agriculture (Statistics), 1975

MS Statistics, 1977

Ph.D. in Statistics (Hydrology and Water Resources) , 1992

· Professor- Institute of statistics, University of the Philippines Los Baños

· Co-recipient- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

· 2009 National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Hugh Greenwood Environmental Science Award

Cynthia S. Bantilan

B.S. Statistics, 1979

· Research Program Director- Markets, Institutions and Policies, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Aidel Paul G. Belamide

BA Communication Arts

(summa cum laude)

· First ever Summa Cum Laude of the BACA program

· Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines

· Ten Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines

Layeta P. Bucoy

BA Communication Arts, 1996

(cum laude)

· Faculty- Humanities Dept., CAS, UPLB

· Prize-winning Writer

John Joseph E. Consulta

BA Communication Arts, 2000

· Senior News Correspondent GMA News and Public Affairs
Rodrigo “Jiggy” D. Manicad Jr.

BA Communication Arts, 1994

· Senior News Producer and Host, Anchor GMA News and Public Affairs
Genes S. Navera

BA Communication Arts, 1998

(cum laude)

· Lecturer- Centre for English language Communication, National University of Singapore
Oscar E. Oida

BA Communication Arts, 1998

· Senior News Producer and Anchor GMA News and Public Affairs
Ma. Encarnacion V. Quadra

BA Communication Arts, 1985

· Managing Director- MQ Mediazone Productions TVTV Enterprise
Bum D. Tenorio Jr.

BA Communication Arts, 1991

· Creative Director and Columnist , The Philippine Star
Mimi L. Aquino- Santos

BA Communication Arts, 1990

· Chief-Registry of Deeds, Lipa City
Bernadita L. Catalla

BA Communication Arts, 1979

· Minister and Consul- Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia
Alexander Cortez

BA Communication Arts, 1976

· Artistic Director- Dulang UP
Mario Dumaual

BA Communication Arts, 1980

· Senior Entertainment Correspondent, ABS-CBN
Mark Francis C. Hamoy

BA Communication Arts, 1993

· Consul- Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines Amman, Jordan
Diane Jorolan

BA Communication Arts,1997

· Assistant Producer- CNBC Asia
Juliet Labog Javellana

BA Communication Arts,1989


· Day Desk Editor/ Reporter-  Philippine Daily Inquirer
Rosanna Ladaga Llenado

BA Communication Arts, 1991

· President- AHEAD Learning Systems, Inc.
Fr. Ruel F. Lero, SVD.

BA Communication Arts, 2010

· Vice President for Academic Affairs- Holy Name University
Mona Lisa Manalo

BA Communication Arts, 1984

· Head- Regulatory Matters and Entertainment Laws, ABS-CBN
Eduardo R. Pilapil Jr.

BA Communication Arts, 1993

· CEO- Achievers Circle Inc.

· Speaker and Business Consultant/ Coach

Ma. Cecilia I. Royo

BA Communication Arts, 1986

· Vice President for Operations and Client Services- Unitel Productions, Inc.
April Robillos

BA Communication Arts, 1984

(cum laude)

· Study Abroad Adviser- Purdue University
Maria Luisa Culiat Sadorra

BA Communication Arts, 1978

· Senior Lecturer- Center for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore
Benito M. Vergara Jr.

BA Communication Arts, 1989

· Anthropologist ( Ph.D. Cornell University)

· Writer

· Movie Blogger

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