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Dr. Glorina Pocsidio is an educator and researcher who were given the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 1986. She was recognized because of her pioneering studies on Holothurin, a substance extracted from Philippine Holothurians or sea cucumbers. She discovered that Holothurin has hemolytic, antitumor and anticancer properties so that sea cucumbers became part of the material medica in the Philippines. She also found out that sea cucumbers can be used as a cheap source of food for animals and man.

Sex: Female

Education:

  • University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, B.S. Zoology, 1966
  • University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, M.S. in Zoology, 1976
  • University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Ph.D. in Zoology, 1982

Field of Specialization:

Physiology, Chemical Biology, Zoology

Sex: Female

Education:

  • University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Bachelor of Secondary Education (major in English, minor in Mathematics), -
  • University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Master of Arts in Education (major in Educaitonal Management), -
  • University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Doctor of Education (major in Educational Administration), -

Field of Specialization:

English Language Teaching, Educational Management, Educational Administration, Research Writing and Editing, Thesis/Dissertation Writing, Advising, Critiquing

Sex: Female

Education:

  • United Nations University (UNU) Postdoctoral Fellow, Republic of Korea, Korea Food Research Institute, 1991
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Doctor of Philosophy Major: Food Science and Technology, 1990 Je 8
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Master of Science Major: Food Science and Technology, 1982
  • Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1975

Field of Specialization:

Chemical Sciences

Dr. Nazario A. Pidlaoan is the first dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, a fishery technologist, chemist and a dedicated fishery professor. He must have been an outstanding administrator because the following year, 1948, he was appointed as Superintendent of PIFT. He held this position until 1957 when the PIFT was transferred to the University of the Philippines in January 1957 by virtue of the Reorganization Act of 1957 (RA 997). On April 10, 1958, the UP board of Regents reorganized PIFT and it became the UP College of Fisheries, now the UPV College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. But the new UP academic granting unit remained in Port Area, Manila until 1962. Again because of his excellent performance as head of PIFT, Pidlaoan was appointed by the Board of regents as first Director of the College of Fisheries effective April 11, 1958 to June 30, 1965. Since the College was expanding, the position of the head of the College was changed from director to dean in 1966. Pidlaoan was appointed dean from July 11, 1969 to April 11, 1970. This made him the first dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. It was during his term as dean when the College started offering major courses in the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries. The existing Certificate in Fisheries curriculum programs were slowly being phased out. Also, it was during his term that the College acquired from Japan the M/V Pampano, a research and training vessel thru the Philippine reparation Commissions. The turnover of the vessel to the College was on February 9, 1962. In 1962, the College was transferred from Port area, Manila to its new building at Albert Hall, Diliman, Quezon City. The building was named after the acting UP President and Chairman of the UP Board of Regents, Alejandro Albert. The College stayed there until May 1988 when it moved to its larger and scenic campus at the UP Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo. It was also during Pidlaoan’s term that the Institute of Fisheries Development and Research (IFDR) was established thru Republic Act 4514 which was signed into law by pres. Diosdado Macapagal on June 19, 1965. IFDR served as the research and extension arm of the College. As a researcher, Pidlaoan focused on nutrition and fisheries education. Some of his works include “Nutritive Value of Fishes”, 1952; “Fisheries Education in the Philippines”, 1962; “quality Assessment of Fish and Fishery Products,” 1965. Pidlaoan’s thesis at the College of Fisheries, University of Washington, U.S.A. is entitled “The Vitamin A Potency of the Liver Oil and Oil Yield in the Ratfish of Puget Sound and the Relationship of these Factors to Sex of the Fish.” He also did a study on the artificial propagation of milkfish (Chanos chanos) in 1963-1964. The National Science and Development Board and the College of Fisheries funded it. Other than being a member of various learned organizations and honor societies, Pidlaoan also attended several international scientific conferences. It cannot be denied that Pidlaoan played a critical role in moulding the present and future structures of the UPV College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Thus, though he no longer lives, his legacy remains. His achievements as a leader will continue to inspire the present and future leadership of the College.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, B. Agriculture, 1929
  • University of the Philippines, College, Laguna, B. S. Agriculture, 1933
  • University of Washington, USA, M. S. Fisheries Technology, 1950

Field of Specialization:

Fisheries Technology

Sex: Female

Education:

  • C.P.H., University of The Philippines, M.D., 1934
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H., 1941

Field of Specialization:

Parasitology