Scientist Profile


Faustino T. Orillo

NAST Academician


Dr. Faustino Orillo's researches in plant pathology helped pave the way to minimizing losses suffered by crop producers attributable to plant diseases. Noteworthy of his scientific publications are on coffee rust, blight affecting kenaf and leaf spot of maize caused by Helminthosporium maydis. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Philippine agriculture, Dr. Orillo received the Distinguished Alumnus award given by the UP College of Agriculture in 1974. He is also a member of several professional and learned societies namely: Botanical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Phytopathological Society.


Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology, UPLB College of Agriculture, Los BaƱos, laguna

Ex-Officio Member, Board of Directors, UPLB College of Agriculture Alumni Association (since 1986)


    • NAST Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member
    • UPLB College of Agriculture Alumni Association, Ex - Officio Member, Board of Directors


    • Academician, NAST-DOST, 1983


    • University of the Philippines, College of Agriculture, 1944
    • Harvard University, Ph.D, 1950


    • Orillo, F.T., (1949) Helminthosporium maydis Nisikado and Miyake: its parasitism and production of toxic metabolic by-products
    • American Journal of Botany Volume 36(10):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1951 N) An undescribed species of Melanconium on tomato in the Philippines
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 35(6):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1952 Ag) Melanconium fruit rot of tomato
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 36(3):
    • Orillo, F.T., Quiniones, S.S., (1952 O) Blight of Kenaf
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 36(5):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1952 Ja) Leaf spot of maize caused by Helminthosporium maydis
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 36(7-8):
    • Orillo, F.T.,, (1953 Je-Jl) Yellow leaf spot of sugar cane
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 37(1-2):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1954) Helminthosporium disease of corn
    • Plant Industry Digest Volume 17(4-5):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1955) Controlling plant disease
    • U.P. College of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin Volume 20(5):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1955) An undescribed species of Helminthosporium on kapok in the Philippines
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 38(8):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1956) Six combination sprays in the control of insects pest and diseases of cacao
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 40:
    • Orilla, F.T., (1957 Ja) The problem of citrus disease in the Philippines
    • Plant Industry Digest
    • Orillo, F.T., (1957 Mr) Disease of citrus in the Philippines and their control
    • 3rd National Citrus Planters Convention
    • Orillo, F.T., (1957 Mr) Seed treatment of vegetable for control of damping-off
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 40(10):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1958 Mr) Spraying to control late blight of potatoes in the Philippines
    • Plant Disease Reporter Volume 42(3):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1958 D) Four disease of coffee hitherto undescribed in the Philippines
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 42(7):
    • Orillo, F.T.,, (1959) A field evaluation of six stickers in combination with Parzate for the control of coffee rust
    • Plant Disease Reporter Volume 43(5):
    • Orillo, F.T., (1959 Jl) Common disease of vegetable crops and their control in the Philippines
    • U.P. College of Agriculture Technical Bulletin Volume 24:
    • Orillo, F.T.,, (1959 N) Biological test of fungicidal spray stickers on the control of Cercospora leaf spot of tobacco
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 43(6):
    • Orillo, F.T.,, (1961) Selection of college species and varieties resistant to coffee rust in the Philippines
    • Philippine Agriculturist Volume 45(5):