The Department of Agriculture (DA) Biotechnology Program recognizes nine scientists, academicians and advocates at the Third Filipino Faces of Biotechnology awarding ceremonies in Alabang, Muntinlupa, on December 13.
Three of them were recognized posthumously. Recognized for their untiring work in biotechnology are (front row, from second from left) Dr. Dolores A. Ramirez (represented by Julieta Fe Estacio of the Department of Science and Technology), the late Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio (represented by her son Randy Eusebio (third from left) and Dr. Custer C. Deocaris. (Back, from left) Fr. Emmanuel Noli C. Alparce, the late Most Rev. Jesus Y. Varela (represented by his brother Francisco Varela), Dr. Rhodora R. Aldemita, Dr. Leonardo A. Gonzales, Dr. Randy A. Hautea (represented by Sabrina Bugnosen of International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications) and Dr. Libertado C. Cruz (right). With them are Ann Lopez (front, left), assistant director at the DA Biotech Programme; DA Undersecretary Dr. Segfredo R. Serrano (front, right); and Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, DA Biotechnology Office director (back, second from right).