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Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Los Baños
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UPLB Centennial Logo.png
UPLB Centennial Year Emblem
Motto Honor and Excellence
Established June 18, 1908 (system)
March 6, 1909 (campus, UPCA)
November 20, 1972 (autonomy, UPLB)
Type National university
Chancellor Luis Rey I. Velasco
President Emerlinda R. Roman
Undergraduates 9,617[1]
Postgraduates 1,071[1]
Location Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
(main campus)
Campus 14,665 hectares (147 km²)
university town, land grant university
Hymn "UP Naming Mahal"
Colors UP colors.svg Maroon and Forest Green
Affiliations Association of Pacific Rim Universities (via UP System)
Website http://www.uplb.edu.ph
Palm trees line the entrance to UPLB

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UP Los Baños, UPLB or colloquially LB) is a public university located in the towns of Los Baños and Bay in the province of Laguna, some 63 kilometers south of Metro Manila. It was founded by American botanist Edwin Copeland on March 6, 1909 as the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture.[2]

UPLB has a land area of 147 km², 92% of which hosts research facilities that include laboratories, greenhouses and a forest reserve.[3] It also has similar facilities in La Carlota, Negros Occidental.

The university offers over a hundred degree programs ranging from communication arts to genetics through its nine colleges and two schools.[4] The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education has accredited nine programs as Centers of Excellence and two as Centers of Development.[5][6] Six research institutes were also recognized as Centers of Excellence by the President of the Philippines.[3]

While alumni from UPLB have been recognized in a wide range of fields, most of them tend to specialize in the natural sciences. These include several national scientists[7][8], Nobel Prize co-winners,[9] fellows of the Third World Academy of Sciences,[10] academicians of the National Academy of Science and Technology[11] and Palanca Award winners.[12]

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Academics

The university awards Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Regular PhD and PhD by Research degrees.[13]

The college is a recipient of a Ramon Magsaysay Award[14] and a Center of Excellence in Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. It administers more than half of the country's agricultural research and has trained scientists, professors and government officials across Asia.[15]

A Center of Excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Information Technology and Mathematics as well as a Center of Development in Physics and Statistics, CAS is the largest college in the university. It is the center of education in basic and social sciences, humanities, liberal arts and foundation courses for all UPLB students.[15]

Humanities and Social Sciences Building
Baker Hall
Institute of Chemistry

CDC is a Center of Excellence in Communication and recipient of the KBP Golden Dove Award for best AM station.[16] It is recognized as one of the pioneers in development communication in the world and bears the name of a major school of thought (The Los Baños School of Development Communication).[15]

CEM offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Development Economics, Mathematical Economics and Agribusiness Management.[15] It also administers the APEC Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises.

CEAT is a Center of Excellence in Agricultural Engineering. It also offers degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering.[15]

The school offers degree programs in environmental science and undertakes research and extension focusing on agro-industrial ecology, biodiversity conservation, policy studies and environmental impact assessment, among others.[15]

The college is the second-oldest in the university and is a partner institution of the World Agroforestry Center. It conducts research on degradation and climate change, among others.[15]

  • Graduate School

The school offers graduate programs in coordination with other UPLB units.[15]

CHE offers degree programs in Human Ecology and Nutrition and administers the Regional Training Program on Food and Nutrition Planning.[15]

The CPA offers graduate programs in Development Management, Public Affairs, Extension Education, Agricultural Education and Community Development. Its research focuses on communities in transition, access to resources, governance, policy and education, and political economy.[15]

The Rizal Centenary Carillon, inaugurated on August 23, 1997, is one of only two non-traditional carillon towers in the Philippines. It is listed by the GCNA as the largest non-traditional carillon in Asia.[17]

The college is the first in the Philippines to offer degree programs in Veterinary Medicine and is the sole Center of Excellence in the field. Its research focuses on biomedicine, animal production and veterinary public health.[15]

Recognition From Regulatory Agencies

Data from the Professional Regulation Commission show that UPLB is a top performing school in all the board exams it participates in,[18] namely Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Education, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Nutrition and Veterinary Medicine.

CHED has also designated the university as Zonal Research Center for Regions 4 (Calabarzon and Mimaropa) and 5 (Bicol).[19]

Research and Development

Facilities

Housed in the various research units in the campus are analytical laboratories, specialized laboratories for tissue culture, plant and animal biotechnology, nurseries, and greenhouses for plant breeding and plant collection.[3]

UPLB has two electron microscopes-a Hitachi Model H-300 transmission electron microscope and a Hitachi Model S-510 scanning electron microscope.[20] It also has a meteorological station, agricultural machinery development and testing center, geographical information system and remote sensing laboratory, broadcasting facilities for AM and FM, pets and animal clinics, experimental animal farms, and other complementary facilities.[3]

Partnerships

A laboratory at the headquarters of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The university hosts at least five international research and extension centers - the International Rice Research Institute, World Agroforestry Centre, APEC Center for Technology Exchange and Training for Small and Medium Enterprises, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO-SEARCA), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Center for Biodiversity. Government institutions such as bureaus of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Agriculture are likewise headquartered at UPLB. Local research institutes like the Philippine Rice Research Institute and the Philippine Carabao Center also have offices at the university.

UPLB has research partnerships and student/faculty exchange programs with the Asian Development Bank,[21] Cornell University,[22] Yale University,[23] Purdue University[23] and Michigan State University,[24] among others.

UPLB also receives funding support for its research initiatives from foreign organizations. These include the International Crops Research Center for the Semi-Arid Tropics, U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, International Foundation for Science and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.[25]

Budget

In 2006 and 2007, the university received PhP371 million (about US$8.5 million) in research grants from local and foreign sources.[26]

Research Institutes

  • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH)
  • National Crop Protection Center
  • Farming Systems and Soil Resources Institute
  • Post-harvest Horticulture Training and Research Center
  • Institute of Plant Breeding
  • Institute of Animal Science
  • Dairy Training and Research Institute
  • Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • La Granja Research and Training Station
  • UPLB Limnological Research Station
  • Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems
  • Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability
  • Forest Development Center
  • College of Development Communication and its departments
  • College of Economics and Management and its departments
  • Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center
  • Agricultural Modernization and Development Program

National Centers of Excellence

Six UPLB research institutes were recognized as Centers of Excellence by virtue of Presidential Decree:[27]

ISI/Thomson-accredited research journals

UPLB has the most number of scientific journals listed at Thomson Scientific/Institute for Scientific Information in the country:

Service Laboratories

Facade of the headquarters of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Animal Nutrition Analytical Service Laboratory
  • Biotechnology Central Analytical Service Laboratory
  • Chemical Analytical Service Laboratory
  • Chemical Control and Pesticide Toxicology Service Laboratory
  • Crop and Soils Analytical Service Laboratory
  • Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory
  • Environmental Remote Sensing and Geo-information Laboratory
  • Instrumentation Service Laboratory

Enrollment and Graduation Profile

The University released data regarding recent enrollment as supporting details for the statement released by the UPLB Management Committee due to the issues resulting from the implementation of large class sizes for bottleneck courses. The following data were lifted from the said document[1].

Enrollment Profile (2005-2009)

College 2005 Enrollment 2006 Enrollment 2007 Enrollment 2008 Enrollment 2009 Enrollment
CA 1202 1201 1219 1228 1212
CA-CAS 72 60 64 64 71
CAS 3384 3394 3313 3319 3381
CEM 925 899 883 876 875
CEAT 1700 1716 1738 1832 1940
CFNR 481 454 425 394 393
CHE 599 631 651 675 703
CVM 467 433 430 402 402
CDC 629 586 588 600 640
GS 869 812 854 902 1071

Graduation Profile

College Graduated in 2005 Graduated in 2006 Graduated in 2007 Graduated in 2008 Graduated in 2009
CA 264 215 186 205 217
CA-CAS 6 13 7 10 5
CAS 606 589 573 565 570
CEM 211 196 192 169 169
CEAT 213 241 227 208 234
CFNR 91 102 106 89 94
CHE 98 109 125 101 114
CVM 73 61 56 59 40
CDC 130 141 116 114 95
GS 212 182 184 168 179

Secondary Education

The university offers secondary education through the UP Rural High School.

Campus Life

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at DL Umali Hall
Vega Center, campus shopping and dining center

The university is home to hundreds of organizations, ranging from Greek-letter societies to religious groups. These organizations sponsor several activities, including plays, musical performances, quiz bees, high school camps and outreach programs, among others.

DL Umali Hall, which serves as the main auditorium, usually hosts stage plays and musical performances. Smaller theaters such as the NCAS Auditorium at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building and SEARCA Auditorium are also favored venues. Baker Hall usually hosts rock artists and dance parties, while the Seniors Social Garden is a preferred venue for weddings and other intimate events.

The Student Union building houses the office of the campus paper UPLB Perspective, as well as a cafeteria, a manual duck pin bowling lane, internet stations, a table tennis center, school supplies stores and counseling offices.

Right outside campus are numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and fastfood chains. Since many students leave campus for their home cities and towns on Fridays, Thursday nights are usually the busiest and most vibrant. Vega Center and LB Square are among the favorite stomping grounds.

UPLB also hosts the popular Oblation run where applicants of a certain fraternity streak around campus. Other fraternities also host popular dance parties and concerts during the school year.

The university holds a major campus fair known as Feb Fair during Valentine’s Day week. The fair was initially held to express opposition to Martial Law under former president Ferdinand Marcos, but has since evolved into the biggest social event on campus. Popular bands and other artists converge at the Freedom Park to perform before hundreds of students and visitors. Most organizations also put up tents around the park to serve as temporary hang-outs.

Most degree-granting units have Student Councils that hold activities similar to other organizations, but are largely geared to benefit their constituent colleges. Each college is represented in the University Student Council, the highest student policymaking body on campus.

Several dormitories and apartments have been put up on campus and nearby areas to accommodate students and faculty since most of them are based outside Los Baños and nearby towns. The university also has an area dedicated to faculty housing.

Emergency Services

The university maintains its own police force but is dependent on the municipal government and IRRI during fires and other emergencies. UPLB has a small hospital that serves the needs of faculty and students. Privately-run Los Baños Doctors Hospital is also less than a kilometer away from campus.

University Student Council

These officers were elected on February 25, 2010, and were proclaimed on March 1, 2010. They took their oath of office before Chancellor Luis Rey I. Velasco on March 12, 2010 and will serve until March 2011.

Chairperson: Ernest Francis Calayag

Vice-Chairperson: Diana Marie Mula

Councilors:

  • Christian Ray Buendia
  • April Karla Conde
  • Carlo Angelo Cruz
  • Noah Correa
  • Gabrielle de Juras
  • Mari Misheleen dela Cruz
  • Arthur Kent Holt
  • Allan Robert Monserrat
  • Marie Angelique Rivera
  • Denijez Gabrielle Tan

History

Early History

Seeing the need to set up an institution dedicated to research and education in agriculture and related disciplines to serve the new colony, the Board of Regents of the American University of the Philippines on March 6, 1909 established the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture (UPCA). Edwin Copeland, a botany professor and Thomasite from the Philippine Normal College in Manila was chosen as its first dean; Harold Cuzner, Edgar Ledyard, Carrie Ledyard and Sam Durham were Copeland’s first academic staff. Classes were first held in June 1909 with faculty houses and tents as classrooms. Less than a year later, structures for the college were finally completed in a 73-hectare abandoned farmland at the foot of Mount Makiling. A formal four-year curriculum was instituted in 1910.[2][33]

By 1917, the UPCA campus had grown to 127 hectares with 7 buildings. It had 500 students with its own student council, as well as an alumni association with about 100 members. The following year Charles Baker took over the deanship from Copeland and oversaw the construction of a 300-hectare Agricultural Experiment Station. By 1927 Baker died and Bienvinido Gonzales became the third dean of UPCA, the first Filipino appointed to the post.[2]

Under Gonzales' term, the college successfully conducted one of the first ethanol fuel road tests outside the United States mainland when UPCA engineers ran a 1929 De Soto Luxe sedan on 10% ethanol for 50,000 kilometers.[34] The country’s first woman plant pathologist, Victoria Mendiola, likewise graduated from UPCA in the same period.[2]

World War II

The UPCA campus was chosen as an internment camp for Allied nationals as well as a recuperative camp for Filipino war prisoners during the Japanese occupation, with Baker Hall as main internment building.

Los Baños internees after the raid, February 23, 1945. US National Archives

The campus became home to 8,146 POWs: 7,000 Filipinos, 1,527 Americans, 329 British, 133 Australians, 89 Dutch, 30 Norwegians, 22 Poles, 16 Italians, and 1 Nicaraguan during the occupation. Aside from twelve US Navy nurses and a few servicemen, most of the internees were civilian businessmen, teachers, bankers, and missionaries caught by the Japanese during the course of the war and incarcerated in various POW camps in the country.

In 1945 the Americans saw the need to rescue the prisoners in Los Baños. Along with Filipino guerrillas and escaped prisoners, they immediately developed a plan, which was carried out from February 21 to February 23, 1945. 2,147 Allied civilian and military internees were successfully liberated with minimal casualties.

A few days after the rescue, the Japanese in full force, led by the escaped Sadaaki Konishi, returned to Los Baños. Upon seeing no prisoners in sight, the Japanese turned their wrath on the remaining civilians who had failed to heed the warning from the guerrillas to leave. With the help of pro-Japanese Filipino traitors known as Makapili (Makabayan Katipunan Ñg Mga Pilipino or Alliance of Philippine Patriots), the Japanese soldiers massacred some 1,500 men, women and children, and burned their houses as well as those in the adjacent towns suspected of collaborating with the liberators. Konishi was tried for his war crimes after the war and hanged.

Despite the thousands of innocent civilians killed when the Japanese returned to Los Baños after the raid, it is nonetheless celebrated as one of the most successful rescue operations in modern military history.

Post-war Reconstruction and Cornell University Partnership

UPCA became the first unit of the University of the Philippines to open after the war when it resumed classes on July 25, 1945. In five years, with the help of war damage funds from the US, 80% of the physical plant had been restored.[33]

In 1946, the American Agricultural Mission to the Philippines urged the US to support the college’s experiment station. By 1950 the US Economic Survey Mission to the Philippines reechoed that recommendation, and a program headed by Cornell University was set up. 10 to 14 professors from different American universities would come and live on campus annually, bringing with them fresh ideas and knowledge of gains made in many fields. A number of younger Filipino faculty also went to Cornell and other US universities for graduate study. The program became so successful that the college began to receive major grants from prominent international organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, Council on Economic and Cultural Affairs, Committee for Free Asia and the Colombo Plan.[33]

In 1958, UPCA developed an extension training program for nationals of other Southeast Asian states. The following year the Rockefeller Foundation provided funds to build an International House to serve as living quarters for the growing number of foreign students.[33]

A Rice School for Asia

UPCA and IRRI, with considerable funding support from US-based foundations, international funding agencies and the Philippine government, helped engineer Asia's Green Revolution in the 1960s. CGIAR

In 1959, renowned plant breeder Dioscoro L. Umali took the helm at UPCA. A year later he agreed to help the Rockefeller and Ford foundations establish the International Rice Research Institute. IRRI has since brought together scientists from all over the world to work on developing heavier, more nutritious and pest-disease-and-weather-resistant strains of rice in order to feed the increasing populations of Asia.[33]

In 1963 Cornell was asked to help develop a graduate school for UPCA. The Rockefeller Foundation agreed to provide housing for the Cornell resident staff and to continue fellowships for UPCA faculty and for Asian students; the Ford Foundation offered to provide funds to upgrade the library, finance the Cornell contract, provide graduate scholarships, and pay for the service of a firm of campus planners.[33]

The number of foreigners studying at UPCA continued to grow steadily, and by the end of 1976 the college had graduated 440 foreign students: 204 from Thailand, 40 from South Vietnam, 37 each from Taiwan and Indonesia, and 25 from Pakistan; the rest came from some 15 to 20 other countries worldwide. Many of these graduates are now leaders in their own countries.

In fact, Thailand benefited so much from UPCA that the Thai Ministry of Agriculture became known as the “Los Baños Ministry”.[33]

Formal Establishment

Presidential Decree No. 58 was signed on November 20, 1972 transforming UPCA into UPLB.[2] Three colleges and four institutes were added to the university - College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, College of Human Ecology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Biological Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Mathematical Science and Physics and Institute of Computer Science.[2] The Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex was also completed during the 1970s to host the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) as well as experimental farms and other smaller laboratories and training centers.

UPLB signed partnerships with foreign universities including Cornell,[22] Purdue,[23] University of Wisconsin–Madison[23] and the Australian National University,[23]. The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program also chose the University (in tandem with IRRI) as a partner institution.[21]

As the university gained autonomy, programs unrelated to agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine also gained international recognition, notably development communication, computer science and human ecology.

See also: University of the Philippines System#History

Notable alumni

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Science and Technology

National Scientists affiliated with UPLB

  • Eduardo Quisumbing published the first ever book on medicinal plants in the Philippines and authored more than 129 scientific articles published here and abroad. While director of the National Museum, Quisumbing undertook restoration of the Herbarium which was completely destroyed during World War II.
  • Dioscoro Umali specialized in rice, corn, abaca and mussaenda breeding. His research paved the way for the launching of programs of rainfed and upland agriculture, social forestry, environment conservation and rural poverty. He was appointed dean of the College of Agriculture in 1959.
National Scientist and former College of Agriculture Dean Dioscoro Umali. DOST-NAST
National Scientist and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Asuncion Raymundo. DOST-NAST
  • Francisco Fronda helped develop Asia's poultry industry, devoting over six decades of his life to teaching, research and extension. In recognition of his pioneering contributions, he was cited as the "Father of Poultry Science in the Philippines" by the Philippine Association of Animal Science in 1980 and "Father of Thai Poultry Industry" by the Crown Princess of Thailand in 1982.
  • Julian Banzon was among the first to do research on coconut as a renewable source of fuel and chemicals. He also devised novel processes, noteworthy among these is the extraction of residual coconut oil by chemical, rather than by physical processes.
  • Clare Baltazar discovered eight types and one subgenus of Hymenoptera. She also published the first authoritative book on Philippine insects which laid the groundwork for future biological control in the country.
  • Benito Vergara is a rice scientist and author of "Farmer's Primer on Growing Rice" which has been translated in over 40 languages. He also developed IRRI’s Rice World Museum during his term as director for Administration.
  • Bienvenido Juliano authored or co-authored over 370 scientific papers on rice chemistry and quality and edited and contributed to several chapters of the 2nd edition of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) monograph "Rice Chemistry and Technology" in 1985, wrote "Rice Chemistry and Quality" for PhilRice in 2003, "Rice in Human Nutrition" for FAO in 1993, and compiled IRRI quality data on world rice. He is the only Filipino on Thomson/ISI's list of highly cited researchers.[35]
  • Carmen Velasquez discovered thirty-two new species and one new genus of digenetic trematodes from Philippine food fishes, two from birds and five from mammals; nine life cycles of trematodes of the family Transversotrematidae, Echinostromatidae, Notocotylidae (2), Plagiorchidae, Heterophyidae (2), Microphallidae and Philophtalmidae. She also discovered two new species of nematodes from Philippine fishes and a new species of Capillaria from the intestine of man, as well as a new species of parasitic copepod in Glossogobius giurus (Goby). Her works are archived at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Gelia Castillo is an expert on rural sociology. Her book "All in a Grain of Rice" is the first book written by a Filipino about the Filipino farmer's response to new technology. Another book, "Beyond Manila", has been cited as one of the best studies on the actual problems and needs of rural areas in relation to countryside development.
  • Dolores Ramirez is known for her work on the genetic systems controlling the makapuno endosperm of coconut, the genetics of chemical resistance factors against Cercospora kex leaf spot and the cytogenetics of the hybrids of rice with related wild species.
  • Jose Velasco did research on various areas of plant physiology such as mineral nutrition, photoperiodism, chemical weed control and plant growth in general, which served as the basis of crop production management practices and has set the direction for future research. He is also known for his research on cadang-cadang disease of coconuts.
  • Pedro Escuro helped develop, isolate and release nine Seed Board rice varieties: Milpal 4, HBD-2, Azmil 26 and C-22 (upland) and C-18, C4-63, C4-137, C-168 and C-12 (lowland).
  • Gregorio Velasquez, known as the "father of Philippine phycology", made the first intensive study of the local Myxophyceae or the bluegreen algae and devoted at least 30 years of productive work in the study of Philippine algae.
  • Ricardo Lantican's research on southern leaf blight saved the American corn industry in 1969.[36] He also helped develop a new plant architecture in mungbean combined with resistance to Cercospora leaf spot, which increased yield levels in Asian farming systems and initiated varietal improvement of legumes in the Philippines in the 1960s, producing more than 20 varieties of mungbean (CES and Pag-asa series), soybean and peanut, some of which are commercially planted and used as parental types in international breeding programs.
  • Asuncion Raymundo implemented numerous research projects or studies on microbial genetics and biotechnology in agriculture, including some funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, UNIDO and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture. She has published over a hundred technical articles in refereed journals and proceedings, both local and international. She is currently dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Masangao Topacio, Jr. did research on leptospiral disease of domesticated animals, which may provide the foundation for institutional control measures for these ailments. His studies on the transmission of the disease from pigs to humans have enabled veterinarians to produce antibiotic therapy that also reduced spontaneous abortion caused by the disease among pregnant pigs.

Scientists from UPLB also played key roles in the Green Revolution, notably Rodolfo Aquino who helped develop the IR8 rice strain[37] and Cecil Salmon who discovered the Norin 10 wheat strain.

4 of 6 Filipinos in the U.N. IPCC that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize are UPLB professors Juan Pulhin, Rodel D. Lasco, Rex Victor Cruz and Felino P. Lansigan.[9]

Cielito Habito

Other notable scientists include Eliezer Albacea who developed optimal parallel algorithms for problems on graphs and of new basic techniques for programming shared-memory parallel computers, Mercedes Umali-Garcia who developed the Bio-N fertilizer,[38] Bonifacio F. Comandante Jr. who invented the waterless fish transport technology,[39] molecular geneticist Cymbeline Tancongco Culiat who developed a method for regenerating damaged heart muscles that restores both normal tissue mass and function[40] and Menandro N. Acda who invented a composite building board (featherboard) made of chicken feathers and the lahar barrier (Lahargard) to prevent entry and infestation of termites into homes and wooden structures.[41][42].

Politics and Business

Past and present legislators from UPLB include Juan Miguel Zubiri, Sergio Osmeña III, Teddy Casiño,[43]Salvador Escudero[44] and Abigail Binay.[45]

Several UPLB alumni have also been appointed as cabinet secretaries, notably Cielito Habito (Economic Planning),[46] Patricia Santo Tomas (Labor), Domingo Panganiban (Agriculture, Anti-poverty),[47] William D. Dar (Agriculture),[48] William Padolina (Science and Technology)[49] and Ricardo Gloria (Education).

Other notable alumni include San Miguel Corporation chairman Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr,[50] Agusan del Sur governor Maria Valentina Plaza Cornelio, Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) founder and CEO Jaime Aristotle Alip[51] and president and chief academic officer of Centro Escolar University Cristina Padolina. Presidents of the University of the Philippines from UPLB are Bienvenido Gonzales and Emil Javier,[2] as well as the current president, Emerlinda Roman.

Social Sciences

Nora C. Quebral pioneered development communication as an academic discipline and practice, Arsenio M. Balisacan is an expert on agricultural and development economics and director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)[52] and Felix Librero is an expert on development communication and former chancellor of UP Open University.[53]

Arts and Entertainment

Some notable alumni include art critic and author Paul Blanco Zafaralla,[54] stage and TV director Antonio Mabesa and 1976 Binibining Pilipinas Universe (Miss Philippines Universe) Lizbeth S. De Padua. In the field of television news, alumni include Jiggy Manicad, Cedric Castillo, and Oscar Oida of GMA-7 as well as Sol Aragones and Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN. Veterinarian Ferdinand Recio co-hosts the GMA-7 public affairs program Born to be Wild.[55]

See also

Notes

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  4. ^ "UPLB Degree Programs". Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPLB_Degree_Programs. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Institute of Computer Science". UPLB-ICS. http://www.ics.uplb.edu.ph/. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
  6. ^ "CHED’s Centers of Excellence/Development (COEs/CODs)". Commission on Higher Education. http://www.ched.gov.ph/statistics/coecods.html. Retrieved 2007-01-11. 
  7. ^ "DOST-NAST National Scientists". DOST-NAST. http://www.nast.dost.gov.ph/national3.htm. Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  8. ^ "National Scientists from U.P.". Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_University_of_the_Philippines_people#National_Scientists_from_U.P.. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  9. ^ a b "Nobel Peace Prize 2007 goes to IPCC with 6 Filipino Scientist Members". SEARCA. http://www.searca.org/web/news/2008/sep/web/23.html. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  10. ^ "TWAS Members". TWAS. http://users.ictp.it/~twas/mbrs/mbrs.html. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  11. ^ "DOST-National Academy of Science and Technology Membership". Department of Science and Technology. http://www.nast.dost.gov.ph/membership.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  12. ^ "DHUM's Palanca Awardees". UPLB. http://www.uplb.edu.ph/dhum/1117. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  13. ^ "GS". UPLB. http://www.uplb.edu.ph/gs. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  14. ^ "List of Magsaysay Awardees". Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Magsaysay_awardees#Peace_and_International_Understanding. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "UPLB Schools and Colleges". University of the Philippines Los Baños. http://www.uplb.edu.ph/academics/schools-colleges. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  16. ^ "UPLB CDC extension". University of the Philippines Los Baños. http://www.devcom.edu.ph/pages/extension. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  17. ^ http://www.gcna.org/data/IXAPNTwt.html#PHLBNSUP
  18. ^ "PRC Official Website". Professional Regulation Commission. http://www.prc.gov.ph/. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 
  19. ^ "UPLB-CHED Zonal Research Center for Regions IV and V". UPLB/CHED. http://www.geocities.com/uplb_chedzrc/prog.html. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
  20. ^ "Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory". UPLB. http://www.uplb.edu.ph/biotech/emsl. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  21. ^ a b "Gathering of ADB-Japan Scholarship Program Scholars". Asian Development Bank. http://www.adb.org/JSP/adb-jsp-jan21.asp. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
  22. ^ a b "Susan Henry continues tour; signs agreement with Los Baños". Cornell University. http://www.news.cornell.edu/chronicle/05/2.10.05/Henry_Philippines.html. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
  23. ^ a b c d e "ISPPS Partnrs". University of the Philippines Los Baños. http://www.uplb.edu.ph/cpaf/ispps/partners.html. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  24. ^ "MSU Study Abroad Program". Michigan State University. http://studyabroad.msu.edu/programs/philipmulti.html. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
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