Pinoy Pride: 8 Filipinos among top 100 scientists in Asia

Eight Filipino scientists were hailed among the bests in Asia by the Asian Scientist Magazine — another proud moment for the Philippines.

On its 2019 edition, Asian Scientist Magazine listed 100 top scientists in the region, who have made significant scientific discovery or who have contributed to the academe or industry.

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Names of eight Filipino Scientists emerged in the list.

They are Dr. Rosalinda C. Torres (Chemistry) and Dr. Marissa A. Paglicawan (Material Science), both from the Technology Development Institute; Artemio Salazar (Agriculture), of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños; and Rody Sy (Biomedical Science) of UP Manila.

Also included are Gay Jane Perez (Environmental Sciences and Geology), of UP Diliman; Charissa Marcaida Ferrera (Life Sciences), of UP Diliman; Elmer Dadios (Engineering), of De La Salle University; and Ricardo Balog (Engineering), of the University of Sto. Tomas.

According to a report, Torres was cited for her research on the larvicidal ability of Philippine medicinal plants while Paglicawan was recognized for her research on turning Manila hemp or abaca into an engineering material.

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The magazine has listed scientists from China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea,  Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, who were from diverse disciplines.

Asia, according to the magazine, is supplying the world a quarter of its publications written by Asians.

Last year, eight Filipino scientists were also included in the list.

Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that features research and development news stories from Asia to a global audience. Asian Scientist Magazine is based in Singapore.