Honors and Awards



 2022 Awardees 

National Awards

  • Dr. Nelson Ramirez Villarante 2022 Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies (PFCS) Chemisphere Outstanding Achievement Award in Chemical Research at the 36th Philippine Chemistry Congress
  • The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM)
    • Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho
    • Dr. Ronnie Baticulon
    • Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto
    • Dr. Paul Gideon Lasco
  • Presidential Merit Award
    • Dr. Marissa Alejandria
    • Dr. Anna Lisa Ong-Lim
    • Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-Dela Paz
    • Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña
  • Dr. Nelia Cortes-Maramba - Scientific Inventions, Discoveries & Innovations (SIDI) Awards’ Scientific Inventions Category
  • Dr. Leonila De La Fuente Dans - Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos


International Awards​​

  • Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series - 2022 Gold Quill Award of Merit
  • Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid - 64th Ramon Magsaysay Awards


 2021 Awardees 

National Awards

  • Dr. Raymond Sarmiento -- The Outstanding Young Men 2021

      National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) 

  • Dr. Charlotte Chiong -- 2020 NAST Academician (Medical Sciences) 
  • Dr. Ramon Gustilo -- 2020 NAST Corresponding Member in the field of Orthopedics



 2020 Awardees 

International Awardees

2020 Asian Scientist Magazine’s 100 Most Outstanding Researchers in Asia

  • Dr. Raul V. Destura
  • Dr. Cleotilde Hidalgo-How
  • Dr. Joselito R. Chavez


  • Elijah Canlas, BA Philippine Arts student
    Best Actor -- 17th Asian Film Fest


  • UP Manila Chorale 
    Tokyo International Choir Competition
    *Gold Prize Diploma and Best interpretation for the obligatory piece (Yama No Anata);      
    *1st Place and Gold Prize Diploma -- Category G (Contemporary)   
    *2nd Place -- Category F (Mixed Choir),
    *Grand Prix Finalist;  

Mr. Emmanuel de Leon, Jr.
Outstanding Conductor Award



National Awardees

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)

  • Sheila Bonito
    2020 PRC Outstanding Professional in Nursing 
  • Josephine R. Bundoc, MD
    2020 PRC Outstanding Professional in Medicine
  • Roderick Salenga 
    *PRC 2020 Eric Nubla Excellence Award
    *2020 PRC Outstanding Professional in Pharmacy


UP System Awards

UP Scientific Productivity Awards

  • Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. (CPH) – UP Scientists III
  • Dr. Marie Carmela M. Lapitan (CM) – UP Scientists III
  • Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla (CM) – UP Scientists III
  • Dr. Erna C. Arollado (CP) – UP Scientists I
  • Assoc. Prof. Marilen P. Balolong (CAS) – UP Scientists I
  • Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong (CM) – UP Scientists I
  • Dr. Agnes S. Estrella (CM) – UP Scientists I
  • Assoc. Prof. Voltaire G. Organo (CAS) – UP Scientists I
  • Dr. Catherine Lynn T. Silao (CM) – UP Scientists I

UP Artist 1 Awardee ​

  • Honey Achanzar-Labor (CAS)


Elijah Canlas, BA Philippine Arts student
*Best Actor -- 68th FAMAS, 2020 Gawad Urian
*Best Supporting Actor-- Gawad Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro (2020)



 2019 Awardees 

International Awards

  • Dr. Rody Sy  (NAST Academician)
    Asian Scientists 100 for its 2019 edition chosen in the field of biomedical science.
  • Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid 
    2019 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World Award - Pioneer and Founder Category by the Filipino Women’s Network



International Awardees

  • Dr. Herbert Gaisano, UPCM Class 1981
    2016 Order of Ontario, Canadian Province’s highest official honor


National Awardees

• Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila
1st Bayani ng Kalusugan Award (conferred by the Dept of Health)

• UP Manila Chorale
Ani ng Dangal 2016 Award, Music Category


Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Awards (conferred by the Philippine Medical Association)
Dr. Zorayda Leopando (Academe)
• Dr. Reuben F. Salvador (Community Leadership)
• Dr. Claver R. Ramos (Clinical Practice)
• Dr. Julius A. Lecciones (Government Service)
• Dr. Jonas Francisco Y. Santiago (Research)



UP Alumni Association Awards

Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awardees
Dr. Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr., AB ’58, MD ’63;
• Dr. Mario S. de Villa, MD ’56;
• Dr. Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio, MD’ 63;
• Dr. Zorayda E. Leopando, BS ’70, MD ’75
• Dr. John Mark S. Velasco, BS ’99 cl; MD ’04; MPH


Distinguished Alumni Awards in Medical Science Research
Prof. Roderick L. Salenga, BS Phar ’04; MPH ’07 (Distinguished Alumni Award in Public Health)
• Prof. Nina Consorcia Castillo-Carandang, AB ’84
• Dr. Leo D.P. Cubillan, BS’86 mcl; MD’91 (Distinguished Alumni Award in Public Health Promotion)
• Dr. Ferdiliza Dandah S. Garcia, BSSpPath ’98 (Distinguished Alumni Award in Community Promotion) ​

  • ​Dr. Basil H. Jajurie, MD ’58 (Distinguished Alumni Award in Community Empowerment)

• Comm. Elsie Brandes-de Veyra, GN’55 (Distinguished Alumni Award in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development)
• Limson Family (Multi-generational UP Alumni Awardees) 

  • ​Rosell Family (Multi-generational UP Alumni Awardees)



International Awardee

• UP Manila Chorale
1st Place -- Polyphony category, 2015 International Habaneras and Polyphony Choir Competition” (Aug. 2015)
2nd Place -- Mixed Choirs, Male or Female Choirs Folk Music, up to 40 voices category
3rd Place -- Mixed Choirs up to 40 voices category
in the 33rd Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigros (July 2015)


National Awardees

• Prof. Roderick L. Salenga
2015 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for Public Health Pharmacy
• Ugnayan ng Pahinungod-Manila
National Outstanding Volunteer Award (Organization, Non-Profit Category)
Phil. National Volunteer Coordinating Service Agency
• Dr. Abundio A. Balgos PCP
Dr. Gonzalo F. Austria Memorial: Most Distinguished Physician Award 2014- 2015




International Awardees

• Dr. Melvin Sanicas (College of Medicine/College of Arts and Sciences alumnus)
Elected Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health (longest-established public health organization in the UK)
Jore-Anne Rico (CAS Alumna)
1st Place Asian Bioethics Review Essay Prize 2014



National Awardees

Natioal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

 • Dr. Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. -- 2014 Outstanding Health Research Award
Atlas of Philippine Dermatology -- Outstanding Book Award
Dr. Paulo Antonio Silva -- Outstanding Young Scientist


Philippine General Hospital
2nd Runner up -- Hospital Best Practices on Infection Control Best in Hand Hygiene
2nd Runner up -- Best in the Management of Hospital Infection
Awards given by the Philippine Hospital Association and Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society

Paula Apolonio, Nadinne Capistrano, Rose Enriquez, Maruss Sinsaym, and
Raymond Ruedas (OrCom Students)

2014 Philippine Student Quill Awards

UP Manila Indayog Dance Varsity
Champion (Girls Division) — College Division Crissa Campus Dance Synergy 2014
9th Place (Boys Division) --  Ego Jeans Supreme Wars I, 2014



UP System Awards

Dr. Iris Thiele Isip-Tan
1st Gawad Pangulo: Competition for Progressive Teaching and Learning


UP International Publication Awards
• Marilen P. Balolong (CAS)
• May Kristine O. Bernardo and Voltaire G. Organo (CAS)
• Nina Abigail B. Clavio and Junie Billiones (CAS)
• Else G. Dapat (Bio, CAS)


UP Scientific Productivity Awards
• Dr. Leonila F. Dans (CM) -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Antonio L. Dans (CM) -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Carmencita Padilla (CM) -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr. -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Maria Carmela Lapitan -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Jose Florencio F. Lapeña Jr -- UP Scientist III
• Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong (CM) -- UP Scientist II
• Prof. Arnold V. Hallare (CAS) – UP Scientist II
• Prof. Junie B. Billiones (CAS) -- UP Scientist I
• Prof. Rosario R. Rubite (CAS) -- UP Scientist I


UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Awards
• Dr. Ernesto O. Domingo  (UPAA Distinguished Alumni)


UPAA Lifetime Achievement Awards 
• Dr. Benjamin Adapon  
• Dr. Florante Gonzaga 
• Dr. Reynaldo Joson  


UPAA Outstanding Achievement Awardees in Various Fields
• Dr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go (Government Service)
• Dr. Antonio Miguel Dans (Medical Research)
• Dr. Eduardo Banzon (Health Policy Development)
• Dr. Charlotte Chiong (Health Administration)
• Dr. Marcelito Custodio (Public Health Promotion)
• Dr. Cora Anonuevo (Public Health Promotion)
• Dr. Irma Makalinao Distinguished Service Award
• UP Pharmacy Alumni Association (Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter)
• Genuino Family (Multi-generational Family Award)


UP Manila Awardees Gawad Chancellor Awardees
• Dr. Anthony GH Cordero (Outstanding Teacher)
• Glenn Sia Su (Outstanding Researcher)
• Edelina Dela Paz (Outstanding Faculty in Extension Service)
• Esphie Grace Fodra  (Outstanding Research, Extension and Professional Staff)
• Miladilla Santiago  (Central Adm Outstanding Adm. Employee - Level 2)
• Arvy John Crescini  (Central Adm Outstanding Adm. Employee - Level 1)
• John Aaron Isidro, CAMP  (Outstanding Student)
• Lenita Reyes-Otadoy (Outstanding Athlete)
• Deseree Mangulabnan  (Outstanding Artist)
• Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity, CM   (Outstanding Student Organization)


UP Los Banos
• Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla
Gumamela Hybrid named in her honor “Hibiscus Rosa sinensis Carmencita Padilla