Onofre Corpuz Biography, Contribution

Onofre Corpuz is a Filipino former government official and social scientist.

Personal Information
Full Name – Onofre Dizon Corpuz
Birth Date : December 1, 1926
Age : 87
Died : March 23, 2013
Birthplace : Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines
Spouse : Dr. Aurora G. Corpuz – former dean, UP College of Home Economics

College : University of the Philippines
Course : Bachelor of Arts
Master : University of Illinois (1953), Public Administration, Harvard University (1955)
Doctorate : Political Economy and Gov’t, Harvard University (1956)
* Chulalongkorn University in Thailand awarded him a Ph.D. honoris causa in 1976

Career Highlights
1994-1996 – President, The Manila Chronicle
1987 – Member of the Board, National Historical Institute
* Research associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
1978 – Member (MP), Batasang Pambansa
1975-1978 – President, University of the Philippines
1973–1978 – 1st Chairperson, Career Executive Service Board
1972 – Founding President, Development Academy of the Philippines
1968-1971 – Secretary, Department of Education
1966 – Undersecretary, Department of Education

Contribution to Science
Onofre Corpuz made in depth study on the socio-economic-political development of the Philippines.

Books Published
1965 – The Philippines
– The Modern Nations in Historical Perspective
– The Events of 1872: A Historico-Bio-Bibliographical Account coauthored with Manuel Artigas y Cuerva
1989 – Roots of the Filipino Nation (2 volumes)
1997 – Economic History of the Philippines
2002 – Saga and triumph: the Philippine revolution against Spain

2004 – National Scientist of the Philippines

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