Angel Alcala Biography, Contributions

Angel Alcala is a Filipino scientist and marine biologist. In 2014, he received the National Scientist award from then President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III.

Personal Information
Full Name : Angel C. Alcala
Birth Date : March 1, 1929 (age 90)
Birthplace : Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Father : (a fisherman)

Education
College : Silliman University (1951)
Course : Biology (magna cum laude)
Master : Biology from Stanford University (1960)
Doctorate : Biology from Xavier University (1966)

Career Highlights
* Consultant on marine and aquatic projects under the United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Bank Global Environment Facility, the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, and the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute
* Chairman, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) (1995-1999)
* Secretary, Department of Natural Resources (DENR) (1992-1995)
* President, Silliman University
* Professor, Silliman University

Contribution to Science
Dr. Angel Alcala conducted experiments on environmental management, marine conservation, and discovery of 50 new species of reptiles and amphibians.

Awards
2018 – Member, Fulbright Philippines Hall of Fame
2014 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1999 – Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation
1994 – Field Museum Founders’ Council Award of Merit
1992 – Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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