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
Died: February 1, 2023 (Age 93)
Birthplace : Cauayan, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Father : (a fisherman)

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.

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

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See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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