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Eduardo San Juan

Dr. San Juan is a NASA engineer who designed the moon buggy that the Apollo astronauts used on the moon. He uses homemade materials for the moon buggy that was still chosen over those modern designs. Dr. Eduardo San Juan finished his degree from Mapua Institute of Technology.

Carmen C. Velasquez

Dr. Carmen Velasquez is recognized in the American Men and Women of Science; she is known in the International Who's Who of Intellectuals and World Who's Who of Women and International Scholars Directory because of her abundant discoveries.

Dioscoro L. Umali

He was born on November 17, 1917 at Biñan, Laguna. Dr. Umali's studies made programs of rainfed and upland agriculture, social forestry, and environmental preservation. His search for excellence, The UP College of Agriculture became a leading institution of advanced learning in Asia.

Jose N. Rodriguez

Dr. Jose Rodriguez bid to stop Hansen's Disease commonly known as leprosy. He then planned a control program that was used here and in other Asian countries. He dedicated 53 years of his existence to the control and avoidance of leprosy in the Philippines. He was also tribute with the 1974 Damien Dutton Award.

Hilario D. G. Lara

Dr. Lara structured the Institute of Public Health at the University of the Philippines. He also helped set up the National Research Council of the Philippines.

Pedro Escuro

Dr. Pedro Escuro leads the improvement, segregation, and release of nine Seed Board rice selections. He was renowned by developing rice breeding in the country.

Fe del Mundo

Dr. del Mundo gave her all for the foundation of pediatrics in the nation. She was the essence of a mother in all her workings.

Geminiano T. de Ocampo

Dr. Geminiano de Ocampo pioneered corneal transplantation in the Philippines. He also designed a corneal dissector. Aside from these accomplishments, he also put up the De Ocampo Eye Hospital, the primary eye hospital in the Philippines.

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