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Pinoy Scientists Awardees Give Courtesy Call to PGMA
Written by Loren   

With the honor brought by Dr. Lourdes Cruz, Dr. Virgilio Malang, Yasmin Esperitu Malang and Engineer John Judilla in the country, the group presented to President Gloria Arroyo as their courtesy call last May 5.

The Filipino International awardees proudly present their recognitions to the president. The awards include the following:

  1. Dr. Lourdes Cruz-first Filipino winner in the prestigious L'Oreal-Unesco award for her discovery of the marine snail toxin which can serve as powerful tool to study brain function.
  2. Engineer John Judilla-lead developer of the mechanical anti-terrorist robot or MAC which won in the first World Cup for Computer-Implemented Inventions held in China in 2008.
  3. Dr. Virgilio Malang and Yasmin Esperitu Malang-invented a light beer fortified with multi vitamins, which won bronze medal in the 2008 first international inventor's day convention in Bangkok.

The awardees have proven that Filipinos can knowledgeably compete and win in any international competitions that would continuously give fame to the country. [via op.gov.ph]


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