Monday, December 07, 2015


The 2015 Gawad Lagablab Awardees are in the picture with Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara- Chairman, Board of Judges for the 8th Gawad Lagablab. Dr. Guevara belongs to PSHS Batch 1980 graduates. She is presently the Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, DOST.

   Some 12 outstanding graduates of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) were honored with “Ang Gawad Lagablab” awards. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, November, 28, 2015 in Unilab Bayanihan Center, Pasig, City, Metro Manila.
The awardees were selected on the basis of their academic preparation, the extent of the development of their capabilities: professional achievements: the results of the use of their capabilities: and community involvements contribution: the benefits of their achievements to the nation.
The 12 awardees are Dr. Milton B. Amayun, MD, MPH for Social Upliftment : Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla, Ph.D. Academe; Ma. Antonia Odelia G. Arroyo – Intrepreneurship:  Vietriz P. David – Abella, MD – Social Upliftment/Community Service: Portia Grace H. Fernandez – Marcelo, MD, MPH – Social Upliftment: Atty. Ibarra M. Gutierrez III, LL.B, LL.M. – Government Service: Dr. Ricardo T. Jose, Ph.D – Education/Academe: Dr.  Prospero C. Naval, Jr., Ph.D – Academe; Scientific Research:  Dr. Reinabelle  C. Reyes, Ph.D- Scientific Research: Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvaña, MD – Medicine ; Dr. Ma. Asuncion A. Silvestre, MD – Social Upliftment; and Denis F. Villorente – Government Service.
Villorente graduated at PSHS class 1984. He completed Electrical Engineering degree at Up Diliman  in 1989. He passed the Board Examination for Electrical Engineers in the same year and placed number one in the exam.
He is the son of Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente and the late Dr. Florencia F. Villorente of Badio, Numancia.
 Gawad Lagablab of the PSHS National Alumni Association is started in 1991 to recognize excellence in academic performance, exceptional achievement in their field of endeavor, and exemplary service to our community and our nation.
The awards were held in 1991, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2015. So far, some 88 PSHS alumni received the awards./MP     

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