UST Research recognizes 121 faculty members at Gold and Silver Series Awards

A total of 121 faculty members were recognized in the areas of Arts and
Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Health and Allied Sciences,
Science and Technology, and Sacred Sciences by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation during the Recognition Program held on March 16, 2018 at the Paredes Building, UST.

They were granted the Gold Series Award and the Silver Series Award for AY 2014 to 2016 and the International Publications Award for AY 2014-2017. UST Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Jesús M. Miranda, Jr., O.P., and Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation Prof.

Maribel G. Nonato, Ph.D., assisted by the directors of the respective research centers gave the awards. The Gold and Silver Series awards are granted to faculty members in recognition of their research productivity and leadership in their respective fields of specialization within the period covered by the award.

These awards are based on research publications (author by-line should indicate the University of Santo Tomas as address The four-day itinerary included visits to the libraries of Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University, and the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch.


During the visit to the Joint Library of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the UST faculty and students were met by its head librarian, Tsui Yuen-hui, who discussed the library and archive collection of Academia Sinica. In this library tour, the participants had the chance to see the library’s automatic light sensor.


At the National Taiwan University (NTU) Library, the participants were met by WeiChung Cheng, university librarian. A tour at the Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch, a community and an eco-friendly library located at Taipei’s Beitou District, followed.

The last itinerary was the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) Library where the participants witnessed an artificial intelligence (AI) interactive display showcasing the history of the university and its services.
RESEARCH in the publication), ongoing research involvement, and tenure in the University.

The Gold Series The awards, given every two years come in two categories: Research Category and Creative Works Category. The Gold Series Award Research Category is granted to tenured full-time faculty member
with Ph.D. or M.D., with teaching load, and exclusively teaching in UST except for faculty affiliates of the UST Graduate School, authored at least five research papers published in refereed journals/ scholarly books in the last five years, with at least two of these published, one of which is an international (Web of Science/ Scopus) publication, or has one patent
or utility model granted, within the period covered by the award, or, authored at least two scholarly books in the last five years, with one of these published within the period covered by the award, with ongoing
research under the Research Center or Research Unit of the University, and, with at least one research disciple.

Under the Creative Works Category, the awardee should be a tenured full-time faculty member with Ph.D., with teaching load, and exclusively teaching in UST except for faculty affiliates of the UST Graduate School, authored at least three creative or critical works in the last five years, with
at least one of these published within the period covered by the award, and, with ongoing studies (creative projects) under the Research Center or Research Unit of the University.


The Silver Series

Under the Research Category of the Silver Series, the award is given to tenured full-time faculty member with M.Sc. or M.A., with teaching load, and exclusively teaching in UST, must have authored at least three research papers published in refereed journals/scholarly books in the last five years, with at least one of these published or has one patent or utility model granted, within the period covered by the award or, authored at least one scholarly book in the last five years published within the period covered by the award and, with ongoing research under the Research Center or Research Unit of the University.

Under the Creative Works Category, the faculty member must be tenured
full-time faculty member with M.Sc. or M.A., with teaching load, and exclusively teaching in UST, must have authored at least two creative or critical works in the last five years, with at least one of these was published within the period covered by the award, and, with ongoing studies (creative
projects) under the Research Center or Research Unit of the University.

A Research disciple refers to junior faculty members, graduate students,
medical interns, and medical residents. International Publications Award (2014–2017) The International Publications Award is presented to all full time faculty members teaching only in UST for the publication of their research outputs in journal/s and books indexed in the Web of Science/ Scopus with IF Quartile Metrics Ranking. Author byline should indicate the University of Santo Tomas as address in the publication.


Arts & Humanities (8 awardees)
Prof. Joyce L. Arriola, Ph.D. (AB: Silver & IP) • Prof. Paolo A. Bolaños, Ph.D. (AB: Gold) • Asst. Prof. Jovito V. Cariño, Ph.D. (AB: Silver & IP) • Prof. Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez, Ph.D. (AB: Silver & IP) • Prof. Imelda P. de Castro, Ph.D. (Education: Silver) • Mr Emmanuel C. de Leon, Ph.D. (AB: Silver &
IP) • Asst. Prof. Roland Theuas D. Pada, Ph.D. (AB: IP) • Prof. Ma. Luisa T. Reyes, Ph.D. (AB: IP)


Education & Social Sciences (32 awardees)
Assoc. Prof. Mark Anthony D. Abenir, D.S.D. (AB: Silver & IP) • Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, Ph.D. (Science: IP) • Prof’l. Lect. Lucila O. Bance, Ph.D. (Science: Silver & IP) • Prof. Clarence M. Batan, Ph.D. (AB: Gold & IP) • Mr. Charles T. Bermejo, M.S.O.T. (CRS: IP) • Asst. Prof. Ronaldo R. Cabauatan, M.A. (Commerce: IP) • Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, M.A. (Science: Silver & IP) • Prof. Belinda V. de Castro, Ph.D. (Commerce: Gold & IP) • Prof.
Allan B. de Guzman, Ph.D. (Education: Gold & IP) • Mr. Jommar A. de Guzman, M.D.C. (Commerce: IP) • Prof’l. Lect. Rosalito G. de Guzman, Ph.D. (GS: IP) • Prof. Rowena L. Escolar-Chua, Ph.D. (Nursing: IP) •
Assoc. Prof’l. Lect. Amelita A. Gaerlan, Ph.D. (GS: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Ma. Frieda Z. Hapan, Ph.D. (Pharmacy: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Sr. Angelina M. Julom, Ph.D. (Science: Silver) • Asst. Prof. Ronaldo A. Manalo, M.Sc. (Commerce: IP) • Prof. Maria Belinda S. Mandigma, Ph.D. (Commerce: Silver & IP) • Asst. Prof. Evangeline T. Matienzo M.A.N. (Nursing: IP) • Asst. Prof. Florence
C. Navidad, D.Ed. (Pharmacy: Silver) • Asst. Prof. Karen S. Ongtangco, M.S.O.T., M.R.S. (CRS: IP) • Asst. Prof. Jeremaiah M. Opiniano, M.P.S., M.A. (AB: Silver & IP) • Asst. Prof. Criselda T. Pacquing, M.A. (Science: IP) • Mr. Laurence Lloyd B. Parial, M.A.N. (Nursing: IP) • Asst. Prof. Corazon F. Regacho, M.Sc. (Science: IP) • Prof. Marc Eric S. Reyes, Ph.D. (Science: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Portia Lynn Q. See, Ph.D. (Science: IP) • Asst. Prof. Pia Patricia P. Tenedero, M.A.T. (AB: IP) • Asst. Prof. Gian Carlo S. Torres, M.A.N. (Nursing: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Marishirl P. Tropicales, Ph.D. (Education: IP) • Prof.
Chin Uy, Ph.D. (Commerce: IP) • Asst. Prof. Les Paul M. Valdez, M.A.N. (Nursing: IP) • Prof. Camilla J. Vizconde, Ph.D. (AB: Silver& IP).

Health & Allied Sciences (35 awardees)
Mr. Franco Louie L. Abes, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Encarnita R.
Ampil, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Ms. Lara Mae A. Angeles, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Alejandro C. Baroque II, M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Asst. Prof. Christine B. Bernal, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. David T. Bolong, M.D. (Medicine: IP) Assoc. Prof. Ma. Rosario F. Cabansag, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Ma. Minerva P. Calimag, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) •
Assoc. Prof. Benjamin S. Campomanes Jr., M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Melchor M. Chan, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Remedios D. Chan, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Mary Anne D. Chiong, M.D. (Medicine: IP)
• Ms. Elaine C. Cunanan, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Janine Margarita R. Dizon, Ph.D. (CRS: Gold & IP) • Assoc. Prof. Ma. Victoria C. Dizon, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Valentin C. Dones III, Ph.D. (CRS: Gold & IP) • Mr. Frederick T. Dy, M.D (Medicine: IP)

Asst. Prof. Maria Belinda Cristina C. Fidel, M.D., P.M.R. (CRS: IP) • Mr. Dennis
S. Flores, Ph.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Maria Honolina S. Gomez, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Flerida G. Hernandez, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Reynaldo M. Javate, M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Assoc. Prof. Sjoberg
A. Kho, M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Asst. Prof. Johnny K. Lokin, M.D. (CRS: IP) • Mr. Erick S. Mendoza, M.D. (Medicine: Silver & IP) • Prof. Leilani B. Mercado-Asis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Prof. Sandra Teresa V. Navarra, M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Prof. Jose C. Navarro, M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Prof. Narciso S. Navarro Jr., M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Jocelyn C. Que, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Prof. Raymond L. Rosales, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Prof. Jose D. Sollano Jr., M.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Prof. Consuelo B. Gonzalez-Suarez, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine: Gold & IP) • Assoc. Prof. Teresa T. Sy-Ortin, M.D. (Medicine: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Ma. Irene
B. Tangco, M.D. (Medicine: IP) Science & Technology (42 awardees)
Prof. Ma. Alicia M. Aguinaldo, Ph.D. (Science: Silver & IP) • Assoc. Prof.
Dharmatov Rahula B. Albano, Ph.D. (Science: IP) • Assoc. Prof. Pia Marie
SP. Albano, Ph.D. (Science: IP) • Prof. Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro, Dr.rer.
nat. (Science: Gold & IP) • Prof. Jovencio

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