Gawad Saka 2015: Search for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist

The search for the 2015 Outstanding Agricultural Scientist (Gawad Saka 2015) in now underway. This award is given to one who has done outstanding research work in any field directly related to agriculture and fisheries. The search guidelines, nomination form and nominee's curriculum vitae form are attached. All documents should be submitted first to the UPLB Selection Committee for National Awards c/o the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension. 

The deadline of submission of nominations to the OVCRE is on March 26, 2015. Attached forms are in MS Word files for easier inputting.

Please also find attached the memorandum from the Office of the Chancellor with details regarding submission of nominations. 

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Who may nominate?

The following may submit nominations:

  •     Personnel of the unit
  •     Students and alumni
  •     Others from outside the unit
  •     An interested candidate


Nominators (individuals or groups shall submit:

  •     Duly signed letter containing the reasons or justifications for the nomination
  •     3-page summary of the nominees’ curriculum vitae
  •     Narrative statement of vision/mission & flagship projects for the institute (not more than 5 pages)


Who may be nominated?

The nominee must possess the following minimum qualifications:

1.  Commitment to academic freedom and the values and ideals of the university

2.  Distinction or outstanding academic credentials in the nominee’s chosen field of expertise which should be along the lines of the BIOTECH’S disciplines or fields

3.  Filipino citizen

4.  Leadership qualities and administrative or managerial capability

5.  Must be willing to serve as BIOTECH Director on a full-time basis and for the full term of three years

6.  Must consider resource generation an important function of the position


When and where to submit nomination papers?

The nomination papers must be submitted to the Search Committee for the New Director of BIOTECH c/o Dr. Domingo E. Angeles, Office of the Dean, College of Agriculture, UPLB not later than 8 April 2015, Wednesday, 5:00pm (sharp)




1. Organizatioal meeting of the Search Committee to discuss the

proposed process and schedule 

25 March 2015
9:00 AM

CADO Conference Room

2. Notification of BIOTECH and UPLB Constituents regarding the

Search Process

25 March 2015
3. Presentation of current director of its thrusts, priorities and achievement 31 March 2015
10:00 AM to 12:00 NN
BIOTECH Conference Room
4. Period of Search Committee to accept nominations

25 March to 8 April 2015

5. Search committee to review nomination documents 9 April 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CADO Conference Room
6. Notification of nominees 9-10 April 2015  
7. Presentation of nominee's plans and programs for BIOTECH 13 April 2015
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
BIOTECH Conference Room
8. Interview with candidates 13 April 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BIOTECH Conference Room
9. Interview/Consultation with BIOTECH Constituents 14 April 2015
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
BIOTECH Conference Room
10. Search committee to review and consolidate results of the search process 14 April 2015
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CADO Conference Room
11. Preparation of report 15 April 2015
12. Finalization of report by the Search Committee 16 April 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
CADO Conference Room
13. Submission of Search Committee report to the Chancellor 17-20 April 2015  


Director of BIOTECH Search Committee

(OC) AO No. 089 Series 2015 dated 17 March 2015)

Dr. Domingo E. Angeles (Chair), CA
Dr. Susan May F. Calumpang, OVCRE
Dr. Jose Wendell P. Capili, OVPA
Dr. Antonio C. Laurena, CSC-CA
Ms. Vangie G. Sarmiento, IBS-CAS
Mr. Philfred Q. Villamayor, CVM
Ms. Patricia B. de Mesa, CA Student Council
Ms. Elena C. Ros (Support staff/Secretary), CSC-CA


UP-CIDS Call for Papers

The University of the Philippines-Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP-CIDS) is still soliciting articles for the two volumes for 2015 of its Public Policy Journal (PPJ). Contributors are free to submit papers on various topics, especially those that are relevant to policymaking and the 4Es (“Economic Emancipation, Employment, Education, and Environment”) of the Center. 


For the content aspect, contributed articles may contain the following:

1)    Identification of an issue or problem of public interest and concern;

2)    Contextual background of the public issue or concern ( such as institutional, legal, social, political, economic, or cultural context);

3)    Evidence-based and scientific methodology applied to the topic  analytics;

4)    Presentation  and effective argumentation of options and alternatives;

5)    Implications or recommendations for decision, adoption, change or any similar course of action by policymakers whether local, national, or global. 


Manuscripts, using Times New Roman or Calibri font size 12 and in single space or 1.5 spacing, must be submitted on CD, email attachment, or hard copy. Margins should be between 1” and 1.5.” Manuscripts must use 8.5 x 11 paper size and must be around 15 pages in length (around 7,500 words). Manuscripts must include abstracts and proper references with end notes kept to a minimum. References should be in Chicago format and cited in-text preferably through endnotes. But in-text citations for contributions from the natural, physical and health sciences may use the author-date system. A writing style that is comprehensible and easy to read is preferred and welcomed. Authors may submit tables, graphs, maps, illustrations and other artwork with the manuscript. 


Contributors may also submit book reviews, essay reviews, review essays, or article reviews. These articles, two to five (2-5) pages long and an average of 500 words per page, should be in the format as stated above. Authors of books reviewed by contributors can respond with articles following the same format. 


All manuscripts must be original. Authors should be prepared to rewrite their articles in accordance with the comments and suggestions of referees. The editors will not assume any responsibility for manuscripts received; materials will be returned only if a written request for these is made by the author/s. 


The second deadline of the articles’ submission would be on May 27, 2015. For any inquiries, please contact Jeff Asuncion or Rose Punay through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 981-8500 loc 4267 / 4268.


The Journal


The PPJ was established in 1996 to “examine in depth contemporary key economic, social and political issues facing the country.”  It was expected be “an authoritative journal for public policy guidance to be disseminated to other academic institutions, policy makers in government, the private business sector and non-government organizations.” The journal’s initial issue first saw print in the last quarter of 1997. PPJ then became a bi-annual publication during the 2000s.


The PPJ contains four to seven (4-7) main articles and some book reviews. The articles are mainly solicited by the Editor. The articles contain important insights into the making of public policy in the country, in the region, and the world. The articles may spring from researches which are funded by the CIDS, those previously read in national or international conferences or those which may be purposively or specifically requested by the Editor from leading academics and researchers.


Call for Nominations: LBSCFI Outstanding Research and Development Awards

The Los Baños Science Community (LBSC) is one of four  science  communities  established  by the Department of Science and Technology  in  accordance  with  the Presidential Executive Order No.  784  in  1984.  The  science  community  concept fosters the spirit of sharing of resources and expertise among research agencies located in Los Baños. On March 23, 2001  the  Los  Baños  Science  Community  embarked on strengthening its resource generation activities, which prompted which prompted its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission making the entity a non-stock foundation.

Agencies belonging to the LOS BAÑOS SCIENCE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, INC. (LBSCFI) have, through the years, accumulated a rich resource of research and development information, which may have great national impact.  The LBSCFI feels  that  the  National Science and Technology Week, which celebrates in July of each year is an appropriate occasion to grant the awards for outstanding research and development conducted by scientists and development workers in the community.  The award was launched in 1986.

The LBSCFI OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS, therefore, give due recognition in the form of cash and plaque of recognition to excellent research and development projects conducted in the community in support of the national development.

The title of the award is “LBSCFI Outstanding Research and Development Awards” with the following categories:
                (A) PARRFI Research and Development Awards (Agriculture, Forestry and Environment)
                          Research Category       
                          Development Category

               (B) M.S. Swaminathan Outstanding Research Award (Agriculture to include Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Natural
                    Resources Management and Socio-Economics)


Attached below are the following: Guidelines, Nomination Form, and Poster. Deadline of submissions is on 22 May 2015. Please submit all required forms on or before the deadline along with electronic copies sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also attached is the Memo from the Office of the Chancellor. 

Orientation on R&D Project Implementation and Management (05-06 May 2015)

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension will institute the conduct of annual training offerings for UPLB research personnel for effective and efficient management of R&D projects. Specifically, the orientation shall focus on the policies and regulations of the University regarding project implementation. The training will also tackle guidelines on intellectual property rights; research results publication and presentation; and etiquette in extension. Subsequently, the mentoring scheme under the Basic Research Program will be implemented this year, hence, mechanics of the said program will also be discussed.

In this connection, all study leaders of newly approved projects under the UPLB Basic Research Program are requested to attend a two-day orientation on R&D Project Implementation to be held on 05-06 May 2015 at the OVCRE Annex Building.

Bring with you the completed PPMP per project and PR's for the specific items that will be needed in the conduct of your Basic Research. 

For confirmation of your attendance, please contact Ms. Maricris C. Cecilio and Ms. Ruth M. Almario at phone nos. 536-5326 and VOIP 1520.

Names of project leaders are in the downloadable copy of this announcement.