Awarding and Recognizing Achievements

Dadufalza Award for Distinguished Achievement

The UP Board of Regents established the Award on June 29, 2000 in honor of a beloved former professor of the University, Professor Concepcion D. Dadufalza, on the occasion of her 50th year of teaching at the University of the Philippines. Funded by a graduate of the University who requests anonymity, the Award aims to honor individuals of distinction, to keep alive the selfless vision and values of Professor Dadufalza.


The Award is given to an outstanding individual who has excelled in his/her craft, or who has contributed significantly to important causes in society.


  1. Anyone who has been affiliated with UP as a student, faculty member, researcher, or administrator can qualify as recipient of the award.
  2. Individuals may apply directly for the award or may be nominated by other persons or groups.
  3. Each application or nomination should include:
    • a curriculum vitae consisting of no more than 5 pages, and
    • a signed statement by the applicant or nominee indicating willingness to abide by the rules and requirements of the award.
  4. Testimonials, statements of authority, citations, awards or honors received which evaluate the worthiness of the applicant or the nominee may be attached.
  5. All applications and nominations should be received by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs on or before 15 February of every year. The awarding ceremony will be held in the 3rd week of June.
  6. A committee will be constituted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Public Affairs to select the awardee from among the applicants and nominees. The committee, if it desires, may schedule an interview with the applicants and nominees. The committee will announce their choice in April 15.
  7. The awardee will be asked to deliver a lecture relating to the concept of distinguished achievement (what it means, what responsibilities it entails, why one should strive for it, etc.) to be held in UP every June, with Prof. Dadufalza’s representative as special guest. The lectures will be compiled and published every five years, with the donor underwriting the expenses.