The Philippine Science High School System congratulates 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗠. 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆𝗮, 𝗗.𝗧., former campus director of PSHS-CALABARZON Region Campus, for being the recipient of the 2023 Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies-Bihis-Maalala Basics Achievement Award (Secondary Education). We are proud of you!
Dr. Andaya served as campus director of PSHS-CALABARZON Region Campus from 2015-2023. He worked as chemistry teacher at the PSHS-Main Campus for 25 years.
Because of his passion to give Filipino students the opportunity to participate in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), he took the initiative to observe the IChO in 2015 and 2016 and became the country coordinator of the Philippine Team. In collaboration with the Philippine Association of Chemistry Teachers (PACT), the Philippine Federation of of Chemistry Societies, and the PSHS System, he made the participation of Filipino students in IChO possible in 2017. Since then, the Philippines has won numerous medals in IChO.
Dr. Andaya also served as a resource person and published researches and books about chemistry.
He studied Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Centro Escolar University and finished his Teacher Training Program on Chemistry Education as a Monbushogakusho Scholar at the Shizuoka University (Shizudai) of Japan. He also has an MS in Chemistry, Masters in Public Management, and Doctor of Technology degrees from Centro Escolar University, Ateneo de Manila University, and Technological University of the Philippines, respectively.