Notable PSHS Alumni

Pia Bagamasbad (MC, '97)
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; One of the Filipino scientists on the 2023 Asian Scientist 100 list;

Bagamasbad has been recognized as one of the 2022 Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service awardees for spearheading an RT-PCR training program for the detection of SARS- CoV-2, to support the Department of Health’s COVID-19 response.


Angel Michael (Mike) Evangelista (MC, '82)

Managing Director and Country Division Head Pharma Bayer Philippines Inc.

Ernesto Baello ('69)

Cardiologist, Philippine Heart Center 

  Magdalen A. Barcelon ('69)

Applied medicine in community service

  Ma. Brenda E. Carbonilla ('85)

Community Service in Medicine

Leo Anthony Celi ('83)

Infectious Diseases Specialist; Research Fellow in Medical Informatics, Harvard - MIT Health Services and Technology 

Rafael Consunji ('83)


Rolando Eric Domingo ('85)

Leadership in health sector; Former Director of PGH

Edsel Salvaña (MC, '92)

Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine; 2010 Outstanding Young Scientist, 2010 Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Philippines, 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World for Humanitarian and Voluntary Leadership by JCI International for the Tremendous National and International Impact of his HIV advocacy; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (2015)

  Virginia Irene Reyes-Santos ('71)

Childhood TB Advocate community worker

Pia Bagamasbad (MC, '97)

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; One of the Filipino scientists on the 2023 Asian Scientist 100 list;

Bagamasbad has been recognized as one of the 2022 Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service awardees for spearheading an RT-PCR training program for the detection of SARS- CoV-2, to support the Department of Health’s COVID-19 response. 

Relicardo Coloso ('70)

Leadership position in the fisheries sector

  Cymbeline Tangcoco Culiat ('78)

Inventor of various patent applications related to the Clinical applications of the Nell1 protein in tissue regeneration, Chairperson of Scientific Advisory Board, NellOne Therapeutics Inc.

Maria Corazon Abogado de Ungria ('85)

Forensic DNA Technology Specialist in this Phils.

  Florecita Fernandez ('69)

Food Research and Technology; Gawad Lagalablab Awardee 

Mario Antonio Jiz ('97)

Chair, Immunology Department, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine; 2017 Outstanding Scientist in Medical Sciences; 2017 Gawad Dabadaba

Rodel Lasco ('77)

Expert in Natural Resources Conservation and Environmental Management

Dalisay Samarita-Maligalig ('74)

Regional Statistician, Asian Development Bank

Elpidio Cesar Nadala (MC, '78)

International Research in Microbiology, Virology; Gawad Lagablab Awardee 

  Gonzalo Puga ('69)

Applied Sciences/Nuclear Medicine 

Reinabelle Reyes (MC, '01) 

Astrophysicist; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (2015)

  Rolly E. Rimando ('79)


  Jose Manual Serrano Jr. ('78) 

Expert in Applied Natural Sciences 

Rosalia Mercado-Simmen ('69)

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Associate Faculty of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center; Senior Investigator in Developmental Biology at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center

  Sylvia Sta. Ines-Tsao ('74)

Owner of three US patents on silicon Insulator and Advanced Microelectric Materials

Luis Tupas ('79)

Climate Change and Agriculture 

Jesus Noel S. Villasenor ('80)

Space Plasma Physicist; MIT

  Dan Lachica (71)

President, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc

  Ramon L. Jocson (’77)

Information Technology, Head of the Enterprise Services Group which serves as BPI’s infrastructure backbone covering HR, Centralized Operations, Information Systems and General Administration Services; former  IBM Asia Pacific VP & GM for Strategic Outsourcing

  Delfin Jay M. Sabido IX (‘83)

Micro-electronics , Humanitarian Technology, Research and Development Executive. at IBM Phils.

  Roberto S. Verzola (MC, ’69)

Executive Director, Philippine Greens Institute; IT specialist; Gawad Lagablab Awardee for Applied Sciences

  Rogelio Calunsag (‘70)

Navy Chief Vice Admiral

  Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. (‘70)

National Security Adviser and Director-General, National Security CouncilFormer Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines

  Efren F. Abaya, PhD (MC, ‘72)

Chair, UP Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering; awarded Most Outstanding Electrical Practitioner in Education by the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (1993)

  Carlos Arcilla, PhD (MC, ‘77)

Director, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute; Former Director, National Institute, for Geological Sciences, UP Diliman; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (2015)

  Edgardo Atanacio (MC, ‘71)

Former Dean, UP College of Engineering; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (2002)

  Arnulfo P. Azcarraga, PhD (‘79)

Professor, Software Technology Department, De La Salle University

  Marlon Conato, PhD (‘77)

Associate Professor in Chemistry , UPD, 2015 DOST Balik Scientist Awardee, 2016 Gawad Dabadaba

  Francis de los Reyes III (’86)

Engineering Professor at the North Carolina State University and 2008 Balik-Scientist awardee

  Louie Divinagracia (??)

Professor and University Administrator, UPLB, De La Salle University, Universitas Pelita Harapan Surabaya; Lead Author, eLearning Agribusiness. Expert/Chief Expert, Asian Food and Agribusiness Conferences

  Ma. Victoria Espaldon, PhD (‘78)

Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension of UP Los Banos; Former Dean, UP Los Baños, School of Environmental Science and Management

  Adolfo Jesus R. Gopez (MC, ‘73)

President, FEATI University; Outstanding Metallurgical Awardee in 1995; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (1998)

  Zosimo Lee (‘70)

Former Dean, UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

  Ma. Emma Concepcion D. Liwag (‘77)

Former Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, ADMU

  Priscilla Supnet Macansantos (‘72)

Palanca Awardee; Former Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Baguio

  Titos Anacleto O. Quibuyen (‘69)

Professor, Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman

  Arnel A. Salvador (‘79)

Professor, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman

  Jose Danilo Silvestre (‘74)

Former Director of Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPD-OICA), UPD; Associate Professor and Former Dean, UP College of Architecture

  Reynaldo B. Vea (‘69)

President, Mapua University

  Ma. Amihan V. Abueva (’75)

Co-Founder, (End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism) ECPAT Philippines; recipient of the Wilberforce Leadership Award in 2008 by the Free the Slaves organization of the USA

  Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (’71)

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Cristi Marie Nozawa (’80) – Vice-Chair, World Commission on Protected Areas; Regional Director, BirdLife Asia

  Soliman M. Santos, Jr. (‘70)

Peace Advocate and Lawyer

  Antonio Tujan (’69)

Social Activist; Founder, Ibon Philippines, Inc.

  Joseph Emilio Abaya (’83)

Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC); Former Congressman, 1st District of Cavite

  Rowena Cristina Guevara (‘80)

Undersecretary for R&D, DOST; former Executive Director of DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology and Research Development (PCIEERD); First Woman Dean of the UP College of Engineering

  Cielito Habito (‘70)

Former Director General, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)

  Romeo Recide (’71)

Director, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics

  Vicente R. Romano III (‘72)

Former Undersecretary, Department of Tourism (DOT)

  Mario Taguiwalo (‘69)

Former Health Undersecretary, DOH, political theorist

  Linus C. Villanueva (MC, ‘82)

Gawad Lagablab Awardee for Social Upliftment

  Isabelo P. Africa (‘71)

Insurance Industry

  Ma. Antonia Arroyo (MC, '95)

Founder and CEO of HYBRIDIGM Consulting, 2011 TOYM; Gawad Lagablab Awardee (2015)

  Anna Bayle (’74)

A New York-based international fashion model, entrepreneur

  Carlos Antonio Berba (‘81)

Chairman and Director, San Miguel Brewing International

  Ramon Castillo (‘77)

Founder, Innovatronix, Inc

  Elise Acio-Del Rosario (‘72)

Operations Research

  Jaime del Rosario (‘71)

Former SGV partner and Accenture CEO

  Florecita Fernandez (’69)

Vice-President of Unilever/RFM Conglomerate

  Rod Franco (76)

CEO of the Manila North Tollways Corporation

  Gil Genio (‘76)

Managing Director, Ayala Corporation, Globe Telecom Head – Carrier Services

  Irving C. Guerrero (MC, ‘71)

Executive Vice- President, First Life Financial Company, Inc.; Gawad Lagablab Awardee for Quality Management (1998)

  Jose Ma Esteban III (’73)

Business and Industry

  Marcelino C. Mendoza (‘71)

Housing Development

  Elpidio Cesar Nadala (’78)

Co-founder of an award winning biotech company in Silicon Valley

  Jose Maria Ochave (’81)

Senior Vice-President of United Laboratories, Inc.

  Gil M. Raposas (‘69)

Business and Industry

  Jaime M. Santiago (‘71)

Executive Vice- President, First Guarantee Life Assurance Co., Inc. 

  Joselito H. Sibayan (’75)

President and CEO, Mabuhay Capital Corporation

  Remus C. Villanueva (‘85)


  Zeus C. Villanueva (‘87)


  Atom Araullo (2000)

ABS-CBN journalist and newscaster

  Jose ‘Butch’ Dalisay, Jr. (‘71)

Writer, Editor, Columnist

  Nestor Jardin (‘70)

President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines;

  Luis Katigbak

A multi Palanca Awardee writer

  Joel Magus P. Navarro (‘70)

Composer and Artist

  Jun Ryan Orbina (‘97)

Public Health Communication, WHO

  Lore Reyes (‘69)

Film and TV director

  Auraeus Solito (‘86)

Filmmaker, and director of the Internationally-acclaimed "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros", "Tuli", and "Pisay“

  Jessica Zafra (‘82)

Fiction Writer, Columnist, Editor, Publisher, Former Television and Radio show host, Palanca Awardee


Mario Antonio L. Jiz Ii, PhD ('97)

 Chair, Immunology Department, Research and Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM); Recipient of International Competitive Research Award Dec 2015, given by RITM PRAISE Committee; Recipient of Best Research Award for Young Scientists, Second Place, Merck Inc. Philippines &   DOST;  Top 100 Asian Scientists of 2018, Asian Scientist Magazine;  Outstanding Young Scientist, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) 2017;  Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC

  Marlon T. Conato, PhD ('97)

PhD Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman;  Balik Scientist Award 2015, Department of Science and Technology (DOST);   Outstanding Young Scientist, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) 2020;  Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC


Erees Queen B. Macabebe, PhD ('98)

Associate Chair and Graduate Program Coordinator, Ateneo de Manila University; Co-Founder, SolarSolutions, Inc.;  Outstanding Young Scientist, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) 2020;  Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC

  Jared M. Billena, MD, MMPM, DPSP ('97)

Chair, Department of Clinical Laboratory, Department of Molecular Laboratory, Institutional Review Board – Iloilo Panel, The Medical City Iloilo; Diplomate, Philippine Society of Pathologists (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology); Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC

  Ness Jerold A. Justo, MD ('06)

Skull Base Neurosurgery – Assistance Publique – Hōpitaux de Paris (Hôpital Lariboisière Subspecialty in Complex Lesions of the Brain and Skull Base – Paris, France; First Aklanon Neurosurgeon – Panay Health Care – MPC, Kalibo, Aklan – First Brain Tumor Surgery, February 2022;  Most Outstanding Resident – The Medical City; Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC

  Fabini Delmo Orata ('03)

Postdoctoral Fellow – Bio-Conversion Databank Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta; Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC

  Rodelen C. Paccial, MD, MPH, MA, PHD, DSBPP, FPPA ('98)

Public Relations Officer - Philippine Psychiatric Association (2022);  Consultant for Development of online/ virtual IRB training modules and complementary roll-out of Quality Rights e-training in facilities with Mental Health Services, World Health Organization - Philippines and Department of Health – Mental Health Division; Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC


Ralph Elvi M. Villalobos, MD, FPCP, FPCCP ('04)

Pulmonary Medicine Specialist Fellow – Philippine College of Physicians & Philippine College of Chest Physicians; Active Pulmonary Medicine Consultant - University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital, St. Lukes Medical Center – Global City, AMOSUP Seaman’s Hospital; Gawad Dabadaba Awardee, PSHS-WVC


Dave P. Dingal, Ph.D. (CMC, '05)

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Biological Sciences
(affiliate), Center for Systems Biology (member); The University of Texas at Dallas

Winner, University-wide Faculty 3-Minute Thesis, University of Texas at Dallas, 2022
Individual and Team Winner, Engineering Faculty 3-Minute Thesis, University of Texas at Dallas, 2022
Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Research Institute, New York, NY 2015-17
ChEM-H Seed Grant for Postdocs at the Interface, Stanford University, 2016-17
Ph.D. Distinction Award, Dept. of Chemical & Biomolecular Eng’g, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Dean’s List, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, Nanyang Technological University, 2007
Singapore Government University Scholarship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, 2005-09