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Filipino Scientists Named Among The Best in Asia 2019

Filipino scientists have again been named among the best in Asia in the newest edition of Asian Scientist magazine.

The 2019 Edition Asian Scientist 100 lists 8 Filipinos among the region’s most outstanding in their fields, who have made significant scientific discovery, or provided leadership in academia or industry. In 2018, another 8 Filipino scientists were also named in the list.


Philippine National Heroes. Over the course of Philippine history, many men and women have fought for our country. Whether it was through physically fighting, or fighting with words and ideas, their actions continually inspire the country, and the Philippines would be a very different place without them. The National Heroes Committee has compiled a list of citizens who should be named national heroes like Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Melchora Aquino, Gabriela Silang, and others. These extraordinary Filipinos have received recognition for their deeds that aided the country, but up to this date, none of them have been officially designated as a national hero. There is one official national hero, former president Benigno Aquino Jr., who was assassinated in 1983. He was made an official national hero in 2003 with the approval of then-president Gloria Arroyo. Only three of the individuals mentioned above have public holidays associated with them, however; Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Benigno Aquino. It is believed that their status as official national heroes is “implied”.  The Philippine Department of Education, Culture, and Sports refused to act on the recommendations provided by the National Heroes Committee, amid claims that appointing official national heroes would cause controversy.  Source: