Singson, Lagmay, Ella receive TOFIL awards (Rappler)

BY NATASHYA GUTIERREZ POSTED ON 01/29/2014 3:50 PM | UPDATED 01/29/2014 4:13 PM MANILA, Philippines – Three government workers – a forester, a disaster scientist and a Cabinet Secretary – are the awardees of the 2014 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award. Professor Arsenio Ella, who works for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s Forest Products…

Aquino commends Tofil 2013 awardees (Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday commended the awardees of “The Outstanding Filipino Award (Tofil) 2013” for setting aside their self-interest to promote public welfare and national development. Aquino led the awarding of the 2013 Tofil ceremonies, which honored Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, scientist and executive director of the Nationwide Operational Assessments…

PNoy honors outstanding Filipinos (ANC)

Posted at 01/29/2014 1:11 PM (ANC) A forester, a scientist and a Cabinet secretary have won recognition from no less than the President himself for their exemplary performance in serving the public. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) forester Dr. Arsenio Ella was cited for his role in environmental conservation and sustainable development. He is…

Give back to Philippines, Project NOAH head tells Pinoy scientists (Philippine Star)

By Louis Bacani (philstar.com) | Updated January 29, 2014 – 1:27pm MANILA, Philippines – The scientist who spearheaded the government’s Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) was among The Outstanding Filipinos (TOFIL) feted by President Aquino on Wednesday. During the TOFIL 2013 awarding ceremonies in Muntinlupa City, Aquino praised Lagmay and Project NOAH’s contributions to the country’s…