The Presidential Lingkod Bayan is among the CSC’s honors awards conferred to an individual or group of individuals for their exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest and national security.
Dr. Manigbas was recognized for his diligence and tenacity in developing the country’s first series of heat-tolerant rice varieties. His pioneering work alleviated the economic condition of farmers with high quality rice varieties. His collaboration with international agriculture organizations resulted to the acquisition of new instruments, equipment, and machines donated to PhilRice and to farmers’ associations in Nueva Ecija, Bohol, and Iloilo.
The Scientific Career System (SCS) conducted the Oath-taking Ceremonies of the New and Upgraded Scientists which was held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on December 10, 2018. Seven scientists were given honor during the event. Five of which are newly conferred and two of them are upgraded.
Underscretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Carol M Yorobe, on behalf of DOST Secretary Fortunato De la Pena, commended the newly conferred scientists for their hard work and undying commitment to gaining tangible results through their research for the benefit of the society at large and thus worthy of being recognized for their outstanding achievements. She emphasized the need for more scientists in the Scientific Career System (SCS) and expressed the DOST Secretary’s hope that the newly conferred scientists will encourage more researchers to pursue the same path as they did.