The Science Career System (SCS) held its 2019 Oath Taking of the Newly Conferred and Upgraded Scientists last August 9, 2019 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Libis, Quezon City. The Oath Taking was hosted by the Scientific Career System (SCS) and National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL).
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conferred the Scientist rank to six (6) new researchers and upgraded the rank of one (1) scientist from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Science and Technology.
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.