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August 31, 2015, Monday
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  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda thanks the INC for ending its 5-day protest rally. 3 hours ago |
  • 9 killed in a collision between a multicab & a truck before dawn Monday in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. 3 hours ago |
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  • Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares says the right of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. to file a complaint must be respected. 3 hours ago |
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  • Fire kills 6 stay-in workers in a bakery in Taal, Batangas. 3 hours ago |
  • Clean-up of area around EDSA-Shaw Boulevard ongoing following 5 days of INC’s protest. 4 hours ago |
  • Traffic flow now moving along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 4 hours ago |
  • Some INC members still trooped to DOJ early Monday morning & left only after INC’s announcement that the protest was over. 4 hours ago |
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  • INC members rejoiced upon hearing their leaders’ announcement at about 8 am Monday that they are ending the protest. 4 hours ago |
  • LRTA says the remaining value stored in the magnetic cards can be transferred to beep cards. 4 hours ago |
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  • Registration for 2016 polls continues in selected malls in the provinces. 4 hours ago |
  • Comelec reminds public to register for 2016 elections before deadline comes on October 31. 4 hours ago |
  • Rains forecast over Central Luzon, Bicol, Isabela, Quirino, Rizal and Quezon. 4 hours ago |
  • Possibility of the LPA near Baler, Aurora developing into a storm remote. 4 hours ago |
  • LPA located at sea 390 kms. east southeast of Baler, Aurora. 4 hours ago |
  • INC evangelist Bienvenido Santiago says INC is concluding its protest as it has reached an understanding with gov’t. 5 hours ago |
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ends its protest at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 5 hours ago |
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Aquino names UP marine expert national scientist

By Joyce Pangco Panares | Mar. 21, 2014 at 12:01am

President Benigno Aquino III has conferred the National Scientist award to marine expert Gavino Trono Jr.

“Pre-eminent achievements by Filipinos in science and technology that have contributed to the progress of the country and humanity deserve the recognition and acknowledgment of our government in pursuit of its policy of furthering national development through enhanced scientific and technological research and development,” Aquino said in Proclamation 737.

“The work of Gavino Cajulao Trono Jr. PhD, in the field of Marine Science is reflective of this pre-eminence and of the national genius that contributes to science and technology and to the progress of the Philippines and the world.”

Trono’s extensive research activities benefited, among others, the local seaweed industry.

His 40-year career as a dedicated scientist in the field has resulted in 170 scientific and technical publications. His two-volume books entitled “Field Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines” are considered the most authoritative books in the country on the seaweed flora.

Trono obtained his bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate degree from the University of Hawaii.

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