Milestones on the Upper
Campus During the
Zamuco and Lantican Years
O n May 19, 1957, Dean Calixto Mabesa retired at
age 65 with Professor Zamuco as his successor.
Zamuco was highly qualified for the position,
having served as Acting Forester-in-Charge of the
School during the Japanese occupation (1942-1945).
During Dean Zamuco’s term, he and Prof.
Domingo M. Lantican worked closely. Later, the Dean
designated Prof. Lantican as Administrative Assistant
for Research and Instruction. Dr. Lantican held the
position of Professor of Wood Technology. He
obtained the MS degree in Kiln Drying in 1959, and the
PhD degree in Wood Physics in 1964 at the State
University of New York (SUNY) College of Forestry
Dean Gregorio Zamuco
Makiling Botanic Gardens with the Pavilion (Right side)
Many Pursued PhD Studies Abroad
W hen the College gained complete independence from the
Bureau of Forestry effective January 16, 1957, it had to make
sources, such as the DAAD of West Germany and the Colombo
Plan, were also available, although limited to a few. Moreover,
long-range strategic plans for the strengthening and expansion of universities in the USA offered graduate assistantships to highly
instruction, research and extension programs, which required more deserving graduate students, which enabled some forestry faculty
deliberate and purposive staff development. Young and promising members to pursue graduate work with US university support.10
faculty members had to be given opportunities for PhD training
abroad. Luckily, the ICA-NEC (later NEC-AID) program became Within the period under review, several junior staff members
one major source of support for PhD studies in US universities. Other left for PhD studies abroad.3, 4, 10, 15
SOME OF THE YOUNG STAFF MEMBERS WHO PURSUED PhD STUDIES ABROAD
Manuel L. Bonita Romulo C. Casilla Reynaldo E. de la Cruz Romulo A. Del Castillo Ireneo L. Domingo
Mario A. Eusebio Faustino C. Francia Enriquito D. de Guzman Celso B. Lantican Filiberto S. Pollisco
Adolfo V. Revilla, Jr. Francisco N. Tamolang Florentino O. Tesoro Armando A. Villaflor Neptale Q. Zabala
National Impact of the Makiling National Park and
UP Vice President Enrique T. Virata pens the University of the
Philippines acceptance of the administration of the Makiling National
Park as (left to right) Acting Undersecretary Cunanan, Dean Zamuco,
NEC Director Crucillo, Dr. Summers (ICA), and Secretary Fortich look on.
ean Zamuco had to work doubly hard to ensure that the
Makiling National Park under the Office of Parks and Wildlife was
turned over to the UP College of Forestry after the reorganization of
1957 which separated the College from the Bureau of Forestry.
Without the Makiling National Park under its control, the College
would not have a forest experiment station, which is so vital to
support instruction and research in forest management.16
Zamuco’s crowning glory was the passage of RA 3523 which
transferred the Makiling National Park (about 4,000 ha) to UP. The
law also appropriated funds for the development of the Makiling
Botanical Garden.1, 12
The Botanical Garden and the man-made forests on the campus
and in the Makiling National Park stand as living monuments to the
foresight and efforts of the College. The forests that the College
tended blossomed out from abandoned and barren cogonal areas Forestry Leaves
and became picnic grounds. But these are more than picnic grounds.
The students who sweated to plant and nurture these trees never
dreamed that their efforts would be so meaningful. Today, these
trees are practically the mother trees of other man-made forests being Selective Logging. Without
this method of logging, this
grown in several formerly vast cogonal areas throughout the country.14 cut-over area would now be
completely barren. Selective
logging is one of the few
The School’s man-made forests are now a seed collector’s results of researches in
paradise. These are the sources of forestry seeds for the never forest utilization.
ending challenge of reforestation in the Philippines.
Lumbang (Aleurites moluccana) nuts are a source Pine trees are a source of oleoresin, an important
of high quality oil in the manufacture of paints. The industrial raw material in the manufacture of paint,
trees are planted as a reforestation species. lacquer and varnish.
Malabuho (Sterculia oblongata) is a forest species that is a good
source of bast fibers for weaving baskets, hats, and other salable
Bast-fiber hat industry in Lucena. A layer of malabuho bast is passed Mr. Ricardo Portillo, wholesaler and “hat king” of the
through a crude wooden block with protruding blades known as Philippines, displays different styles of high-quality
“agpang,” dividing the strips smoothly and equally. gasha hats made of malabuho bast.
Construction of the Forestry Technology Building
T he College was not yet departmentalized in the 1960s. But In 1961, with P997,000 from ICA-NEC, a 2-storey Forestry
staff strength and programs were rapidly growing in: (1) forest Technology building was built in an area previously occupied by the
resource management, (2) forest biological sciences, (3) wood science old dormitories for boys.7 A new men’s dormitory was also
and technology, and (4) forest extension and information services. constructed.12
The original Forestry Technology building, now known as Forest Science building
Dormitory with mess hall
Zamuco Retired and Lantican Took Over
W hen Dean Zamuco reached the compulsory retirement
age of 65 on May 9, 1966, he was honored in a formal dinner at the
International House of UPCA where he received various plaques
and citations for his meritorious services, especially in the field of
Dr. Lantican was designated OIC of the College of Forestry
effective May 10, 1966, and later appointed Dean. Dr. Lantican,
just like Dean Zamuco, was a hard working and very productive
professor who was highly qualified for the position of Dean.
Dean Lantican (second man from right)
conducting field visits.
Dean Domingo M. Lantican
Dean Lantican discussing plans
with forestry and agriculture staff
Dean Lantican (right) briefing
UP President Romulo (left)
on the College of Forestry
5-Year Development Plan
A Comprehensive Campus Development
The Pavillon in the Makiling Botanical Garden. At the foreground
is the Lauan Circle, with benches for lovers of trees and nature’s
beauty. Nearby are a fountain, tables, and barbecue pits
nder Dean Lantican’s leadership, a 5-year comprehensive
campus development plan following proper campus zoning was
made.19 An area for student dorms and faculty housing had to be
The following became realities: 4, 5, 17
• Dorm-Mess Hall
• Many staff houses
• Forestry Alumni guesthouse
• Two-storey Wood Technology building (P500,000)
• Forestry Information building
• Greenhouse and insectary
• Improvement of water system
• Surfacing/asphalting of roads, including the road to the mud
spring and picnic area
Wood Science building (right)
constructed near the
Administration building (left).
The Wood Science building
now houses the Department
of Forest Products and
Forestry Information building with the Library in the second floor. The first floor is now occupied by the Department of
Social Forestry and Forestry Governance.
Forestry Graduate Program Approved
O n May 19, 1966, a carefully formulated College of After the approval of the College of Forestry Graduate Program,
Forestry Graduate Program was finally approved by the University Dean Lantican said, “It will give breadth and depth to forestry
Council. As approved, the College had to offer the Master of knowledge. Forestry education at last has come of age in this part
Forestry and Master of Science in the different branches of forestry of the world.”
such as forest management, logging engineering, kiln drying, etc.18
Launching of a Well-Organized Long-Term
Forestry Extension Program
T he construction of the two-storey Forestry Information
building was significant not only because it provided adequate space
to house a rapidly growing library, but also because it accommodated
the newly created Department of Forestry Extension, which was
chaired by Prof. Domingo V. Jacalne, and later by Prof. Napoleon
A well-organized long-term forestry extension program was
developed and approved. Initial implementation in 1962-63 was
inspiring, with the following outputs:2
• Publication of 36 feature articles on forestry news and
• News releases: 65 were published Forestry radio announcers taped their programs for distribution
• Nationwide provincial news release system included 61 to different radio stations. Ten-second television plugs were also
shown in Channels 7 and 9 in 1968-1969.
• Fifty-four (54) 30-minute interview programs broadcast
• Twelve (12) broadcasts over DZUP
• Four (4) 10-minute radio program broadcast over DZXL
Bulletins, leaflets, manuals and posters were given free
to public school teachers of Bay, Los Baños and Calamba,
Laguna, and Sto. Tomas, Batangas, for the promotion of
forest conservation-consciousness among the youth.
Forestry extension work became an inter-agency program,
with participation of the Commission on Agricultural Productivity,
UPCA’s Farm and Home Development Office, Society of Filipino
Foresters, and the General and Joint Committees on Public
Information and Education in Forestry.2
Forestry conservation concepts were also integrated in the
science curriculum for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels in the elementary
schools. Teacher training was planned and implemented, and six
bulletins on forestry conservation were published in Tagalog, Cebuano
Prof. D. Jacalne, Chairman of the Forestry Information and
Extension Department, walks beside the winning float
(Most Symbolic) at the 1965 Loyalty Day Parade.
‘Diliman! Here We Come’ – A delegation of College of Forestry
faculty and students helped in the beautification of the University
campus at Diliman as part of their extension activities.
FIRST LADIES VISITED THE COLLEGE ON ARBOR DAY
Forestry Leaves Forestry Leaves
In 1962, First Lady Eva Macapagal, with daughter Gloria, visited the In 1966, First Lady Imelda Marcos visited the College. As shown
College of Forestry. As shown above, Gloria Macapagal plants a tree above, Dean Zamuco explains to the First Lady and some delegates
while the First Lady (extreme left) looks on. and visitors the different logging operations by means of miniature
Establishment of the RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIRECTORS
T he Editorial of Forestry Leaves, Vol. 18 (2) in 1967 stated,
“Unknown to most people especially economists is the
Dr. Eugenio S. dela Cruz
Dr. Manuel R. Monsalud
timber industry’s potential to double its present dollar earnings.” In
1966, it was the no. 2 dollar earner. Dollar receipts for the year
were: (1) US$280,000,000 from coconut products, (2)
US$229,557,000 from logs and processed wood products, and
(3) US$123,690,000 from sugar.”13
The need to promote processed wood industries was
foreseen as early as the late 1940s.20 The Forest Products Laboratory
was established in 1955, and on July 5, 1957, this laboratory and Dr. Francisco N. Tamolang Dr. Rodrigo R. Valbuena
the Forest Products Research Section of the Bureau of Forestry (1973-1981) (OIC-1982)
were fused to create the Forest Products Research Institute. This
Institute, in collaboration with the College of Forestry, undertook
many meaningful researches on wood processing technology to supply
the needs of the processed wood industries.
Dr. Florentino O. Tesoro Dr. Emmanuel D. Bello
Forest Products Research Institute, with the Pulp and (1983-1990) (1999-2002)
Paper Research and Training Center at the right side. (1999-2002)
Dr. Florence Soriano
The FPRI changed its name to Forest Products Research and
Industry Development Commission (FORPRIDECOM) in 1973
when Dr. Francisco N. Tamolang was the Director. In 1983, the
name was again changed to Forest Products Research and
Development Institute (FPRDI).
Among the outstanding technologies developed by FPRI that
benefited many clients or wood industries in different regions of the
• Furnace-type Lumber Dryer (FTLD) that is easy to
install and to operate, utilizes biomass as source of energy,
dries wood materials up to international quality standard, and
with drying efficiency comparable to that of conventional
• Finishing Spray Booth (FSB) that eliminates over spray, Furnace-type Lumber Dryer (FTLD)
extracts varnish/paint particles and solvents from the work
area, purifies extracted air, and reduces fire hazards in the
• Drying Tunnel/Chamber (DT/C) that reduces drying time
of applied finishes, increases productivity, enhances
productivity and product quality, and extends operations
until night time.
Finishing Spray Booth (FSB)
Drying Tunnel/Chamber (DT/C)
FPRI Director Manuel R. Monsalud (left) and Technical American visitors watching how the Institute’s pilot paper
Consultant E. dela Cruz examining the vigorous growth of machine turns out finished paper after undergoing a series of
Kaatoan bangkal (Anthocephalus cadamba). This species complex steps that go into paper manufacture.
grows fast and is good for pulp and paper and veneer core.
Hollow blocks fabricated by FPRI using agricultural wastes,
wood-waste and soil materials: from top to bottom shelves -
blocks of rice hull, coconut trunk chips, rice hull-soil combination,
sawdust, wood particles, and pure soil.
FPRI developed a system of controlling ACHIEVEMENTS IN FORESTRY SUMMARIZED
dry-wood termites that destroy wood
In 1969, Dean Lantican said, “As of today, UPCF has
awarded 762 BSF degrees and 1,355 ranger certificates.
Graduates of UPCF are found in the forestry service
and schools in other Southeast Asian countries,
particularly in the Royal Forest Department of
Dry-wood termite Thailand, and in the faculty of Kasetsart University in
(Cryptotermes dudleyi Banks)
nymphs, greatly enlarged. Bangkok.”9 The Philippine forest service is manned
mostly by graduates of UPCF, who are taking care of
over 9 million hectares of forest lands with a total
of 458 billion board feet upon which the lumber
industry depends. This is a tremendous task being done
A B by the alumni in spite of financial handicap and
Dry-wood termite soldiers political interference.”
(A) C. dudleyi, (B) C. cynocephalus,
in Umali’s Decade
D r. Dioscoro L. Umali. He dreamed and dared
when he succeeded Dean Uichanco who retired in
October 1959.12 Many who knew him well expected
much from him. His dynamism, capacity to develop
big plans coupled with a fighting spirit that never
dies, and daring approaches to lick resource
constraints distinguished his term as Dean of UPCA.
Umali earned the BSA degree and taught
chemistry in UPCA. Then he went to Cornell
University on a scholarship, and in less than three years
earned the PhD degree in genetics.
On January 31, 1962, Umali was appointed Vice-
President for Agricultural and Forestry Affairs, a
position he held concurrently as Dean of the College
of Agriculture. 13 To enhance the efficiency and
effectiveness of UPCA, UPCF and ACCI business
operations, the Office of Business Affairs with Professor Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali
UPCA Dean, 1959-1970
Andres Aglibut as Director was elevated from UPCA UP Vice President for Agriculture and Forestry Affairs, 1962-1971
to the Office of the Vice-President for Agricultural and Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture
and Natural Resources, 1966-1970
Birth of the International Rice Research Institute
(IRRI) in Los Baños
R ice is the principal food of half of mankind, and the people
of Asia produce and consume about 90% of rice grown in the world.
But in spite of many researches on rice in Asia, the average yields in
tropical countries in Asia remained dismally low at 1.5 to 3.0 tons
per hectare. For this reason, Dr. J. George Harrar of the Rockefeller
Foundation and Dr. Forest F. Hill of the Ford Foundation combined
their visions, talent and efforts to establish IRRI in Los Baños to help
raise the yield ceiling of rice for the benefit of hundreds of millions of
rice farmers and consumers in Asia.8 IRRI’s
Negotiations for the establishment of IRRI in Los Baños IRRI’s continuing degree and non-degree training programs
began in 1959 when Uichanco was still the Dean. But Umali, the at headquarters and in-country have turned out over 12,000 alumni
Director of the Cooperative Rice and Corn Improvement Program, in major rice-growing countries around the globe. Many of them
was most instrumental in ironing out details.1, 13 have been providing leadership in national rice research and
Ford Foundation committed US$6.9M for buildings and
equipment, and Rockefeller Foundation assumed responsibility for IRRI’s success went beyond rice. It served as a model for the
operating costs of IRRI estimated at US$700,000/year.8 creation of a family of international research centers around the world
supported by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural
IRRI was established and inaugurated in February 19623 with Research (CGIAR).8
Dr. Robert F. Chandler, Jr. as the first IRRI Director. The rest is
history. IRRI produced IR8, popularly dubbed as the “miracle rice.” Today, IRRI is rice ecosystems-oriented and environmental-
This first semi-dwarf, stiff-strawed, high-yielding rice variety doubled conscious. It is developing rice varieties with resistance to drought,
the average yield of rice in developing countries and ushered in the flood and high salinity levels. It is also developing rice high in
Green Revolution in Asia in the 1960s. Later, IRRI produced pest- Vitamin A, and high in iron and zinc for better nutrition. These are all
resistant varieties that required no chemical pesticides for being done with the help of biotechnology.
protection against insect pests.
IRRI’s demonstration plot of genetic donors or varieties with genetic resistance to drought, cold temperature, flooding, etc.
Dr. Glenn Gregorio of IRRI
Educating the children about rice science to holding panicles of iron-rich rice
feed the present and future generations
Golden rice –
rich in Vitamin A.
IR 8 rice variety as compared to parental varieties
IRRI holds in trust over 100,000 accessions of the world’s different
rice varieties in its genebank. Scientists may access seed samples of
any variety following international protocol.
Dr. Robert Chandler Dr. Ralph W. Cummings Dr. Nyle C. Brady Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
(1960-1971) (1971-1972) (1973-1981) (1982-1987)
Dr. Klaus Lampe Dr. George Rothschild Dr. Robert Havener Dr. Ronald Cantrell Dr. Robert Zeigler
(1988-1995) (1996-1997) (1997-1998) (1998-2004) (2004 - present)
Launching of the UP-Cornell Graduate
T he first UPCA-Cornell University Contract (1952-1960), Fifty-nine UPCA faculty members participated in the UPCO
aimed for the postwar rehabilitation of UPCA and strengthening of training program. Of this, 19 went to Cornell University, and 10
the undergraduate instruction, research and extension programs, ended went to other USA universities. Thirty-two worked for the MS or
with impressive achievements. PhD degree in UP.14, 18
Under Umali’s leadership, UPCA negotiated for a second
phase, this time to strengthen the graduate education program at
SOME UP-CORNELL SCHOLARS/GRADUATE
FELLOWS FOR PhD STUDIES IN US UNIVERSITIES
The UP-Cornell Graduate Education Program, or UPCO for
short, was supported by Ford Foundation. It greatly strengthened
the UPCA graduate education program through the following:8
• Long-term assignments of visiting professors from US
universities, including three from China, to help in
developing graduate courses in different disciplines, and
to undertake meaningful research projects jointly with Emil Q. Javier Percy E. Sajise Elpidio L. Rosario
young faculty members of UPCA;
• Development of research facilities and essential support
services (e.g., library, continuing education center, Los
Baños Computer Center, photosynthesis laboratory,
forage-beef cattle facilities, pesticide residue laboratory);
• Training of young Filipinos and other Asians as well as
some American graduate students for leadership in
agricultural R&D.5, 6 Mario M. Labadan Edelwina C. Legaspi Sotero L. Lasap Carlito Barril
Continuing Education Center
From 1966 to1970, the UPCO program support
added 24,596 books and bound periodicals to
the UPCA Library.
Many young UPCA staff members pursued their MS/PhD
degrees at Cornell University. A group of them studied soil
profiles with Prof. Matthew Drosdoff as shown below.
Jacob Kampen (center), one of Cornell graduate
assistants, did his PhD thesis research at Los Baños
with Prof. Gilbert Levine (left) as his adviser.
Prof. Roger Young of Cornell University guided
graduate students in identifying organic compounds.
Prof. M. C. Bourne guided UPCA graduate students in
conducting research in Philsoy, and helped in developing
the Department of Food Science and Technology.
Birth of the Department of
Food Science and Technology
I n 1963, Umali created a committee with Dr. David Hand of
Cornell University as consultant to study the feasibility of setting up a
served as Head of the FST Division of the Department of
Agricultural Chemistry. In 1972, the FST Division became the
Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST) and in 1982,
Agriculture. The Committee made a favorable recommendation and it became an Institute (IFST).
submitted a feasibility study.
In recent years, IFST has grown to become one of the biggest
The Food Science and Technology (FST) program in UPCA degree-granting units of UPCA; accounting for over one-third of the
began in 1964 with visiting professors (Dr. B.L. Herrington and undergraduate students and a big number of graduate students in the
Dr. K.H. Steinkraus) from Cornell University.9 Dr. Julian A. Banzon College of Agriculture.
Food Science and Technology building
F. A. Bernardo
A child drinking Philsoy, a high protein
soybean drink produced by DFST
Soy curd, taho, in
fruit flavor, a product
produced by DFST
Wine developed by DFST
DFST CHAIRMEN THROUGH THE YEARS
Dr. Julian A. Banzon Dr. Ricardo R. del Rosario Dr. Eduardo C. Sison Prof. Elias E. Escueta Dr. Virgilio V. Garcia
Ad Interim Administrator (1972-1974) (1974-1980) (1980-1981) (1981-1982)
Department of Food
Science and Technology
Organization of the Association of Colleges
of Agriculture in the Philippines (ACAP)
I n 1962, there were already ten other public agricultural
colleges in the Philippines, in addition to a few private universities
Agricultural curricular offerings were standardized.
Forty-one faculty members from ACAP-member
offering agricultural courses. This proliferation of agricultural institutions completed their MS studies in UPCA.
colleges raised concerns regarding quality of staff, standards of • Fifty-five ACAP research projects were supported with
instruction and quality of research and extension. Also, there was a UPCO funds.
need for concerted institutional efforts toward regional and national • Many seminar-workshops in instruction, research, and
development. extension were held.
On January 3, 1962, Umali called a meeting of heads of eight When the UP-Cornell Graduate Education Program ended in
public agricultural colleges and four private universities in the country. 1970, Jesena successfully negotiated for a $72,000 grant from Ford
In the meeting, the Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Foundation to ACAP for staff development and collaborative
Philippines or ACAP was born. Eighteen charter members joined, research and extension programs in agriculture and rural development.
and elected Umali as the first ACAP president.5 Dr. Martin Jarmin
served as part-time ACAP Executive Secretary, and in 1968,
Dr. Cesar C. Jesena, Jr. took over as full-time Executive Secretary.
From 1964 to 1970, ACAP achieved the following with the
support of the UP-Cornell Graduate Education Program:
Dr. Martin Jarmin Dr. Cesar C. Jesena, Jr.
ACAP Executive Secretary ACAP Executive Secretary
1982-1987 for over two decades
ACAP officials and guest speaker. Left to right: Dr. Antonio Isidro, MSU
President; Mr. Dominador Clemente, MIT President; Dioscoro L. Umali,
ACAP Conference on Manpower Development held at the Central UPCA Dean; Dr. Rex D. Drilon, CPU President; Hon. Tomas S. de la Cruz,
Philippine University (Iloilo City) in 1971. Photo shows Dr. Jesena Undersecretary of Labor – Guest Speaker; Mr. Napoleon Dignadice, VAC
introducing the participants. Superintendent.
Massive Staff Development Under the
T he UPCA staff development under the UP-Cornell
Graduate Education Program with Ford Foundation support was
complemented by Rockefeller Foundation’s program of sending to
US universities 10 UPCA staff every year for PhD studies. A total
of 72 UPCA faculty members benefited from Rockefeller
Foundation scholarship/fellowship grants for PhD studies in the USA.3,
Fifty-seven or 79% of the RF scholarship/fellowship grantees
received the PhD degree, and two, the MS degree.18
Number of PhD/EdD and MS/MA degree holders in the faculty of the UP
College of Agriculture from 1963 to 1970. The increase in number of MS/
PhD degree holders was largely due to the UP-Cornell Graduate Education
Program and the Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship Grants10
SOME ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION
SCHOLARS FOR PhD STUDIES
IN US UNIVERSITIES
Thomas G. Flores Obdulia F. Sison Dolores A. Ramirez
Pedro B. Escuro Fernando A. Bernardo Edilberto D. Reyes Feliciano B. Calora Marcos R. Vega
Florendo C. Quebral Emiliana N. Bernardo Tito E. Contado Arturo A. Gomez Amado C. Campos
Birth of the Dairy
Training and Research
1 962 stood out as a significant year for dairy science in the
country. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the
United Nations Development Fund (UNDF) collaborated with the
Philippine Government (DA-BAE and UPCA) to establish DTRI at
Los Baños in 1962.15 DTRI’s milk collection program in Jala-jala, Rizal. Participants
use bancas as a means of transportation to deliver milk to
DTRI became a reality with the appointment of Dr. Gonzalo the Milk Collection Center.
V. Garcia as first director, with Mr. Ian D. Mcrae as consultant and
Dr. W.J.A. Payne as project manager. Four outstanding achievements
of DTRI are worthy of note:
• A research breakthrough in freezing techniques for buffalo
semen. One ejaculation of top quality semen from a
top-grade carabull could inseminate a hundred caracows.
• Development of numerous varieties of cheese: (a) soft
cheeses, (b) semi-hard cheeses, and (c) hard cheeses.
• Launching of the “School-in-the-Air,” the first ever in the
whole country.6, 16
• Milk Collection Scheme, a program implemented and later
spun off to the Southern Dairy Cooperative, now Katipunan
ng Kooperatiba ng Maggagatas, Inc. or KKMI.16
Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) building
Dr. Gonzalo V. Garcia Dr. Edwin G. Wagelie Dr. Leopoldo S. Castillo Dr. Alberto V. Robles
(1962-1972) (1972-1974) (1974-1980) (1980-1986)
A major breakthrough in DTRI’s
dairy production research:
Successfully induced twinning
in dairy cattle.
DTRI products: Pasteurized fresh milk, pasteurized
chocolate milk, kesong puti, fresh milk yema,
pastillas de leche, cheese, and blue cheese.
Dr. Franklin B. Aglibut Dr. Teofilo A. Dulay Dr. Ulysses M. Lustria Dr. Job M. Matias Dr. Virginia L. Barraquio
(1986-1990) (1990-1992) (1993-1996) (1996-1998) (1998-2004)
UPCA Launched a Massive Facilities
M ore than half a century after its establishment in June 1909,
the UPCA has grown in size and responsibility to become the
physical and social sciences5, 16 to handle 3,000 undergraduate
students and 500 graduate students, and for the improvement of
fountainhead of education and research in agricultural science, research and extension in tropical agriculture.
serving not only the Philippines but also other developing countries
in Southeast Asia. Its graduates, over 4,700 in 1962, occupied key Dr. Orlando Sacay, Associate Professor of Agricultural
positions in government and in private enterprises dealing with Economics on special detail to the National Economic Development
agriculture in the Philippines and in other Southeast Asian countries. Authority (NEDA), helped in negotiating for a US$6 million loan
from the World Bank in 1965 to support the FYDP. For the first
In the face of increasing challenges to provide trained leaders time in its history, the World Bank granted a loan for the development of
in various aspects of tropical agriculture, the facilities of the College a higher education institution. The Philippine Government put up the
appeared inadequate. To cope with the growing demand for its counterpart fund worth P23 million.
services, Umali and his staff formulated a Five-Year Development
Program (FYDP). The FYDP was a comprehensive program for the Massive constructions of many buildings followed, which
expansion of integrated teaching and research facilities in biological, completely changed the face of UPCA.
UPCA Administration building, now UPLB Administration building
Main entrance of UPLB with the UPCA
Department of Agricultural Information
and Communication building, now UPLB
College of Development Communication
at the right side.
F. A. Bernardo 151