Villadolid-Sibal Families:Dr. Deogracias V. Villadolid Prepared by: Jorge V. Sibal 2009 http://deogracias-villadolid.webs.com
Dr. Deogracias Villamarin Villadolid (Our Lolo)ISSUE DATE MARCH 22, 1985 TITLE 4th PROMINENT FILIPINOS DEFINITIVE SERIES V VIGNETTE DR. DEOGRACIAS VILLADOLID
Dr. Villadolid is part ofscientific historyAt UP Diliman in Quezon City, the Villadolid Hall is now the home of the Archeological Science Program. It was originally build for the College of Fisheries which was transferred in UP Los Banos and later in UP Visayas in Miag-ao in Ilo-ilo City . It was also used by the Marine Sciences Department.Specifically, Dr Villadolid is part of the History of Philippine Aquaculture
Dr. Villadolid is part ofscientific historyOVERVIEW OF PHILIPPINE AQUACULTURE2.1. Historical Aspects 2.2. Current Technological Status2.1.6. TilapiaIn 1950, the late Dr. Deogracias Villadolid, Director of the then Bureau of Fisheries, brought in the first tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) from Thailand (Villaluz, 1953)..
OVERVIEW OF PHILIPPINE AQUACULTURE Here was a fish which breeds so easilythat anyone can be a fish farmer withouthaving to worry about fry supply every timeas is necessary with milkfish. Thus it waswith the tilapia that the first serious attemptto popularize freshwater fishponds wasmade.
VILLADOLID, Deogracias V.(1896-1976) Philippine public official -PhilippinesHe was also one of the founders ofPhilippine Lion’s Club in 1949.(“History of of Philippine Lions”),http://www.nsclub.net/cubaolions/cubfile/phil_lion1.html)
Villadolid, Lion’s Club Co-founder On March 23, 1949, Calero gave a dinner in honor of Atwood Lawrence to which he invited a group of local professionals and businessmen in various fields of endeavor. Before the night ended, 23 of the men present had signed the necessary forms and became the first charter members of the Manila (Host) Lions Club. They also became the first Filipinos to join the International Association of Lions Clubs.
Villadolid, Lion’s Club Co-founder The group was composed of the following: Federico Calero, Enrique C. Sobrepena, Charles E. Stone, John C. Wallace, Rosendo O. Subido, Pascual A. Poblete, Pedro M. Escat, Francisco Ortigas, Jr., Leon Goldenberg, Ernest Leweinsohn, Jose J. de Guzman, Antonio Kayanan, Mark A. Stice, Andrew D. Gruber, Antonio Varias, Gabriel A. Ambrosio , Jorge Barranengoa, Rodolfo R. Villanueva, Antonio H. Calero, Jose D. Yan, A.M. Simestad, Deogracias V. Villadolid and Antonio Prieto.
Balitang VisayasVisayas CF changes name, dedicatesbuildings in honor of scientistsThe inclusion of the term "ocean" highlights theconcerns that the College addresses. It is alsoindicative of the many areas that have yet to beexplored by research and study. This change ofname was approved by the Board of Regents onAugust 31, 2000.
Visayas CF changes name, dedicates buildings inhonor of scientists Immediately after the installation of the signage, three buildings of the College were dedicated to three individuals who have played significant roles in the field of fisheries education in the country. The CFO’s Administration Building was named Villadolid Hall in recognition of the Dr. Deogracias Villadolid.
Visayas CF changes name, dedicates buildings inhonor of scientists In the citation delivered by Prof. Pepito Hernandez, Sr., Villadolid was from Nasugbu, Batangas. He has an MS degree in Agriculture and has earned a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University through the UP College of Agriculture fellowship grant. He was the one who worked out for the inclusion of fisheries subjects, such as Fisheries Biology and Limnology in the curriculum of the UPCA Department of Zoology.
Visayas CF changes name, dedicates buildings inhonor of scientists As the first Division Chief of the Fish and Game Administration, he started working out for the creation of a school of fisheries in the country. This was finally realized in 1946 when the Philippine Institute of Fisheries Technology (PIFT) was established. Source: UP Forum Online, March 2001
Villadolid Hall, UP VisayasAdministration Bldg., Miag-ao, Ilo-ilo
Dr. Deogracias V. VilladolidSource: Guide, Archives of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography CARL LEAVITT HUBBS 1894-1979 Papers, 1927-1979 Manuscript Collection, MC 5 39 1 Vision-Fishes, 1940-1969 2 Visiting Investigators, 1945-1979, Charles H. Abbott- Agustin Ayala-Castanares 3L K.R. Allen-Nabuo Egami 4 M. Babu Ras-Edward R. Baylor 5 Jean Bedard-Samuel Stillman Berry 6 E. Bertelsen-Martin D. Burkenroad 7 Berry Campbell-Paul Chabanaud 8 Wilbert MacLood Chapman-Jolin Cushing 9L Cheng-chao Liu-Deogracias V. Villadolid 10 Demorest Davenport-Helmut deTerra
Dr. Villadolid’s book still available for sale www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6943E/x6943e06.htm - ... 24. Villadolid, Deogracias V. THE FISHERIES OF LAKE TAAL, PANSIPIT RIVER, AND BALAYAN, BAY, BATANGAS PROVINCE, LUZON. 1937 Philippine J Sci. Vol 63, No 2, pp. ... www.abetitles1.com/Title/2381021/River+Fisheries.htmT HE FISHERIES OF LAKE TAAL, PANSIPIT RIVER, AND BALAYAN Villadolid, Deogracias V Price: US$ 16.90 [Convert Currency] Shipping: [Rates and Speeds] Book Description: 1937 Philippine J Sci. Vol 63, No 2, pp. 191-225+ 4 Illus Plts, disbound & removed f/orig journal, thus self-wrps, else VG. Bookseller Inventory #026179 Bookseller: Larry W Price Books (Portland, OR, U.S.A.) [Search this Sellers Books] [Browse this Sellers Books] [ Ask Bookseller a Question]
Articles on Dr. Villadolidstill being writtenMALAYA BUSINESSBusiness CircuitA.P. Macasaet Email: email@example.comAgricultural research FRIDAY | July 30, 2004 | PHILIPPINES Until the early days of Ferdinand Marcos, this country had a scientific mind on agriculture. I was working for the late Deogracias Villadolid at Araneta University in the late Fifties. He was then president of the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science.
MALAYA BUSINESSBusiness CircuitA.P. Macasaet Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNeglect of scienceWednesday, July 14, 2004 What do we have today in the field of agricultural research? Nothing by government. And of course, the private sector does not share the fruits of its expensive research. This must be the reason we continue to lag behind our neighbors in the field of agriculture.
MALAYA BUSINESSBusiness CircuitA.P. Macasaet Email: email@example.comNeglect of scienceWednesday, July 14, 2004What does Thailand have that we dont? Nothing except determination to grow and be prosperous. We planted lanzones much earlier than Thailand. Now, they are exporting the fruit to us. My wife bought me a kilo for P500. The Thais learned agriculture from UP Los Baños. Now we are importing rice from Thailand. Thailands agriculture is one of the most modern in the world. Ours is one of the most backward.
MALAYA BUSINESSBusiness CircuitA.P. Macasaet Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNeglect of scienceWednesday, July 14, 2004 All because we neglected applied scientific research in agriculture. In the late 50s, there was an association of agricultural scientists headed by Deogracias Villadolid, the father of the tilapia. Try going to any of the branches of the Bureau of Plant Industry to get planting materials. They hardly have any. And the few that they have are as old as time as far as technology is concerned.
The Manila TimesTuesday, January 28, 2003AGRIBUSINESSGrowing market as substitute for marine white fishRP now 4th in tilapia outputBy Henrylito D. Tacio , Special CorrespondentLOS BAÑOS, Laguna — The Philippines is now the fourth largest tilapia producer in the world, said Dr. Rafael D. Guerrero III, one of the country’s leading fishery expert.
The Manila Times Tilapia is a native of Africa. Its name is saidto be derived from the African bushmen’s termfor fish. Tilapia has been an important sourceof food for man at least since recorded historystarted. The fish Saint Peter caught in the Seaof Galilee and those with which Jesus Christfed the multitudes were reportedly tilapia. AnEgyptian tomb frieze, dated at 2500 BC,illustrates the harvest of tilapia and suggeststhat the fish may have been cultured.
The Manila Times Tilapia was introduced in the Philippines in 1950 when the late Dr. Deogracias Villadolid of then Bureau of Fisheries (now known as Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or BFAR) brought Oreochromis mossam- bicus or Mozambique tilapia from Thailand.
The Manila Times Calling it a “miracle fish,” the BFAR promotedits culture in backyard ponds to help the countryachieve self-sufficiency in animal protein food. Butthe Mozambique tilapia’s high reproduction rateresulted in overcrowded ponds and stunted fish,and many Filipinos became disappointed over itsperformance. In 1972, the BFAR introducedanother tilapia species, Oreochromis niloticus orNile tilapia. Since then, tilapia became the secondmost important cultured fish in the Philippines,after bangus.
Dr. Deogracias Villadolid,brief background Dean of Philippine fisheries Earned 3 degrees from UPLB College of Agriculture: Bachelor of Agriculture in 1919, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1923, and Master of Science in Agriculture in 1923.
Dr. Villadolid completed a Doctor ofPhilosophy degree, major in marinebiology and minor in aquatic botany fromStanford University, USA in 1927 as ascholar.
Dr. Deogracias Villadolid,brief background Dr. Villadolid was the first Division Chief of the Fish and Game Administration before the 2nd World War. During the Japanese occupation, he was allowed to continue serving as Director of the Bureau of Fisheries. On suspicion that he was assisting the Filipino guerillas against the Japanese, Dr. Villadolid and his eldest son Leland were incarcerated. The two later escaped prison during an air raid.
Accomplishments In 1966, the National Research Council of the Philippines, the Philippines Fisheries Commission and the U.P. College of Fisheries listed 146 works authored by Villadolid which also included those done in collaboration with other Filipino fisheries scientists. Dr. Villadolid received numerous awards, among them were the Distinguished Science Star medal and Diploma of Honor as a Philippine Presidential Awardee in Science in 1954
Accomplishments In Aug. 22, 1996, he was the first recipient of the Dr. Shinkishi Hatai Medal for Distinguished Service to Marine Biology of the Pacific by the Pacific Science Association during its 11th Congress in Japan.
Life after retirement He retired from government service on March 22, 1961 on his 65th birthday. After his retirement, he served as the Vice- President of Araneta University and as Dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Applied Research in the same university until his 70th birthday in 1966.
Life after retirement Dr. Villadolid was awarded a plaque of merit on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary by the National Research Council of the Philippines, Fisheries Commission and the U.P. College of Fisheries. He was a trustee of the Science Foundation of the Philippines during his retirement age until his death. He died at age 80.