In recognition of his contribution to medicine in the field of infectious diseases, particularly for his researches on many aspects of
tuberculosis; from epidemiology; molecular characterization of Philippine strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis - a unique family of
M. tuberculosis (now known as the Manila Family of M. tuberculosis), to diagnosis through immunologic tests (ELISA) utilizing
different TB antigens, to the use of M. vaccae, as an innovative adjutant modality of treatment.
He contributed to the preparation of the current Philippine Clinical Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of tuberculos
Birthdate: 22 February 2007