In recognition of his exemplary contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, which transcends disciplines in animal science, namely, animal nutrition and feed management systems, rumen microbiology, reproductive biotechnology, meat science, and wildlife biology and conservation. His leadership skills have been widely recognized by professional scientific societies. He served as president of the Philippine Society of Animal Science and the Philippine Society of Animal Production Societies. Notably, as executive director, he steered the Philippine Carabao Center to become a more pragmatic research and development institution, utilizing science, technology, and innovations in engaging all stakeholders of the carabao industry value chain, particularly smallholder farmers, toward improved productivity and profitability.
Birthdate: 25 October 1960
- B.S Agriculture - University of Philippines Los Baños 1983
- M.S Ruminant Nutrition - University of Philippines Los Baños 1988
- Ph.D Ruminant Nutrition - University of Philippines Los Baños 1993