Angel Alcala

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Angel C. Alcala (b. March 1, 1929) is a Filipino biologist who was named a National Scientist of the Philippines in June, 2014. He had created the artificial coral reefs that help a lot to the Philippines' aquatic ecosystem.


Alcala was born on March 1, 1929. In 1951 he got his bachelor's degree in biology from the Silliman University and went to Stanford University to complete his Master's degree 9 years later. By 1966 he got his Ph.D. in the same field and got an honour doctorate from both the Xavier University and the University of Southeastern Philippines. Later on he became a professor at the Silliman University where he also served as its president for two consecutive years. From 1990 to 1999 he worked as an executive director for the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and the Philippine government. Currently he works as a Research professor in the same place.[1]

On June 6, 2014, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III Proclamation No. 782, naming Alcala a National Scientist of the Philippines.[2]


  1. ^ "Angel C. Alcala". Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Aurea Calica (June 12, 2014). "Palace names 2 National Scientists". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on June 15, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014.