The College of Economics and Management awarded six outstanding alumni last August 14, 2020 during its e-celebration of its Foundation Day.
Michael R. Cahigas (B.S. in Agribusiness Management, 1988) was awarded as the 2020 Outstanding Alumnus in Investment Banking and Finance for his consistent outstanding performance as an investment banker and his significant contributions to the innovative financing of power projects that have especially benefited small distribution utilities and electric cooperatives in remote areas.
In the public sector innovation, Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban (B.S. in Agribusiness Management, 2003) was recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Alumnus for his outstanding contributions to the transformation of public service delivery through e-governance initiatives lending to efficient and transparent facilitation of agricultural trade.
Dr. Yolanda T. Garcia (M.S. in Agricultural Economics, 1981 and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, 1997) was distinguished as the 2020 Outstanding Alumna in Agriculture and Fishery Policy Assessment in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research and development that have contributed to policy interventions towards the growth of the Agriculture and Fishery sectors in the Philippines.
In enterprise planning and development, Nerlita M. Manalili (B.S. in Agricultural Business, 1979) was acknowledged as the 2020 Outstanding Alumna for her exemplary initiatives towards building entrepreneurial capacities in the agriculture sector and for her contributions to policies and strategies to strengthen small and medium enterprises in the Philippines.
Marissa Maricossa A. Paderon (B.S. in Agricultural Economics, 1985) was valued as the 2020 Outstanding Alumna in International Trade Policy in recognition of her contributions to international trade research and the development of tariff, competition, and economic integration policies of the Philippines.
In environmental and resource economics, Gregmar I. Galinato (B.S. in Economics, 1997) was identified as the 2020 Outstanding Alumnus for his contributions to the development of economic research and instruction relating to the analysis and valuation of the environment, energy, and regulation.
You can watch the video of the awarding of CEM Outstanding Personnel and Alumni in 2020 here: https://www.facebook.com/uplbcem/videos/2981025602024182/