Dr. Libertado C. Cruz, former Executive Director of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), was among the 2018 Filipino Faces of Biotechnology awardees.
Dr. Cruz served as PCC’s head for over 20 years. He was bestowed “Outstanding Leader on Animal Biotechnology” in recognition of his “distinguished leadership and heart in the field of animal biotechnology that continuously upholds the livelihood of small-scale Filipino farmers through his pioneering works and research for the development in the Philippine agriculture.”
Said recognition was given by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Biotechnology Program during the awarding ceremonies in Alabang, Muntinlupa, held last December 13.
Alongside Dr. Cruz, eight other scientists, academicians and advocates were also recognized for their unwavering commitment and untiring work in the field of biotechnology.