Philbert S. Bonilla
Field of award: Plant Physiology
Year awarded: 1998
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of his significant contribution to plant physiology. His researches on the mechanism of stress tolerance in rice, particularly salt tolerance, has led to the development of simple techniques which can easily be adopted by farmers. He has also made remarkable accomplishments and leadership in reinvigorating and spearheading the national program on developing rice varieties for adverse agro-ecosystems in the country.
Education: PhD (Plant Physiology) Okayama University 1995; MS (Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1986; BS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1982