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Featured Scholars

Abdula, Sailila E.

Abdula, Sailila E.

Chief Science Research Specialist


“Doc Sai” has been the Acting Executive Director of PhilRice since July 2016. He was the Acting Branch Director of PhilRice Midsayap before accepting his current designation. He rose from the ranks in his 20 years of service in PhilRice, from SRS I until he became Chief SRS and appointed as Director I just recently.

He made significant contributions in rice R&D with the development of NSIC Rc120 and Rc226, which are tungro-resistant varieties. He is also developing transgressive lines dubbed as “Sige-Sige Rice”. His interests extend to efficient and sustainable technology transfer strategies as he pioneered working with Muslim religious leaders as rice technology intermediaries. He has authored six scientific publications and co-authored others published in scientific journals.

His dedication to rice R&D earned him the National Gawad Saka 2016 Outstanding Agricultural Researcher Award. He also received from PhilRice the Scientific Productivity Award in 2012 and 2015.

Dr. Abdula, 44, is a son of Patadon, Matalam, North Cotabato where he finished his early education with honors. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (BS in Agriculture Major in Plant Breeding and Genetics and Minor in Plant Pathology) from the University of Southern Mindanao as cum laude; his master’s degree (MS in Plant Breeding) from UP – Los Baños; and his Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture (Major in Functional Genomics) from Chungbuk National University in South Korea.

In early 2016, he obtained his Masters in Development Management from the Development Academy of the Philippines where he was recognized as having the Best Re-Entry Project.

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Featured Mentors

Dr. Amelia C. Ancog

Ancog, Amelia C.

PMDP Module: Philippine Governance & Administrative System

Dr. Ancog is Former Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology and Vice President of the Development Bank of the Philippines. She is also part of the Career Executive Service Board and Development Academy of the Philippines as an assessor. Dr. Ancog also serves as the Vice President of the National Research Council of the Philippines. She has published papers and implemented projects on science and technology, gender, technology and law. Dr. Ancog obtained her Ph.D. in Public Administration, Master in Public Administration and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.

Dr. Emmanuel F. Esguerra

Esguerra, Emmanuel F.

PMDP Modules: Development Perspectives and Economic Applications in the Public Sector

Dr. Emmanuel F. Esguerra is the Former Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director General at National Economic and Development Authority. He also served as the Head of the National Development Office for Policy and Planning. Prior to his appointment to NEDA in July 2012, Mr. Esguerra was an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He was also the Economics department chair at UP. He has been a Director of Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation since February 2, 2016.