Raymond J. Sucgang of Middle Managers Class Batch 14 – Anluwage and Lucille V. Abad of Senior Executives Class Batch 4 – Alab-lahi, both from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI), were recognized for their science innovations as featured in various news outlets.

Raymond Sucgang of MMC 14 graduated from the Public Management Development Program (PMDP) in May 2018 with a Master’s degree in Development Management (MDM) and earned the Best Re-entry Project (ReP) award in his batch for his work on “Institutionalizing of Translational Research Mechanism in PNRI Laboratories vis-a-vis Formulation Policy Recommendation and the Vinegar Standard of the Philippines.” He also presented his ReP at the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria in February 2018.

Through Sucgang and his team’s project, PNRI determined several brands of vinegar available in the Philippine market which are made from synthetic acids and not raw materials from fruits and other natural products. Such products can cause some health-related concerns as they can be the source of degenerative diseases.

Learn more about Sucgang’s project through these links:

PTV | ON THE SPOT: Nuclear technique, paraan ng pagsusuri sa mga pagkaing Pinoy

Manila Bulletin | 8 of 10 local vinegar brands made from synthetic acetic acid – DOST



PNRI’s other representative, Lucille Abad of SEC 4 – Alab-lahi, is also celebrated for her contribution in the field of science. An alumna since January 2016, Abad received a Diploma in Development Management (DDM) and produced a Capstone Paper entitled “Cutting-Edge Modalities to Boost Transfer of DOST Generate Technologies.” She was also hailed as one of the eight Filipinos in 2018 Asia’s Top 100 Scientists and the recipient of Julian A. Banzon Medal for the 2017 Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research.

In April 2019, her research on the use of irradiated Carrageenan from seaweed as a plant growth supplement for crops such as rice was recognized in the ATOMEXPO Awards in Sochi, Russia.  She also received a certificate for being one of the five finalists for the category: “Non-energy Nuclear Technologies: Improving the quality of life.”

Learn more about Abad’s innovation through these links:

Inquirer.net | 8 Filipinos honored in Asian Scientist 100 for 2018

Rappler | This Filipina scientist’s plant growth supplement has wowed the world