Faustino Orillo

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Born March 15,1940, Dr. Orillo, finished his study at the University of the Philippines,1944,with a degree of B.S.A.(Plant Pathology). His M.A.(Mycology),at Harvard University in 1948, while his Ph.D.(Mycology) also in Harvard University last 1950.

Dr. Orillo's researches in plant pathology helped pave the way to minimizing losses suffered by crop producers attributable to plant diseases. Noteworthy of his scientific publications are on the coffee rust, blight affecting kenaf and leaf spot of Maize caused by Helminthosporium maydis.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Philippine agriculture, Dr. Orillo received the Distinguished Alumnus award given by the UP College of Agriculture, in 1974. He is Also a member of several professional and learned societies namely: Botanical Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Phytopathological Society.