Estrella F. Alabastro
Dr. Estrella Alabastro (born on February 19,1941) was appointed as secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on March 12, 2001. Prior to that, she was also the Department's Undersecretary for Research and Development since 1995.
She was a registered Chemical Engineer and Career Executive Service Officer. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines in 1961. She also holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in same course from Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1965 and 1967, respectively.
Dr. Alabastro was the Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development from July 1997 to April 1998, and the Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development from July 1991 to January 1995.
She also served as the Dean of the College of Home Economics (1984-1990), Chairman of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition (1973-1977), and Chairman of the Office of Research and Publications (1981-1984) in the University of the Philippines.
- "Profile :: The Honorable ESTRELLA FAGELA ALABASTRO ". http://www.op.gov.ph/profiles_alabastro.asp (July 18,2007)