Onofre D. Corpuz

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This is a photo of a National Scientist, who also manifested his academic brilliance when he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines in 1950. Photo courtesy of DOST - SPHERES.

Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz (born on December 1, 1926 – March 23, 2013) was a Filipino scientist noted for his contributions to the fields of political science and Philippine social and economic history. [1]


  • A.B., University of the Philippines, 1950
  • M.A., University of Illinois, 1953
  • M.P.A., Harvard University, 1955
  • Ph. D. (Pol Econ and Gov't), Harvard University, 1956
  • Ph. D. honoris causa. Royal Chulalongkorn University, 1976

Career and Contributions

Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz's research works were distinguished by their fidelity to the facts and a disdain for unsubstantiated claims. He was also famous for possessing the courage to challenge existing orthodoxies and familiar interpretations. The depth and breadth of Dr. Corpuz' insights, his grasps, and illumination of difficult abstractions and his intimate knowledge of the original documents make him a model social scientist. [2]

He was elected as Academician in 1999, and later conferred as National Scientist in 2004.


  1. "Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz." National Academy of Science and Technology, https://members.nast.ph/index.php/list-of-national-scientist/details/3/11#educational-background. Accessed on December 22, 2020.
  2. "Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz." Specialized Philippine Enterprise Reference of Experts and Scientists (DOST - SPHERES), http://www.spheres.dost.gov.ph/sci-profile.php?i=000301. Accessed December 22, 2020.



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