The MCU Crest Award


Manila Central University and the MCU Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation have produced thousands of graduates now in their respective fields with many contributing significantly to society as leaders and practitioners.

The MCU Crest Award honors the people who have contributed to the success of MCU and have made their mark in the fields of health and allied professions. They are individuals who have selflessly provided their time and effort to make MCU what it is today.



My academic years in MCU strengthened my resolve to be the best in what I wanted to be. It inculcated the values I thought I didn’t have and taught me to lead and be a man for others. MCU developed the discipline in me to pursue higher levels of learning so I could be in a position to do more.
The journey towards professional excellence does not end with this recognition. This award will further inspire me to strive harder and continue to surpass boundaries. As a way of giving back to the institution to which I owe the most, I shall engage in meaningful undertakings in order to make a difference in other people’s lives.

  • President, Vision Science Institute
    Director, Philippine Olympic Committee
    and Philippine Sports Commission
    Sports Vision Center
    Member, Technical Committee on Optometry Education
    Commission on Higher Education
    • Outstanding Optometrist of the Year
      Professional Regulation Commission (June 2000)
    • Most Outstanding Optometrist of the Year
      Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (IPAO), Inc. (1998)
  • National President, IPAO (1994-1995, 1996-1997, 2007-2009)
  • Chairman, Technical Panel for Optometry Education
    Commission on Higher Education (2000)
  • National Coordinator for Philippines
    International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Sydney, Australia
    1994 up to 2005
  • National Coordinator for Philippines
    International Centre for Eye Care Education, Sydney, Australia
    1998 up to 2003
  • Founding Chairman, Institute for Advanced Optometric Studies (1994-1996)
    • Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College (2010)
      Dean’s Honor List, San Beda College of Law (2009-2010)
    • Master in Entrepreneurship, Asian Institute of Management (2000)
    • Doctor of Optometry, Manila Central University (1986)
      Most Outstanding MCU Optometry Graduate (1986)