The MCU Crest Awards 2019

 

For over 115 years Manila Central University has built a track record of success and excellence. There are thousands and thousands of MCU graduates in the Philippines and around the world who have built their careers and practice their profession in helping improve the lives of others.

On its 115th founding anniversary, a highlight of the celebration is The MCU Crest Awards.

The award is MCU’s way of showing appreciation to people who have contributed to its growth and prominence as an institution of learning and healthcare provider. They are the alumni, administrators, faculty, consultants, employees and other individuals who through the years, tirelessly pursued the objective of founder Atty. Filemon D. Tanchoco that is to provide education to Filipinos.
Thirty one (31) individuals who have provided their share for a better community and society were acknowledged during The MCU Crest Awards last December 14, 2019 at MCU Helix Auditorium.

What started as a Pharmacy review class in 1904, MCU has grown to become one of the Philippines’ leading school in health sciences and professional programs and has molded competent professionals with the right values.

  • President, Urological Center of the Philippines, Inc.
  • Medical Director, MCU Hospital (1991 up to 2001)
  • Chairman, MCU Hospital Department of Surgery (1984 up to 1994)
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Member, MCU Filemon D. Tanchoco Medical Foundation (1997)
  • Outstanding Urologist, Philippine Urological Association (1997)
  • Legend of the Knife Awardee, The Philippine College of Surgeons – Metro Manila Chapter (2005)


  • Dean, MCU College of Medicine (1995 up to 1998)
  • Former Chairman MCU Department of Physiology
  • Former President, MCU Medical Alumni Association
  • Most Outstanding Alumnus, MCU Medical Alumni Association (2014)
  • U.S. Aid Fellow in Physiology Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, New York (1968)
  • Doctor of Medicine, Manila Central University (1963)


  • Dean, MCU College of Dentistry
  • Dean, MCU College of Dentistry
  • Associate Member, Philippine Society of Periodontology
  • Secretary of Philippine Association of Dental Colleges, Inc.
  • Member, International Association for Dental Research (2015 up to present)
  • Active Fellow and former Secretary, Academy of Dentistry International (2003 up to present)
  • Active Member, Philippine Dental Association (1987 up to present)
  • Chairperson, Parish Pastoral Council – Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Morning Breeze Subdivision, Caloocan City (2004 to 2017)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Manila Central University (1987)
  • Master of Arts in Education, Major in Administration and Supervision, Manila Central University (1992)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Manila Central University (2001)


  • Dean, MCU College of Optometry (2011 up to present)
  • Most Outstanding Professional in the field of Optometry, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) 2017
  • Member, PRC Continuing Professional Development Council of Optometry Academe Representative Appointed by PRC
  • Member of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee on Optometry Education Appointed by CHED
  • Accreditor, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Accreditation
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Member, Manila Central University (2009)
  • Educational Leadership Program, Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts (September 2015 to February 2016)
  • Summer Institute for Leaders in the Education of Children with Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairment, Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts (2017)
  • Founding Chairman, Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists, Inc. Low Vision Society (2018)
  • Doctor of Optometry, Manila Central University (1990)
  • Master of Science in Optometry, Manila Central University (1995)


  • Officer-in-Charge, PRC Professional Regulatory Board of Dentistry
  • President, Philippine Dental Association (2011)
  • Most Outstanding Professional in the Field of Dentistry, PRC 2014
  • Diplomate, Philippine College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (2017 up to present)
  • Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2014 up to the present)
  • Vice President, Asia Pacific Region International College of Oral Implantologists (2014 up to 2016)
  • Council Member (Legislative Body), Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1997 up to 2010)
  • Dental Continuing Education Program, University of Southern California School of Dentistry (1992)
  • Advanced Implant Course, University of California Los Angeles (2008)
  • Comprehensive Course on Orthognathic Surgery, Selayang Hospital in Malaysia (2011)
  • Advanced Training on Orthognathic Surgery, Chang Gung Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan (2015)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Manila Central University (1979)