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It is now official

The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute’s (DOST-FPRDI) highest recognition for its researchers will be named after Dr. Florentino O. Tesoro and his family. Dr. Tesoro is one of the Institute’s former Directors.

The Tesoro Research Chair Award will be given to FPRDI researchers and Career Scientists with exemplary performance in research and development, technical assistance, training and technical services.

Dr. Tesoro is a former DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations, and DOST-FPRDI Director from 1983- 1990 and 1999- 2002. He also became an Assistant Director of the DENR-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (formerly Forest Research Institute) and a former faculty member at the UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Present during the MOA signing were FPRDI Director Romulo T. Aggangan and Deputy Director Rico J. Cabangon; Dr. Tesoro; and Ms. Frances Tesoro. It was held last 21 March 2022 at the Institute’s Conference Hall. ### (Apple Jean C. Martin- de Leon, 23 March 2022)