Manuel B. Agulto, MD Class 1973

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Manuel Agulto is a leading advocate of eye health in the country. He is a physician, researcher, academician, leader and administrator. He embraced all these roles with excellence. He is an exemplary alumnus of the UPCM and has achieved prominence and made a significant impact on the lives of others through his profession and accomplishments to the university. He has been a distinguished teacher and mentor, a clinical specialist, and renowned researcher in ophthalmology (as glaucoma specialist).

He held key positions in various hospitals and ophthalmologic societies. He became the concurrent DOVS Chairman and PERI Director. His major accomplishments include the facilitation of the SOJR building construction, as the national eye center of the country. He was involved in the development of the SEAGIG Asia Pacific Glaucoma Guidelines which became the reference for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

He was elected as the 8th Chancellor (2011) of UPM. His accomplishments include the development of an operational efficiency program of the university system, the establishment, renovation and preservation of historic buildings and forging of international ties abroad.

He was a recipient of numerous honors and research awards. His life and career was devoted to patient care, teaching and research.

Past Awardees
Franes Tolete-Velcek
Franes Tolete-Velcek
Criteria Of Awards
Instructions And Important Information For Nominators
  1. Nominations shall be made by accomplishing three (3) copies of the corresponding attached pdf fillable forms. The forms have a checklist of supporting documents required. Please be guided accordingly.
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  2. For the following Awards: Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Service (Philippines), Outstanding in Community Service and Public Health, documentation in support of the statement of achievements, such as copies of diplomas, certificates, citations, news articles, photographs, etc, may be submitted in duplicate. Three copies of the nominee’s recent photograph (2”x2”) should be submitted.
  3. Individual nominees must be UPMAS Lifetime Members.
  4. The UPMAs prefers that, besides submitting the nomination forms and supporting documents in three (3) paper copies, nominators should also prepare and send an electronic or digital version of these materials, in the form of an email attachment or CD. These must be delivered or mailed to:

UP Medical Alumni Society (UPMAS)
Alumni Hall-Paz Mendoza Building, UP College of Medicine, 547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila 1000

  1. Nominations should be received by the UPMAS not later than Friday, September 1, 2023, 5:00PM. Only complete and properly accomplished forms shall be accepted.
  2. The UPMAS Awards Committee will deliberate on the nominations and may request additional information or documents from the nominators. The Committee’s recommendations are submitted to the UPMAS Board for approval and is final.

  3. The UPMAS will immediately notify the awardee of her/his election for the award. In the event that the awardee declines to accept the award and/or fails to attend the awarding ceremonies, the UPMAS reserves the right to withdraw the award.
  4. Awards may not be given in all categories every year. There may be no nominees in a certain category, or the nominees may not meet the standards for granting the award.
  5. All Alumni Awardees must attend the awarding ceremonies during the UPMAS Homecoming Ball on Thursday December 14, 2023, 6:00 P.M to personally receive their award. Alumni members of the families so recognized are expected to attend the General Alumni Homecoming on 20 December 2023 when the U.P. families will be recognized. However, at least one alumnus or alumna member is required to personally accept this recognition on behalf of the family.
  6. The UPMAS reserves the right to keep two (2) copies of the nomination papers and to dispose of the rest not claimed after two (2) weeks from the award day.

Nomination Form for UPMAS Alumni Awards 2023