Royal Institution (RI), Singapore inducted seven International Visiting Professorial Fellows and conferred Doctor Fellow title on June 27, 2016 at the Royal Institution Centre, Legaspi Towers 300, Manila, Philippines in furtherance to the organisation’s vision to be the premier platform for knowledge and idea exchange across the globe.

Hon. FDr. Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, Chancellor of the Royal Institution, Singapore delivered his Opening Address to welcome everyone for the Induction Ceremony of the International Visiting Professorial Fellows and Conferment Ceremony of Doctor Fellow. The opening ceremony was followed by the Conferment of Prof. Jose David Lapuz, Commissioner, UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM) for the title of Doctor Fellow. FDr. Dr. Helen S. Molano, Chief Compliance Officer, RI Singapore and President, RI Philippines read the Board of Director’s Resolution and FDr. Dr. Athena Georgene Ang, President RI Singapore presented the candidate. RI Singapore Vice President, Dr. Glenn S. Cabacang administered the Pledge of Loyalty. 

For the next part of the event, the Induction Ceremony, the reading of Board of Director’s Resolution was read by FDr. Dr. Helen S. Molano. The Presentation of Appointment Orders and Medallions was facilitated by the RI Officials. 

The newly appointed International Visiting Professorial Fellows are Dr. Larry M. Alfonso, FRIBA, President of Manila Integrated Review School; Dr. Cecilia S. Austero, FRIPAr Professor I at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Dir. Marianito M. Dimaandal, FRIPAr, Director IV at the Office of the President, Malacañang Records Office; Prof. Jose David Lapuz, Commissioner of UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines and Presidential Adviser on Education and International Organisations; Dr. Minerva D. Maylem, FRIBA, Dean of the College of Business Administration of Central Luzon State University; Dr. Raquel G. Ramos, FRIBA(Sr), Dean of the College of Business Administration of Polytechnic University of the Philippines; and Dr. Ma. Junithesmer D. Rosales, FRIM(Sr), Dean of the College of Education of Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

FDr. Jose David Lapuz delivered his acceptance speech for the Doctor Fellow title and on behalf of the newly inducted IVPFs. 

Dr. Valentino G. Baac, RI Philippines Vice President ended the program with a closing address and a round-table discussion with the inducted IVPFs presided by FDr. Dr. Samuel M. Salvador.

The International Visiting Professorial Fellowship is by invitation or nomination and is an exclusive privilege for the Fellows of the Royal Institution, Singapore. They will be assigned to conduct lectures in their fields of specialisations in RI Accredited Educational Institutions all over the world. 

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