Physicist Couple Wins Prestigious Award

A physicist-researcher-educator couple from Jagna, Bohol was conferred the 3rd Gawad Haydee Yorac. Dr. Christopher C. Bernido and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio Bernido, president and principal respectively, of the Research Center for Theoretical Physics in Bohol were named awardees.

Their goal to build a nation through science, research, and a new method of teaching founded on excellence and values won the judges’ approval over nominations received from different parts of the country.

Awarding rites were held March 4, 2009 at the Meralco Theatre.

In the early 1990s, the couple, then UP Physics professors at the UP National Institute of Physics in Diliman, uprooted themselves from the campus and moved to Jagna, described as a seaside fourth-class municipality a little over one hour away from Tagbilaran, Bohol.

There they established the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF), the home of the Dynamic Learning Program. CVIF has a research center in physics, the Research Center for Theoretical Physics; a high school department that strengthens the science focus of its students; and the Education Research Center for continuing development of the learning program.

Read more at UP Newsletter.

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