In furtherance of Royal Institution (RI)’s vision to be the platform for knowledge and idea exchange across the globe, RI appointed eight (8) dedicated and committed Fellows of the Royal Institution with exemplary qualifications and achievements in his/ her field of specialisation as International Visiting Professorial Fellows.

The eight newly appointed International Visiting Professorial Fellows are:-

Dr. Ben B. Andres, Chairperson of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) Evaluation Committee, former Dean of the College of Engineering, and a Registered and Professional Electronics Engineer. He has a Master in Industrial Engineering and a Doctor in Educational Management, and has been teaching since 1985. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators and Royal Institute of Electronic Engineers. 

Dr. Theresita V. Atienza, Dean of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, College of Science, an Asian Public Intellectual Research Fellow of The Nippon Foundation, a registered Medical Technologist. She has a Master in Technology Management, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Doctor in Educational Management.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators.

Dr. Gloria T. Baysa, Professor and former Vice President for Finance of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, a Certified Public Accountant and a Doctor of Education. She is a Research Fellow of the Royal Institution, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Accountants, Royal Institute of Educators, and Royal Institute of Management Accountants.

Dr. Dominador L. Gamboa Jr., Chairperson, Master in Business Administration of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Graduate School and former Dean of the College of Business. He has a Master in Business Administration and a Doctor in Business Administration. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Business Administration.

Dr. Ellinor F. Geronimo, President of Business & Automated Systems Clinic, Inc. and Angel John International Academy, Inc. She has a Master in Educational Management and a Doctor in Educational Management and a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Accountants, Royal Institute of Educators, and Royal Institute of Entrepreneurs.

Dr. Milagrina A. Gomez, is the Dean of Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ College of Education, and also the Chairperson of the Doctor in Educational Management and Master in Educational Management Programs, and Quality Assurance Director. She is a licensed teacher and has been teaching since 1975. She is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators.

Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari, is the President of Tarlac State University. She has a Master in Public Administration, a Doctor in Business Administration and a Certified Public Accountant. She is also a Research Fellow of the Royal Institution and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Educators.

Dr. Ruperto P. Somera, Chairman of the RPS Tax Consultancy, former Regional Director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission, Board of Accountancy Member, he is a Certified Public Accountant with a DBA and a PhD in Business Management. He is also a Research Fellow of the Royal Institution, and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Accountants and Royal Institute of Business Management.

The presentation of Appointment Orders and Medals was officiated by the representatives of the Royal Institution Board of Directors, Dr. Helen S. Molano, RI Executive Director, and Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, at the Royal Institution Center, Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philippines on the 20th of August 2014.