NAST Award

NAST awards Outstanding Book to Mindanawon
by MindaNews
Sunday, 15 June 2008

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – “Fixing Society: The inside world of fixers in the Philippines,” a book written by Ronnie V. Amorado and published by the Ateneo de Davao University’s Research and Publications Office is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Book Awards of the National Academy of Science and Technology.

Amorado, who finished his PhD in Development Studies at the ADDU, is national coordinator of Ehem, the anti-corruption movement established by the Jesuits.

The book is based on his dissertation and is available at the University bookshop.

In 2003, Amorado co-authored with Jesuit priest Albert Alejo the anti-corruption book, “Ehem! A manual for deepening involvement in combating corruption.”

NAST President Emil Q. Javier in a letter dated May 29, informed Amorado that his plaque will be given during the awarding ceremonies on July 10 at the Manila Hotel.

The Outstanding Book/Monograph award is one of seven awards given by the NAST. The others are Best Scientific Poster; Outstanding Scientific Papers; NAST-Hugh Greenwood Environmental Science Award; NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists: Outstanding Young Scientists; and Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines. (MindaNews)