President Aquino has conferred the Order of National Scientist on Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall.
Fr. Nebres received the Presidential Medallion for his achievements and accomplishments as mathematician, educator, mentor and administrator and for his contributions to education and social reform that earned him international recognition. The Order of National Scientist is the highest honor given by the President of the Republic of the Philippines to a Filipino man or woman of science who has made significant contributions in one of the different fields of science and technology.
Fr. Nebres was President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan from 1990 to 1993.