Dr. Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit from Cagayan de Oro City has just been named as among this year’s four honorees for The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award presented by the Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines.

As posted in its official Facebook page, Dr. Roa-Quiaoit was cited for Ecological Conservation. All honorees were recognized for their valuable contributions that resulted to the upliftment of the lives of the Filipino people and the advancement of the country.

Dr. Roa-Quiaoit holds a doctoral degree in natural science from University of Bremen, a master’s degree in marine science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She specializes in marine biology and coastal management and is also interested in biodiversity and ecological assessment and management. In 2007, she was named as among the “Ten Outstanding Women In Nation’s Service” for her works in the conservation of endangered clams in the Philippines and abroad. She is known as the “Mother of Giant Clams.”

Read our previous post on Dr. Quiaoit in the link below.

A Kagayanon discoverer of new giant clam species

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