Onofre D. Corpuz

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1951-1956 Vidal A. Tan
1956-1958 Enrique Virata
1958-1962 Vicente G. Sinco
1962-1968 Carlos P. Romulo
1969-1975 Salvador P. Lopez
1975-1979 Onofre D. Corpuz
1979-1981 Emmanuel V. Soriano
1981-1987 Edgardo J. Angara
1987-1993 Jose V. Abueva
1993-1999 Emil Q. Javier
1999-2005 Francisco Nemenzo, Jr.
2005-2011 Emerlinda R. Roman
2011-present Alfredo E. Pascual

Onofre D. Corpuz (born December 1, 1926) is a Filipino scientist noted for his contributions to the fields of political science and Philippine social and economic history.


  • A.B., University of the Philippines, 1950
  • M.A., University of Illinois, 1953
  • M.P.A., Harvard University, 1955
  • Ph. D. (Pol Econ and Gov't), Harvard University, 1956
  • Ph. D. honoris causa. Royal Chulalongkorn University, 1976

Career and Contributions

Onofre D. Corpuz's researches were distinguished by their fidelity to the facts and a disdain for unsubstantiated claims, characteristics which brandish the reliability of his work. Corpuz was also famous for possessing the courage to challenge existing orthodoxies and familiar interpretations.

He was elected as Academician in 1999, and later conferred as National Scientist in 2004.


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