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UA&P alumnus cops third place in LMS Prize


UA&P School of Economics (SEC) alumnus Jose Antonio E. Ramirez won third place at the 3rd Loretta Makasiar Sicat Prize for the Social Sciences (LMS Prize) awarded by the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC).  

Ramirez, who graduated with a Master of Science in Industrial Economics degree in 2023, won the LMS Prize for his graduate thesis entitled “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: An Analysis of the Extent of Preference Erosion of the Philippines in the Import Markets of China, Japan, and South Korea”. His thesis adviser was SEC Associate Professor Dr. George N. Manzano.

The awarding ceremony and scientific lecture for the 3rd LMS Prize was held on April 25 at the PSSC Auditorium in Quezon City. 

The LMS Prize seeks to promote the social sciences and honor the legacy and contribution of Dr. Loretta Makasiar Sicat, who served as the PSSC Executive Director from 1977 to 1984. The competition is open to Filipino students who have graduated from a Philippine college or university and completed the MA thesis or Ph.D. dissertation on the social sciences in the last two academic years of the award year. The chosen best thesis or dissertation is awarded a cash prize of US$5,500.00.


















UA&P alumnus Jose Antonio E. Ramirez (front row, third from right) with (front row, L-R) PSSC BOT Member Wilhelmina C. Mañalac, fifth placer Dr. Christie P. Sio from the Department of Psychology of UP Diliman, fourth placer Aaron Philip M. Dela Cruz from the Department of Anthropology of UP Diliman, second placer Dr. Alice Prieto-Carolino from the College of Social Work and Community Development of UP Diliman, UP Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerardo P. Sicat, first placer Denise Hyacinth Joy B. Musni from the Population Institute of UP Diliman, and PSSC Executive Director Dr. Lourdes M. Portus. In attendance were members of the Sicat family, PSSC staff, deans, advisers, and guests. The UA&P School of Economics was represented by its dean, Dr. Peter U (back row, 4th from left), and Ph.D. in Business Economics program director Dr. Jovi Dacanay (2nd row, 5th from left).

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