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Ms. Maria Lourdes C. Santiago

Maria Lourdes C. Santiago is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. After passing the board exam in 1987, she joined the Bureau of Food and Drugs as laboratory analyst. In her quest for excellence, a distinctly Thomasian character, she attended several training and conferences regarding the conduct of Bioavailability/Bioequivalence studies in the Unite States, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

In 1995, she served as the Quality Assurance (Q) Pillar Manager of the Philippine National Drug Policy Program of the Department of Health. The Q-Pillar's thrust is to enhance the technical capability of the BFAD to ensure safety, efficacy and quality of drugs. The most important accomplishment of the program is the establishment of the Bioavailability Unit at the Santo Tomas University Hospital, (DOH-AUSTRALIAN-UST Bioavailability Unit) the first in the Philippines.

Her other present positions include being member of BFAD Bioavailability Team, Technical Working Group National Bioavailability Advisory Group, Technical Working Group on Chemical Monographs Philippine Pharmacopeia Project, and the Technical Assesor, Bureau of Product Standards, Laboratory Accreditation Scheme.


  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards Night and Alumni Homecoming Souvenir Program
    March 13, 2000
    Hotel Intercontinental Manila, Makati City