Who is Bonifacio Comandante, Jr?

Bonifacio Comandante, Jr. is a multi-awarded scientist, inventor and former UP senior lecturer. He finished his Doctoral Studies in Anthropology with distinction in 2009 and MS Economics at the Asian Social Institute Manila.

In Siliman University, Bonifacio finished his Masters in Coastal Resources Management (2004) and candidate for PhD in Marine Biology. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering at UP Los Baños ang bagged second place in the licensure examination given by the Professional Regulation Commission for Agricultural Engineers in November 1978. He has patent applications for seven inventions/innovations and copyrights for five pioneering works including studies on the ancient Filipino script, Baybayin.

Photo from GMA Network

He has won in ten science-based competitions in the Philippines and abroad. Bonifacio received the Outstanding UP Los Baños Alumni award in 2010 for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and the UP Diliman Alumni Award in 2011 for Science and Technology. He is the inventor of the technology that allows live fishes to be transported in non-aquatic or waterless conditions.

Source: Baybayin – Sinaunang Sulat Pilipino by Bonifacio A Comandante, Jr., Phd

Photo courtesy of Dr. Bonifacio Comandante, Jr.

Educational Attainment

Doctor of Philosophy in Marine Biology (candidate)
Silliman University
Dumaguete City

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology May 2010
Asian Social Institute

Masters of Science in Coastal Resources Management 2004 Silliman University

Masters of Science in Economics (Thesis 1983)
Asian Social Institute

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering 1978
University of the Philippines at Los Baños

2ND Place: Licensure for Agricultural Engineers
Professional Regulation Commission, Manila November 1978


Lucban LGU Volunteer Consultant for Agricultural and Aquaculture projects involving propagation of rare indigenous black meat chicken (Ulikba), strawberry, lemon and shrimps.

Center for Community Transformation 2014 to 2017
Volunteer Resource Person

National Fisheries Research and Development Center (BFAR Dagupan) 2012 to 2014
Consultant for Shrimp Farming; Tested and evaluated pond equipment and processes.

Ocean Ethix Australia 2010 to 2012
Conducted Research on Salmon and Abalone long distance transport in non-aquatic conditions

Buhi Marine Worldwide Supply, Inc. 2004 to 2015
President provided overall direction on activities involving live fish transport without water.

DS MAX International (Hong Kong) 1994-2003
Vice-President motivated and managed a sales force of independent distributors in five ASEAN Countries.

Capture Fisheries Consultant 1992 – 1993 Indonesia

PT Intimas Consultant Developed a buying station for live food fish based on sustainable fisheries and best fishing practices.

Agricultural Engineering Endeavors 1978 – 1992
Bases Conversion for Clark and Subic etc…

Awards & Recognitions

Museum Foundation of the Philippines
Grant for Culture Studies and Development 2016

University of the Philippines (Diliman)
Distinguished Alumni Awardee in Science and Technology 2011

Outstanding UPLB Awardee for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship 2010

Finalist, George Stewart Research Paper Competition
Institute of Food Technologists, USA 2009

Finalist, Social Enterprise Business Plan Contest
Harvard Business School 2008 (Diaz)

Creative Research Award
DOST-TAPI Annual Contest 2008

2nd Place Phil. Emerging Start-ups Open (PESO)
AYALA FDN Business Plan Challenge 2007

Included in Go NEGOSYO Book: 50 Inspiring Filipino Entrepreneurs 2006

Global Social Venture Competition
Regional Finalist 2006
London School of Business

Business in Development BID Challenge
1st Round Finalist Netherlands 2006

Grant Competition Winner
Seafood Vitamins and Mineral Fortification Project
World Bank 2006

Excellence in Business Award – Evangelical Businesspersons and Entrepreneurs for Social Transformation. 2005.

Outstanding Creative Research – Technology Application and Promotion Institute – DOST 2005.

Pillar of Agriculture Development Award – DA 2005

Best International Business Award
University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition USA 2005

Inventor’s Award – Galing Pilipino Movement, Cebu City 2004

Grand Prize Winner
Negros Oriental Business Development Foundation
NOBDF Innovations Award 2004


Email: bonicom@yahoo.com

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