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David B Katague

I am a retired Filipino-American. I managed a beach resort in the Island of Marinduque, Philippines. I love to write, patter in the gardens of my small beach resort in the Philippines. I am also an amateur photographer and blogger. My wife and I call ourselves snowbirds, since when it gets cold here in US we fly to the Philippines. I guess we are lucky to afford this lifestyle. If you have the time please visit my site,

I retired from the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002 as a Chemistry Team Leader in the Division of Anti-Infective Drug Products, New Drugs Chemistry, Silver Spring, Maryland. I have four successful children and six grand children. My favorite quote: You only have lived if you have touched the life of others-thus our involvement with the medical missions in Marinduque, Philippines-our second home.

As a summary of my profile allow me to quote the summary of my Pamana Award in Chemistry nomination package :

"Dr Katague is a trailblazer in the field of Chemistry and Drug Regulation. He is the first Filipino American to attain the position of Team Leader and Expert in the Center of New Drugs, Food and Drug Administration. He is also the first Filipino-American to be elected for two 5 year terms( 1995-2005) to the United States Pharmacopeia Council of Experts since its inception in 1820. Dr Katague's drive and energy to succeed is a representation of the Filipino people's talent and passion for excellence. He has shown that Filipinos can contribute significantly to the advancement of science, therefore help the world a better and safer place by insuring that only safe and better quality drugs are approved and marketed."