Industrial Wastewater Management Expert is 42nd Mid-Year Commencement Speaker

Chemical Engineer Manuel I. Gloria, Jr., addresses 411 graduates in this year’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on November 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM at the Institute Gymnasium.

One of the country’s experts in wastewater management in high strength and toxic or hazardous industrial wastewater, Gloria is President and Chief Design Engineer of the family owned company, the Aquatreat Environmental Systems, Inc..

He has over a 30 year-experience in waste management and industrial pollution control especially in wastewater treatment and waste minimization. His company has been involved in the Pasig River Rehabilitation Program funded by the Danish International Development Assistance (Danida), the World Bank- funded Productivity Consultancy Program of the Philippine Quality and Productivity Movement, and the UNDP-funded project on pollution control establishing an Environmental Technology Assessment Center of the Philippines.

He worked as an environmental engineer and Philippine coordinator for the World Bank-Korea Environment Institute (WB-KEI), Total Pollution Load Management System (TPLMS) project, and was tapped by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as Wastewater Engineer and Consultant to facilitate the nationwide conduct of public consultation on the draft of an Administrative Order Implementing Guidelines of the Wastewater Charge System for the Environmental Management Bureau.

Gloria took third place in the Philippine PRC Board Exam for Chemical Engineers. He finished his BS in Chemical Engineering at the St. Louis University, cum laude, an MS in Chemical Engineering, and Post Graduate studies in Environmental Management Engineering both at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuvne in Louvain, Belgium under a Scholarship Grant from the Belgian Ministry of Education and Culture.

Gloria hails from Dumaguete City and is married to Fe Verano Ku, a Certified Public Accountant from Batac, Ilocos Norte. They have two children, Fay Catherine, a medical doctor working at St. Luke’s Medical Center and Alan Manuel, an Electronics Communications Engineer working as Assistant LSI Design Engineer of the Rohm LSI Design Philippines, Inc.

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