I am just one of the hard-working taxpayers in the Philippines and I am disappointed that our national departments can make light of giving a post humus award to the late respected biologist, Leonard Co.
Leonard Co expertise was in plant taxonomy and we are amazed at the many NEW flora species the biologist has uncovered mainly in the remaining forests of the Philippines.
A new rafflesia discovered in Northern Luzun was named in his honor.
Today, December 29, 2012 happens to be Dr. Leonardo Co's birthday!He would have been 58 years old today.
Dr. Co was reportedly killed on the Monday of November 8, 2010 in a crossfire between Army elements and NPA rebels while collecting plant specimens in an Leyte forest.
Further reading explorations:
 Facebook pages: PNPSCI,Memoriam page for Leonardo Co
 Inquirer.net. Top botanist killed in crossfire
Links to images posted in the public interest.