A United Nations group has named a prestigious weather award after the late Filipino meteorologist, Dr. Roman Kintanar.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific/ World Meteorological Organization Typhoon Committee — renamed the “Typhoon Committee Disaster Preparedness Award,” to the “Dr. Roman L. Kintanar Award for Typhoon Related Disaster Mitigation” in recognition of his immense contributions in the field of meteorology,
“Dr. Roman Kintanar has dedicated his life to the improvement of the quality of life in the Asian countries through his contribution to science,” said Olavo Rasquinho of the UN Typhoon Committee Secretariat during the 41st Session of the UN ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee in Chiang Mai, Thailand.