Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido and her husband, Christopher Bernido, are 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees for “their purposeful commitment to both science and nation, ensuring innovative, low-cost, and effective basic education even under conditions of great scarcity and daunting poverty”. They introduced the Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Inc. (CVIF) Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), an evidence-based strategy that devotes 70-percent class time to learning activities with well-defined targets for independent learning. Indicators show high performance levels of their students, many of whom come from economically challenged families.
Bernido is presently directress of the CVIF High School Department, while also a visiting Physics professor of the University of San Carlos, Cebu, and honorary Physics professor of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. She obtained her Master of Science and PhD in Physics from the State University of New York at Albany, USA (1986, 1989). She was a postdoctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in 1996–1997. She taught physics courses for several years at the UP National Institute of Physics, where she was recognized for excellence in teaching and research. Her publications in international journals are on quantum mechanics, stochastic and infinite dimensional analysis, and non-Markovian transport phenomena.