The 7th Distinguished Thomasian Alumni Night

Congratulations to our President & CEO, Engr. Elizabeth "Ching" P. Romualdo, a Distinguished Thomasian Alumna!

26 November 2022

Dr. Robert C. Sy Grand Ballroom, BGPOP

University of Santo Tomas, Manila

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Congratulations Elizabeth P. Romualdo UST - Engineering Hall of Fame for Entrepreneurship for 2019

Three Chemical Engineers make it to Engineering Hall of Fame; new Eng’g Award presented

Three Thomasian Chemical Engineers of different persuasions, an entrepreneur, a priest, and a company president, were inducted into the illustrious Engineering Hall of Fame for 2019 coinciding with the celebration of the one hundred and twelfth founding anniversary of the oldest Engineering school in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering.

Inducted were Elizabeth P. Romualdo, for Entrepreneurship; Msgr. Daniel B. Sta. Maria for Community Service; and Mario K. Surio, for Industry Leadership. The awarding ceremonies were held on February 16, 2019 at the UST Paredes Building.

The award, given by Faculty of Engineering Dean Prof. Philipina A. Marcelo, Ph.D., and Regent Rev. Fr. Roberto L. Luanzon, Jr., O.P., consisted of a plaque and a golden name plate with the awardee’s name and award inscribed on it. The name plates are found in the Hall of Fame wall at the lobby of the Roque Ruaño, O.P. building, where the Faculty of Engineering is housed.

The induction into the Hall of Fame serves as recognition of the remarkable efforts of deserving Engineering alumni who do not only succeed in their individual careers but also manifest leadership in the community.

Elizabeth P. Romualdo earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1969, and an associate degree in programming technology at the Control Data Institute-Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1971. She was awarded for Entrepreneurship having steered her company, CRL Environmental Corporation, where she sits as its President and Chief Executive Officer, into the vast corporation that it is now. She likewise holds the same position in Analytical Support Services for Environment Technologies (ASSET PH), CRL Calabarquez Corporation, and CRL Analytics Corporation.

CRL Environmental Corporation made history by being the first and only laboratory outside the USA to have been granted recognition by the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) of the Department of Health Services (DOHS), State of California, in 1999. Romualdo’s companies are also strong in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) role. One of its CSR projects is the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement as a partner of DENR Region III to adopt and protect the Estero of Sapang Balen in Mabalacat, Pampanga. The CRL Group of Companies extends scholarship grants, in various forms, to several students in the Faculty of Engineering, and in schools in Romualdo’s hometown in Atimonan, Quezon...

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Company Overview

CRL Environmental Corporation (CRL) is a full service laboratory focused on environmental services that include industrial, process and hazardous waste testing. CRL was founded on June 16, 1998 and is located in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga with offices in Makati, Metro Manila, Binan, Laguna and PEZA, Rosario, Cavite. This laboratory facility is strategically located to provide environmental services to the Philippines.

CRL is equipped with state of the art instrumentation making it one of the most sophisticated laboratories in the country. CRL’s equipment’s redundancy promotes just in time analysis results for its clients. It is a DENR and DOH-accredited and is also an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified company.

CRL's technical staff has extensive experience in drinking water, wastewater, surface water , air and solid waste analyses; hazardous waste site investigations, confirmation and remediation that dates back to the infancy stage of the United States’ environmental industry.

CRL maintains versatility in meeting client needs and is able to perform and develop specialized testing in compliance with routine and non-routine investigations. Organic and inorganic evaluation of water, air, gas, soil, biological tissue, and oil matrices are provided. EPA, SMEWW and Department of Health Services methods are used to perform all analyses and strict quality assurance programs validate results.

Our commitment to quality and client responsiveness is our trademark and source of our continuing efforts for service improvement and expansion. CRL achieves this commitment through our employees that are highly competent and motivated working as a team in a safe environment.

Celebrating 20 years 1998 - 2018

Last June 16, 2018, CRL Environmental Corporation celebrated its 20th year as a laboratory. As one of the Philippines’ pioneering environmental laboratories, CRL has trail-blazed its way to many firsts:

First ELAP (Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) Accredited laboratory by the State of California’s Department of Health Services (DOHS), outside of the United States of America;
First DENR Recognized laboratory to be recognized for PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) testing;
First mobile environmental laboratory, fully equipped for an array of environmental tests;
First DOLE-OSHC (Department of Labor and Employment - Occupational Safety and Health Center) Accredited WEM/IAQ service provider

CRL is also an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory by the DTI-PAB (Department of Trade and Industry - Philippine Accreditation Bureau)
CRL has also been recognized by the DENR as an Environmental Partner on many occasions.
To date, CRL has the longest list of DENR-recognized parameters in its service portfolio.