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Loren hails Balik-Pinoy scientists

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — Senator Loren Legarda yesterday commended three U.S.-based Filipino scientists for their invaluable contributions to the Philippines’ quest in addressing serious threat of climate change in the…

Only 3 of 8 new Academicians are scientists

By Flor Lacanilao The Philippine Star reports yesterday (11 Sept) the 8 new members of NAST. It says, “Academician is a title given to Filipino scientists whose significant scientific works…

Resurrected group may lure more Pinoy scientists home

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO and ISAGANI DE LA PAZ www.ofwjournalism.net MAKATI CITY (OFW Journalism Consortium)–MORE than money, members of the resurrected Science and Technology Advisory Council (Stac) of the Philippines…

STAC-J invites sponsors for its URG project

The Science and Technology Advisory Council – Japan (STAC-J) is calling for corporate sponsors and individual donors to support its 7-year-running Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) project. Established in 2001, the…

Bahay Kubo Research: An Initiative for Science

One sees the lack of scientific tradition in our country, and asks why. The reason is that we have not actively pursued the establishment of a network of Filipinos who…

Celebrating the UP Centennial

By Flor Lacanilao If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. — Albert Einstein UP is celebrating its Centennial next year. What can we say…

Female Heart Attacks

Did you know women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms as men have when experiencing heart attack…you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the…

Electric Jeepneys welcomed in Makati City

Greenpeace, GRIPP laud positive step towards adopting climate change solutions Manila, 4 July 2007–Electric-powered jeepneys are set to revolutionize the Philippines’ most recognizable icon. Electric Jeepneys (E-Jeepneys), the first public…

Organizing Emails in Yahoo! Mail

In case you haven’t noticed yet, Yahoo! now offers unlimited storage for Yahoo! Mail. This means that you don’t have to delete old emails to keep your Inbox under the storage limit….

Poverty is just a symptom, poor science is the cause

Flor LacanilaoRetired professor of marine science, UP Diliman  Our common approach to solve problems is to address the symptoms rather than the causes. Examples are problems with poverty and overpopulation, as…

Research as principal criterion of faculty recruitment

Flor LacanilaoRetired professor of marine science, UP Diliman (An earlier version of this piece was previously sent to a former UP colleague.) The relationship between research productivity and teaching effectiveness…

Organizing emails in Outlook Express

Emails have become an integral part of our daily activities. For many of us, a day will not be complete without checking at least once our electronic mailboxes. And for…

RP scientists to blame for poor science

by Flor Lacanilao, PhD. Retired professor of marine science UP Diliman (NOTE: The following is Prof. Lacanilao’s reply to comments sent to Star Science editor on his series of four…

V. Measuring research performance

by Flor Lacanilao, Ph.D. A leading Chinese university has been ranking world universities based on academic or research performance. So far, no university from the Philippines made it in the…

IV. Problems with media and scientists

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 27 July 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) The public will…