What is Bahay Kubo Research?
Bahay Kubo Research is an online resource for Filipino researchers all over the world. Started in June 2000, this site was established with the main purpose of consolidating the work of Filipino researchers in various fields of expertise, and promoting research cooperation and networking among Filipino researchers. As an initial task, a compilation of short biographies of Filipino researchers, their current research interests, and list of their publications is undertaken. The information gathered so far is now posted in the Profiles section of the site.
To expand the coverage of the compiled information, a database, where Filipino researchers can directly post their profiles and search profiles of other researchers has already been set up. This is available in the Database section of the site. The Saliksik section has been incorporated to the site in order to emphasize and give more details to featured research topics and researchers. It is hoped that this will become a possible venue for discussion concerning research-related issues.
New features of the site now include the Forum, where members can discuss various issues related to S&T, R&D in the Philippines and other matters, and the BKR Blog, wherein latest developments, news, stories and other light materials can be accommodated. We encourage everybody to make full use of these interactive features.
Why Bahay Kubo Research?
As the name implies, the website seeks to establish a virtual home online which Filipinos around the world can readily identify with. Simply hearing the word “bahay kubo” will immediately identify the website as Filipino-made. Bahay kubo is a native dwelling place for Filipinos; online it is the repository of information about Filipino researchers in the global community as well as recognition of their achievements and academic excellence. It is our niche on the net, our very own home in the wired world.
Who Are We?
Bahay Kubo Research was created by the husband-and-wife team of Epifanio “Baggy” Bagarinao Jr. and Katherine “Kathy” Develos-Bagarinao. Both of them obtained their BS and MS degrees from the National Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Baggy obtained his Doctor of Science in Biophysical Engineering from Osaka University in 2000, whereas Kathy obtained her Doctor of Engineering in Information Systems Engineering from Yamagata University in 1999. Currently they are both working full-time as research scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology or AIST in Tsukuba Science City, Japan. Bahay Kubo Research is an online project that they both manage out of their spare time and wholly voluntary efforts. The project has grown out of their passion to reach out to fellow researchers and to promote awareness of S&T among Filipinos.
We Want You to Be a Part of Our Team!
We believe that research is not only a part-time endeavor that we forget once we leave the halls of the laboratory; it is a way of life and thinking. We welcome anybody who shares the same passion and vision of establishing our own online niche. Write us an email at tanong [at] bahaykuboresearch.net.