Author: baggy

Realities in RP science

by Raul Kamantigue Suarez, PhD During my recent Balik Scientist visit to the Philippines, a very dear scientist friend said she had gotten tired of reading articles such as this because, after issues have...

Myths in RP science

by Raul Kamantigue Suarez Much has already been written concerning the low productivity of the Philippine scientific community. A quantitative measure of this, for example, the number of papers published in journals indexed by...

Nonscientists run Philippine science academy

by Flor Lacanilao There is no scientist or social scientist in the 7-member Executive Council of the country’s National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). Not one. The EC is composed of the organization’s...

Philippine science: Time for a fresh start

by Flor Lacanilao Fifty years after putting up an S&T agency (Department of Science and Technology) and 30 years after a national science academy (NAST), the Philippines has yet to find a scientific system...

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 have considerably contributed to...

FishWorld joins LUMIWAN 2008

by T Bagarinao Curator, SEAFDEC FishWorld Billed as a survey of the deep-sea benthic fauna of the South China Sea, LUMIWAN 2008 was conducted by the Museum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) of Paris, the...