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Scrutinizing the lower 2020 budget allocation for DOST

Last September 2, the Department of Budget and Management approved a budget proposal of P20.18-billion for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the year 2020—P79.85-million lower than the P20.26-billion allocated to the department in 2019. This budget cut raised concerns among members of the House of Representatives, who have in turn pushed for…

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National Academy of Science and Technology: An award and a duty

In any area of specialization, the identities and significant works of stand-out experts often become embedded into the pages of history, from names of theories and names of species to titles like “Father of Modern Genetics”. Various awards also duly recognize such excellence—the Nobel Prize and the Royal Medal, for instance, come to mind. One…

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Disrupting the order: Consequences of introducing invasive species

Considered a national epidemic by the Department of Health last August 6, the dengue virus—a viral infection generally originating from a female mosquito species called Aedes aegypti, whose bite results in a flu-like illness—was reported to have claimed the lives of 622 people based on 146,062 cases that recorded during the months of January to…

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Reviewing UN confab on Universal Health Coverage, SDGs

Last September 23, the United Nations (UN) High Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage or Universal Health Care (UHC) took place at the UN Headquarters in New York City amid the organization’s 74th General Assembly. The HLM was attended by representatives from all UN member states, including the Philippines, Canada, Japan, and Brazil. With…

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Space visits Loyola: NASA on CAMP2Ex Program, PH atmospheric conditions

“The truth will demand for that debt to be repaid,” stated Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, incumbent Ateneo de Manila University President, regarding the current climate crisis. He analogized the adaptation of events in the recently concluded Home Box Office miniseries Chernobyl with the historical nuclear fallout and warned the audience of the calamitous consequences that…

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NASA in DLSU: A discussion on aerosols, climate change, weather patterns in the PH

Held by the DLSU Science College Government last October 2 at room 703 of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, WARMING WARNING: NASA’s Take on Climate Change informed the audience about the alarming rate at which the Earth is deteriorating due to global warming and climate change and the measures that the National Aeronautics and Space…

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DLSU American Corner holds US Embassy Talks on STEM dev’t

Last September 26, American Spaces Philippines, in collaboration with The Libraries’ American Corner and the United States (US) Embassy in the Philippines, spearheaded the US Embassy Talks, which aimed to promote pivotal topics pursuant to the theme of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  The program was geared toward bolstering Philippine-US relations while also introducing…

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Harnessing food chemistry to mitigate undernutrition in PH

Humanity has progressed across the years in countless aspects that are heavily attributed, but not limited to, technological breakthroughs, major economic developments, and a more streamlined agricultural process, materializing into a positive correlation between population growth and food production. However, undernutrition remains a pressing concern that plagues nations—most notably developing countries—across the planet.  Last September…

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Teresita Limoanco’s advocacy on accessibility for PWDs, communication platforms

No one is the same, and handling a classroom that has several unique individuals can be quite a challenge if one is not up to the task. Teresita Limoanco, an assistant professor and lecturer from the Software Technology Department of De La Salle University, has been teaching for at least 20 years now and has…

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Global Climate Strike held by students, environmentalists to fight ‘global tragedy’

Heavy downpour did not stop students and environmental advocates from rallying in the vicinity of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Building in University of the Philippines Diliman last September 20.  As they marched toward the front of the building, participants sounded off their alarms at 2 pm in order to “pressure” the government to…