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Scientists calling for accountability, truth

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In the current crisis the Aquino administration is facing, the country’s scientists, technologists, ICT professionals, and engineers join the nation in demanding accountability, transparency, truth and integrity in government.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Can PH face up to the AEC challenge?

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A plethora of explanations has been advanced as to why the Philippines falls well behind the other four Asean originals (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia). These range from the protectionist policies for “infant industries,” political instability particularly in the 1980s that practically shooed Japanese FDIs (foreign direct investments) to our neighbors, weak governance and dysfunctional institutions, to poor infrastructure, rapid population growth, brain and skills drain from massive emigration, etc. While all these likely mattered one way or another, little is said about the underinvestment in education in general and in science and technology (S&T) in particular. Being a public good, education and S&T create positive externalities and, hence, tend to be privately underconsumed and undersupplied especially in terms of quality.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

An anomaly in the academe

Tall concrete pillars are rising one after another in the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines to serve as the foundation of an elevated monorail, just like the one running around the Disney World amusement park. This monorail will loop around the campus, allowing access from the outside into the university and vice versa through several stations.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Scientific value

In nation with so many young people, education is crucial for progress and development. This is particularly important because as of 2010, 41.8 percent of the Philippine population (or some 38.5 million people) were of school age (5 to 24). Education presents a way out of poverty or a leg up in a career path.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A smarter people

Talk about the best of both worlds. Filipinos are well-known for their adherence to old-world tradition and their capability to innovate for new-school thinking. Most timely and commendable then is the new government program, fittingly named “Smarter Philippines,” to push science and technology (S&T) for the population’s greatest benefit.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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