Psyche Roxas Mendoza

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Unleashing the colors of life

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With black-rimmed eyeglasses dominating her small, unmade-up face, diminutive Jayme Emille C. Lucas, 22—clad in maong pants, a dark-blue blazer, and a sky-blue blouse with a properly closed neckline—did not fit the stereotype of an avant garde, bohemian artist of the old school mold.

From lolo to apo: When heritage matters

Daylight penetrates with ease the clean glass walls of Cydnei’s Cafe and Coffee Shop in Project 4, Quezon City.  And between the door entrance and the cashier’s cubicle, there is just enough space for a few tables and chairs. Neat, spare, and modern, the ambiance is welcoming, the bread and pasta, nourishing.

Program for Young Parents: Giving second chances to teen moms—nominated for the Project of the Year, Mission: PHL, the BusinessMirror Envoys&Expats Awards

DEVELOPED in 2014 by the United States Agency for International Development (Usaid), the Program for Young Parents (PYP): Giving Second Chances to Teen Moms, was one of the projects nominated for Project of the Year at the recent Mission: PHL, the BusinessMirror Envoys&Expats Awards.

Lessons from the Mind Museum

Science is empirical. Six years since it first opened its doors to the public in 2012, the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.’s Mind Museum continues to shore up impressive stats that buttress its claim to being “a world-class science museum in the Philippines.”

Q&A with Ma. Isabel Garcia

Why is it called the “Mind Museum”? Who conceptualized it? How did the name come about?

We had studies. Like I said, I was proud of the process of doing the Museum. When we were trying names with Science in it, the Filipinos didn’t like it. We conducted Focus Group Discusssions (FGDs) and surveys. When we put Science in, natatakot sila (they become scared). It’s not that they don’t like it, but they would say, they did not like science education. So we said, how do we go about this? The framework is “what you know, how you know it, and what to do with it”—this is what science is. So it has always something to do with how the mind works. So we latched on that. When we were just starting, it was just me and my managing director Manny Blas. When the results came out of our research, we found out that if you put “Mind” into “Museum,” it was okay with Filipinos. They got intrigued. The Board loved the name Mind Museum right away.