BERLIN, Germany—The human brain is an incredible work of science. According to scientists, it is estimated that the brain contains around 100 billion of neurons and controls everything that happens in our body. From actions to reactions, to simply storing a lot of information and solving problems, it is, perhaps, the most complicated system there is on Earth.
Science researches involve equipment and supplies. While scientists can choose what they need, Filipino researchers are still struggling to maximize their efforts in bringing quality research on time because of difficulties in the procurement process under the Philippine law.
THE cities of Caloocan, Manila and Quezon have high prevalence rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Metro Manila. At the same time, it is feared that the incidence might reach uncontrollable rates as reported by the Department of Health (DOH).
BEYOND the stellar performance and numerous achievements of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2018, such as the launch of the country’s second microsatellite Diwata 2 and the signing of the Balik Scientist law, among others, Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña expressed his drive to improve three key areas: manpower, infrastructure and innovation.
MACKY GALLARDO, not his real name, has been selling fish at a local wet market in Quezon City for five years. His display of fresh seafood ranges from shrimp and squid, to big catch such as tuna already chopped to smaller pieces, and to smaller ones such as the red snapper, locally known as maya-maya. At the far end of his table, the Filipino staple round scad, or galunggong, is also displayed, but only in amounts one can count.
AS Filipinos waited for the launch of Japan’s H-IIA F40 rocket to set off the vastly improved Philippine microsatellite Diwata-2 into space on Monday, hopes ran high that the historic event will give lawmakers a sense of urgency to pass the Philippine Space Act that will set up the country’s space agency and boost the current microsatellite program.
The native livestock production is a growing industry in many regional areas in the Philippines. Particularly the native chicken industry, it is seen with much potential as it drives consumers to get quality local products from local farms. More important, it gives opportunities to local communities to earn with lesser capital and encourage rural enterprises through the production of healthier livestock products.