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Bantog: Science for the People Media Awards

Text and photos by Henrylito D. Tacio Additonal photos by Allan Mauro V. Marfal  1st Bantog Awards winners “Just to give recognition and convey appreciation to our...

The exterminators

Globally, at least three million people are poisoned by pesticides every year, of whom 20,000 people die.  That’s according to the Geneva-based World Health Organization...

Organic Farming: Benefits and limitations

In recent years, organic farming has become a trend toward a healthier lifestyle.  The government formalized the adoption of this farming system when Congress...

The trouble with water

In the past, you could drink tap water directly from your faucet. Such is not the case anymore.  More and more people are buying...

Methane: the second culprit

It wasn’t until 2001—when the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) submitted its report—that methane was finally given much-needed attention as “one of the...

Mindanao & climate change: Year-end floods, new year beginning, still more floods

The Philippines experiences 20 tropical typhoons each year. And in recent years, stronger typhoons have become more frequent. As stated in the executive report of...

Renewable energy: Future source of power

Leila Noel left the Philippines when her hometown Bansalan in Davao del Sur did not have electricity yet. “This was in the late 1970s when the...

The GMO in your food

The debate is still ongoing. But in the Philippines, as in the rest of the world, its actual use has gained the upper hand...
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102-year-old school in Sorsogon gets new SM school building

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The state of vaccine development: The complex journey

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Mining companies fund molecular lab to hasten test and trace in Surigao

Red Cross Chairman and Sen. Richard J. Gordon cut the ribbon for the first Molecular Testing Laboratory (MTL) in Surigao City, a...

Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry: Global Response to the Pandemic

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