Our education disaster

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/06/2021

I had heard since well over a year ago about how our country landed at the very bottom on the global Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) scores, but it’s only recently that I had the chance…

Five lessons from Typhoon ‘Ulysses’

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/15/2020

Considering the frequency, range, and gravity of the natural disasters that visit our country every year, it is hard to imagine any other people that are as resilient (and as positive in disposition) as the Filipino nation.…

A woman’s place? Out hunting with spears, study finds

11/05/2020

Washington, United States—A new study says a woman’s place might never have been at home to begin with. Scientists said Wednesday, November 4, 2020, they had discovered the 9,000-year-old remains of a young woman in the Peruvian…

First Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia set Friday

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/21/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —A summit that aims to develop a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literate citizenry will be held on Friday at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa. The summit is co-organized by  the…

Cebuana student, Angela Mancao: Two academic adventures in Yale and Harvard

Immae Lachica 03/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two summers, two academic adventures, in two different Ivy League schools in the US. That is one way to sum up the 2017 and 2018 summers of a young Cebuana, Angela Mancao. Mancao,…

The science of how cats’ tongues keep them clean

AFP 11/20/2018

Washington (AFP) – US researchers, armed with high-speed video cameras, have revealed the secret to cat grooming. It’s all in the tongue. Just not the way they thought. A cat’s tongue contains 300 little scoop-shaped spines called…

Filipina brings home Asean science prize

JOSE SANTINO BUNACHITA 10/20/2018

A Filipina scientist has bagged this year’s Asean-US Science Prize for Women, which focuses on precision agriculture. Dr. Gay Jane Perez, 37, bested seven other female scientists from other Southeast Asian countries and received $20,000 in cash…

UP Diliman scientist wins 2018 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women

Jose Santino O. Bunachita 10/19/2018

  A Filipina scientist from the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology at the University of the Philippines (UP)- Diliman won this year’s ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women which focuses on precision agriculture. Dr. Gay Jane Perez,…

‘Ricky’: The man with several hats

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/26/2017

Roderic “Ricky” Rama-Poca was many things to many people whose lives he had touched. For his former students at the University of San Carlos (USC), where he taught under the Department of Political Science from 1993 to…

Fashioning flavors: the science of flavor pairing

Ronald P. Villavelez 11/05/2017

WHEN I started cooking at home, I became obsessive about the whole process of planning and preparing a meal. I read Auguste Escoffier’s entire comprehensive cookbook, subscribed to a lot of YouTube cooking channels, watched a lot…

The real reason some people become addicted to drugs

AP 10/01/2017

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted. It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction develops over time. To many, it looks like the constant…

Sports Science workshop this Saturday

Glendale G. Rosal 07/03/2017

SPORTS aficionados and trainers in Cebu will get a chance to learn from two renowned men who are experts in their respective fields in the Sports Performance Enhancement Workshop this Saturday at the Golden Prince Hotel. Organized…

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