Understanding the Bigger Picture

When we were kids, we all learned about the scientific method. Our grade school science teachers did not rest until we have memorized the steps in order: make an observation, ask a question, formulate a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, analyze the results, and finally, accept or reject the hypothesis.


Mapping with Light

To build resilient Filipino communities against the risks of unpredictable weather and natural hazards is what the DREAM stands for.


Seeing from Space: The Future of Philippine Agriculture

Farmers struggle with a myriad of problems in their farms. Their struggles can span from new pests, lack of water supply, lack of information about the soil they’re planting on, to running out of available laborers to help them with planting and harvesting. Other external factors like typhoons and prolonged droughts aren’t even included in the equation yet. When push comes to shove, a number of events can happen all at the same time.



Aftermaths from natural disasters are common in the Philippines. Everywhere there are debris from structures and foliage. Evacuation sites pop up like mushrooms. Relief goods pour in. You would think an aftermath from a war would just be the same.


Expedition to the Saw-Toothed Mountain

All our bags were packed and we were definitely ready to go!

This trip was not like our usual fieldwork. Led by some of the youngest in our pool of researchers, the team bravely travelled the deep seas between Batangas and Romblon to reach an island called Sibuyan.


The Road Less Taken

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

Excerpt from The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost


On Firm Ground

Dr. Desiree M. Hautea—this year’s Outstanding Researcher—is a steadfast and selfless woman of faith. She stands tall as a scientist exemplar but remains grounded like a plant that thrives in the face of adversity.

How Women’s Month came to be

The beginning of the celebration of Women’s Month can trace its roots in the socialist and labor movements in the United State of America. The first ever Women’s Day happened in New York City on 28 February, 1909 as a national observance which is organized by the Socialist Party. This was done to commemorate the one year anniversary of the strikes by the garment workers in New York, where a large number of women went and marched through lower Manhattan to Union Square to fight for economic rights, the same strike was also done to honor the 1857 protest, where garment workers fought for equal rights and a 10-hour day.