Science is often viewed as a very objective, emotionless, technical, and purely logical field of knowledge only meant for an elite few. However, a key aspect of science which is the latent curiosity to understand the universe is an integral part of one’s humanity and thus cannot be separated from the rest of humanity’s endeavors which includes the social aspects.
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Lab Notes | On “dolomite beach” and the real public health challenge in Metro Manila
We take a look at the real situation of the dolomite beach in relation to the real challenges of public health preservation in Metro Manila.
Lab Notes | PAREX: The extent of environmental pollution and degradation
By JOSE ANTONIO A. MONTALBAN This was originally published in Bulatlat. Ramon Ang and his conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) recently made headlines on their proposed construction of Pasig Expressway (PAREX), a 19.36-kilometer elevated highway that will pass through Pasig River, interconnecting the City of Manila and Rizal province. In spite that its environmental impactContinue reading “Lab Notes | PAREX: The extent of environmental pollution and degradation”
Lab Notes | Dolomite sand controversy exposes the sorry state of Philippine environment
By Mark Angelo C. Bucay This article was originally published in Bulatlat. The costly dumping of dolomite to the Manila Bay in the middle of a pandemic is a very grim metaphor of the sorry state of our natural resources management. It ignores the more important need of the people for health care and theContinue reading “Lab Notes | Dolomite sand controversy exposes the sorry state of Philippine environment”
Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?
By TIMOTHY JAMES L. CIPRIANO This article was originally published in Bulatlat. The Philippines’ COVID-19 daily reported cases remain high with 26,303 new cases on September 11 – the highest to date. On the same day, the National Capital Region’s 9,061 cases broke record despite the region being under a supposedly strict quarantine protocol. TheContinue reading “Lab Notes | Would granular lockdowns in Metro Manila work in the face of a Delta surge?”
Lab Notes | DENR is tone deaf to the plight of fisherfolk in Cavite
By Jerwin Baure DENR CALABARZON released a statement on Tuesday claiming that the dismantling of “illegal” fish cages and pens in Cavite is beneficial to fisherfolk . DENR recently announced plans on clearing several of these fishing structures after some of them were not able to renew their licenses due to their opposition to reclamationContinue reading “Lab Notes | DENR is tone deaf to the plight of fisherfolk in Cavite”
Lab Notes: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
If you are a Filipino S&T professional who advocate for a pro-people science and technology, then we are inviting you to contribute to 𝐋𝐚𝐛 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬, a Bulatlat.com column showcasing critical views and incisive analysis on issues in the Philippines, charting ways in making science and technology serve the people. Essays should be written in English and mustContinue reading “Lab Notes: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS”