Through agribusinesses such as bee farms, many more women like farmers, homemakers, and community members can earn a stable income while protecting and conserving natural resources.
As a child who grew up in times of war, Orosa had a dream of making Filipino families self-sufficient in food, health, and especially nutritional needs. Today, she is most known for being the first Filipino nutritionist as she pioneered 700 recipes and numerous inventions that have helped nourish the Filipino people that we still benefit from until this day.
It started with a promise and ended with a legacy. Today, a little over a decade after Dr. Fe Del Mundo’s death, we illuminate and narrate a promise that saved the children.
Due to its archipelagic nature, the Philippines is a megadiverse country that houses two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity, specifically 70-80% of known animal and plant species to date.
Current solutions to the pressing ecological issues can only do much. There needs to be a shift in the paradigm of conservation wherein local communities and indigenous groups educate the people about good land management practices.
The living earth has endured millennia after millennia of drastic changes and adapted accordingly, all without rapidly killing ecosystems as humans do. Fortunately, in recent years, scientists decided to dig deeper into her works in redesigning our societies, thus opening the world to the wonderful field of biomimicry.
What we need is a more proactive healthcare system that allows even the poorest of Filipinos to get tested. With this kind of information, better and more inclusive contact tracing protocols can be enforced.
The state of COVID-19 in the Philippines leaves many students with no other option but to continue their studies at home. For Biology and Life Sciences majors, completing their thesis studies—which usually involve field and laboratory work—in the middle of a pandemic is another challenge.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a rise in communication, from information to misinformation. However, anything can be misconstrued by how it is portrayed in the media, wet markets are one such victim as it is primarily seen as the root of the virus.
“When you see the sunset or the sunrise at sea, kahit pagod na pagod ka na, you tell yourself ‘this is what I want to do, this is what I want to be seeing’.”