Jun Osano Thanks for posting this major rewind first ever Philippine Bird Fest. I wish to know more about bird life and this is just a start of my attempts. The main photo in the cover photo was taken in Candaba where I also brought my own son, John Paul Cumagun, so that we both learn birdwatching.
I would like to invite you and other Wild Bird Club of the Philippines members to co-author with me and my students at University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design in this blogsite https://scienceandromcumagun.wordpress.com with the hopes that birdwatching will be taken up too by my students.
Sharing with everyone other things I am involved with as Teacher Rom Cumagun and romcumagunmedianewsonlinecom. Encouraging everyone too, to share learning adventures with Rom Cumagun’s Students (Formal & Informal) Past, Present & Future
The First Philippine Bird Fest
Organized by the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.
Before answering Binay’s question, I propose we ask the ourselves the same question first:
Why spend on science?
Rephrasing to contextualize discussion on a positive note:
Why invest on science?
To Manny M. de Guzman who posted, “MUST READ”: I gather that you are interested in readers keeping ourselves informed about science and have showed your science priority by spending time on starting a discussion on this topic. Allow me to propose that we ask ourselves further:
What science books and journals have I invested on lately?
To Bernard Ong who has accurately redirected us as to DOST as the organisation responsible for budgeting science; and to the purpose of PDAF as a mechanism to “accelerate” economy (but negates that science research as helpful to it), I would like to propose we also ask ourselves:
If I were Department of Science and Technology Secretary, what science investment might I use PDAF for?
To Alex Timbol, who has advised as to focus on what is important, but has not suggested anything to focus on, I would like to propose that we attempt to answer our own question also:
If I have the power to disburse PDAF, what would I consider as important investments? Is there nothing at all in the area of Science Research that I will not approve?
I conclude my comment by sharing a photo of the book cover of a research I consider worthy of investing on even cutting a bit of my personal budget.
Alex Timbol That’s incorrect… my post clearly suggests appropriate technology over advanced research.Appropriate technology is an ideological movement (and its manifestations) originally articulated as intermediate technology by the economist Dr. Ernst Friedrich “Fritz” Schumacher in his influential work, Small is Beautiful. Though the nuances of appropriate technology vary between fields and appli…
“or appropriate technology to improve agricultural productivity, make cheaper roads (using waste rubber & plastics?), affordable hospital beds, and maybe a bit for eGovernance, and study of public administration”
“Should we spend for expensive advanced research?”
making readers like me read your sentence, in simplified terms:
“Should we spend for expensive advance research or appropriate technology?”
Ateneo Community gathers together for ReIGNITE: Ignatian Festival 2014 and this event got me to desire meeting
The year 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the Society of Jesus’ restoration after having been suppressed for 41 years, from 1773 to 1814. This July, the Ateneo de Manila University commemorates this important period in the history of the Society of Jesus Jesuits and the feast day of its founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. The celebration which will be the Ignatian Festival 2014 is called ReIgnite and it will look at the calls for restoration in the socio-political, environmental and spiritual contexts.
The University is hoping for a big alumni contingent at the Ignatian Festival events. All activities are all free of charge.
Personalized invitation letter from Fr Kit Bautista SJ, Director for Alumni Relations, and calendar of events have been sent to all alumni via email yesterday. If you have not received your invitation, contact Efren Debulgado at tel no 426-6001 local 4082
St. Ignatius, Pray for us!
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” — Henry Ford
quoted in Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty by Elizabeth F. Barkley 2010 Published by Josey-Bass