Do you think science & technology is the key for the Philippines to progress even a little bit?

This is a follow up to my previous questionnaire about our dependency on oil which others don't think has anything to do with our present condition. You know I find most Filipinos or those who call themselves Filipino if they do knows what they are practically talking about. One even wrote Japan has no oil but has a great economy. You actually compare us with Japanese(?), my goodness. We should be compared to Burma or Laos only not to a G-8 country such as Japan. For one Japan has the most widely invented gadget ever used in the world isn't it? From cars to washing machine to computer components etc. and the list goes on and on 'til the break of dawn. Is there a device that comes from the Philippines and was invented by a Filipino? So what is it? None. So don't impress me because there is no known device ever invented by a Filipino that circulated all around the globe and is widely used by almost everyone now a days.

So here I go again, asking if science and technology the key to our progress? I know for sure everyone will not agree on this. Knowing Filipino mentality always opposes it is not really surprising we are a 3rd world country until now. We are not inventors in the true sense of the world. If you will look at history most inventors are Germans/British/Italians and American-Jewish. The list didn't include Filipinos, is there? Why? Because the government hardly give emphasis on their creation or invention. To me the government prospective of Filipino inventors are just garbage collectors. Which is so sad. Look at the most ask questions here at the Philippines section, if not for a mere translation, one will ask for direction, one will ask for cream or a paste etc. so trivial. Kokonti lang ang nagtatanong na medyo makakapagisip ka saglit at oo nga noh! Filipinos are not visionaries unlike Germans or Italian scientist in the early centuries. We must produce more scientist. But the only thing we produce more are Filipino babies, bec. we are now coming to almost 100 million this year 2010. But nobody cares of course. Filipino pah. So what do you think? I think those who will disagree are 10 and agree 1 or 2 only. I am a visionary.

Update:

There is one story about a Filipino who design the Apollo space walk on the moon several years ago because he is connected with NASA at that time. He is a designer not an inventor is it not? As the famous line of JFK" I see things as they are and say why, but...I dream of things that never were and say why not..." We are merely consumers but sellers. We buy other products from other countries like Japan or European countries why not if we reverse the trend, we are now producing important or valuable things and other countries buy from us. Don't you think it will ever happen in our case? Don't insert that word "corruption" again. I am tired of it. Can't we not change?

Update 2:

There is one story about a Filipino who design the Apollo space walk on the moon several years ago because he is connected with NASA at that time. He is a designer not an inventor is it not? As the famous line of JFK" I see things as they are and say why, but...I dream of things that never were and say why not..." We are merely consumers not sellers. We buy other products from other countries like Japan or European countries why not if we reverse the trend, we are now producing important or valuable things and other countries buy from us. Don't you think it will ever happen in our case? Don't insert that word "corruption" again. I am tired of it. Can't we not change?

Update 3:

There is one story about a Filipino who design the Apollo space walk on the moon several years ago because he is connected with NASA at that time. He is a designer not an inventor is it not? As the famous line of JFK" I see things as they are and say why, but...I dream of things that never were and say why not..." We are merely consumers not sellers. We buy other products from other countries like Japan or European countries why not if we reverse the trend, we are now producing important or valuable things and other countries buy from us. Don't you think it will ever happen in our case? Don't insert that word "corruption" again. I am tired of it. Can't we not change?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Filipino inventors and Filipino scientists.

    Angel Alcala is behind the invention of artifical coral reefs used for fisheries in Southeast Asia.

    Arturo Alcaraz is a volcanologist specializing in geothermal energy development.

    Benjamin Almeda designed a food-processing machine.

    Julian Banzon researched methods of producing alternative fuels.

    ***i can give you list that can go on and on til the break of dawn, in the meantime, please shut your friggin mouth.

    Ramon Barba invented practical flower induction treatments.

    Doctor Benjamin Cabrera has developed innovations in drug treatments against diseases caused by mosquitoes and agricultural soil.

    Paulo Campos built the first radioisotope laboratory in the Philippines.

    Magdalena Cantoria is a noted Filipino botanist.

    Filipino Physicist Josefino Comiso has been warning the world about global warming.

    Doctor Lourdes Cruz has made scientific contributions to the biochemistry field of conotoxins.

    Filipino scientist Rolando De La Cruz invented an anti cancer skin cream.

    Filipino scientist Emerita De Guzman researched the propagation of pure makapuno trees.

    Doctor Fe Del Mundo is credited with studies leading to the invention of an improved incubator and a jaundice relieving device.

    Filipino chemist Ernesto Del Rosario is best known for his achievements in biotechnology and applied physical chemistry. Del Rosario won the first prize at the World Fair in Paris in 1881

    Roberto Del Rosario is the inventor of the Karaoke Sing Along System.

    Daniel Dingel claims to have invented a water-powered car.

    Filipino scientist, Pedro Escuro is best known for his isolation of nine rice varieties.

    Agapito Flores has been acclaimed by some as being the inventor of the first fluorescent lamp

    Pedro Flores was the first person to manufactured the yo-yo in the United States.

    Francisco Fronda is know as the Father of poultry science in the Philippines.

    Food and nutrition researcher Carmen Intengan was a pioneer that helped improve the Filipino diet.

    Amando Kapauan was a Filipino chemist who specialized in environmental chemistry.

    Hilario Lara helped establish the National Research Council of the Philippines.

    Felix Maramba built a coconut oil-fueled power generator.

    Filipino chemist, Luz Oliveros Belardo researched the phytochemical properties of plants in the Philippines for natural products

    Maria Orosa - Filipino Inventor

    Pioneering food inventor Maria Orosa - aka Maria Y Orosa - invented Calamansi Nip and Soyalac.

    William Padolina has served as the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology for the Philippines.

    Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines.

    Filipino chemist Francisco Quisumbing invented Quink ink.

    Dolores Ramirez promoted the development of genetics in the Philippines.

    Jose Rodriguez is a noted Filipino scientist and researcher who has invented methods of controlling leprosy.

    Eduardo San Juan - worked on the team that invented the Lunar Rover or Moon Buggy.

    Filipino chemist Alfredo Santos is a noted researcher in the chemistry of natural products.

    Filipino Chemist Francisco Santos studied the nutritional problems associated with the Filipino diet.

    Gregorio Velasque

    Filipino scientist, Gregorio Velasque made intensive studies of bluegreen algae.

    Carmen Velasquez was a noted Filipino biologist.

    Gregorio Zara - famous Filipino scientist Gregorio Y Zara

    Prescillano Zamora- is best known for his research in plant anatomy-morphology including the taxonomy of Philippine ferns and the discovery of more fern species.

    ***the list can go on and on til the break of dawn. meanwhile, shut your friggin mouth!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Well one of the biggest in the Philippines is the standard of education. Many parts of that country still have schools with very few resources.

    Now if we compare the Phils against China, most parts of China have modern equiped classrooms. While the poorer parts have less, China is a large country.

    Universities in China often have more resources than similiar universities in Western Countries.

    Ireland too, once the 3rd world country of the west bankrupted their economy investing into Education. By the 1990s they were suddenly the best off country in the EU.

    The philippines, because of interference by the US, tends to have less investment in public services like education which could lead to development.

    in addition, there is also culural attitudes. The Phils are a typical tropical nation, with little care about time and efficiency. In China problems are being solved. THey have have heaps of problems, but they get up and solve them. In the Phils this doesn't really happen (I stayed in a house that belonged to the nephew of a former president....running water just was not an option).

    So, there are 2 things.

    1. Invest in education

    2. Change culture.

    Science could be part of this, but is only one aspect of the whole.

  • Tootoy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The root causes of our failure to advance are both cultural and political. But you don't want us to mention corruption, which happens to be near the top of the list. I have read your post before and posting it again will not generate any new answers nor ideas. Our country can only improve, although rather slowly. But we need to have patience and the support of our elected officials. And how do we get their support? They, the scumbags, will have to drastically change their thinking. That's cultural change. If they want a country that can progress - they'd better establish laws that support science, technology, and commerce. If they want our people to have the best education in Asia, as we were earlier in the last century - they'd better make funds available for schools and colleges and hire the best educators. Japan became successful because it made wise use of foreign support and ran away with it. That's cultural, too.

    I've mentioned very basic ideas. And one should remember that the Philippines' greatest resource is its talented college graduates. But the government needs a thorough review of their allocation of funds and redirect more pesos in job creation. The country needs to spend money to make money and succeed.

    Btw, what's your point for posting this twice?

  • 1 decade ago

    "We do not have enough oil reserves compared to other Middle Eastern countries, what we have off Palawan are very very small isn't it?"

    -I quoted that from your previous question, you compared the Philippines with Middle Eastern countries. And your not happy with the idea of comparing our country with Japan.

    Now back to your question, yes, I think every country needs science and technology for economic progress. Our government is also dumb for not supporting Filipino inventions even though they can be a big help to our country in the future. The Philippines is not just a 3rd world country but is also classified as a "newly industrialized country".

    Source(s): Happy 2010 :]
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes of course like the problem with garbage, if there are material recovery facilities around the country and there would be training in each barangays on how to use them properly then there will be a small solution to the garbage problem.

  • 6 years ago

    yes

  • 1 decade ago

    For your veeerry long addt'l details, YES.

  • 1 decade ago

    CORRUPTION IS THE HINDRANCE TO OUR PROGRESS.

    ERADICATING THOSE CORRUPT RATS WILL PUT US ON TOP.

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