"UP scientists launch festival to connect research with everyday life" (UP System)
"One of the themes that stood out at the launch of Aghambayan, the UP-Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sponsored innovation festival, was the need for UP’s researchers to engage the public regarding the relevance of their work. UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita David-Padilla, in particular, credited successful conversations with lawmakers, hospitals and the general public as a major reason why her research on children’s health eventually became what is known now as the Newborn Screening Act of 2004.
Padilla was one of three panelists at the launch, which was held on May 30 at the B Hotel in Quezon City. She was joined by two other distinguished researchers, Dr. Laura Pham of BIOTECH UP Los Baños and Prof. Louie Balicanta of the UP Department of Geodetic Engineering, who also gave accounts of their research initiatives.
The launch, which connected the experts with several members of the media, served as a preview to the actual festival on June 20, where several UP-DOST research projects aimed at the public good will be showcased at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila."