Monthly Archives: May 2012

UP Marine Science Institute: A lustrous pearl of RP science

When Jose Rizal referred to the Philippines as Perla del Mar del Oriente (in his Mi Ultimo Adios), he was giving recognition to the beauty and preciousness of our country, and to its strategic location in the sea. Our national hero may not have known it at the time, but our country lies in an area of great marine biodiversity — a fact that is now being thoroughly studied and exploited by our scientists and which will result in material benefits to our country’s health and economy. –>continue reading here.