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Dr. William Padolina

WilliamPadolina’s Degree:

  • BS (magna cum laude) in Agricultural Chemistry at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – 1968
  • PhD (botany/phytochemistry) University of Texas – 1973
William Padolina – Awards:
  • 1985: TOYM Award for Science and Technology
  • 1988: UP System Outstanding Administrator Award
  • 1989: PANTAS Award in Research Managemen
  • 1999: Philippine Legion of Honor, Rank of Officer
William Padolina – Quotes:
  • We need Filipinos to be highly literate in science and technology. Without this literacy, our people will become easy prey for our competitors that do not hesitate to take advantage of our ignorance.

William Padolina is one of the 1985 TOYM Awardees for Science and Technology. Padolina is the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, a man of exceptional vision who sees clearly the whole socio-economic panorama unfolding and understand the implications of the crests and troughs in the pre-millenium landscape.

An influential man in the since that since 1996, he has been telling everyone how technology management will play role for global competitiveness. His aggressive campaign has helped technology and Internet awareness in the government sector. He encourage collaboration on the part of the government, private sector, and academe to push for the growth of the Internet and be one of the tools for the Philippines to become globally competitive.

During the International Conference on the Development of Information Infrastructure in 1996, he was already raising the issue and challenge on the social and legal aspects of digital information and electronics media.

Padolina wants the Internet user base to be broadened and make it truly mass-based, producing world-class students that know the value of information. His biggest achievement is giving specific directions on what the private sector should do in order to achieve growth for the Internet and e-commerce.

at our graduation…


source: Jerico Tempra


Sum of the part is greater than the sum of the whole.

Asia is a continent where we can find different races, religion languages, cultures , different  lifestyle, life philosophy, political system and political views.

Therefore, in totality, we can see that Asia is more dominated by similarities in several aspects  rather than differences. It is more important to focus on the similarities than differences so we can see  what unites Philippines and other Asian countries as a Summation of Asia.

“Unity in Diversity.” ( pagkakaisa sa kabila ng bagkakaiba),the reason why we should be proud as an Asian… Filipino as an Asian. – Jerico Tempra

Country: Philippines

Government: Republic

Rank: 84

Life Expectancy (at birth): 70.7

Knowledge (read&write): 92.6%

source: aklat ng makabayang pilipino.

~Philippines Tribute~

(Asia and United states)

Philippines is an agricultural country, most citizen still live in rural areas and support themselves trough the field of agriculture.

four sectors of agriculture: farming, fisheries, livestock, and forestry.

The country’s main agricultural crops are rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane, bananas, pineapple, coffee, mangoes, tobacco, and abaca (a banana-like plant). Secondary crops include peanut, cassava, camote (a type of root crop), garlic, onion, cabbage, eggplant, calamansi (a variety of lemon), rubber, and cotton.

The Philippines exports its agricultural products around the world, including the United States, Japan, Europe, and ASEAN countries (members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations). Major export products are coconut oil and other coconut products, fruits and vegetables, bananas, and prawns (a type of shrimp). Other exports include the Cavendish banana, Cayenne pineapple, tuna, seaweed, and carrageenan.

Philippines etymology

Main article: Name of the Philippines

The name Philippines is derived from that of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos during his expedition in 1542 named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then Prince of Asturias (Spain). Eventually the later colony comprising all its islands would be called Las Islas Filipinas although for a time the islands would continue to be referred to by the Spanish by other names such as Islas del Poniente (Islands of the West) and Magellan’s name for the islands San Lázaro.

The official name of the Philippines changed throughout the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, it was officially called República Filipina or the Philippine Republic. From the period of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. It was during the American period that the name Philippines began to appear, a name that has become its common name.

The official name of the country is now Republic of the Philippines.


~ Coat of Arms




Motto: Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa
(“For God, People, Nature, and Country”)


Anthem: Lupang Hinirang
(“Chosen Land”)


Capital : Manila


Largest city : Quezon City


Official languages : Filipino (based on Tagalog) &  English


Recognised regional languages : Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Kinaray-a, Maguindanao, Maranao, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Tausug, Waray-Waray


Optional languages Spanish and Arabic


National language Filipino


Demonym Filipino or Pinoy


Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic


Independence: from Spain, from United States


Established April 27, 1565
Declared June 12, 1898
Self-government March 24, 1934
Recognized July 4, 1946
Current constitution February 2, 1987


Land 299,764 km2 (72nd)
115,831 sq mi
Water (%) 0.61%


Currency Peso : (Filipino: piso PhilippinePeso.svg) (PHP)


Time zone: PST (UTC+8)
Summer (DST): not observed (UTC+0)


Calling code : +63


Philippine revolutionaries declared independence from Spain on June 12, 1898, but the Spanish claim of sovereignty was passed from Spain to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. This led to the Philippine-American War.


The Philippines (Filipino: Pilipinas [pɪlɪˈpinɐs]) officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. Taiwan lies north across the Luzon Strait. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest separates it from the island of Borneo and to the south the Celebes Sea from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city is Manila.

With an estimated population of about 92 million people, the Philippines is the world’s 12th most populous country. It is estimated that there are an additional 11 million overseas Filipinos worldwide. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. Its tropical climate sustains one of the richest areas in terms of biodiversity in the world.

In prehistoric times, Negritos became some of the archipelago’s earliest inhabitants. They were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples who brought with them influences from Malay, Hindu, and Islamic cultures. Trade introduced Chinese cultural influences. The arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 marked the beginning of an era of Spanish interest and eventually dominance. The Philippines became the Asian hub of the Manila-Acapulco galleon treasure fleet. Christianity became widespread. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, there followed in quick succession the short-lived Philippine Revolution, the Spanish-American War, and the Philippine-American War. In the aftermath, the United States replaced Spain as the dominant power. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until the end of World War II when the Philippines gained independence. The United States bequeathed to the Philippines the English language and an affinity for Western culture. Since independence the Philippines has had an often tumultuous experience with democracy, with popular “People Power” movements overthrowing a dictatorship in one instance but also underlining the institutional weaknesses of its constitutional republic in others.

Super Junior-Happy

Super Junior-Happy

sometimes referred to as SJ-Happy or Suju-Happy, is the fourth official sub-unit of Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-Happy contains six Super Junior members, Leeteuk (the leader), Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, and Eunhyuk.


By 2008, all of the Super Junior members have already been a member of at least one subgroup except Kibum. Super Junior-Happy consists of every previous member from Super Junior-T except Heechul, who is replaced by Yesung. Super Junior-Happy made an unofficial debut performance on May 3, 2008 at the Power Concert although they had not formally introduced themselves as the subgroup at the time.

On May 30, 2008, SM Entertainment released the official announcement of the subgroup through Newsen.  The subgroup’s first EP, Cooking? Cooking!, was released on June 5, 2008. The music video of their first single, “Cooking? Cooking!” was released on that same day. Super Junior-Happy debuted on June 7, 2008, performing their first single, “Cooking? Cooking!” at the 2008 Dream Concert. On the day before their debut, the subgroup held their first sign fan meeting to celebrate the success of the sales of Cooking? Cooking! On the morning of June 6, over thousands of fans lined up for tickets to the fan meet, overcrowding the streets. Close to 10,000 copies were sold by the first week of release. According to the Music Industry Association of Korea, the EP sold 27,122 by the end of August and was ranked fifth in the monthly charts. Super Junior-Happy performed their second single, “Pajama Party” on August 3, 2008 on SBS’s Popular Songs. The music video was released on August 4, 2008. “Pajama Party” promotions only lasted a month, and promotions for the EP officially ended on September 7, 2008.

Music style

Super Junior-Happy’s music style involves the common style of contemporary dance music and bubblegum pop, mainly targeting the music industry with their fun and entertaining style. Super Junior-Happy’s debut single, “Cooking? Cooking!” is a dance track with refreshing rhythm and quirky lyrics. Their goal is to give fans feelings of bliss and happiness with their music.

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