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Masbate’s three-legged coconut tree spurs scientific interest

Several decades since I defended my doctoral dissertation, my visits to Masbate had been few and far between, until I started preparing for a three-week field work on the island for my incoming class of geology seniors in July. On June 10, I had the chance to visit an oddly shaped coconut tree in Matugnao...

Retelling the natural hazards, dangers of the Bataan nuclear power plant
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Retelling the natural hazards, dangers of the Bataan nuclear power plant

Nuclear energy first came to the Philippines in 1958 when the United States gifted the Philippines with a nuclear fission reactor. The government then established the Philippine Atomic Energy Commission (Paec) on the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), on the other hand, was approved by the Marcos regime...