Philippines 5th Edition
The Science Film Festival 2014 in the Philippines was organized by the Goethe-Institut Philippines in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Education (DepEd). The festival opened locally on November 4 at the Mind Museum and subsequent screenings took place across the archipelago, the concentration of which was in Metro Manila, where most of the partners and venues are located. Screenings were organized by the partners in their buildings or within their network of schools, universities and office branches. DOST furthermore screened the films at their offices across the country and the DepEd was responsible for making the films accessible to schools inside and outside the Metro. The festival period in the Philippines was November 4 to December 14, 2014, and reached 95 320 viewers.
Other partner institutions involved are the Ablan Foundation, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Cornerstone, Felta Foundation Inc., the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Manila Ocean Park, Museo Pambata, the National Library, the Philippine Science Centrum and the Quezon City Science Interactive Center. Private universities, schools and student organizations also took part – notable are the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro, the German-European School Manila and the Leyte Normal University, which took the Festival to typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city in the Visayas islands. Student organizations were also involved, like the University of the Philippines Deutscher Verein and the Philippine Society for Youth Science Clubs, whose members facilitated the experiments and games in some venues.
The Pre Jury
Ruby Roan-Cristobal is a seasoned science communication specialist, a broadcaster and project development manager ...
Joseph R. Jacob
Joseph R. Jacob has spent most of his career life in the field of education as professional physical science teacher and ...
Maria Isabel Garcia
Maria Isabel Garcia is a science writer. She has written two books, Science Solitaire (National Book Award, 2007) and ...
Princess Grace C. Wooden
Princess Grace C. Wooden is a graduate of BS Education major in Library Science from Saint Louis University, Baguio City ...
Ronald Fernando graduated with a Bachelor of the faculty of Fine Arts in Advertising from Bulacan State University ...
Egbert Amoncio is a 4th year BS Statistics major, studying in the University of the Philippines-Diliman ...
Eisen Bernard V. Bernardo
Eisen Bernard V. Bernardo is a BS Development Communication graduate of the University of the Philippines Los Baños ...
Chief, S&T Manpower Education Research and Promotions Division
Science Education Institute - Department of Science and Technology
Ruby Roan-Cristobal, a BS Biology graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, is a seasoned science communication specialist, a broadcaster and project development manager having dedicated more than 30 years of her career in planning and implementing programs and projects that stimulate the interests of the youth in science and technology. Armed with passion in communication, she pursued a Master of Professional Studies in Development Communication degree at the UP Open University and later took Ph.D. in Communication at UP Diliman. She also attended an Australian Award Fellowship on “Strengthening STEM in the Philippine Education System” in Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia further contributing to research in the country’s science education landscape.
She now heads the S&T Manpower Education Research and Promotions Division of the Science Education Institute-Department of Science and Technology (SEI-DOST), taking charge of science education research, S&T culture promotion, and information systems and IT infrastructure development works in the Institute. Equipped with long years of experience and unmatched passion in science education, she continues to design and implement innovative programs that would influence the current generation to embrace S&T and innovation as a way of life and as the best way forward.
Joseph R. Jacob
Education Program Specialist
Bureau of Secondary Education, Department of Education
Joseph R. Jacob has spent most of his career life in the field of education as professional physical science teacher and school academic head. His desire to improve the quality of education in his country has lead him to serve in the Department of Education as Education Program Specialist where he takes charge of the development of science curricula, planning and conduct of teacher and school administrator capacity-building activities, school guidelines and policy formulation, and nationwide assessment and monitoring of education programs . He is also the program manager of all the Regional Science High Schools, feeder schools for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program. Because of his passion for scientific research he got involved in the selection of candidates to be sent to compete in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair being held in USA. He has become an international and nationwide resource speaker on various education-related topics such as assessment, instructional leadership and curriculum mapping to name a few.
Maria Isabel Garcia
Science Writer and Curator of the Mind Museum
Maria Isabel Garcia is a science writer. She has written two books, Science Solitaire (National Book Award, 2007) and Twenty One Grams of Spirit and Seven Ounces of Desire (Gintong Aklat Award, 2010), both published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press. She also writes a weekly science column for Rappler.com called "Science Solitaire." She is currently the curator of The Mind Museum, a science museum located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Princess Grace C. Wooden
Thomas Jefferson Information Center
Public Affairs Section, US Embassy Manila
Princess Grace C. Wooden is a graduate of BS Education major in Library Science from Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Currently she is working at the US Embassy Manila Public Affairs Section, Thomas Jefferson Information Center as a Deputy Director. She handles the 14 American Corners situated in Universities located throughout the Philippines. American Corners provide information about the United States and access to English language learning and resources, conduct educational and cultural programs, and promote interaction with alumni of U.S. universities and U.S. government exchange programs. Ms. Wooden oversees all aspects of American Corner (AC) operations, including reporting, staff training, and preparation of the annual AC funding request. She maintains professional relationships with high and mid-level contacts throughout the country that are important for the ACs and their programming. Some programs of the American Corners supports the Mission’s objective to support Philippine efforts to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and increase resilience to global climate change through natural resource management and disaster risk reduction. American Corners throughout the Philippines host environmental awareness programs across the country thru films to spark discussions about climate change.
Head Guide Museum Pambata
Ronald Fernando graduated with a Bachelor of the faculty of Fine Arts in Advertising from Bulacan State University in 2008. He has worked as a freelance artist until now. Aside from embracing arts, Ronn also loves to share thoughts with people, even talking to different people of different ages. He worked as a tour guide at the Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center at SM Mall of Asia from 2009 to 2010. After that, he decided to focus on arts again, he joined exhibitions. He realized that he was missing something, the bond with children and people. In 2011, Ronn was given a chance to be a part of the foundation of the Museo Pambata. He used to work as a Museum Guide and now as a Head Guide. The Guides Department is facilitating arts and crafts activities and promoting recycling for children every first and third Sunday of the month.
Egbert Marasigan Amoncio
Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC)
Egbert Marasigan Amoncio is a 4th year BS Statistics major, studying in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Coming from a science high school, his love and passion for science never ceased. For that reason, he joined the largest science umbrella organization called Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs. This organization aims to promote Public Understanding of Science Technology and the Environment. Currently, he is the President of the National Executive Council, leading an arm of volunteers towards attaining the aforementioned thrust.
Alongside PSYSC, he is an active member in different kinds of organizations namely Political, Cultural, Marketing and Academic organizations. His advocacy in student-volunteerism brought him all the way to Frankfurt, Germany in a recently concluded social internship called Global Community Development Program. His unparalleled enthusiasm in serving the society made him decide to pursue a degree in Masters of Nonprofit Financial Management abroad. Now, with his expertise in event organization, he continues to create different socially relevant events.
Eisen Bernard V. Bernardo
Asian Center for Biodiversity Communications and Public Affairs Department
Eisen Bernard V. Bernardo is a BS Development Communication graduate of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). He works for the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity's Communication and Public Affairs unit. As a multimedia producer/writer he has to write and produce audiovisual presentations, and to design publications and other communication materials. He is also part of ACB's social media team. He also worked for UPLB's Office of Public Relations as a University Extension Associate II from 2007-2013. As a freelance graphic designer, some of his works include the illustrations for Asia Rice Foundation's children's book The Adventures of Gabby Ghas, and the movie-inspired blogs cineminimized.tumblr.com and pinoycriterion.tumblr.com.