In the March 2017 Editorial issue of the Philippine Journal of Science v.146(1), Prof. Caesar Saloma provides reasons why scientists are public servants as they serve as essential support in the proper governance of the nation.

He argues: “A country needs a large and ready pool of scientists to provide its political leaders, policy-makers and executives with possible solutions to existing as well emergent national challenges. These challenges – from rising income inequality and drastic climate change to bureaucratic inertia and ine cient deployment of assets and resources, are natural phenomena that are complex, multidisciplinary and evolving in time. Scienti c expertise is essential in formulating and testing their corresponding physical models in order to develop a more accurate understanding.”

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Scientists as Public Servants — Prof. Saloma

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