Monday, October 12, 2009



Science Serving People (SciPol) is back on air over NBN 4 from 3:00-4:00 in the afternoon. This time, two episodes will be aired back-to-back to inform viewers on the latest development on science and technology and the various natural phenomena happening particularly in our country. Twelve episodes are expected to be shown until the end of the year. The afternoon program features topics like Tsunami, Typhoon, DNA Vaccine, Dengue, Underground Water, Coral Reef, among others.

The project team during the post-production viewing of one
of the episodes.


SciPol is one of NISMED’s extension projects. It had its initial screening over the same TV station on August 2008 every Friday at 1:30 pm. The program was conceptualized and developed through the joint efforts of the UP College of Science and the UP NISMED in Diliman and the government station NBN 4.

Dr. Merle C. Tan, UP NISMED Director, spearheaded the project while Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, former Dean of the College of Science in Diliman, headed the team of technical script writers. Vizmalou E. Bonalos and Dr. Josefina Patron of NBN 4 lead the production team. Rosemarie Manalansang produced and directed different episodes. Armando Cos co-directed the production. Ma. Lourdes S. Agad and Lolita M. Mondigo of NISMED’s Audiovisual Group coordinated the activities of the project.

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