VOLUME 13 NUMBER 2 (July to December 2020)

PSL%202020 vol13-no02-p176-182-Bernido%20and%20Bernido

Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2020 13 (2) 174-180
available online: November 2, 2020

*Corresponding author
Email Address: ccbernido@usc.edu.ph, mvcbernido@usc.edu.ph
Date accepted: October 26, 2020

COMMENTARY

BELOW THE RADAR: PARADOXES IN PHILIPPINE STEM HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Christopher C. Bernido and M. Victoria Carpio-Bernido*

Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Jagna, Bohol,
      6308 Philippines
The development of scientific manpower in different countries often follows a template patterned after what have been implemented in more advanced countries. For a developing country, however, blindly applying a borrowed template carries with it pitfalls often unnoticed and unrecognized by planners who then keep on wondering why things are not working the way they should. Failure to recognize and pinpoint seemingly unimportant characteristics and behavioral features of a culture could undermine any well laid long-range plan. Using a wrong template to achieve targets is like an ill-fitting dress with the wearer urging the body to bulk up or slim down quickly, and refusing to realize it is much more efficient to simply change the dress and move on from there.

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