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Taguig City – For Filipino science experts who are MS and PhD graduates with extensive skills and experience, an opportunity abroad comes easily. This makes it a great challenge for the government to attract our science experts to stay and work in the Philippines.

“Ang pinakamalaking problema ng Pilipinas ay commodification that, we’re under a colonial mentality, kaya number 42 lang tayo sa industry, eh papano nga, our colonial mentality is so attuned to the US, kung ano yung sikat sa US, yun ang pino-promote natin,” Professor Felipe De Leon Jr., member of the national committee on music of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), explained one of the reasons why the Philippine music industry ranked only 42nd, lower than Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia in the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

“Ang pinakamalaking problema ng Pilipinas ay commodification that, we’re under a colonial mentality, kaya number 42 lang tayo sa industry, eh papano nga, our colonial mentality is so attuned to the US, kung ano yung sikat sa US, yun ang pino-promote natin,” Professor Felipe De Leon Jr., member of the national committee on music of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), explained one of the reasons why the Philippine music industry ranked only 42nd, lower than Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia in the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI).