Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco served as a guest at Atraksiyon Integrasyon program of Radyo Pilipinas which aired on July 15, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Dr. Gangcuangco discusses the importance of early HIV testing and methods of HIV prevention in the radio program 'Kasama Ka Kaibigan' with Mr. Rommell San Pascual and Mr. Redentor Oro (July 10, 2018)
Friday, July 6, 2018
During the opening of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held in Davao City last July 6, 2018, Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco, a Balik Scientist (Returning Scientist) Awardee of the Department of Science and Technology, urged the Philippine government to make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and integrase inhibitors available in the entire country. He believes that these are the missing pieces in HIV prevention and treatment in the Philippines. PrEP is currently available from a few treatment hubs in Manila. The first line regimen for HIV remains to be lamivudine-tenofovir disoproxil fumarate-efavirenz (LTE), the only daily one pill regimen for HIV available in the Philippines.
Science for the PeopleDr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco joined eleven other Balik Scientists (Returning Scientists) as guest of honor at the National Science and Technology Week held in Davao City, Mindanao. No less than the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, graced the event as key note speaker.
With more scientists, researchers and engineers returning to the Philippines, the Balik Scientist Law aims to address the brain drain plaguing our country.
The Balik Scientists engaged in cultural activities, enjoyed local Filipino food, and donned the national costume barong. It was indeed a weekend of fellowship, collaboration and celebration.