From Ilonggo Soil to Medicine Cabinets: The Untold Story of Erythromycin

Buried deep within the mundanity of life are stories of triumph, innovation, and injustice–particularly starting from the small town of Iloilo, Philippines. This is the untold story of Abelardo Aguilar, a Filipino scientist, whose discovery of erythromycin, an antibiotic that has saved countless lives, was never properly credited by the pharmaceutical company he worked for.

A Biodiverse City

Amid the hustle of daily life, urban biodiversity is hardly noticed. Despite this, biodiversity remains resilient, an ever-present factor in urban life. Still, it serves more than ornamental decorations and pests - like in any ecosystem, it is responsible for supporting the sphere of life and the interactions that occur within its domain.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

In movies, you’d see children follow butterflies and try to catch them in a jar while other people would buy butterfly growing kits to watch them throughout their growth stages. Meanwhile, moth-growing kits don’t even exist. With this, we ask the question, “Why are certain animals treated better than others?”