Stephanie Tumampos

Photojournalist, Writer Correspondent and Astronomy Educator

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An applied physics graduate with a passion for astronomy, space science education and outreach, photography,
journalism and environmental conservation.

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Forensic science, DNA applications, vital for Philippine development

The scene was like from CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) TV show, where slides of dead bodies were shown to the audience and discussions on forensics were held. But no, it was from the third Forensic Science Symposium held at the Seameo Innotech in Diliman, Quezon City. The occasion was held in celebration of the 20th founding anniversary of the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute of the University of the Philippines (UP).

Research on irradiated carrageenan shows promise

Rice is a major staple for Filipinos, and the demand for sufficient supply has made the Philippines one of the world’s largest importers, with 1.8 million tons in 2008 alone, according to the World Rice Statistics.

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Typhoon-affected children get astronomy treat

The school children who were hit by Supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013 experienced a different kind of treat: stories about the earth, other planets and the sun in the astronomy outreach held on the third week of February as part of National Astronomy Week (NAW).

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Closest, Biggest ‘Super’ Supermoon

Scientists call it the “perigee full moon” or “perigee new moon,” but for ordinary people it is just a “supermoon.”

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Pagasa sets P800-million facility, equipment upgrade

SOME P800 million worth of new equipment and facili- ties will be acquired by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to enhance its typhoon and flood forecasting and warning systems this year.

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UP, CCC collaborate for climate-change resiliency

THE University of the Philippines (UP) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) signed a memorandum of agreement on Wednesday to help the government address concerns on the impacts of climate change.

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Threats to PHL rich marine biodiversity

THE Philippines is among the six countries in the Coral Tri- angle—the home of the richest marine biodiversity in the world. Among these countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and the Philippines), the Philippines is at the apex, which makes it the “center of the center of marine biodiversity” in the world.

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UNAWE astronomy activities re-engage typhoon-hit Filipino children with science | UNAWE

Children that were affected by the Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines had a different kind of treat last February through UNAWE's national programme coordinator, Dr. Rogel Mari Sese and his team. With a grassroots approach, a total of 178 kids from various levels of Balud Elementary School in Basey, Samar participated in an astronomy outreach activity aiming to teach these children about the Earth and the Sun.


Canon Marketing Philippines sponsored the printing of these photos on photo paper pro lustre using their Pixma printers and the images were so great. The venue was packed with kids everyday so it was a very informative event for each child.

Empowering women in rice farming

THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) early this month honored the role of women in the agricultural sector, especially in farming, through the "Women and Rice Farming" celebration. The event was one of the highlights of IRRI's celebration of the National Year of Rice 2013.

Reducing risks from natural hazards through the Resilience Project

Philippines national, local and international agencies once again joined hands in efforts to reduce risks from and contribute to measures to quickly respond to natural disasters in the country. The new collaboration was made possible through the signing on Thursday of a memorandum of agreement on Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration toward the Resilience Project.

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Photoshoots with Philippines Business Executives

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The things that matter to Manny O. [Photo by: Stephanie Tumampos]

WHEN you ask a successful man about what he could still possibly want in life at this point, you’d possibly get upright answers like “I want good health,” or “I want my family to be happy,” or “I want to leave a mark in this world.” But here is Manny Osmeña, popularly known as Manny O., who gives the most surprising answer of all: “I want more money. I need more money,” he declares, without even a slight tinge of indignity.

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