Shai Panela


Shai Panela is an award-winning freelance science journalist based in the Philippines. She was part of the Asian Science Journalism fellowship program of the World Federation of Science Journalists in 2013 and covers stories in science, health, technology and the environment.

Stories by Shai Panela

Taal Volcano Eruption Prompts Thousands To Evacuate

The Taal volcano in the Philippines spewed lava early Monday morning, its first eruption since 1977.

Bringing Filipino Scientists Home

One year after the Balik Scientist Law was enacted, we trace how scientists returning to the Philippines are continuing to transform institutions and serve their country.

GSK Opens US$96M Facility In Singapore

Following a S$130-million investment, GSK has launched a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Singapore.

Philippine Space Agency: From A Dream To Reality

Now that the Philippine Space Agency law is just a signature away from reality, we talked to two of the main persons behind the legislation, Dr. Rogel Mari Sese and Senator Bam Aquino.

Philippine Senate Adopts Resolution Honoring Filipinos On Asian Scientist 100 List

The Senate of the Philippines has adopted a resolution that commends eight Filipino scientists who were part of the Asian Scientist 100 list (2018 edition).

Fossils Of Ancient Human Species Unearthed In The Philippines

Homo luzonensis lived between 50,000 to 67,000 years ago, says an international team of scientists who uncovered the fossils in the Callao Cave of Northern Philippines.

The Philippines Soon To Have Its Own Space Agency

Once established the Philippine Space Agency will take care of all national issues and activities related to space science and technology applications in the country.

Seven Thai Scientists Making An Impact With Their Research

Get to know these seven award-winning researchers from Thailand who are pushing the boundaries of chemistry, biomedical science and fundamental physics.

Second Senator Backs Recognition Of Filipinos On AS100 List

The move to commend eight Filipino scientists on the 2018 Asian Scientist 100 list could help the Philippines produce more innovators and researchers.