The lack of scrutiny of claims is pervasive in a society that does not recognize the importance of peer review in science and medical journals. Publication in scientific literature submits findings to others so that these could be verified or refuted. Here is another claim from the Philippines official website:
The question is: Where is the published and peer-reviewed study? The above is a huge claim. One could only imagine the impact of such results. Up till now, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and other states still deal with the question of immersion versus bilingual education. And here it is in the Philippines, it is claimed that "students taught using their native language have 80 percent chance of becoming fluent in other languages". That is almost one hundred percent.
Now, there are certainly instances when one does not need a science journal to be properly informed. For instance, one can look directly at information:
|Picture taken from Dr. Tabios lecture on Ondoy flooding.|
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