MANILA — Filipino scientists should be able to pursue both curiosity-driven and practical research under government support, said Senate Committee on Science and Technology (COMSTE) chair Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV on Tuesday, March 21. Aquino met with various stakeholders in the local scientific community in a roundtable discussion at the Senate in an effort to refine the COMSTE’s initiatives, particularly its proposed Balik-Scientist Act and Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers, and Other S&T…