The UK is a world pioneer in science and industry, which are main ingredients for the economic progress of countries. UK’s reaching out to the developing world through the Newton Fund has provided current and future researchers in the Philippines the opportunity to work with, and learn from, the best researchers in the field. We have experienced this through our research attachment in the UK and the work in the Philippines. Our project works on a global problem that will eventually contribute towards climate change mitigation. Renewable energy, and more efficient use of non-renewable energy, will lead to the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions, benefiting all of humanity. Fortunately, our partner institution works with us not just on a professional level, but as friends. We therefore see this endeavour as one where a more learned brother guides a brother needing assistance to solve a common problem together. Working with the UK is great.