The effect of antibiotic resistance in developing countries, such as the Philippines, is exacerbated by the extreme combination of biological, pharmacological, and societal variables. My research will develop approaches to aid the discovery of novel antibiotics which will ultimately benefit communities and populations suffering higher rates of infectious diseases and disease outbreaks. Presently, there is insufficient scientific research on antibacterial discovery in the country. Studies such as this will contribute to sharpening the ability and technical skills of the local scientific community to carry out antibiotic research tailored to the needs of our country (e.g. focus on drugs targeting infectious agents pre-dominant here like Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug-resistant enteric bacteria, or Salmonella).