December 6, 2019


UP Wins Huawei Competition, Grabs Php300K Cash

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — A team from the University of the Philippines (UP) dubbed “GOSAKTO300K” has emerged champion in the 1st Huawei Sales Elite Challenge 2019 Composed of Carl Adrian Patco, Anthony Gene Sarino, Andrew Brandon Ong, Isabelle Beatriz Ginez, and […]

DOST Invents Abaca Fabric Filtering Toxic Pollutants

Media Release: FABRIC that filters toxic heavy metal pollutants? That seems to be the case through the perseverance of chemist-researchers from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI). The PNRI headed by Director Dr. Carlos A. Arcilla has announced the development of a fabric from abaca fiber which leading chemists […]

DOST’s PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin No. 13

Courtesy of GOVPH Department of Science and Technology Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Severe Weather Bulletin #13 Typhoon”Tisoy” Typhoon”Tisoy” Tropical Cyclone: WARNING Issued at 08:00 pm, 02 December 2019 (Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11:00 pm today.) TYPHOON “TISOY” FURTHER INTENSIFIES AND IS ABOUT TO MAKE […]

PopCom: Teenage Pregnancy Now National Emergency; Wreaks Php33-B Losses

​ By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: edd1819, Instagram: bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs PARENTS, watch your daughters! That is, take good care of your children, in this case your teenage daughters, particularly. And as Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young preached: “Teach your children well. “Their father’s hell “Did slowly go by. “And feed […]

PCAARRD Addresses Witch Broom’s Disease in Cassava

Media Release: CASSAVA Phytoplasma Disease or CPD, also known as ‘Witch Broom’s Disease,’ is a type of virus, which stunts cassava plant growth and development. It becomes a serious threat to cassava industry if symptoms appear as early as two to three months, as all plants may die. A newly-funded project is expected to address […]

Researchers Offer Biofertilizers for Commercialization at PCAARRD’s 4th FIESTA

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs VALENCIA, Bukidnon (SDN) –IN the past, farmers and other crop producers had little to no choice but to use commercially-available fertilizers. That’s saying, chemical fertilizers. Maybe not all of them. But it is no longer debatable the adverse effect […]

PCAARRD Addresses Climate Change, Funds FPRDI Project

Media Release: CACAO is considered a high value crop in the Philippines and, together with this status, there is a growing interest and an increasing demand for cacao products. However, climate change along with insect pests and diseases on cacao significantly limit cacao production and cause significant loss in yield. To address this problem, the […]

Humans’ Survival: No Food, 3 Weeks; No Water, 3 Days; No Air, 3 Minutes

​Media Release: AIR is the most important element for the survival of human beings on Earth. This surfaced after Dr. Preciosa Corazon Pabroa, a member of the Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) asked whether the air that people breathe in Metro Manila is clean?. Her question was part of […]

DOST Seeks Media’s Help For Science News; PCAARRD FIESTA Is On

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs VALENCIA, Bukidnon, November 11 (SDN) — THE news media’s help is vital to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). ON the eve of his 70th birth anniversary, Science Secretary Fortunate T. de la Peña made this known as […]


By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affair VALENCIA, Bukidnon (SDN) — FOUR events are happening starting today here in Mindanao, all of them in relation with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Not in particular order, are the DOST X Regional Science and Technology Week […]