August 26, 2019

Category: Science

IRRI, Tao Corp. Push Elite Hybrid Rice Across PHL

​Media Release: Partnership seen to give local rice farmers better access to seeds of high-yielding and climate-resilient hybrid rice varieties that, in the long run, will help make rice production more sustainable and profitable for rice producers and more affordable for rice consumers. ==================================== IRRI HEADQUARTERS, Los Baños, Laguna – The International Rice Research Institute […]

PHL Wins Overall Champion Trophy in Memory Sports Competition

“Not your ordinary sports. “If there are Physical Sports which focuses on body strength and techniques, Mind Sports or Memory Sports focuses more on the extreme abilities of the human brain and aims to break its limits.” Philippine Memory Sports Association (PMSA) President Anne Bernadette Bonita ============================================================ By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819 REMEMBER the names: Erwin […]

Villar Asks DTI for Updates on Halal Certification Standards and Certifiers’ Accreditation Processes

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819 CLARK FREEPORT ZONE in Pampanga (SDN) — Senator Cynthia Villar has asked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to update her on the latest developments on the Philippines’ still striving halal industry. The May 13, 2019 senatorial election No. 1 winning candidate, she delivered an address through a […]

DTI Priming Up Region III on Halal as SEA Games 2019 Nears — Macatoman

Why halal? — It is not a mere label. It is a way of life, from eating to drinking, clothing and talking, and traveling, etc. — It signifies being healthy, hygienic and pure, as well as organic. — It is environment-friendly as it does not promote any hazards to the environment such as the use […]

Employees of Cement Maker Holcim Join DepEd’s ‘Brigada Eskwela’

Media Release: EMPLOYEES of leading cement maker Holcim Philippines, Inc. again helped prepare public schools for the opening of classes as they volunteered in the Department of Education’s (DepEd) nationwide “Brigada Eskwela” (School Brigade) from May 20 to 27. More than 270 volunteers from Holcim Philippines across the country helped 22 public elementary and high […]

DOST Revives Digital City Initiative in Iloilo

By I.M. Biazon ILOILO CITY (SDN) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has recommended smart technologies for local government units (LGUs). In a meeting in Iloilo City, DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) recommended the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to create “smart cities”. […]

PNRI Denies Saying Non-Fermented Acetic Acid Are Cancerous; 15 ‘Suka’ Brands Under Probe for Mislabeling

(SDN) — THE 15 vinegar brands found by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) to be “fake” are “not exactly unsafe.” CNN Philippines made a report on its website regarding the issue about the 15 brands, quoting government officials from the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Philippine Nuclear Research […]

​Indigenous Plants: Safe Alternative to Artificial Food Color

Media Release: COLOR plays an important role in our food preference. It can predetermine how we perceive the taste and flavor of what we’re about to eat. In fresh foods, we rely on the color to determine their level of ripeness or freshness. For processed food, it becomes a whole different topic. When food undergoes […]

DA Seeks Meeting with DOST, DOH & DTI over ‘Fake’ Vinegar Issues

(SDN) — CONSUMERS’ strong desire to know the names of 15 Philippine vinegar (“suka”) brands reported to be “fake” have found support from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The issue has already reached the ears of DA Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol as he laid down his department’s position in what he described as “the controversy.” […]