October 15, 2019

Category: Science

DOST, CIP Congress Promote Root, Tuber Crops

The regional congress will be a venue for discussing and promoting cross learning in RTC science and technology, policy measures, and pragmatic approaches for exploiting opportunities and challenges amidst climate change. Media Release: ROOT and tuber crops (RTCs) are notably versatile crops because of their various purposes not just in agriculture and health but also […]

DOST, UPD Celebrate Commercialization of 4 Technologies

“With all the programs for technology transfer and commercialization that the department is making available for you, now is the best time to commercialize.” Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — IF you just keep on researching and […]

DOST Boosts Overseas Links, Inks MOU with Chinese Academy

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs INTERNATIONAL linkages may as well be becoming the norm to further an organization’s reach and be able to share — and benefit from — best practices. Not the least activities on science, technology, and innovation (STI). Apparently, that is in […]

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 […]