December 10, 2019

Category: Science

Halal Certifying Bodies Must Be Transparent, Accountable

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — Here’s what an official of Saudi Arabia’s Muslim World League (MWL) said about halal certifying bodies (HCBs). Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official of the MWL, called Rabitahtul Alam al-Islamie in Arabic, said that groups or organizations such […]

IRRI Says ASEAN Members Endorsed Rice Network

Media Release: THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has successfully secured the endorsement of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the support of Plus Three dialogue partners for the launch of ASEAN Rice Net, a new regional network for sharing and evaluation of advanced IRRI-developed rice breeding lines. Underpinning the collaborative partnership is the Rice Genetic […]

Diwata-2 Marks Anniversary, Brings Localized Technologies, Applications

Media Release: QUEZON CITY — “Translating knowledge into local technologies and applications” was the chosen theme for the simple celebration marking the first anniversary of Diwata-2 in space, which was held at the University of the Philippines Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UP-EEEI) on October 29, 2019. Diwata-2 is a 50-kilogram Earth observation microsatellite […]

Moreno No Show, Misses Researchers’ Company at DOST Event

Dr. Ramon A. Razal, president, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), batted for a pool of professional science communicators who understand science so they can easily and effectively bring the message that researchers and scientists want to convey. The NRCP head said while researchers may help in relaying the results of their studies to […]

Happening Now: DOST Brings Halal Goat FIESTA to USeP

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910; Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News DAVAO CITY (SDN) — GOATS have invaded the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) in this city. Well, not literally. Today, October 16, starts the inaugural three-day Halal Goat FIESTA of the Department of Science and Technology through its Philippine […]

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 […]