January 21, 2020

Category: Science

Allianz PNB Life Aims for Complete Sustainability in 2050

Media Release: IN its drive to be a fully-sustainable company by 2050, Allianz PNB Life keeps a strong focus on investing in companies with sustainable business practices that deliver long-term value via its Peso-Hedged Global Sustainability Equity Fund. The company promoted the equity fund during its recent Sustainability Forum, where speakers from different industries talked […]

DOST Welcomes 7 New Scientists; Now 172

Media Release: Seven new scientists have been added to the Philippines’ Scientific Career System (SCS), bringing the total to 172 since 1983. SCS is now being administered by the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST), which announced on Monday, January 6, 2020, the latest development in the […]

Filipino Scientist Ebarvia Winner of APMP DEN Awards 2019

Update, January 5, 2020: This story was updated to reflect the statement of Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and the position of Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia in the DOST. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — FILIPINO scientist Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia has brought […]

DOST Eyes Php20-K Nuclear-based Cancer Diagnosis

“If our plans work, we will put up a Cyclotron with four PET/CT Scans. We will lower the cost of cancer diagnosis from Php60,000 to maybe Php20,000 or Php25,000. That will happen in the next two years.” — PNRI Director Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: edd1819, Instagram: bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — […]

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 […]