CitRIS: Securing the future of Philippine citrus genetic resources
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019
The user interface of the CitRIS web-based platform. (Image Credit: NVSU) In a bid to supplement efforts in conserving genetic resources of citrus in the country, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) funded a project that aims to develop an online database system for descriptive information on all citrus collections of the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU). Developed by the Philippine Citrus Resources Development Center (PCRDC) of NVSU, the system is called “Citrus Genetic Resources Information System” or CitRIS. CitRIS is an online database system with a window-based platform where data entry on descriptions of citrus species and varieties is done. The web-bas...   read full story

Legarda urges use of space science, technology for disaster mitigation
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
Space science and technologies should be used to improve the world's, including the Philippines, resilience against natural disasters and climate change, Antique Representative Loren Legarda said during a forum at the sidelines of the United Nations' climate conference in Madrid, Spain. “We see the value of harnessing space science and technology, and its application in improving localized data needed for climate and disaster risk management,” Legarda said in a Saturday statement. She also suggested the use of the first Filipino microsatellite, Diwata-1, and another microsatellite called Diwata-2, as well as a nanosatellite called Maya-1, for disaster mitigation efforts. “With our very own satellites, we are now able to capture satellite data and target a particular location in our coun...   read full story

Legarda urges use of space science, technology for disaster mitigation
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
Space science and technologies should be used to improve the world's, including the Philippines, resilience against natural disasters and climate change, Antique Representative Loren Legarda said during a forum at the sidelines of the United Nations' climate conference in Madrid, Spain. “We see the...   read full story

Bacolod-based herbal supplement firm gets R&D grant
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has issued another grant to a Bacolod City-based herbal supplement company for further development of its herbal nutrient extraction technology. Herbanext Laboratories Inc. previously received research and development grants un...   read full story

DOST-BIST Program supports R&D through funding
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
A commercial-scale plant extractor at the Herbanext Laboratories Inc. in Bacolod City. The Philippines’s Global Innovation Index in 2019 jumped to 54th rank from 73rd in 2018, among 129 countries. However, despite this, there is still a low level of research and development (R&D) spending in t...   read full story

Wood-based industry to get S&T support from CSU and PCAARRD
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Caraga State University (CSU) in Butuan City where the Phil ITPS Center will be established (Image credit: CSU) AMPAYON, Butuan City – To provide science and technology (S&T) support to tree farming and wood-based industry in the Caraga region, the Philippine Industrial Tree Plantation Speci...   read full story

Pinoy scientists invent abaca-based fabric that can filter out toxic pollutants in water
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019
Chemists from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) have recently developed an abaca-based fabric that can filter out toxic materials and other contaminants in wastewater. According to a statement from DOST, this new type of non-woven fabric wa...   read full story

Clonal nursery of native tree species in Quirino province established
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Dr. Edgar Benabise (left) presents to PCAARRD the hardening nursery located inside QSU campus DIFFUN, Quirino – The Quirino State University (QSU) recently established a clonal nursery facility as part of the project, “Development of Clonal Propagation Protocols for Native Forest and Fruit-Be...   read full story

Pinay high school student bags youth prize in Asia science writing competition
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019
Grade 11 student Aimeirene Yzabel B. Ines from Academia de Sophia International Philippines was recognized as the winner of the Science Centre Singapore Youth Writing Prize 2019 during the Asian Scientist Writing Prize (ASWP) awarding ceremony on Wednesday. The awarding ceremony was held in Singapo...   read full story

ACIAR and PCAARRD push for area-wide management of mango fruit fly
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Dr. Celia DR. Medina (left), scientist from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), shows the insect pest damage in mango fruit to Dr. Stefano De Faveri (right), Project Leader from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of Queensland, Australia. (Image credit: Crops Research Div...   read full story

Mussel depuration technology to benefit mussel growers
Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Participants of the Training on Mussel Depuration: Business Enterprise Opportunity in the Community held at UPV-FPT CFOS on October 15-17, 2019 To boost the mussel industry and provide livelihood opportunities to mussel farmers in Iloilo, a training titled, “Mussel Depuration: Business Enterpr...   read full story