For farmers, ‘plantitas:’ HormoGroe, chemical-free plant growth stimulant
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020
  Good news for Filipino farmers and “plantitas” and “plantitos”! A new, chemical-free plant product that stimulates root growth will soon be available in the market. The plant stimulant yielded a positive result after being tested in coffee, cassava, banana, vegetables and some ornamental plants—such as gumamela and bougainvillea. Scientifically proven and tested, HormoGroe, an innovative root growth enhancer, can speed up seed germination, induce rooting, enhance shoot growth and flowering in plantation crops, high value ornamentals, fruit trees and vegetables. Researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) established MakilingTek, a spin-off company that caters to the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of HormoGroe. This was made possible through the F...   read full story

Concert to showcase bamboo musical instruments
Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020
The Karatong Festival Street Performers are among the concert’s featured artists in the virtual concert.   Attention ethnic music enthusiasts. The rich diversity of the country’s bamboo musical instruments will be put on full display in a Virtual Concert happening on November 24. Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI), the event will showcase a wide range of bamboo musical instruments which will be played by six groups of performing artists from all over the Philippines. These include indigenous peoples’ representatives from the Cordillera; the Dipolog Community Rondalla; the “Huni Ukulele” group; the Pangkat Kawayan Orchestra; a concert organist for the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ; and the Karatong Festiva...   read full story

Muntinlupa LGU, DoST, UP-IPB promote urban farming
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020
Gulayan sa Lungsod ng Muntinlupa MUNTINLUPA harks back to its agricultural roots as it rediscovers urban farming amid the pandemic. The Muntinlupa local government unit (LGU), through the Extension Services Office (ESO), formerly known as the Department of Agriculture — Muntinlupa, launched its ...   read full story

Community-based clinical trials on VCO use vs COVID-19 to end in December — DOST-PCHRD
Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020
The community-based clinical trials on the use of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a treatment for COVID-19 is expected to be finished by December, the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) said on Wednesday. (PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETI...   read full story

Two CEST projects in Misamis Oriental receive over P1-M support from DOST
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Two projects in Misamis Oriental under the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program were provided financial assistance worth more than P1 million by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC).   The first on...   read full story

DOST’s Montoya named by UN as one of 15 eminent scientists to draft Global Sustainable Development Report
Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Dr. Jaime Montoya, Executive Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) was appointed on Monday by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres as one of the 15 eminent scientists to draft the 2023 Global Susta...   read full story

#DOSTstopCOVID19 program stirs volunteerism - DOST 10
Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 4 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-10 through its #DOSTstopCOVID19 project has stirred the spirit of volunteerism among its employees and staff at the start of COVID 19 pandemic in the country, making DIY face shield and donating food packs to frontli...   read full story

Resilient seed system for PH
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020
FOR agricultural countries, it is vital for farmers to use quality seeds in order to attain abundant and sustainable production. But with the challenges posed by climate change, seeds need to be climate-resilient as well. The development and availability of these quality seeds can be fast-tracked ...   read full story

Ateneo SALT Institute trains over 500 PSHS teachers in Adaptive Design Learning
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020
ADL Course set to help educators as classes shift online With classes going online amid the COVID-19 crisis, Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo de Manila Institute for the Science and Art of Learning and Teaching (or the Ateneo SALT Institute) has been requested to train over 500 educat...   read full story

Ateneo SALT Institute trains over 500 PSHS teachers in Adaptive Design Learning
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020
ADL Course set to help educators as classes shift online With classes going online amid the COVID-19 crisis, Ateneo de Manila University through the Ateneo de Manila Institute for the Science and Art of Learning and Teaching (or the Ateneo SALT Institute) has been requested to train over 500 educat...   read full story

CEBU STARTUP OFFERS MORE EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT HR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020
A local startup firm in Cebu developed a comprehensive and customizable system that would allow HR groups to devote more time to developing and planning programs related to career advancement, skills development as well as the creation of an ideal workplace for their employees.  Called Payruler, th...   read full story