Malacañan confers Gawad CES Award to DOST Region II director
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020
When they say that public service is a public trust, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, long time regional director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II, is an epitome of what a public servant is all about. The hardworking director of Cagayan Region was recently conferred the Gawad CES Award by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) of the Civil Service Commission in simple but solemn ceremony at the Malacañan Palace as testament to the unparalleled government service of Director Mabborang. Director Mabborang dedicated his service to promoting and strengthening the use of science, technology, and innovation in the region to create economic opportunities that will pave the way for inclusive growth and development. He is well known for spearheading the sustainable imple...   read full story

RICE FARMERS' CHILDREN TAKE ON CITY JOBS
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Farmers believed their children will not have a future if they become rice farmers. Most Qfarmers want their children to obtain college education so they can work on non-farming jobs in urban areas or abroad. Around 65% of the farmers wanted their children to stay away from rice farming, while only more than a third of them (35%) wanted their children to be rice farmers too. These are based on a study on “Aging Filipino Rice Farmers and Their Aspirations for Their Children,” done by Florencia G. Palis of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. A farmer household survey was conducted among 923 farmers who were randomly selected from the three provinces representing each of the three big islands: Isabela for Luzon, Iloilo for the Visayas, and Agusan del Norte for Mindanao. The survey ...   read full story

DoST says it can manage whatever budget given to them in 2021
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020
Certain opportunities will be lost but the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) said it can still manage whatever budget given to them for 2021, its top official said. Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña(TOTO LOZANO / Presidential Photo / MANILA BULLETIN FILE...   read full story

Safety monitoring body to be formed for Covid-19 vaccine trials
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force's sub-technical working group (TWG) on vaccine development, headed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will form a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) for the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial for coronavirus disease 2019 ...   read full story

Enhanced Nutribun developed by DOST for DepEd feeding program, DSWD food aid packs
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020
A virtual forum for micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in CALABARZON on the Enhanced Nutribun was recently conducted by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI). (DOST FNRI / MANILA BULLETIN) Prospective technology adopters were the...   read full story

DOST’s Nuclear Scientists to Recover Uranium from Seawater
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020
As the government mulls to include nuclear in the country’s energy mix, local scientists are looking at seawater to possibly source uranium which serves as power source for nuclear energy. “Seawater is an unconventional uranium resource, where this heavy metal is known to be abundant and pseudo-ren...   read full story

DOST allots P89M for vaccine trial
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allotted P89.1 million for the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trials for Vaccines, expected to start in the third week of October, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Wednesday. The funds would cover the operational ex...   read full story

DOST conducts pilot testing for quality wine barrels made from local tree species
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
Good news for tropical fruit winemakers! The DOST-FPRDI fruit wine barrels make use of wood from tree plantation species and old, unproductive fruit trees. (DOST-FPRDI / MANILA BULLETIN) A pilot-testing of quality yet affordable wine barrels made from local tree plantation species (TPS) is curre...   read full story

Darag native chicken produced for COVID-19 recovery program
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
As part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery program, a breed of native chicken is currently being produced on commercial scale by members of the Panay Darag Breeders Association (PADABA) in Western Visayas.  Darag native chicken, which is a product of several years of breeding and select...   read full story

DOST VI grants transfer of ownership to Guimaras firms
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020
Boboy’s Delicacies owner, Mr. Teodoro Ganancial Jr. (left) and Mr. Cipriano Arellano, owner of Cheran Bakery, both receive the Certificate of Transfer of Ownership from DOST VI through its Guimaras Provincial S&T Center. Both DOST VI client-MSMEs completed the refund of the financial assistance ...   read full story

DoST-ASTI unwraps RuralSync project
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DoST-ASTI) has disclosed a project that aims to address the need for an effective tool in sharing information in the pandemic especially in areas with no Internet access. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Called the R...   read full story