Bacteria help rice grow more roots to fight drought, research says
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Results of a study reveal that a certain bacteria can induce larger and more extensive root system when applied to planted rice, thereby improving drought tolerance. The study was conducted by a group of scientists from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), along with students from Muñoz National High School in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Led by Dr.Roel R. Suralta of PhilRice, the researchers reported that rice applied with a dose of the bacteria Streptomyces mutabilis showed improved drought tolerance because of its larger roots and more extensive root system. The study aims to improve the root system of rice grown in uplands where water is scarce. “Upland areas are 100% dependent on rainfall to support rice production,” said Suralta. “Due to the uncertainty of ra...   read full story

DOST-TAPI awards 554 IP certificates to stakeholders
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Some 554 intellectual property (IP) certificates were recently awarded to various Department of Science and Technology research and development institutes, state universities and colleges, high schools, and private inventors, a proof that Filipinos are becoming more aware of the need to claim ownership to their innovations and technologies. The DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) awarded a total of 61 copyrights, 19 utility models, and one industrial design to DOST-attached agencies. In addition, 335 copyrights and 37 utility models were given to SUCs while 89 copyrights and one utility model were handed over to science and national high schools. Further, three copyrights and eight utility models were awarded to private inventors. For the past decades, the DOS...   read full story

ProPak Packaging Trade Expo Comes to Manila
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
ProPak, the biggest international processing and packaging trade event in Asia, comes to the Philippines for the first time. Slated on January 24-26, at the World Trade Center Manila, ProPak Philippines will be the first-of-its-kind food, drink, and pharmaceutical-focused international trade exhibi...   read full story

Hybrid trains to undergo test
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
  The Philippine National Railways (PNR) on Tuesday announced that it will start the validation testing of the hybrid electric trains created by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST). Department of Transportation (DoTr) spokesman Goddes Libiran in a statement said that the hybrid train...   read full story

House passes on final reading bill granting more benefits to S&T personnel
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
House passes on final reading bill granting more benefits to S&T personnel20 January 2019 10:02:08 AM Science and technology (S&T) practitioners in the country may soon avail of honoraria for services rendered beyond the regular workload and may also have the option to extend their compulsory retir...   read full story

All About Packaging seminars at ProPak Philippines at WTC Manila
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
ProPak, the biggest international processing and packaging trade event in Asia, comes to the Philippines for the first time. Slated on January 24-26, at the World Trade Center Manila, ProPak Philippines will be the first-of-its-kind food, drink, and pharmaceutical-focused international trade ex...   read full story

House approves bill that grants additional benefits to scientists
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill seeking to increase the benefits granted to the science and technology (S&T) practitioners in the country. (MANILA BULLETIN) The Lower Chamber passed House Bill 8734 with 206 votes. Under the measure, S&T personnel may soon avail of...   read full story

PNR to operate first PH-made train in March
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
THE Philippine National Railways will officially use its first-ever locally-made train developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST). DoST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said the train passed all the required tests and only the result of RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainabilit...   read full story

Jolo, Sulu niyanig ng magnitude 4.7 na lindol; Intensity II, naramdaman sa 2 lalawigan
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Phivolcs photo Tumama ang magnitude 4.7 na lindol sa Sulu, Linggo ng hapon. Sa datos ng Phivolcs, naitala ang episentro ng lindol sa layong 91 kilometers Southeast ng Jolo dakong 3:47 ng hapon. May lalim itong 34 kilometers at tectonic ang origin. Dahil dito, naramdaman ang intensity 2 sa Zamb...   read full story

Bagyong Amang, bahagyang bumilis habang tinatahak ang Caraga region
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
(Updated) Bahagyang bumilis ang Bagyong Amang habang tinatahak ang Caraga region. Sa 11:00 AM advisory ng PAGASA, Kumikilos ang bagyo sa bilis na 30 kilometers per hour sa direksyong West Northwest. Taglay ng bagyo ang hanginng aabot sa 45 kilometers per hour malapit sa sentro at pagbugsong 60 k...   read full story

Landslide protocol to be established
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019
THE Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(CDRRMC) is set to create a landslide protocol as a measure for local government units to prepare and react before, during and after for a landslide incident.Albert Mogol, CDRRMC chairman and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Cord...   read full story