PH Calamansi association backs R&D programs to halt calamansi production decline
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Representatives from the Philippine Calamansi Association, Inc. (PCAI), Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) and Crops Research Division (CRD) of DOST-PCAARRD during a field visit at Satsuma Farm owned by Jessie P. Lammag, Citrus grower-cooperator at Barangay Cabuluan, Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya. (Image credit: Crops Research Division (CRD), PCAARRD) The Philippine Calamansi Association, Inc. (PCAI) recently said that research and development (R&D) programs should address the declining production of calamansi in the country. This was raised recently in a meeting in Nueva Vizcaya. The meeting was held at Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) with the university's experts, PCAI stakeholders, and the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team of the Philippine Council for Ag...   read full story

NRCP BRINGS THE FUSION OF SCIENCE AND ARTS V.2 @ TAWI-TAWI
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Arts and science are two different, but complementary modes of understanding the self, nature, and society. – Dr. Jose S. Buenconsejo The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) will once again demonstrate the fusion of science and arts in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines - where a study was done to document enduring traditional Philippine music and dance in their cultural and historical contexts. This initiative falls under the Inclusive Nation-Building or ATIN Program which is the second priority area under NRCP's National Integrated Basic Research Agenda (NIBRA) in support to the promotion of arts, history, and culture in the Philippines. In cooperation with the Provincial Government of Tawi Tawi, and the Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography (...   read full story

DOST-TAPI’s ISP collaboration with PSHS expands in Visayas for Trainors’ Training
Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Iloilo City – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) conducted the “Capacity Building for the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) for the Invent School Implementation” on 18-19 October 2018 in Iloilo City. In close coordination w...   read full story

“PREPARE FOR TSUNAMI,” URGES USEC. SOLIDUM
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018
“We should be aware of all the earthquake hazards that could affect us, and prepare for it, not only the ground shaking caused by large earthquakes, but also other hazards like tsunami,” says Undersecretary Renato Solidum, Jr., officer-in-charge of PHIVOLCS. The Philippines is vulnerable to tsunami...   read full story

Oyster mushroom production being promoted as alternative livelihood source in Region 1
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018
Mr. Solomon Baltazar, a farmer-cooperator from Anaao, Alilem, Ilocos Sur (Image credit: Diana Rose Cabello, Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), PCAARRD)   Oyster mushroom production is being promoted as an alternative source of livelihood in llocos region, particularly in disaster...   read full story

Mga bagong kaalaman sa pangangasiwa ng cocolisap, ibinahagi ng PCAARRD sa isang ‘forum’
Posted: Monday, October 08, 2018
Ilang mga bagong kaalaman sa pangangasiwa ng cocolisap o coconut scale insect (CSI) ang ibinahagi sa isang ‘forum’ kamakailan. Ang forum, na may temang “Coco-coping with pest invasions,” ay ginanap sa SMX Convention Center, Pasay City kaugnay ng 32nd National Coconut Week. Ito ay ginanap upang makap...   read full story

PCAARRD funds project to survey vulnerable ecosystems in Eastern Visayas
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018
Prof. Janeth Morata-Fuentes, program leader, presents the program overview (Image credit: Eirene Grace C. Zaragoza, Forestry and Environment Research Division (FERD), PCAARRD) PALO, Leyte – The Philippine Science High School in Eastern Visayas Campus (PHSH-EVC) emphasized the importance of pr...   read full story

Possible new species of land snail and micro mollusk found in Cebu
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018
Dr. Archiebald Malaki, project leader, discusses the project status and accomplishments (Image credit: Eirene Grace C. Zaragoza, Forestry and Environment Research Division (FERD), PCAARRD)   The tiniest snail in the world might be located in the mountains of Argao, Cebu. This possible discovery...   read full story

DOST supports MSU-GSC’s Lake Sebu biodiversity project
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MSU General Santos Campus Chancellor Abdurrahman T. Canacan (center) and Vice Chancellor Mary Lynn S. Abiera (left) with IARRD-PCAARRD Director Dalisay DG. Fernandez (right) during the Lake Sebu Project Inception Meeting. (Image credit: Anna Mae S. Pastidio, DOST-PCAARRD)   The biodiversity of L...   read full story

DOST Secretary graces CSet Tissue Culture Laboratory inauguration
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The construction of the Tissue Culture Laboratory Extension and repair of existing humidity tent and screenhouse were completed on March 28, 2018 through the funding of DOST-PCAARRD. GUINOBATAN, Albay – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña attend...   read full story

Health-promoting properties found in extracts of Duhat and Bignay
Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018
Two projects implemented by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) found that duhat (Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels) and bignay (Antidesma bunius (L.) Spreng) contain anthocyanins that possess health-promoting properties, particularly antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory properties. Because of...   read full story