Latest S&T News in REGION 6

WESVAARRDEC holds FIESTA 2017
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017
The different activities during the WESVAARRDECs FIESTA 2017. Image credit: Jamsie Joy Perez, Applied Communication Division, DOST-PCAARRD. DARAG native chicken, mango, muscovado, and bamboo. These are the featured commodities in the recently concluded Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA). Hosted by the Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) and conducted in Cabatuan, Iloilo, the five-day event showcased each of the mentioned commodities.  The event included a techno-forum, where the current research and development on the commodities, were discussed to promote them to the community.  Farmers, students, and partner government agencies participated in the...   read full story

S&T Digital Library reaches 'Yolanda'-stricken schools
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
ILOILO CITY, Oct. 25 (PIA6) -- Pupils and teachers of five typhoon Yolanda-stricken public elementary schools in Northern Iloilo have now access to relevant and timely Science and Technology ( S&T) information. STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosks and Software are now installed in these schools containing thousands of digitized S & T resources in various formats and set in a user friendly interface. Recipient schools are Lawis Elementary School and Kinalkalan Elementary School in Balasan town; Lumbia Elementary School in Estancia; Madanlog Primary School in San Dionisio; and Alapasco Primary School in Batad. Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) developed STARBOOKS, the firs...   read full story

DOST's Consultancy Services: A Tool for Growth
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
"Poverty is not a hindrance to reach my dreams. I realized that if you want to have a better life, you need to strive hard. With this, my heart is full of joy as God uses as an instrument to pursu...   read full story

Pinggang Pinoy now includes various age groups
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017
Food Guide. Maria Susana Encarnacion, science and research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), discusses the updated version of the Pinggang Pinoy which now includes va...   read full story

Western Visayas Best Setup adopters receive awards
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017
ILOILO CITY—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently recognized the best provincial and regional adopters of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (Setup) during the recen...   read full story

PH seeks to meet UN benchmark with more scientists in 10 years
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
ILOILO CITY — The Philippines will be able to produce and develop more scientists, engineers, and researchers in the next ten years, allowing it to meet a United Nations development metric. In a deca...   read full story

DOST recognizes best SETUP adopters in West Visayas
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017
ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday recognized the best provincial and regional adopters of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) during...   read full story

AI may soon take over BPO jobs in PH, say DOST execs
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017
ILOILO CITY — Artificial intelligence (AI) — and its affiliate technologies — may soon take over the jobs of Filipinos working at business process outsourcing (BPOs) companies, particularly call cente...   read full story