Latest S&T News in REGION 6

DOST-PHIVOLCS to inaugurate seismic station in Aklan
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018
KALIBO, Aklan, Feb. 10 (PIA6) -- The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) will inaugurate the Ibajay Seismic Station in Ibajay, Aklan on February 27 The seismic station is located in the elevated area of Aklan State University-Ibajay Campus. According to Renato U. Solidum, Undersecretary for DRR-CC, DOST, and Officer-In-Charge, PHIVOLCS, the seismic station, which will monitor earthquakes, will significantly benefit the province through increased detectability of events and more accurate and timely determination of earthquake parameters of events generated by active earthquake sources in an around the province of Aklan. Solidum added that these parameters are important inputs for detailed delineation of earthquake haza...   read full story

Aklan State University finishes research to purify native chicken
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018
MANILA -- Aklan State University has just finished its research on purifying the nutritious and healthier Darag native chicken lines, a Department of Science and Technology (DOST) official said. According to the DOST-Food and Nutrition Institute (FNRI), Darag chicken meat has less fat; is high in protein and rich in potassium; and contains more unsaturated fatty acids. FNRI researchers said Darag chicken has a unique taste and meat texture, and is used in delicacies such as litson, inasal and tinu-om. "You need to purify their (genetic) lines so you could call them native chicken. The enzymes in this chicken makes its meat taste very, very good," DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara told the Philippine News Agency. Darag is a free range chicken which is healthier for consumption...   read full story

DOST to LGUs: Invest in DRRM facilities
Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
ILOILO CITY, 22 Jan (PIA6) -- The Department of Science and Technology-6 (DOST) said that it is hoping the local government units will be investing more in disaster risk reduction and management with ...   read full story

FNRI: tomatoes are healthy, prevents cancer
Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018
NEGROS OCC.,  Jan. 18 (PIA6) -- The Food and Nutrition Research lnstitute  (FNRI)  is urging Filipinos to eat tomatoes as it is nutritious. The vegetable is also believed to prevent pr...   read full story

Reliable supply of mussel spats now available at UP Visayas
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Early spats of green mussel (~1mm) attached to the nylon nets and oyster cultch as substrates. White arrows are pointing at mussel spats. (Image credit: UPV Mussel Hatchery Project) Green musse...   read full story

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.&n...   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...   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