Latest S&T News in REGION 6

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 pursue my goals." These were the words of Elvin Valle, an employee of Kirsten and Corrine (K&C) Footwear and Shoe Repair. Elvin was a student under the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of La Paz National High School in Iloilo City. He was then hired by his aunt, the owner of K&C, as one of her workers. Elvin did his part. He learned the craft to the best of his abilities. When not in class, he chose to practice his skills in making these personalized flip flops. From there, he learned the ins and outs of the business – from planning, designing, sewing, and manufacturing. Elvin's story i...   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 various age groups, during a media forum held in San Jose town recently. (JCM/CBA-PIA6 photo) SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 26 (PIA6) -- The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced the modified version of the Pinggang Pinoy to the media in Antique, in a forum held recently. Pinggang Pinoy is an easy-to-understand food guide that uses a familiar food plate model to convey the right food group proportions on a per-meal basis to meet the body's energy and nutrient needs of adults, according to DOST. Maria Susana Encarnacion, scienc...   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

DOST-FPRDI wood ID team supports preservation of century-old building in Iloilo City
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Facade of the century-old Commission on Audit (COA) Building in Iloilo City. For. Mario DR. Ramos examines and identifies the wood used for a stair step us...   read full story

FNRI encourages online access to nutrition info
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, 14 July (PIA6) – Science Research Specialist Victor Alfonso, Jr. of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) has encouraged members of the Nutrition Communications Network (...   read full story