Latest S&T News in REGION 7

Being momshie to DOST scholars down south
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018
One of the most life-changing and popular Department of Science and Technology (DOST) programs is on scholarship. Usually, the much awaited events are the qualifying exam, announcement of qualifiers, the graduation, and, yes, the release of the monthly stipend. But other than these events, there are other interesting stories about the scholarship program that seldom hit the headlines.  "It's not all about financial assistance," says Vina R. Antopina, assistant provincial S&T director of  DOST-Bohol, when asked about the concerns in handling the scholarship program. Vina wears a number of hats to the scholars, from being "Ma'am" at DOST, scholarship coordinator, nanny, nanay (mother), mamshie (millennial term for one who acts as mother), and eventually ninang (godmother) to ...   read full story

Science Camp in Siquijor to raise students' awareness on climate change
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018
In Photo: University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute's Mark Tolentino (right) engages the interest of Science Camp participants in plankton sampling. For most, the dry season or "summer" time in the Philippines is for art workshops and taekwondo lessons. But for students from various public schools in Siquijor, it's all about the sea, the atmosphere, science and saving the planet. Forty students are currently experiencing how to become scientists in the 2018 Climate Science Youth Camp, a project organized annually by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), which started on April 17 and ends on April 22 on the island province. The Science Camp is one of DOST-SEI's most anticipated projects that aims to encourage the youth to get into ...   read full story

DOST Siquijor grants DepED P0.25M as grant-in-aid project for STARBOOKS
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018
DeED Siquijor Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ronald G. Gutay (5th from left) receives the check from DOST Siquijor PSTD Engr. Mario E. de la Peña (4th from right) as a Grant-in-Aid Project...   read full story

The ACIAR-PCAARRD Horticulture Program: Improving Postharvest Management thru R&D and Capacity Building
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018
Project Leader Dr. Emma Ruth Bayogan of UP Mindanao (left) and her Australian counterpart, Dr. Jenny Ekman of ACIAR, discuss the accomplishments of the project, "Improved postharvest management of ...   read full story

GINA LOPEZ, DOST CEBU COLLABORATE FOR KINATARKAN ISLAND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez collaborates with DOST Cebu to empower the fishing and farming community in Kinatarkan Island, Santa Fe, Cebu. Ms. Gina Lopez leads the finalization of action plan ...   read full story

Montaño Foods Corporation
Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018
Back in 1975, Mr. Nick Montaño started a single proprietorship that produces bottled sardines in different variants. The firm was incorporated and named Montaño Foods Corporation (MFC) in 1995. Bef...   read full story

PCAARRD farmer cooperators from Samar and Leyte launch sweetpotato products
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio (center), Director of the Crops Research Division (CRD) of DOST-PCAARRD leads the cutting of ribbon along with Atty. Annabelle C. de Veyra (left), Director of FDA Region 8...   read full story

DOST trains food handlers on basic food safety
Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
The resource persons and participants during the seminar for food handlers in La Libertad town. (STG/PIA7-NegOr) NEGROS ORIENTAL, Feb. 3 (PIA) -- About 50 participants from food manufacturing firms...   read full story