Latest S&T News in REGION 8

PTRI-DOST trains handicraft makers in Cabucgayan on dyeing of pandan fibers
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018
Members of the Looc Cabucgayan Agrarian Reform Cooperative (CARECO) gained improved experience on quality dyeing of romblon or pandan fibers used in the manufacture of their popular products- the romblon bags and other handicrafts. This was made possible through the expertise of Engr. Thelma Sipin assisted by her staff Mr. Ronelo Vallente both from the Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology who conducted the training on July 3-5, 2018 at the Multi-purpose Center of Brgy. Looc, Cabucgayan, Biliran. There were 24 members who joined the technology training. The activity was made possible through the on-going linkage between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) through the Biliran Field Office and the Department of Science and Technology Regional ...   read full story

Natural feed supplements and dewormer developed for goats by CLSU and VSU
Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018
The death of kids before weaning is perhaps the biggest cause of economic loss to goat farmers.  Studies have shown that much of these mortalities were due to doe-related causes. To address these concerns, researchers from the Visayas State University (VSU) and the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) developed natural plant-based dewormers and feed supplements to prime the does (female goats) for kidding and lactation and to ensure survival of their kids. Specifically, a dewormer made from extracts of ‘Makahiya' (Mimosa pudica), ‘Caimito' or star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito), and ‘Makabuhay' (Tinospora rumphii) was formulated and packaged into 500 mg capsules by Dr. Tomas J. Fernandez, Jr of VSU.  This dewormer has the ability to fight Haemonchus contortus, the most pathog...   read full story

Annual Scientific Conference and 15th General Membership Assembly of the NRCP Visayas Regional Cluster
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018
Kindly click on the links below to download the forms: Letter of Invitation and Reply Slip for 15th NRCP GMA Visayas Regional Cluster Poster Presentation Guidelines Pre-Registration Form Source:...   read full story

NRCP Experts and Stakeholders Discuss Protection for Tacloban Coastal Areas
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018
Participants to the Stakeholders' Forum on Coastal Zone Protection, Tacloban City, 16 March 2018. The National Research Council of the Philippines co-organized the "Stakeholders' Forum on the Protect...   read full story

Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018
The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VIII (DOST VIII) would like to disseminate the invitation of the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) through the Depar...   read full story

Digital Science Libraries to be opened - DOST
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
Maasin City - Fourteen (14) lucky public schools in Southern Leyte will receive DOST's first science digital libraries, which aims to help young Southern Leyteño students research about Science and Te...   read full story

Mussel Pinoy Longline Kicks Off in Samar
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017
The Industry Strategic Science and Technology (S&T) Program (ISP) for Mussels of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of...   read full story

Local inventions shine in S&T week in Eastern Visayas
Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017
TACLOBAN CITY Inventions to enhance local food processing, detecting potential bad posture, and computerized scoring of manual examinations have emerged as this year's winners in the week-long Regiona...   read full story