Latest S&T News in REGION 9

DOST-IX Rubber Testing Lab receives Philippine's first ISO 17025:2005 Accreditation
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018
DOST-IX's Raw and Natural Rubber Testing Laboratory has been recently conferred the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB). The conferment of the said accreditation on January 08, 2018 makes DOST-IX's laboratory, the 1st and only accredited testing facility for raw and natural rubber in the country. The Rubber Lab Team hurdled the thorough assessment of its Quality Management System, testing procedures and laboratory staff competencies conducted by the accreditation bureau on August 10-11, 2017. PAB has recognized the facility for complying with the requirement mandated by international standards and has issued the Certificate of Accreditation for a defined scope in Chemical and Mechanical Testing fields. Registered Chemical Technician, Mr. Ruben M...   read full story

Rubber Nanosensor turnover ceremony held in Zamboanga del Norte
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Rubber Nanosensors developed by DLSU (Image credit: Ellyssa Mae Pendergat, WESMAARRDEC) TAMPILISAN, Zamboanga del NorteĀ– The De La Salle University (DLSU) recently discussed and demonstrated the use of the Surface Toughness Analyser for Rubber (STAR) during the turnover ceremony of the said device.  STAR detects the presence of battery solution or sulfuric acid, a coagulant that lowers the quality of rubber cup lumps by absorbing water. The use of battery solution not only weakens the quality of rubber when processed, but also threatens human health and the environment. This malpractice is commonly used at bagsakan centers in Zamboanga Sibugay. STAR is a product of the collaborative efforts of DLSU and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Reso...   read full story

DOST Sec attends S&T week regional celebration
Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017
ZAMBOANGA CITY, 23 Nov. (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology Region IX (DOST-9)  opens, in a festive mood, the 2017 National Science and Technology (NST) Fair, back to back with the ...   read full story

DOST-IX Conducts 2-Day Symposium on R&D Awareness in Sibugay
Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017
To strengthen the agency's campaign on research and development, the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) recently held a 2-day symposium on research awareness and enhancement for the sen...   read full story

DOST-IX Serves Up 18 STARBOOKS Units for Schools and Tech4Ed Centers
Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017
A total of 18 computer units had recently been installed with the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS) digital library for the benefit of selec...   read full story

DOST-IX Launches Disaster-Watch Websites
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) had recently launched two (2) websites to aid in the mitigation and reduction of risk during disasters. Developed by DOST-IV A (CALABARZON), the ...   read full story

Rubber Nanosensor Technology Tested in Zamboanga Peninsula
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2017
The rubber nanosensor technology, which can differentiate cup lumps formed using battery solution from the recommended formic/acetic acid, was tested in Zamboanga Peninsula recently. This was conducte...   read full story

Philippine Fisheries takes First Leg of Regional Scientific Meeting
Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In preparation for the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting on July, The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) had recently held the Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting on Marc...   read full story