Latest S&T News in REGION 9

Reopened Regional Science Centrum to bring science to communities
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Signing of a memorandum of understanding between multi-sectoral stakeholders for the reopening of the Regional Science Centrum in Bago Oshiro, Davao City DAVAO CITY, Sept. 9, (PIA) – The soon to be re-opened Regional Science Centrum in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok, Davao City is designed to bring science, technology, and engineering to communities. During the Memorandum of Understanding Signing and Press Conference held Monday at the Grand Regal Hotel, Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) Regional Director Dr. Anthony Sales stressed that the centrum has to operate on its goal of bringing in the concepts of science and technology to address the concerns and problems in the communities. “This time our strategy in reviving the centrum is building  on what we have and adding more e...   read full story

WMSU IT team wins DICT’s Startup Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 17 (PIA) – RTK Incorporated, an IT team composed of students from the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) won in the recently-concluded 5th Philippine Startup Challenge, a nationwide competition of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Engr. Heidee Soliman, RTK’s adviser said the winning IT solution pitched by the group is called ReTrack, which is “a tracking system designed to give commuters higher chances of riding jeepneys.” The team is composed of WMSU students Ivan Macaso, Lemual Bigay and Ralph Yosores. Soliman said the group had undergone workshops and several trainings to “develop and improve the product,” while at the same time juggling with their academics. The team, on the top four of the winning list received Php200,00...   read full story

DOST- IX SETUP Funded MSMEs amounting to Over P61.4M in 2018, and funds P8.8M more in the 1st Quarter of 2019
Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019
 The Department of Science and Technology Region IX (DOST-IX) through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) funded over P61.4M to MSMEs in different sectors in the region in 2018. ...   read full story

232 Scholar Graduates of DOST-SEI Programs come from Region IX
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019
     A total of 26 scholars under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP), 30 from Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT), and 176 com...   read full story

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019
The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently trained 20 workers of Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TARBEMCO) on basic woodworking...   read full story

DOST-SEI Application Period for the 2019 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Examination begins
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019
Calling all scientists, engineers, researchers, innovators, and educators wannabe! The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the Call for Applicatio...   read full story

Zamboanga City, 12 towns in North Cotabato under state of calamity due to dry spell
Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The City Council on Tuesday, March 5, approved a resolution placing Zamboanga City under a state of calamity due to a dry spell caused by a weak El Niño phenomenon. In...   read full story

NAST-Phl conducts Lecture Series and Symposium for the Youth in Zamboanga City
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019
The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - IX conducted a 2-day activity entitled NAST Lecture Series: Dialog...   read full story