Latest S&T News in REGION 9

DOST-FPRDI trains Zamboanga Sibugay farmers on sawmilling
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Old, unproductive rubberwood trees will soon become a valuable resource in Zamboanga Sibugay as a DOST-FPRDI project gets underway. The Institute recently trained 12 farmer-members of the Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TARBEMCO) on the sawmilling of old rubberwood logs.The cooperative is FPRDI's local partner in the project "Processing and Utilization of Senile and Unproductive Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) Trees for the Production of High-Value Furniture, Mouldings and Joineries". Held last April 23-26, 2018, the training taught participants how to properly cut rubberwood logs to ensure maximum quality, lumber recovery and safety for the operators. The training proper included lecture on sawmilling, and actual demonstration and operations ...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI, DOST-IX, TARBEMCO ink pact to use senile rubberwood trees
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2018
The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently teamed up with government and private groups to push for the optimal use of old rubberwood trees in Zamboanga Sibugay. Representatives of the DOST-FPRDI, DOST-IX, Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (TARBEMCO) and other regional stakeholders gathered last 21 March 2018 for the launch of the project "Processing and Utilization of Senile and Unproductive Rubberwood (Heveabraziliensis) Trees for the Production of High Value Furniture, Mouldings and Joineries". This 3-year initiative costs Php 57 million and is funded by the DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development. L-R: Mr. Aljon A. Embores (LGU-Naga representative), Ms. Marry Joy P. Flores...   read full story

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 accredit...   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 demonstrat...   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