Latest S&T News in REGION 9

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.      A total of P61,485,689.99 was granted to different MSMEs in the Region under the 4 strategic areas, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga del Norte.      Zamboanga del Sur was granted P24,111,545.99. This was awarded to Seventeen (17) MSMEs under the Agriculture/ Horticulture, and Metals and Engineering Sectors. 14 firms coming from the Agriculture/ Horticulture and 3 from the Metals and Engineering Sectors.      Zamboanga Sibugay Province received P17,022,850.00 granted to 9 firms from the Agriculture/ Horticulture, 2 from the Metals and Engineering, and ...   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

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
A processing plant designed to convert old and unproductive rubberwood trees into high-value products was launched in Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay last 05 November 2018. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Pe...   read full story

DOST-PCAARRD Exec keynotes ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
DOST-PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Reynaldo V. Ebora shares his visions for the AANR sectors through the keynote speech (Image credit: Paul Jersey G. Leron, Applied Communication Division (ACD)...   read full story