Latest S&T News in REGION 11

DAVAO OCCIDENTAL FARMERS TO PUSH FOR A SALT PROCESSING CENTER
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Ms. Bernardita N. Pogosa, DOST XI resource person, facilitating the hands-on salt production of the participants. According to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Davao region produces over 2M metric tons of coconut in 2015 and yet farmers are constantly confronted with challenges such as infestations which threatens their yield. Coconut growers in Davao Occidental opted using salt as fertilizer however these are not locally-produced, which only adds to their production cost. On average, a farmer would need one kilo of salt per coconut tree in a year. The Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Council- Davao Occidental (PAFC-DavOcc), composed of coconut land owners and farmers, felt the need to acquire proper knowledge and skills in salt production. To address this need, PAFC-DavOcc i...   read full story

COMPETENCY BOOST FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018
The DOST XI presented the following agency's initiatives in Disaster Risk Reduction Management: 1.  Deployment of Early Warning System (DEWS) - The project involves installation of hydrometeorological devices (hydromets) such as Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) and Water Level Monitoring Station (WLMS) in different river systems. To complement these systems of hydrometeorological devices, an early warning system composed of sirens or beacons will be installed in communities affected by floods. 2.  PHL-Microsat - The PHL Microsat Program aims to build, launch and effectively utilize micro-satellite technology for multispectral, high precision earth observation. 3.  Davao-Ground Receiving Station – The DOST will be able to download images from Diwata and other satellites subscrib...   read full story

WEAVING HOPE FOR THE WOMEN OF DAVAO OCCIDENTAL
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  The members of the Cluster Business Organization (CBO), the LAKIMANPELIBA (Lagumit, Kinanga, Manuel Peralta, and Little Baguio) Farmer's Association actively participated in the "Abaca Weaving...   read full story

Agri-Aqua R&D Consortium perks up cacao technology production and commercialization initiatives
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Dancers gave a presentation during the opening ceremonies of the "Wow! FIESTA Cacao sa Dabaw 2018" (Image credit: Jamsie Joy E. Perez, Applied Communication Division (ACD), PCAARRD) MATI CITY, Dava...   read full story

DOST kickstarts NSTW Mindanao in Davao
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018
The sixth of July became a landmark day as the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) was launched outside of Metro Manila for the first time, and this happened at the SMX Convention Center in SM...   read full story

Balik Scientists presented in NSTW Mindanao
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018
The Department of Science and Technology recently presented returning scientists from various fields of expertise who are involved with local universities under the Balik Scientist program. Recognize...   read full story

Establishment of Personal Learning Network works in Twitter
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018
"Personal Learning Networks (PLN) provide more opportunities for research collaborations, a wider platform for policy and advocacy campaign, and an excellent venue to mentor and develop advocacy net...   read full story

Science chief conferred with Doctor of Laws
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018
Science chief conferred with Doctor of Laws | The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrates with DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (middle) as the science chief was conferred with ...   read full story