Latest S&T News in REGION 11

S&T turns ordinary 'bayong' into export-quality bag
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
In Photo: Reynaldo J. Macandang shows a curious mall-goer the export-quality bags made of natural fibers, like abaca and pandan, during an exhibit at the Abreeza-Ayala Malls in Davao City recently. From their humble beginnings as makers of durable bayong or basket that is traditionally used to the market, Davao Oriental's bag weavers are now earning prestige and recognition as producers of export-quality bags and novelty items sold to the United States, Japan, Canada, Europe and Dubai. "We are now exporting our products," said Reynaldo J. Macandang, president of the Davao Oriental Bag Weavers Association (Dobwa). The group, which has 500 members, makes use of environment-friendly materials—from the most common plant fiber, like the Manila hemp or abaca, to the most unique an...   read full story

DOST Technologies: Water Retort
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017
  Water Retort The Water Retort is one of the food processing equipment designed and fabricated to substitute imported equipment. Its use can help improve the performance and productivity of the country's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) engaged in food processing. The Water Retort is: • Manually-operated• A batch-type, non-agitating pressure cooking vessel used to thermally process food packed in sealed containers such as metal can, glass bottles, retortable pouches/plastics.• Modular. Its set-up allows easy transport to where it may serve its purpose. Features of the Water Retort: • A high-pressure LPG burner underneath the vessel heats water, thereby using a mixture of water and steam as heating medium for thermal processing.• It is capable of withstandi...   read full story

Inventor finds a way to utilize used Cooking Oil as biofuel enhancer
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017
During the Rotary Club of Davao gathering last July 27, 2017, the Davao-based inventor, Emiliano Quitiol, had the opportunity to share and discuss his invention, a biofuel made out of recycled and u...   read full story

Celebrating SMAARRDEC's 30 years thru FIESTA sa Dabaw
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017
Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas, Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Resource Management and Support Services, delivered a message during the opening program. He also officially opened the FI...   read full story

Tectonic quakes shake Agusan del Norte, Davao Oriental
Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Two mild tectonic earthquakes jolted Agusan del Norte and Davao Oriental provinces on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. (AFP / MANILA B...   read full story

PH to host int'l math Olympiad on Nov. 8-12 in Davao
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Philippines will host the 2017 International Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (ITMO) in Davao City in November that will be participated in more than 600 participants and delegates from the Philippi...   read full story

DOST XI calls for entries to the 2017 regional invention contest and exhibit
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017
Scientists and inventors, professionals and students alike, are invited to participate in the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) 2017. This year's RICE would be conducted as part of the Na...   read full story

DOST XI to conduct flood drill on may 8 in toril
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the region will be conducting a flood drill at Samuel Village, Brgy. Lizada, Toril, Davao City on May 18. The drill is part of the "Deployment of E...   read full story