Latest S&T News in REGION 11

Compostela Valley and Basilan found as high potential areas for planting rubber and cacao
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Dr. Nathaniel C. Bantayan (3rd from left), professor at the Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources (IRNR) and Director of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems of UPLB, conducts an interview in Basilan. Dr. Bantayan leads the project, "Geographic Information System (GIS)-based inventory and sustainability for rubber and cacao in major production areas of the Philippines." (Image credit: Nathaniel C. Bantayan, UPLB-IRNR) A study conducted by the College of Forestry and Natural Resources and Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (CFNR-UPLB and IRNR-UPLB) found Compostela Valley and Basilan as high potential areas for planting rubber and cacao, respectively. Compostela Valley recorded 29.8% of the area that has high ...   read full story

Call for Nominations for the 14th Seoul Peace Prize Award
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
The Seoul Peace Prize Selection Committee through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is inviting nominations for persons who are qualified for the 14th Seoul Peace Prize Award. The Seoul Peace Prize aims to recognize those who have made great contributions in promoting global peace, harmony and reconciliation between nations on the basis of the ideals of the 24th Seoul Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea in 1998. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to reflect the wishes of the Korean people and to crystallize their desire for everlasting peace on earth. Nominees should have outstanding contributions in the following areas:     •  Maintenance or restoration of peace in a disputed region or the world at...   read full story

Ensuring a brighter future for Indigenous People
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
The DOST-PCIEERD thru the DOST Region XI, in partnership with Ateneo de Davao University, BLGU of Manurigao, PLGU of Compostela Valley and MLGU of New Bataan have great plans for Brgy. Manurigao: to d...   read full story

Inventor turns cooking oil into biofuel
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
Used cooking oil maybe harmful to health but a little bit of science can turn it into an environment savior. This is exactly what Davao-based Emiliano Quitiol, an inventor, found out way back in 2003 ...   read full story

DOST XI participates in ARENA XI Serbisyo Caravan
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Elementary students of Upper Ulip Elementary School watching educational videos on STARBOOKS. With the aim to make their services accessible to the people, the Department of Science and Technology ...   read full story

Trailblazers in Science: Lecture Series by the National Scientists
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017
(From L-R) Dr. Richard S. Lemence, OYS 2014 of UP Diliman, Dr. Evelyn B. Gergon, Retired Scientist I, Academician Remigio M. Olveda, Dr. Alonzo A. Gabriel, Professor from UP Diliman, Dr. Erlinda L. ...   read full story

Reaping the Rewards of Innovation
Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Rosario's Delicacies is a family business in Davao City that sells fresh and frozen durian and other fruit-based processed goods like jams, candies, and tarts. They are popularly known for their&nbs...   read full story

E-sensor device measures cacao bean quality instantly
Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017
A new electronic sensor device was developed by the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), which could instantly measure quality of freshness of cacao beans. PH...   read full story