Latest S&T News in REGION 13

DOST-funded technology to help keep Siargao water safe
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017
General Luna, Siargao Island—Safe water may be the next attraction in Siargao as the island puts on board the Eco-friendly Septic Tank System or Eco-sep. This technology consists of a septic water management system that  addresses the problem on untreated wastewaters in resorts, public establishments, and households. Launched in Siargao last September, the Eco-sep technology is installed in three pilot sites, namely General Luna Market, General Luna High School, and Traveler's Beach Resort. "Samples collected from these sites will serve as a baseline for DOST to encourage resort owners, LGUs, and households to adopt the technology in our campaign [as part of the project]," says Engr. Noel Ajoc, project coordinator. Dr. Merlinda Palencia, developer of the Eco-sep technology, explain...   read full story

DOST Caraga trains team of experts on cleaner production tech
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017
A total of 22 engineers, environmental management and agriculture experts from different institutions in Caraga were trained on Cleaner Production Technology (CPT) from September 11-13, 2017. The participants went through lectures, workshops, and company visits for three days to help them learn the steps in conducting and applying integrated environmental strategies, such as reducing wastes, assessing and changing input materials, improving plant layout and production flow, and modifying equipment. Group 1 members interviewing Mrs. Flora Martirez, the proprietor of Flora's Cakes and Pastries in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte Participants were split into two groups for the site visit of the firms (who are DOST's clients for the SETUP Program)—Efren Panganiban Farm Traders and Flora's...   read full story

AASSA-NAST PHL calls for synergy among researchers, scientists and stakeholders
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017
BUTUAN CITY, Oct 2 (PIA) – The international symposium organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippin...   read full story

Farmer-cooperators in Caraga demo prove S&T-based technologies for Cardaba
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Farmer-cooperators of the PCAARRD-funded project "Adoption of S&T-based Integrated Crop Management and Good Agricultural Practices for Cardaba Banana in Caraga Region": From left: Demetrio Tabe...   read full story

DA: No bird flu in Butuan
Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017
A man tends to ducks at a farm in Laguna de Bay in Taguig. Duck raisers have expressed alarm over the spread of avian flu in Luzon, saying many buyers have cancelled orders for eggs and balut. EDD G...   read full story

DOST's new scholarship courses
Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017
BUTUAN CITY — The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) over the weekend announced new scholarship courses for the academic year 2018-2019. Butuan City Map (Cr...   read full story

DOST launches Food Innovation Center
Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the province of Agusan del Norte now have the chance to avail of the use of the facilities and equipment of the newly-launched and inaugurated Food Inn...   read full story

Mindanao forum matched women fish processors with exporters
Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017
Seth Ryan Delos Reyes (center, in orange), General Manager of Super Royale Seafoods International Inc. and Ruth M. Lazarte (left, in violet) of the Balingasag Producers Cooperative signing the M...   read full story