Latest S&T News in REGION 4A

FPRDI researchers join international pulp and papermaking training
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Pulp and paper researchers from the DOST's Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) represented the country in the "Training Workshop on Pulping and Papermaking of Non-Wood Fiber Materials" held last August 21- September 09, 2017 in Beijing, China. Mr. Cesar O. Austria (above photo, in white polo) and Ms. Aimee Beatrix R. Habon (bottom, in red) were among the 19 delegates from 7 countries who participated in the training-workshop organized by the China National Pulp and Paper Research Institute. According to DOST- FPRDI's Mr. Cesar O. Austria, the training-workshop was a platform to share China's experiences and breakthroughs in pulp and paper research. It also showcased their advances in equipment fabrication and production of paper products. "The series of lectu...   read full story

DOST-PCAARRD exec recognized
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas (right), deputy executive director for administration, resource sanagement and support services of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), receives the award of recognition for his dedication, support and guidance to the consortium during the Stakeholders' Appreciation Night. The event is part of the 30th founding anniversary celebration of the Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (Smaarrdec). Handing over the award are Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao (center), Smaarrdec chairman and University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) president, and Dr. Danilo B. Pacoy, Smaarrdec director. Cardenas t...   read full story

Global company hails DOST-FPRDI as an "export enabler"
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
According to Connor, DOST-FPRDI drying technologies have done so much to upgrade Philippine handicraft exports. One of the world's top merchandise-sourcing firms recently ha...   read full story

Inter-agency Cooperation Spawns Complementary Food Production Facility in Mulanay, Quezon
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017
The prevalence of malnutrition has been prowling in countries worldwide since time immemorial. Different strategies and approaches had also been tried to address this problem. In some areas, notable...   read full story

DOST-FNRI and DepEd-Laguna joined efforts in launching PISO for healthier kids Project
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FNRI) in coordination with DepEd-Laguna conducted a simple launching ceremony cum signing of the Memorandu...   read full story

State U's help create enterprises in Calabarzon
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017
Assistance from state universities in Calabarzon successfully created enterprises in the communities, according to a study presented in a recent international conference. The country's state universi...   read full story

IS RICE TO BE BLAMED FOR RISING DIABETES?
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  Rice consumption and diabetes was the topic of debate in an Asia-Pacific conference in clinical Nutrition (APCCN) held in 2015 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two clinical nutrition experts serv...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI boosts help to indigenous groups
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Above photo: Mr. Eduardo M. Atienza demonstrates bamboo finishing techniques. Lower photo: Trainees from the B'laan tribe work on their bamboo handicrafts (photos courtesy of For. Moreno L. Santand...   read full story