NRCP research to rehab mined-out areas in Marinduque shows successful results Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Lead researcher Nelly S. Aggangan in the project site in Mogpog, Marinduque.
Part of the 32-hectare mined dumpsite in Mogpog, Marinduque shows positive signs of recovery after trees started to grow in nutrient-depleted soil as a result of more than two decades of mining operations in the area.
Trees such as narra, acacia and eucalyptus showed healthy growth in degraded land soil with the help of beneficial fungi and bacteria that strengthen plant tolerance to high acidity and heavy metals present in the soil.
Dr. Nelly S. Aggangan, a scientist and researcher of NRCP based at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, was able to develop bioremediation protocols that include best combinations of these fungi and bacteria that are most applicable according to tree species.
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Perfecting the Business with DOST's Programs and Consultancy Services Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Spouses Maximo and Renerose Ruth Marasigan are thankful and proud to be part of the dedicated employees of Merl's Native Delicacies (MND). Max and Ruth have been with Merl's since its early years in the business. The couple shares how MND helped them to provide for their family and their three children. With their permanent position in MND, they were also able to pay for the construction of their own house and purchase a tricycle used for their everyday transportation.
"Binata at dalaga pa lang kami, eh, nandito na kami sa Merl's Native Delicacies. Wala kaming regular na pinagkikitaan kaya dito na kami namasukan. Dito kami nagkakilala at di nagtagal, eh, naging mag-asawa at nabiyayaan ng tatlong anak. Malaki ang tulong sa amin ng Merl's. Nakapagpagawa kami ng simpleng bahay at nakabili...read full story