Latest S&T News in REGION 4B

BAMBOO ZIP BIKE: THE NEWEST ATTRACTION AT UGONG ROCK
Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017
The first-ever tandem bamboo zip bike in the country is found in Ugong Rock in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan A bike with a frame made out of bamboo is now the newest attraction at Ugong Rock in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Called the Bamboo Zip Bike, the adventure is a fun combination of bike and zipline that will surely give the tourists, both local and foreign, the thrill and the possibility to enjoy nature. The Bamboo Zip Bike Adventure allows thrill- seeking visitors to explore the breathtaking scenery in Ugong Rock using a bike made out of the bamboo plant on a 250- meter long high-wire suspended at about 90 feet from the ground. Along with two more traditional ziplines, the bamboo zip bike adventure is now one of the most popular activities in the city. It is usually included...   read full story

Call for entries to the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE)
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017
DOST-MIMAROPA is now accepting entries for the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE), on August 15-17, 2017 in Odiongan, Romblon. The exact venue will be announced at a later date. With the theme "Invention and Innovation for the people," we encourage submissions from all inventors and researchers in the MIMAROPA Region. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7459, otherwise known as the "Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines," RICE is one of DOST's initiatives to recognize and encourage Filipino inventors, researchers, faculty, and students to showcase their inventions or research outputs that can contribute to the country's socioeconomic development. RICE is conducted in partnership with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI). ...   read full story

Lawmaker seeks more R&D to boost salt industry
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017
MANILA, Philippines - Rep. Josephine Sato of Mindoro Occidental has urged the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to intensify programs on research and development to boost the country's ...   read full story

'Diwata' warns of siltation in Palawan coastline
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017
An image taken by the Diwata-1 microsatellite shows areas in Brooke's Point and Sofronio Española towns in Palawan where traces of siltation are found. —PHOTO COURTESY OF PHL MICROSAT The c...   read full story

Diwata-1 micro-satellite captures images of silted Palawan areas
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) released on Monday, March 6, satellite photos of the province of Palawan that seem to indicate soil erosion in some areas. A mosaicked true-color Sp...   read full story

Palawan vows to expand areas devoted to rice production
Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Palawan has pledged an expansion area of 100,000 hectares for the country's rice production program, said the Department of Agriculture (DA). Palawan rice production | Manny Piñol Facebook | Manila...   read full story

DOST-MIMAROPA launches the mimaropaventures.ph Mobile App
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017
Now consumers can shop for quality government-assisted MIMAROPA products through their smartphones! The e-commerce website for MIMAROPA's government-assisted micro enterprises (http://mimaropaventure...   read full story

TRANSFORMING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INTO BUSINESS THROUGH TECHNOPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FOR LOCAL RESEARCHERS IN MIMAROPA
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017
Dr. Luis G. Sison (Center), Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay (Left), and Representative of Sen. Bam Aquino as PSU Board Member Eddie Nuque (Right), together with the MIMAROPA SUC President...   read full story