Latest S&T News in REGION 4B

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. "Tree species...   read full story

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

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 P...   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 ...   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