Latest S&T News in REGION 5

STARBOOKS digital library opens in Legazpi City
Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018
LEGAZPI CITY, June 28 (PIA) – Ten STARBOOKS digital library were recently opened for the students of Bitano Elementary School (BES) and other students here, this month. Tomas B. Briñas, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Bicol director, said the DOST, INFINIT-O Group Foundation (IOGF) and BES signed the memorandum of agreement early this month for the availment of STARBOOKS. "The DOST and IOGF finally cemented their partnership with BES for the availment of STARBOOKS," Briñas said. STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks is the Philippines' first ever digital library. It is a stand-alone kiosk that is designed to be a source of information on digitized science and technology to everyone, at any age. "Starbooks will as well enh...   read full story

Mga patapon na bahagi ng "Queen Pineapple", magandang gawing patuka para sa katutubong manok
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Maaaring magamit ang balat, pinagtanggalan ng mata, ubod, at sapal ng "Queen Pineapple" bilang patuka sa katutubong manok. Ang patuka ay tinatawag na Queen Pineapple (QP) Bran.  Ang QP Bran ay nakapagpapalusog sa katutubong manok.  Ito ay kasing husay ng Rice Bran o darak mula sa palay at may presyong abot-kaya.  Ginawa ang QP Bran sa pamamagitan ng proyekto ng Camarines Norte State College (CNSC) na pinondohan ng Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). Ang proyekto ay pinangungunahan ni Ms. Michelle S. Carbonell at Dr. Sonia S. Carbonell. Ito ay naglalayong makagawa ng iba't-ibang produkto mula sa mga bahagi ng Queen Pineapple na karaniwang tinatapon.  Ang QP...   read full story

PCAARRD beefs up eel R&D in Bicol and Northeastern Luzon provinces
Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Two projects on Anguillid eels will kick off soon in Cagayan State University (CSU) Aparri Campus and Bicol University Tabaco Campus (BUTC).  Led by Dr. Eunice Layugan of CSU Aparri Campus, th...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI and DENR-FASP team up to study Philippine cinnamons
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Forest communities in Cebu and Camarines Norte can soon look forward to better ways of making a living from native cinnamon trees. This is according to Ms. Florena B. Samiano of the Department of Scie...   read full story

Bicol Regional Food Innovation and Commercialization Center (BRFICC) launched at Bicol University
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018
Bicol University, in partnership with Department of Science and Technology Region V launched the Bicol Regional Food Innovation and Commercialization Center (BRFICC)   last 18 December 2017 ...   read full story

Mayon volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater
Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
MANILA. Mayon volcano spews red-hot lava in another eruption as seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, roughly 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mayon has spew...   read full story

Mayon's ash may reach Samar, Caraga, Northern Mindanao: Phivolcs
Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
MANILA -- Ash from Bicol Region's restive Mayon Volcano will likely continue falling on areas west of this mountain during the week, further affecting communities there. The wind carries ...   read full story

Alert level up as Mayon explodes
Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
WORLD-FAMOUS After a week of showing high level of unrest, Mayon volcano on Monday spews out a 10-kilometer-high ash column, prompting volcanologists to raise its alert level. This photo was taken f...   read full story