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Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos / Special to the BusinessMirror Coopetition,” or cooperation and competition. This, Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said, best describes countries in Asia that are cooperating with each other while they are competing, which is vital to the development of each nation economically and...
"Back off and leave Palawan alone.” This was the call of environmental groups to the Department of Tourism (DOT), and to Coral World Park Undersea Resorts and the Viacom International Media Networks, the proponents of the underwater-themed park to be constructed in Coron, Palawan, as they vowed to oppose...
The Paris climate accord needs to be strengthened through new negotiations and national commitments to transparency, a study showed. Uncertainty about the pledges made by almost 200 countries in the landmark climate deal means the world could fail to mitigate runaway global warming, according to a report by six scientists...
Charcoal producers can now produce high-quality bamboo charcoal at a higher yield. This was made possible through the redesigning of bamboo charcoaling kiln by the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI). According to Engr. Belen B. Bisana, chief of the institute’s Bio-Energy and Equipment...
TOKYO—Five workers at a Japanese nuclear facility that handles plutonium have been exposed to high levels of radiation, after a bag containing highly radioactive material apparently broke during an equipment inspection, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Tuesday at its Oarai Research and...
WITH a population of more than 100 million, the Philippines is faced with the challenge of ensuring water security. Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco, underscoring the need to protect the country’s freshwater source, recently unveiled the plan to address this challenge at forum led by Finex...
UNITED NATIONS—In March 2015 at the Sendai World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, then-President of Kirbati, Anote Tong, made it very clear how vulnerable his country was to climate and disaster risk, when he informed the room (which was sadly less than half full) that his country had purchased...
Biotechnology experts have reported increased production in 2016 in a rebound from stymied production the previous year due to regulatory barriers and persistent resistance from environmentalists. But they insisted that progress in production—both in yield per area and total farm area planted—has spared forest lands from being invaded for farm...
Every year, a deluge of students apply for the scholarship offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Recently, the DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI) announced the 2,196 passers under the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program. In the region, DOST Davao region has recorded 247 JLSS applicants, 72...
Occidental Mindoro, once one of the biggest salt producers in the country, is trying to reclaim its old glory. The Department of Science and Technology-Mindor, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (DOST-Mimaropa) came to the province’s succor to redevelop the industry through a new technology Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña recently...
Story & photos by Stephanie Tumampos / Special to the BusinessMirror Dreaming of reaching the stars, Markus Ballesteros, 8, Grade 3 pupil of the Diliman Preparatory School, has started his small step toward a big leap—to become the first Filipino astronaut. The small steps he took was under a summer program called...
Truly one cannot stop the clock from adding more years to one’s age. But with a balanced lifestyle and positive outlook in life, one can actually reverse what is known as “biological age”. “Many people do not know this, but biological age can be made younger if somebody starts physical...
To further strengthen its weather forecasting capabilities, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in partnership with Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica), inaugurated the new Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Data Analysis System at the Pagasa Weather and Flood Forecasting Center in Quezon City. The COMS is...
Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos In the past 25 years Engr. Marcial Tanggaan, Bohol’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provincial director, and his team have been handling all the science and technology (S&T) projects of the government in the province. From research to development to entrepreneurship, his office has...
Government agriculture-research specialists continue to improve the mutant varieties of adlai, also known as Job’s Tears or Chinese pearl barley, an alternative source of staple food to its better-known cousin crops, such as rice and corn. Adlai is twice as rich in protein as rice, and is known among indigenous...
Summer just got “cooler” for eight high schools in Dumaguete and Siquijor Island.This, as the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) with scientists from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute and the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration simultaneously conducted the 2017 Climate Science...
Story & photo by  Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror To celebrate the milestone, the Pinoy Showcase of Space Technologies held a live demonstration of Diwata-1, capturing and sending an image of Polilio Island to its receiving station, called Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation (Pedro) facility, at the Department...
Dr. Ramon V. Valmayor, considered as one of the most revered leaders of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), passed away on April 14 at the age of 85. Popularly known through his initials RVV among...
Thai Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, also the president of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo) council, led the groundbreaking of the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) recently. The AgriMuseum will rise adjacent to the headquarters of the Southeast Asian Regional Center...
Story & photo Stephanie Tumampos Our fish population is declining...And this drastic decline isn’t because of climate change yet.” Thus, said Dr. Vincent Hilomen, project manager of Marine Key Biodiversity Areas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Biodiversity Management Bureau. Managing the Philippines marine resources is a tough challenge as...
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