27 C
Makati City
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Cauayan City, Isabela-based Agricomponent Machineries and Construction Corp. (AMCC), one of the top suppliers of modern agricultural machineries and equipment in the country, experienced business challenges in its operations during its fledgling days. It had limited fabrication equipment, resulting in inadequate production capacity and low production due to slow production processes from 1993...
Even crop-insurance system must adapt to climate change. In the Philippines, where an average of 20 typhoons occur annually, coupled with flooding and followed by severe drought, crop-damage assessment becomes more complicated. “As a country, we need to take necessary action in preparing for greater uncertainties and risk of...
The heads of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) discussed the possibilities for Searca to collaborate with the DOST on scholarships intended to develop capacities and expertise of Filipinos to address climate change. Director...
Some 130 wood items from 14 tree species were identified by forestry experts amid efforts to restore the century-old Commission on Audit (COA) Building in Iloilo City. The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) determined the identity of wooden materials found in the COA...
National Scientist Dr. Gelia T. Castillo, the country’s distinguished rural sociologist, joined our Creator on August 5. Castillo is recognized for her outstanding contributions to agricultural social science, resulting in a body of knowledge about Philippine rural society, which has enabled the Filipino to better understand the social conditions...
Leading global payments technology company Visa has partnered with Ateneo de Manila University to provide a scholarship to a high-school student until he graduates to college. This is coursed through the “Tulong Dunong” Scholarship program in high school. It was part of the Visa employee charitable grant, where Visa employee Jesus...
Scana Corp. announced on Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear-power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the US. Project costs ballooned in recent years, and the decision should eventually save electricity customers $7 billion. But the stoppage and others like it may cost everyone more in...
The consumption of brown rice is becoming popular these days because of its health benefits. However, the ordinary brown rice has a shelf life of one to two months only. But with the newly introduced superheated steam treatment system (SSTS), it can last for nine months without spoilage and...
The number of US honeybees, a critical component in the agriculture industry, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) honeybee health survey released...
A three-day training on intellectual-property (IP) management provided researchers techniques on how IP can be integrated with the research and development (R&D) process. The recent training equipped 17 researchers with the rudiments of IP management, such as invention spotting, prior art search, documentation and interpretation in relation to technologies derived...
All six members of the Philippine contingent to the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) each won a medal—or a total haul of three silvers and three bronzes—to maintain the country’s all-time highest rank of No. 17 out of 111 countries that participated in what is regarded as the grandest...
There are less daunting methods to beat the summer heat than by wolfing down still-boiling chicken soup for lunch. But followers of a Korean tradition say that few are as effective. Their mantra is “yi yeol chi yeol,” or “fight fire with fire,” and their weapon of choice is samgyetang,...
In Japan school children are taught early about disaster preparedness. In the Philippines, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) gathered up schoolchildren to talk about hazards during the recent celebration of 2017 National Science and Technology Week. This event was made possible with the cooperation of different DOST agencies,...
The deadline for the submission of applications for the graduate (master’s and PhD) degree scholarships in agriculture and related sciences for school year 2018-2019, offered by the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), is on July 30. The scholarships are open to...
The Philippines won two bronze medals in its maiden participation in the 2017 International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) held in Mahidol University Thailand early this month. The bronze medals were won by Charles Jerome Bartolo and Arthur Reiner de Belen. The other chemistry Olympians were Keren Duque and Israel Aguba. Their...
Tail-wagging, face-licking, jump-in-your-lap friendliness is what dog lovers adore and cat people scorn. But like it or not, the incredible sociability of many—although not all—dogs is universally recognized. It sets dogs apart from their wild relatives. Even the most socialized, friendly wolf is cold company compared with a Labrador...
"The Philippine population, which now stands at a little over 100 million, tests government’s propensity to achieve food security for a nation, which ranks as the 12th most populous in the world.” In his keynote message, Science Secretary Fortunato P. de la Peña persuaded the National Agriculture and Aquatic Resources...
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), is among the recipients of this year’s Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo Service Award, having meritoriously served the center for four decades. Seameo bestows the accolade on outstanding...
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) week-long celebration of its sixth founding anniversary last month puts the spotlight on several activities, including the national Symposium on Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (NSAARRD). Researchers,...
Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos | Special to the BusinessMirror The Duterte administration gave reassurance of its commitment to the science, technology and innovation sector. This was established in the big increase in the budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) this year. In a speech by President...
-Advertisement
- Advertisement -
-
Advertisement
Advertisement