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SALINLAHI SYMPOSIUM SERIES IN GONZAGA, CAGAYAN

Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:21 AM    Views : 335by:DOST-NAST

Four (4) renowned scientists gave their lecture and shared their experiences on their science careers. The lecturers include Dr. Raphael Guerrero, Professor of Ateneo de Manila University (Laser, Holography and a Career in Physics),  Dr. Angel Encarnacion, Senior Fishing Regulations Officer of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region II (The Wonders of Seaweed and More), Dr. Dixon Gevaña, Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (Conserving Mangroves for their Blue Carbon), and Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Scientist II of the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (#Sayangtist?). The undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by DOST were also discussed by Mr. Peter Gerry Gavina, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOST – Science Education Institute.

The Philippine Science Heritage Center (PSHC), under the management of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), held its Salinlahi Symposium Series in Gonzaga, Cagayan, last August 16, 2018, as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region II's 2018 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW). The symposium aims to promote and bring science to the public and to encourage youth to pursue career in science and technology.

Attended by almost one hundred fifty (150) students and teachers, Regional Director Engr. Sancho Mabborang gave his welcome remarks and presented the innovations of the DOST Region II on this year's RSTW. After the welcome remarks, Ms. Reihvelle Perez, Planning Officer III of NAST PHL, gave a brief background about the Academy and the PSHC.

The undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by DOST were also discussed by Mr. Peter Gerry Gavina, Senior Science Research Specialist of DOST – Science Education Institute.The participants gave a positive response to all the speakers. A comment from a students stated that the symposium is "natatangi at napapahon" and requested to hold Salinlahi Symposium Series in Gonzaga, Cagayan again in the future.

The Salinlahi Symposium Series was moderated by Ms. Victoria Mabborang of DOST Region II.The Philippine Science Heritage Center is a science center mandated by the Republic Act of 9107 to be the repository of the achievements and outstanding accomplishments and contributions of the Filipino scientific community. It is located at the Science Heritage Building, DOST Complex, General Santos Ave. Bicutan Taguig City.

Source: http://www.nast.ph/index.php/13-news-press-releases/378-salinlahi-symposium-series-in-gonzaga-cagayan

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" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los Baños led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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