Latest S&T News in REGION 6

R&D to boost Antique terra-cotta production
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
  Improved terra-cotta production, specifically bricks, will soon commence in Antique as efforts to revive this trade went full gear in the second half of 2019. This is being realized through an initiative by the Office of Rep. Loren B. Legarda of the Lone District of Antique, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House. The Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) was tapped to implement the project. The P20-million project intends to provide technical and technological assistance for upgrading community-based terra-cotta production facilities in the municipalities of Tibiao and Sibalom in Antique. Primarily, the technical assistance focuses on introduction of appropriate ceramic production techniques, acquisition and use of mode...   read full story

Two Iloilo towns get real-time water sensor network systems
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (left) leads the inauguration of the two water sensor network systems in the towns of Pavia and San Miguel in Iloilo province on January 27. Two water sensor-network systems in the towns of Pavia and San Miguel in Iloilo province in Visayas were inaugurated on January 27 that was led by Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña. The Groundwater Management Plan Project aims to install telemetry sensors to monitor water quality and water levels in 22 wells.  It was spearheaded by the  Ateneo de Manila University, in collaboration, and funded, by the  National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD),...   read full story

2 Iloilo towns now have groundwater monitoring systems
Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020
ILOILO CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA) – The towns of Pavia and San Miguel, Iloilo now have groundwater monitoring systems after telemetry sensors were officially turned over during a ceremony held at Pavia Natio...   read full story

Green mussel farming in Iloilo
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
GREEN mussel, which is locally known as “tahong,” is among the only mollusc species farmed in the country. It is cultivated mainly for its meat due to its popularity among the domestic consumer...   read full story

Japan, UK, PHL eye collaboration for sustainable coastal communities
Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020
Osamu Kobayashi (from left), director of the Department of International Affairs of JST; Dr. Mark Claydon-Smith, deputy director of the International Development of UKRI ; and Dr. Enrico Paringit, ...   read full story

Iloilo-made fabric reaches Miss Universe pageant
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
PROMOTING HABLON. Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados, in one of her pictorials, wears a skirt made from hablon fabric from Miag-ao, Iloilo that was designed by Ilonggo James Roa. The flaunting...   read full story

RAILWAY REVIVAL: Hybrid electric train for Panay mulled
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
ILOILO City – The revival of the Panay railway system has long been proposed. But what type of train would be used if the plan pushes through? It could be a commercial hybrid electric train, a locally...   read full story

DOST-BIST Program supports R&D through funding
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
A commercial-scale plant extractor at the Herbanext Laboratories Inc. in Bacolod City. The Philippines’s Global Innovation Index in 2019 jumped to 54th rank from 73rd in 2018, among 129 countries...   read full story