Latest S&T News in REGION 9

DOST introduces waste management tech to Zambo Norte town
Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has recently introduced the bioreactor and plastic densifier technologies to the municipal government of Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte.Martin Wee, DOST regional director, said Wednesday the two waste management technologies were presented during an information drive aimed at increasing local productivity and the implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act in Sirawai.Wee said the bioreactor transforms biodegradable household waste and processes it into soil-enriching compost that can be used to augment local farming methods. It is currently capable of converting 80 percent of its total carrying capacity into organic fertilizer daily.The plastic densifier, meanwhile, uses temperature to soften waste Styrofoam ...   read full story

Sibugay town's oyster industry gets aid from DOST
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020
AID TO OYSTER INDUSTRY. The Department of Science and Technology releases PHP558,050 Grant-In-Aid to revitalize the oyster industry of Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay. The beneficiary of the grant is the Kapunungan sa Ginagmay'ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) fisherfolk group. (Photo courtesy of DOST-9) ZAMBOANGA CITY-- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has released over half-a-million peso grant to revitalize the oyster (talaba) industry in Kabasalan town, Zamboanga Sibugay.The beneficiary of the PHP558,050 financial aid, released through DOST’s Grant-In-Aid (GIA) program, is the Kapunungan sa Ginagmay'ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) fisherfolk organization.DOST Regional Director Martin Wee said Wednesday the assistance would be used for acquiring technologies and e...   read full story

Transforming seaweed into savings through S&T
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020
Seaweed farming has long been a reliable source of income for coastal communities in the Philippines. Fringed by waters of the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, Zamboanga City is no stranger to the seaw...   read full story

DOST and DepEd inaugurate Pisay ZamPen's new infra projects
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 18—Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña together with Department of Education(DepEd) Secretary Leonor M. Briones, led the inauguration of th...   read full story

Briones leads Sulong EduKalidad regional rollout in Zamboanga Peninsula
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, Dec. 16-- To ensure that ‘Sulong EduKalidad’ will be appreciated in the field, Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones spearheaded its first regional rollout in Dipolog Ci...   read full story

Reopened Regional Science Centrum to bring science to communities
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Signing of a memorandum of understanding between multi-sectoral stakeholders for the reopening of the Regional Science Centrum in Bago Oshiro, Davao City DAVAO CITY, Sept. 9, (PIA) – The soon to...   read full story

WMSU IT team wins DICT’s Startup Challenge
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 17 (PIA) – RTK Incorporated, an IT team composed of students from the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) won in the recently-concluded 5th Philippine Startup Challenge, a n...   read full story

DOST- IX SETUP Funded MSMEs amounting to Over P61.4M in 2018, and funds P8.8M more in the 1st Quarter of 2019
Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019
 The Department of Science and Technology Region IX (DOST-IX) through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) funded over P61.4M to MSMEs in different sectors in the region in 2018. ...   read full story