Latest S&T News in REGION 9

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 seaweed trade.  Only recently, four communities in the city—namely the Barangays of Santa Catalina, Mampang, Arena Blanco and Tigtabon—have moved to adopt technologies that target seaweed efficient drying process and quality dried seaweed.   The gap While seaweed type is a factor in determining value, the quality of the dried seaweed is what ultimately dictates price. The current drying practice, which is basically open-area sun drying, can take up to a number of days, and puts the seaweeds at the mercy of the elements. Farmers resort to covering or storing stocks at the first hint of rain or...   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 the infrastructure projects for the Philippine Science High School - ZRC Dipolog - Zamboanga Peninsula Region Campus (PSHS-ZPRC) in Barangay Cogon, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on 13 December. Secretary de la Peña expressed his gratitude to the Department of Education for being a partner in providing science and technology education in the country. The Science chief also congratulates the PSHS for its continued quest to provide quality science and technology education in the regions, for its aim of setting up world-class facilities, and for investing in capital outlay projects at PSHS-ZPRC...   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

232 Scholar Graduates of DOST-SEI Programs come from Region IX
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019
     A total of 26 scholars under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP), 30 from Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT), and 176 com...   read full story

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019
The DOST-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently trained 20 workers of Tambanan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TARBEMCO) on basic woodworking...   read full story