Latest S&T News in REGION 10

DOST inaugurates first-ever mercury-free gold processing facility in Northern Mindanao
Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has inaugurated the first-ever mercury-free gold processing facility in Northern Mindanao, in an aim to address the health risks faced by small-scale miners. (Photo from Enrico Belga Jr., DOST-Office of the Secretary via Dhel Nazario / MANILA BULLETIN) DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña led the inauguration of the common service facility (CSF) for artisanal small-scale gold mining in Iligan City, Northern Mindanao. The pilot plant is designed to have safe, environment-friendly, and high-yielding methods of extracting gold and address environmental issues caused by improper waste disposal by small-scale gold miners who use mercury and cyanide in retrieving gold. “Small scale miners, the industry that contributes up to 75 percent of th...   read full story

Talaandig, other IPs, to benefit from R&D on bamboo musical instruments
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Datu (Chieftain) Rodelio “Waway” Saway plays the pulala and A datu plays the takumbo (parallel-stringed zither). Datu Rodelio “Waway” Saway is not called tatay (father) for nothing. A teacher at the Talaandig School of Living Traditions and a well-known performing artist, Saway has been keeping the Talaandig musical heritage intact by mentoring young members of their tribe. Community artists would always go to their Tatay Waway to learn how to play and craft their indigenous musical instruments. “We use our traditional instruments to pray and connect with the divine. Playing them is like opening a portal to the spiritual world,” explained Saway, who has traveled the world flaunting the Talaandig’s own brand of music. Ornate patterns are etched on a bamboo flute. “Despite th...   read full story

TALAANDIG TRIBE, OTHER INDIGENOUS GROUPS, TO BENEFIT FROM DOST-FPRDI R&D PROGRAM
Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020
Datu Rodelio “Waway” Saway is not called “Tatay” for nothing. A teacher at the Talaandig School of Living Traditions and a well-known performing artist, Saway has been keeping the Talaandig musical he...   read full story

Significance of biodiversity
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
FOLLOWING the goal of sustaining biodiversity in the country, an event was conducted in Valencia City, Bukidnon to promote the use of chemical-free and organic implements in an effort to improve pla...   read full story

Korean investors to put up cosmetics factory in MisOr
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A GROUP of Korean investors has expressed intention to put up a cosmetics factory in Misamis Oriental. Dr. Jun Myung Ha, a specialist in the immune system and bacteria in Korea, together with his par...   read full story

DOST 10 to host Innovative Packaging Technologies forum in Bukidnon
Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 7 - Recognizing the added value of packaging to all types of products, the Department of Science and Technology Region X (DOST X) will host an Innovative Packaging Technologi...   read full story

DOST to award scholar-graduates from region 10
Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 7 --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 10 will honor 31 scholars who graduated with Latin honors this school year during the In Touch with Excellence cum Scho...   read full story

DOST to hold Metalworking Technologies forum in Bukidnon
Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Nov. 7 - To promote the equity and growth in Bukidnon, the Department of Science and Technology-region 10 (DOST-10) and the Metals and Industry Research and Development Center (MI...   read full story