Latest S&T News in REGION 11

Davao City’s earthquake faults too far for stress transfer
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019
Phivolcs OIC Renato Solidum explains to the media the series of quakes that hit the region. DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the Davao Central Fault System in Davao City is far from the current active faults in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato from where stress can be transferred. “Malayo na po ang faults doon para talaga ma-impluwensiyahan, (The faults there are too far to be influenced),” says Phivolcs OIC USec. Renato Solidum during a press conference held in Digos City on December 18. Solidum said the quakes and aftershocks which severely hit Davao del Sur and North Cotabato on October 16, 29, 31 and recently December 15 were caused by crustal stress transfer. “Nung gumalaw siya (fault) nagtrigger na siya ng 6.3 na...   read full story

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019
DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES – The ASEAN-India Grassroots Innovation Forum and the ASEAN-India 2 InnoTech Summit were hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology – India, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India with support of the ASEAN-India Business Council on 20-22 November 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City. The three-day event boasted the participation of 720 delegates comprised of stakeholders from the government, industry, and academe sectors from the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam together with the ...   read full story

Region 11 MSMEs show interest in halal certification
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
HALAL-CERTIFIED. Davao Region is boosting its advocacy on Halal adoption among the key industry players including micro, small and medium enterprises, says Marilou Ampuan, vice-chairperson of the Re...   read full story

Rice scientist honored for pioneering breeding research
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio (fifth from left), Searca director, was awarded the 2019 Crop Science Society of the Philippines Honorary Fellow. With him are with Marissa V. Romero (left), chairman of the C...   read full story

DOST urges developers, inventors to join exhibits
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI is inviting developers and inventors to join the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits 2019 on Oct. 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center. ...   read full story

Coffee Fiesta sells new technology, machines
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019
A crop expert explains the coffee technology to DOSTPcaard ACD Director Marita A. Carlos (second from left) and Spamast President Ruth S. Lucero (third from left). Story & photo by Manuel T. ...   read full story

New satellite data receiving station opens in Davao
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has formally launched a new satellite data receiving station in Davao City.  Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña led the inau...   read full story

DOST, CAAP launches PEDRO’s second ground receiving station
Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019
The second Ground Receiving Station (GRS) of the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO) was recently launched in Davao City, unveiling the Philippine’s largest tracking antenna for ear...   read full story