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Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair

To showcase the ingenuity of the Filipinos, the local government of Quezon City will held its 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair.

The said event, a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society, while the event secretariat is the SBECO, will be at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden on November 15-21, 2010.

 
Angara Pushes Filipino Scientists to Contribute Skills in RP

As the new chair of the Senate Committee on Education Chair of the 15th Congress, Senator Edgardo J. Angara pushes for foreign scholarship recipients to come back to the Philippines and contribute to their proficiency with the domestic academe and workforce.

And to make this possible, Sen. Angara said that the government should offer Filipino scholars and scientists a promising career, attractive rewards, and opportunities for growth. Universities and industries in the country must be quick for them not to seek better opportunities abroad.

 
DOST installed landslide sensors in preparation for the typhoon season

In year 2006, more than a thousand people were buried after a massive landslide in the barangay of Guinsaugon. In the same year, a mudslide caused by heavy rains also killed hundreds of residents in the Bicol region. Continuous rains triggering floods and landslides in 9 regions have killed 47 people and displaced more than 1.3 million people.

 
Seaweeds Benefits

After discovering to be more lucrative butt less physically tough, famers of Lanao Del Norte found a new alternative with seaweed growing.

Farmers of Lanao Del Norte decided to shift to seaweed growing after the full support given by their provincial government and also the technical assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DoST).

 
Wage Increase and Benefits for S&T Professionals

Filipino professionals in the fields of science and engineering must be given an increase in compensation. This was a suggestion by a lawmaker to both private and public companies. The suggestion arises because of the increasing number of workers leaving the country.

 
Aklan Inventors

According to Jairus Lachica, DOST-Aklan Provincial Science and Technology Officer, the Regional Cluster Invention Contest serves as the elimination/qualifying round for the National Invention Contest pursuant to Section 4 of the Republic Act No. 7459 also known as the Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines. The outcome of this: no one in Aklan could represent the province, present his creation or join in the forthcoming Regional Cluster Invention Contest which will be held from August 12 to 15 this year at the Amigo Terrace Hotel in Iloilo City.

 
New Breed of Young Scientists

With a hope to raise a new breed of scientists from high schools all over the country, Department of Education (DepEd) has launched Science and Technology Fair 2010.

Winners from the said fair will be selected to represent the country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and other international and regional science exhibitions.

 
Filipino Biological Clock

Under the Department of Science and Technology's Balik Scientist Program, Dr. Eduardo Mendoza, a visiting scientist, said that work schedule and human circadian (biological) clock are related with health risks.

Dr. Mendoza is a Senior Research Scientist of the Systems Biology Group of the Physics Department and Center of NanoScience. He has helped University of the Philippines researchers in drafting project proposals for collaboration with Ludwig Maximilian University, which pioneered studies in human circadian clock and shift work in various countries and settings.

 
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