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51st National Science and Technology Week

In July 20, Department of Science and Technology will lead the celebration of the 51st National Science and Technology Week.

Various activities that showcase recent developments and achievements in domestic science and technology along with technology fairs and scientific fora are lined up for this year's celebration.

The annual event also aims to raise public understanding of science and technology as well as DOST's role and contributions to national development.

 
APEC to Improve Science and Math Teacher Education

In the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) forum, educators from Australia, United States, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and South Korea signed a manifesto that supports collaborative activities in research, linkages and exchanges and policy development aimed at enhancing science and mathematics teacher education in the region.

 
Government Grants for Inventors

The support from the Lower House and Senate is needed by Davaoeños to increase the budget allotted to the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), as the main government office that provides assistance to Filipino inventors. Virgilio Sangutan, Davao Inventors Association president, revealed that only some Filipino inventors can have the opportunity to develop their creations because of the lack of assistance from our government in terms of loan windows and tax exemptions. TAPI only gets P53-million annual budget, P25 million of it will go to the operating expenses, only 12% of P25 million is given out as loan assistance to qualified Filipino inventors.

 
Water hyacinths Turns into an Income Generated Project

Water hyacinths, a plant of the lily family, are known as the one of the main causes of flood in Cotobato City. It clogs some waterways in and around the city since it grows and spreads so quickly in warmer climates such as the Philippines.

 
DOST calls for new researches

The Department of Science and Technology calls the attention of inventors, researchers and innovators to transform their creations into tangible products designed to attend to the needs of the market. Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Department of Science and Technology 6 Director, issued the call during the closing and awarding ceremonies of the 2011 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits held last October 21, 2011. According to Gelonga, the bigger challenge lies ahead. This refers to the challenge of transforming the creations into actual products in the market. The transformation of ideas into business enterprises is needed to will build the industries from mind to market and from ideas to industries.

 
Engineers May Practice In Western And Asian Sectors

Our age is defined by modernization. We are living in a competitive world so there's a need of continuous research and study about scientific and technological breakthroughs.

The accreditation of engineering field is so meticulous. At present, they have to comply with 4 different accrediting associations in the world.

With this, engineers have a hard time in applying to international registers like the APEC Register and the International Professional Engineers' Register. Today, the two years short in our basic education is the problem so we are not qualified for membership in engineering bodies. Our engineers will not enter the Western and other Asian complement.

 
Pinoy Artists Amusement Tax

To ask for help to remove the amusement tax imposed on local cultural productions, local entertainers and producers trooped to the House of Representatives.

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit said in a statement that they are strongly urge and appeal to our country's lawmakers to amend the amusement tax provision of the Local Government Code to exempt all locally-produced cultural productions including theatrical plays, dance and musical concerts featuring Filipino talents.

 
Discover more Filipino scientists

The ratio of scientists in the Philippines is decreasing according to the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST). There is a need to discover more scientists to become highly competitive in 2015, this is a statement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the free trade market.

 
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