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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.

 
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.

 
RP Participated in Asean Food Festival

Our country is present during the 43rd anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) or embassy food fair happened at the Lao National Cultural Hall last October 16. The Lao foreign ministry is the organizer of the Diplomatic Food Fair. This is an affair of 2 events: the 43rd Anniversary of Asean and the 13th Anniversary of the country's accession to the ASEAN. The food products and souvenir items were showcased in the event.

 
Tawi-Tawi Squidworm

Leaded by Dr. Filemon Romero, a scientist from this municipality and a consultant of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), said that a new species of "squidworm" (Teuthidodrilus samae) was found in the bentho-pelagic zone on the Tawi-Tawi side of the Celebes Sea in the waters of South Ubian municipality.

A team of foreign scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, the National Geographic Society, and NSF Centers of Ocean Science Education Excellence and University of California, Los Angeles led by Dr. Larry Madin also joined Romero's team during the ISSP.

 
Bamboo Organ Festival

The Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc. is had prepared for the 36th edition of the International Bamboo Organ Festival of Las Piñas entitled "Philippine Historic Music Festival." This yearly event happened last February 17-23 at the world renowned Bamboo Organ, the Philippine National Treasure. Philippines’ best and exceptional performances from award-winning global artists performed in the event.

 
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.

 
DOST Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Climate Change

As DOST XI (Department of Science and Technology) observes the need to increase the awareness of teachers and school kids on the global environmental issue, thirty two teachers from national high schools in the region underwent a three day seminar-workshop on climate change

In partnership with the University of the Philippines Mindanao and the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES) Mindanao Chapter, DOST conducts this kind of project after the clear evidences of climate change showed after the typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.

 
Brown Rice: an Answer to Malnutrition in RP

To deal with the malnutrition in the country, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is promoting the use of brown rice.

According to Mario Montejo, Science Secretary, the agency is recommending to change the old time favorite food of Filipino, the white rice, to brown rice.

 
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