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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.

 
DOST Opens Its 2010 NAST-LELEDFI Award

Department of Science and Technology opens its 2010 NAST (National Academy of Science and Technology)-LELEDFI Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine.

The award with the aims to:

  • to honor outstanding research contributions in the field of tropical medicine;
  • to recognize the role of scientific research in the country's development; and
  • to encourage scientific and technological research focusing on tropical diseases as a means of assuaging the growing health crisis.
 
Sen. Roxas Proposed a Law for Local Technologies

To help Philippine made technologies, Sen. Manuel Roxas III is pushing for the creation of a law that would make local technologies become commercial ventures.

The said law is called Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009. It said to encourage the transfer, dissemination and commercialization of technology programs that are sponsored by the government.

In addition the said proposal will also establish a Congressional oversight committee composed of 10 representatives from the Senate and House of Representatives, all of whom are already part of science, and information technology committees.

 
Traditional Farming: Shield to Beat Climate Change

As the issue of climate continues, the country was recently struck by two typhoons known as Ondoy and Pepeng. The two typhoons brought heavy rains in the country and even in other parts of the world.

It flooded large tracts of rice fields in Northern Philippines and destroyed crops ready for harvest. The typhoons in the region brought into sharp relief the issue of climate changes as farmers struggle to cope with changing weather patterns.

In the past, less rainfall can be expected during September and October, but now there are heavy rains and strong winds.

 
The Hard Training of Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, the so called king of boxing, is in Wild Card Boxing Club for his training. He is preparing for the March 13 fight with Joshua Clottey which will be held in Dallas.

Thru The Bulletin, Pacquiao stated that his Filipino fans have nothing to worry because he is training hard. In the just two weeks in the gym, Pacman already felt great because of a little good vacation last year after the fight with Cotto. Alex Ariza, his conditioning coach, assured that everything is right on track and Manny is ready to fight this Saturday. He already did 15 rounds in the mitts without a sip of water.

 
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.

 
Local inventions are supported by DoST

According to Mario Montejo, Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary, their agency will be promoting modernization for our country's environment. To implement this, they will establish a joint venture with the government and the private sector. The department is keeping on promoting the technologies invented by Filipino researchers. The National Innovation Agenda named it "Filipinnovation". With this effort, problems are being solved with the strong partnership of the government, academe, and private sectors.

 
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.

 
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