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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.

 
DOST and Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) develop a flagship venture with Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) which subsidize about P16, 758,514.73 for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) projects since 2003. The said project is a non-collateralized and interest free program. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo calls for more focused assistance programs for MSMEs. Arnold Inumpa, DOST's Benguet Provincial S&T Center Director, explained that as of February 2009, 46 SET-UP projects are expected for the Benguet region. He wants to pursue MSMEs in Benguet and also in CAR to benefit with the program so that they will be able to develop and grow their businesses.

 
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.

 
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.

 
The origins of Rice Varieties

A research study was co-authored by Prof. Michael Purugganan of New York University. Graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BS degree in 1985, earned his Master's at Columbia University in 1986, and received his Ph.D from the University of Georgia in 1993. His work can be viewed at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. He is also a Professor of Biology and Dorothy Schiff Professor of Genomics at New York University.

 
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.

 
Intellectual Property Law to Expedite Technology Transfers

As President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the Republic Act 10055, known as Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, research output will no longer take time in reaching the public as tangible product.

The president signed the law last March 23 which is now defines as Intellectual Property (IP) as the tangible assets resulting from the creative work of an individual or an organization, including creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

 
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