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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.

 
Filipino Students join Water Rocket Competition

Two students from Tacloban City will be the country's representative in an international water rocket competition. The 2 young men will be competing with 20 other countries in the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Water Rocket Competition in Australia this November. They were Julius Dacuycoy and Edward Louie Chua of Asia Development Foundational College (ADFC).They became the Philippine representatives when they won in the national contest. Last February, ADFC was also the Philippine representative to the last APRSAF Water Rocket Competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

 
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.

 
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.

 
RP's Tuna Industry Experiences Touch of Global Warming and Economic Woes

In Southern Philippine City, tuna industry players have already felt the touch of global warming and the economic crisis.

General Santos, RP's Tuna Capital, provides thousands of tons of tuna every year for local and international markets. On the other hand, fishermen have recently found their catch decreasing due to global warming and oil price disturbances.

 
Ethanol: The Gift from Seaweeds

A $5-million worth of Ethanol farm will be developed soon as part of government plans. It will be situated in a 100 hectare site in Aurora.

The project will use Korean technology of extracting ethanol from seaweeds.

 
Telemedicine Now in RP

Doctors in the Philippines can now diagnose and recommend immediate treatment and medication to patients in distant areas in the country through Telemedicine.

Managed by ASTI-DOST (Advanced Science and Technology Institute- Department of Science and Technology) and made possible via a multi-platform electronic technology that functions through a government broadband called Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET), this technology can make the doctors access and transmit medical data, still images, and live audio and video transmissions that involves a patient.

 
DOST holds invention contest, exhibit

The Department of Science and Techonology in Region 1 is set to conduct a regional invention contest and exhibit on September 27-29, 2011 at the SM City mall in Rosales town.

Regional director Elsa Chan said the three-day affair will feature inventions, utility models, industrial design and creative research works of researchers and of high school and college students from various schools.

 
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