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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Search for the Country's Top Science Educators

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) announces its 2nd Gawad Leadership and Innovations for Development Relevant to Science Education or Gawad LIDER.

The search is on for the country's top science educators to persuade more people to come out and nominate individuals and institutions who have contributed to the betterment of science education in the country.

On its second search, SEI Director Dr. Ester B. Ogena said the Gawad LIDER becomes more prestigious with higher prices at stake. P200, 000 cash prize is pegged and a medal for winners in the Exemplary Leadership and Innovation Award Categories.

 
Django Bustamante Top in the World Pool Ranking

After winning in the recent WPA World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar, Filipino billiard legend Francisco "Django" Bustamante is now ranked No. 1 in the world of pool according to the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).

The billiard legend from Tarlac City, Philippines got the highest point, which is 1142 points. He is 170 points ahead over Karl Boyes of Great Britan (972 points), who ranked as the second place.

 
DOST Scholar Won Gallieno Denardo Award

The International Commission for Optics (ICO) and the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) gave the Gallieno Denardo Award to young researchers (below 40 years old) from developing countries. Those researchers are active in research in optics, and have contributed to the promotion of research activities in their own. Dr. Ryan Balili finished his B.S. Physics at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) last 2002.

 
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