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Angara Eyes Laws to Help Produce Globally-Competitive

To help boost the country's pursuit in producing globally-competitive Filipino scientists and future Science and Technology leaders, Sen. Edgardo Angara is eyeing for more laws to propel the country's human resources.

The senator is the chair of the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE). According to him, the legislation has played an important role in initiating S&T scholarship programs. The Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 for instance, grant financial assistance to poor but talented students pursuing careers in S&T. This policy directs its actions toward encouraging and promoting research and development strategies to advance the quality of education in areas of science and innovation, especially for students who have high science aptitude.

 
Fishball Vendor, Boomed as a Farmer

Desiree Duran, a former fishball vendor, now earned big in farming. In 2002, Daisy attended the farmers' training under the Unlad Buhay sa Nayon’ program of the Bulacan Agricultural State College, provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of San Ildefonso.

 
Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair

To showcase the ingenuity of the Filipinos, the local government of Quezon City will held its 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair.

The said event, a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society, while the event secretariat is the SBECO, will be at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden on November 15-21, 2010.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Immunoliposome method and Caelyx: Less Pain for cancer patients

The Department of Health reported that cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. Currently, there are projects that are being funded by Department of Science and Technology. One of which is the one that makes use of immunoliposome method. It is now being developed for cancer patients. This is a type of treatment with fewer side effects and less pain.

 
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.
 
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.

 
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