Famous Filipino People
Home  |  All Famous Filipinos  |  Celebrities  |  Newsflashes



Filipino News
DOST Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Climate Change

As DOST XI (Department of Science and Technology) observes the need to increase the awareness of teachers and school kids on the global environmental issue, thirty two teachers from national high schools in the region underwent a three day seminar-workshop on climate change

In partnership with the University of the Philippines Mindanao and the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES) Mindanao Chapter, DOST conducts this kind of project after the clear evidences of climate change showed after the typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.

 
Mindanao Schools First Recipients of IT Packages

With the DOST-SEI’s (department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute), MOVE UPS (Mindanao Opportunity for Vitalized Education and Upgrading Science), sixty Mindanao public schools became the first recipient of a three-year project aimed at improving the teaching and learning environment in Mindanao.

The schools will get a laptop computer, multimedia projector, software packages and other learning equipment.

 
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.

 
Scientists protest against herbal medicines

Nowadays, herbal drugs can be easily purchased in the market. Health practitioners are protesting that those drugs should adhere to safety regulations and industry standards. Antonio Miguel Dans, a cardiologist and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) division chairman, stressed out that herbal drug must be restricted to the public. He said that the World Health Organization is not in favour of the customary medicine in the Philippines. Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) promotes herbal medicines in tablet and syrup forms based on the scientific processing of lagundi, sambong and tsaang gubat. It also sells herbal soaps. However, PITAHC requires herbal drug companies to comply with TM/CAM standardization and regulation.

 
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.

 
Math and Science Software for Kids

DOST (Department of Science and Technology) led to make Math and Science be loved by school kids. The department was challenged how to make it more interesting and less feared by kids.

In 2006, DOST completed e the release of 101 elementary Science and Mathematics modules in CD copies. And recently, they launched in Philippine Science High School, Davao City Campus the courseware website, which expanded the project via World Wide Web.

 
PAL and ePLDT Ventus' Call Center

In the last 2 economic years, PAL's financial situation has been failing, with over $350 million annual losses. An agreement was signed by PAL to formalize the partnership with ePLDT Ventus on June 1, 2010.  ePLDT Ventus is a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT). They will handle call center operations thru flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). The call center venture of PAL is included in the 3 non-core units of the airline and it will possibly employ an initial of 3,000 workers. The other 2 units will handle in-flight catering services and airport services such as ground round handling, cargo terminal/cargo handling and ramp handling. According to PAL, ePLDT Ventus will provide job opportunities to all affected employees of PAL's reservation sales units located in Manila, Cebu, and at the Mabuhay Miles Center. Those employees will be prioritized in the selection of 600 agent positions.

 
The Mind Museum

The first Mind Museum at Taguig was inaugurated in a pre-launch reception headed by Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and the board of trustees of Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAFI) and the proponent of The Mind Museum led by its chairman Jose D. Campos and vice chairman Fernando Zobel. The city government officials, guests and donors had seen the new building and its center piece exhibits for the first time.

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Results 37 - 48 of 183
 


Latest News
Most Read

2006 - 2013 Famous Filipino dot com. Some rights reserved