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Scientist and environmentalists say no to re opening of Bataan Nuclear Plant

Scientists and green group reject the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant reopening. National Chairman, Giovani Tapary, of Samahan ng Nagtataguyod ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa sambayanan (AGHAM) said that the proponents of BNPP’S reopening should consider the safety, economic liability sustainability of the 620-megawatts facility. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) also cautioned the Philippines not to let commercial interests take precedence over safety issues when considering the revival of delayed nuclear plants.

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.

KBP and FILSCAP partnership: benefited OPM

With their vision of reviving the Original Pilipino Music, FILSCAP (Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) had signed a memorandum of agreement with the KBP (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas) to promote the music of Filipino artists. The MOA indicates the disbursement of fees by KBP member radio stations to FILSCAP members.

Filipino Scientists Exhibition

To develop the promotion of local researches that could bridge gaps in the industry, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) of Eastern Visayas is pushing Filipino scientists and inventors to join the 2010 Visayas Island Convention Contest and Exhibits.

In this region, problems in the agriculture sector are the concerns. DOST wants local inventors to focus their studies to address the gaps presented.

Young Filipino Scientists Push for Excellence

In the recently concluded, National Invention Competition '10, young inventors are pushed even more towards excellence to be globally competitive.

The said competition, which was participated by at least 67 inventors, was divided into five categories: Tuklas (Outstanding Invention; Outstanding Utility Model), Outstanding Industrial Design, Outstanding Creative Research and SIBOL (Outstanding Student Creative Research).

Young participants are prioritized in the contest since; they will be the future leaders of the nation.

Aviso Energy features Filipino inventions

Ismael Aviso, a Filipino inventor and alternative energy visionary is now preparing for the presentation of his invention in the United States in December 2011. According to Ismael Aviso, 54 years old, an entrepreneur and resident of Navotas City, his American business partners are bringing him over to the United States in early December to demonstrate his "power-multiplying electronics technologies" before potential investors. In an article posted by Pure Energy Systems (PES) Network Inc., one of Aviso’s followers, Aviso's will participate in a week-long conference at the research and development (R&D)-centric area at Silicon Valley in Northern California. The conference will happen on December 2 and 8 although no venue was provided.

Phil Red Cross Conducts Disaster Preparedness Training at Baseco, Tondo

As known to be a disaster-prone area due to its geographical location, the Philippine Red Cross recently conducted training on disaster preparedness for residents of Baseco (Bataan Shipyard Corporation Compound) in Tondo, Manila.

The practical drill was held last April 14 14 at the PRC stockyard on Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila.

Philippine Science East Visayas Students Reap International Awards

In this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in San Jose, California, USA on May 9 to 14, four students from the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas located at Government Center, Palo, Leyte have reaped international awards for the Philippines.

Three of the students are Jean Reni Briones de Guzman, Marc Abegonia Mapalo, and Maria Clara Isabel Sia of the Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas campus. The team won in the Team Awards category in the area of Life Sciences for their group study: Use of Natural Flocculants in Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms (Red Tides), creating a natural treatment for Red Tide using indigenous materials.

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