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DOST workshop retools handloom weavers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:31

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) recently conducted an orientation-workshop entitled “TELA Matters: A Techno-preneurship Orientation-Workshop for the Philippine Handloom Weaving Communities” in collaboration with the Philippine Commission on Women.

Some 20 representatives from PTRI’s partner weaving communities from Ilocos Norte, Bontoc, Bulacan, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and South Cotabato participated in this activity which provided them with capability-building opportunities in market and product development; art, design, and niche market; design development process; and sustainable business concepts.

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Take online jobs, DOST exec urges job seekers in provinces PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:27

Fresh graduates and college students about to graduate from college in the provinces may be agonizing over how to gain employment in their locality where career opportunities are lacking.

The answer to this are online jobs, said Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) – Visayas Cluster I Director Frederick B. Amores.

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Students learn from local experts in DOST’s int’l science fair PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 June 2015 15:21

High school students from science schools in seven countries got the chance to be mentored by Filipino experts during the just concluded  2nd Philippine International Science Fair.

Organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS) in partnership with First Pacific Leadership Academy, the biennial fair aims to promote a culture of science among the youth.

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Perfect timing for DOST’s STARBOOKS in Yolanda hit areas in Cebu PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)   
Sunday, 07 June 2015 15:18

Thirty-three STARBOOKS units were recently installed in different public elementary and secondary schools in Poro, Tudela, San Francisco, and Pilar in Camotes Islands as well as Bantayan, Madridejos, and Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island – two areas severely affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

Developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII), STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station, is the first digital science library in the country. It does not require internet connectivity and has a user-friendly interface.

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Expert bats for cryo-conservation of tamaraw, Philippine deer in DOST forum PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 June 2015 07:13

An expert has stated in a National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) roundtable discussion that native wildlife species which are genetically diverse, such as the tamaraw, Philippine deer, and small ruminantsshould be considered forcryo-conservation or the process of preserving cells by subjecting them to very low temperatures.

Dr. Lerma C. Ocampo, senior science research specialist atthe Philippine Carabao Center, was one of the speakers at the discussion conducted last June 5 by NAST, an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).The discussion tackled the topic “Animal Genetic Resource Management and Cryobanking” and aims to develop policy recommendations for animal genetic resource conservation and guidelines on cryobanking in the Philippines.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 07:20
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Government prepared for El Niño — Montejo PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 June 2015 00:37

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo assures that mechanisms are in place to monitor and project the latest weather patterns in the midst of the current El Niño episode.

Speaking in a special meeting at DOST-PAGASA Science Garden recently with Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan, Montejo said that with PAGASA’s highly-modernized tracking and improved forecasting capability, the country now has the means to mitigate the ill effects of the weather phenomenon through better plans, programs, and activities cascading all the way to the farm level.

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