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Color sorter technology increases rice productivity for rice traders PDF Print E-mail
Written by by Jesse M. Pine S&T Media Service, PSTC-Oriental Mindoro   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 02:01

The color sorter technology for rice has really paved the way for increased productivity of our current facility,” said Leonard M. Garcia who started his rice mill business with his wife on January 20, 2005. “Before the intervention of the Department of Science and Technology, we were able to produce 40 percent good quality commercial rice and the other 60 percent graded as ‘slight’ by rice traders,“  he quipped.

The color sorter technology is intended to improve the commercial rice productivity and quality. In Garcia’s rice mill, the facility was finally installed last September 2, 2013. The firm is one of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) beneficiaries in the 2nd district of Oriental Mindoro for the current year and got the biggest allocation in the province for equipment upgrading since 2004. The technology is also the first ever to be established successfully in the southern part of the province.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 02:04
DOST-Microsoft tie up for Imagine Cup to boost support for Pinoy software developers PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Allan Mauro V. Marfal S &T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Monday, 25 November 2013 01:04

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has embarked on a partnership with Microsoft Philippines to conduct the 12th edition of Imagine Cup, an annual student competition of  software applications addressing national problems in health, education, e-government, and others, as DOST’s Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) continues to support local talents in the industry.

To be held in April 2014, Imagine Cup aims to encourage schools to institutionalize ICT-enabled innovation initiatives in their respective campuses in order to become hubs for ideas that will help solve real-life problems.

DOST says abaca fiber can help speed up car industry PDF Print E-mail
Written by by: Allan Mauro V. Marfal, S &T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 02:28

From paper, cordage, furniture and handicraft industries to other materials, the uses of abaca have scaled-up to the higher end. Now abaca can be used as material for natural fiber-reinforced plastic composite material to replace some parts of cars.

And, wait, there’s more. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) informed other potential use of abaca such as material for better roofing material for public utility jeepneys because of its lower heat conductivity. This means that abacakeeps inside temperature cooler, making it suitable for the country’s tropical warmth and humidity.

Coconut can help to lower the cost of bakery products, DOST-FNRI says PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allan Mauro V. Marfal   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:43

In recent years, the continuous rise of the prices of bakery products in the market is reportedly causedby wheat shortage and flour-based products worldwide. Local bakers said that they will not raise the prices of their products if the government finds a substitute that is cheaper and locally available.

To address this need, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FNRI) looked into the potential of using of coconut flour as an ingredient in the formulation of functional food such as bread.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 02:25
DOST’s info institute leads “Sulong-Tabang”, S&T initiative for Visayas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Framelia Viernes Anonas, Benedict Cagaanan and Rodolfo de guzman, s&t-media service,dost-stii   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:53

As part of its fund-raising activities for typhoon Yolanda victims, the Science and Technology Information Institute, the information arm of the Department of Science and Technology, is leading the “Sulong-Tabang S&T sa Visayas” T-Shirt campaign.

The shirts, available initially in white color, can be given as early Christmas gifts to loved ones or worn for statement of commitment to helping support typhoon victims in the Visayas. The white shirts cost P200 for small, medium and large sizes; and P220 for XXL and XXXL.  For orders, pls like and PM Sulong Tabang Visayas or Science and Technology Information Institute-DOST in Facebook or call STII’s Tess Rosqueta at (02) 837-2071 loc 2131.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 02:17
DOST “adopts” Yolanda victim families, raises funds for relief PDF Print E-mail
Written by Allan Mauro V.Marfal   
Thursday, 21 November 2013 01:41

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is currently conducting its own relief operations to support the families  affected by typhoon Yolanda that ruined Tacloban City and Palo town in Leyte, as well as neighboring towns in central Philippines two weeks ago.

During the flag raising ceremony last Monday at DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City, Secretary Mario G. Montejo appealed to all employees to extend assistance to the 400 families or about 2,000 people who have evacuated to the Philippine Science High School System (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte. The evacuees are staying at the first and second floors of the PSHS buildings and depend solely on donations for their daily survival.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 02:03
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