Medical collaborators “receptive” to support DOST’s Balik Scientist feasibility study of genetic tech in WV

As a developing country with more than 110 million population, the Philippines records various diseases including communicable and noncommunicable which account for more than 300,000 deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. This creates a need to establish a biobank center, Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS), and Phenome-wide Association Studies (PheWAS). With the challenges continue reading : Medical collaborators “receptive” to support DOST’s Balik Scientist feasibility study of genetic tech in WV

DOST aids tech upgrading of handloom weaving, food processing projects in Iloilo

The municipalities of Janiuay and San Enrique in Iloilo continue to show great potential in promoting livelihood projects in their communities. The Tuburan Abacca Handicraft Association (TAHA) of Janiuay, Iloilo, and Agutayan Cubay Agrarian Reform Cooperative (ACARCO) of San Enrique are beneficiaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under its Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program continue reading : DOST aids tech upgrading of handloom weaving, food processing projects in Iloilo

KitKontraSakit hygiene kits distributed to Iloilo City quarantine Facilities

The Department of Science and Technology VI, together with its MultiPurpose Cooperative turned over 100 hygiene kits for distribution to Iloilo City quarantine facilities channeled through the Iloilo City Mayor’s office. This donation aims to aid the limited supplies of hygiene kits in quarantine facilities in the city. The kit includes face masks, multivitamins, alcohol, continue reading : KitKontraSakit hygiene kits distributed to Iloilo City quarantine Facilities

DOST VI provides CLEAR monitoring of workforce’s state of health

There is no doubt that the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry has opened various job opportunities and became one of the important revenue earners for the country’s economy. In Iloilo City alone, the number of BPO companies under the Iloilo Federation of IT grew at 69 last 2019 with 26,820 employees. The industry is greatly continue reading : DOST VI provides CLEAR monitoring of workforce’s state of health

11.7M gov’t assistance to support study of “spirulina” as health supplement

With support from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI, the Applied Research and Innovation Laboratory (ARIL), an industry-based research facility with the funding support of P11.7M from DOST-Business Innovation through Science and Technology (BIST) Program, completed the pilot-scale of producing Spirulina tablet and caplet. Grows in both fresh and saltwater, Spirulina is continue reading : 11.7M gov’t assistance to support study of “spirulina” as health supplement

1.4M CEST project to empower conflict-affected community in Aklan

As the country is considered to be a natural disaster-prone with a high incidence of poverty, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI answers the call to address the issues with proper application of science and technology-based interventions to a conflict-affected community in Ibajay, Aklan. Through the department’s Community Empowerment thru Science and continue reading : 1.4M CEST project to empower conflict-affected community in Aklan

Coffee processing community in NegOcc to benefit the CEST Program

In the mountainous part of the Municipality of E.B. Magalona locates Brgy. Canlusong, a community with an ideal and privileged place to grow coffee trees. With its potential to participate meaningfully in the economy, it faces the challenge of strenuous and costly marketing of their coffee as they are producing hundreds of sacks per harvest continue reading : Coffee processing community in NegOcc to benefit the CEST Program