Are “fabric” PPEs effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19?

As the country looms to the threat of COVID-19 and at the same time experiences scarcity of medical resources last year, fabric Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) started emerging as the alternative. With that, the local fashion Industry in Iloilo took the initiative and effort to provide free PPEs using locally available fabrics for the frontliners. continue reading : Are “fabric” PPEs effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19?

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

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

Orientation on tech assistance for micro entreps set in Aklan

In coordination with Kalibo Federation of Civil Society Organization (KFCSO) and the Local Government Unit of Kalibo, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Western Visayas facilitated an orientation on Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading (SETUP) Program and Packaging and Labeling Services to help the members of KFCSO in accessing the different programs and projects of continue reading : Orientation on tech assistance for micro entreps set in Aklan

DOST VI lab determines shelf life of food products in new testing services

Ensuring the welfare concerns and consumer protection concerning to water and food safety and quality, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Western Visayas adjoined the newly established Shelf Life Testing Services in the existing laboratory services of its Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL). The DOST VI RSTL also houses the Microbiological Testing Laboratory continue reading : DOST VI lab determines shelf life of food products in new testing services

Check travel policies of your destination LGU and get travel permits through S-PaSS

Are you traveling somewhere in the Philippines? Check for travel requirements and policies of Local Government Units (LGUs) and apply for travel permits if needed in a fast, easy and smart way through S-PaSS. With the recent issuance of the IATF Resolution No. 101, the S-PASS (Safe, Swift and Smart Passage) Travel Management System was continue reading : Check travel policies of your destination LGU and get travel permits through S-PaSS