Author: Estrella Gallardo

TIMPALAK USWAG DAREPDEP

Kompletong Tuntunin:   Timpalak ito sa pagsulat ng tula at maikling kuwento para sa lahat ng Filipinong edad 12-17. Tampok sa taong ito ang mga wikang Bansan Sug, Ibaloy, Kapampangan, at Waray. Maikling kuwento: 5-15 pahina ang entri Tula: 5-10 tula bawat entri Bawat entri ay dapat naka- PDF, doble espasyo(maliban sa tula), may font na Arial o times New Roman na 12pts, nasa papel na 8.5” x 11”, at may mga margin na 1 pulgada. Huwag lagyan ng pangalan ang file ng mga lahok. Ilagay ang entri sa isang selyadong long brown envelop na nagtataglay ng sumusunod: (1) tatlong hard copy ng lahok; (2) notaryadong pormularyo sa paglahok (maaring i-download mula sa KWF website o pahina sa Facebook; (3) notaryadong pormularyo sa pahintulot sa magulang; (4) sertipikasyon mula sa principal paaralan para sa mga estudyante o sertipikasyon mula sa punong barangay para sa mga out of school youth; at (5) soft copy ng sipi na maaring ilagat sa CD I flashdrive. Pamagat lamang ng lahok at ang kategorya nito ang ilalagay sa envelope. Ipadala ang mga lahok sa: Lupon sa Uswag Darepdep Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Gusaling Watson, 1610 kalye JP Laurel 1005 San Miguel, Maynila Para sa mga magsusumite online, ipapadala ang mga nabanggit na kahingian sa usawagderepdep@gmail.com . Ilagay ang “Uswag Derepdep (wika ng lahok)“ bilang Subject. Hindi kalipikado ang mga entri na nagwagi na sa...

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Ri-Co for rice self-sufficiency

“Rice self-sufficiency is possible”, according to Dr. Antonio M. Salazar, a research professor in the Cereals Section of the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB, UPLB) This can be achieved with the help of corn, Dr. Salazar and his team of plant breeders and extensions workers believe. “The country imports only ten percent of our rice requirement. If this amount can be substituted by other alternatives, like corn, we can achieve self-sufficiency,” said Dr. Salazar. The rice-corn (RiCo) blend born in 2008 is the team’s proposed approach to achieving rice self-sufficiency. Rico is a mixture of rice and corn grits at 70:30 ratio, respectively with the corn grits made from from IPB Var 6, an open-pollinated white corn variety developed by the IPB. IPB Var 6 has higher lysine and tryptophan and is more nutritious that other white corn varieties. Lysine is an essential amino acid that boosts metabolic functions of the body, while tryptophan helps in the production of serotonin that improves appetite, weight loss and mood. The average price good quality rice is about 45 pesos/kilo while pure corn grits is about 30 pesos/kilo. At a ratio of 70:30, the RiCo blend costs about 41 pesos/kilo, making the blend not only nutritious but cheaper. To promote the consumption of RiCo, the team has conducted information campaigns in pre-schools, elementary and high schools. Four years ago, it co-spearheaded with...

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UPLB-Media Techknow Talks

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conducted the first of its kind media talk on technology and knowledge called “UPLB-Media Techknow Talks” at the Amici Caramia, Tomas Morato, Quezon City on October 1, 2016 The event was attended by the tri-media of different print (online), broadcast, and Tv entities and the UPLB Chancellor’s group, researchers and Prof. Jonas George S. Soriano, Cabinet Secretary Deputy Executive Director, Performance and Project Management Office. Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez Jr. UPLB Chancellor welcomed the participants introduced by Josephine M. Bo, Operation Director. Sanchez in a message said that it is proof that science and technology is a veritable rich source of solutions to the food security and sustainability challenge faced by the world today. UPLB has identified food safety and security as the primary focus for research and development in the coming years. Thus, it will continue to invest resources in the area in order to produce more technologies that will matter in the lives of our people, and help ensure that food is always on the table of every Filipino home. An audio visual on UPLB technologies were presented such as the “Sahod-ulan” rice varieties bred for climate change, OPM Var 6 (an improved version of white corn, Ri-Co (corn an alternative means to rice suffiency), Hydroponics in a SNAP ( A soilless crop culture) edible Aesthetics edible plants (landscaping),...

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Pambansang summit sa Wika ng kalikasan at kaligtasan, Isusulong!

Isusulong ng komisyon sa Wikang Filipino ang Pambansang Summit sa Wika ng kalikasan at kaligtasan ng gaganapin sa 26-28 Oktuber 2016 sa Philippine High School of Arts, National Arts Center, Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna. Ito ay may temang “Tungo sa nagkakaisang boses at pagkilos para sa kalikasan at kaligtasan ng sambayanang Filipino”. Ang Summit ay may dalawang bahagi: 1) Pre-summit sa 26 Oktubre; at 2) Summit proper sa 27 Oktubre 2016. Sa 26 Oktubre 2016, magkakaroon ng presentasyon ng mga katutubong kaalaman na may kaugnayan sa kalikasan at kaligtasan. Kung kaya’t magalang na hinihiling na maghanda kayo ng katutubong kaalaman/salita/katawagan ng inyong pangkat/tribu para sa gawaing ito. Ang summit na ito ay dadaluhan ng 200 kinatawan ng mga pangkat etniko na magmumula sa iba’t ibang rehiyon ng bansa (100 elder at 100 kabataan). Mahalagang pagkakataon ito na malikom ang mga katutubong kaalaman hinggil sa kalikasan at kaligtasan ng kulturang Filipino tungo sa pagpapalakas ng nagkakaisang pagkilos at boses sa diskursong kalikasan at pagbabagong klima. Ninanais ding mapalakas ang kamalayang pambansa tungo sa pagkakaisa at unawaan ng mga kulturang Filipino. Inaayayahan ang lahat na makiisa sa gawaing ito. Para sa mga detalye, maari sumulat o tumawag sa telepono blg. 234-9855 o selpon blg. 0995-1764056 at hanapin si Evelyn Pateño.(PSciJourn...

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65th PhilAAST Convention and 8th ASIAHORCs Joint Symposium

The Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST) 65th Annual Convention and 8th Asian Heads of Research Councils (ASIAN HORCs) held a Joint Symposium on the Impact of the Changing Regional Environment on Global Health at Acacia Hotel Manila, East Asia Drive, Filmvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines on September 22-23, 2016. Different topics on the effects of climate change to the environment and health were discussed by the delegates from our neighboring countries (Asia) responsive to the events theme “Impact of the changing Regional Environment on Global Health.” Speakers and topics tackled during the first and second day, September 22 and 23, 2016 are as follows: Prof. Cunrui Huang, Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, People’s Republic of China, “Health effects of extreme temperature and adaptation strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region.”; Prof. Qiyong Liu, Professor and Assistant Director, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, People’s Republic of China, ”Health risks of climate change in China.”; Dr. Ruochun Zhang, Lecturer, Tianjin University, People’s Republic of China, “Climate change and drinking water deterioration potential”; Dr. Chris Fook Sheng Ng, Assistant Professor, Nagasaki University, Japan, “Temperature and health under a changing climate in Japan”; Dr. Daisuke Onozuka, Assistant Professor, Nagasaki University Japan, “Effects of temperature on infectious gastroenteritis incidence in Japan”; Mr. Xerxes Seposo, PhD Candidate, University of Tsukuba, Japan, “Quantifying the effects of temperature on mortality...

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Papi Publisher 21st NATIONAL PRESS CONGRESS

  Dear Colleague: Our Board has set PAPI’s 21st National Press Congress on December 2-3 this year at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City. We write you this early to alert you on the matter so you can rationalize and arrange your yearend schedule in advance, and reserve December 2-3 for our annual event. Our theme for this year’s media congress is: “The stakes and prospects of the Media under a Federal government set up.” We hope this theme will help us redefine our options and prospects under a Federal government regime that will certainly be different from what we have today. We will subsequently communicate with you the details of our 21st National Press Congress program. Thank you. Very truly yours, (Sgd.)NELSON S.SANTOS...

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DOST top exec visits DPITC

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña is briefed on the raft method, a sustainable and environment-friendly technology for growing oysters, during his visit at the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Innovation and Technology Center (DPITC), PCAARRD Complex, Los Baños, Laguna. De la Peña visited the Center during the simultaneous holding of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in four science community hubs and 16 regional offices of the Department of Science and Technology. The raft method uses a square/rectangular structure of...

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Production of rubber planting materials make us of DNA finger printing

From an invention of a technique of genetic fingerprinting by Dr. Alec Jeffrey, a geneticist in September 1984 came, a technology that shows a genetic fingerprint is specific to each individual and the pattern only belongs to that particular person on earth except for identical twins. Then, three decades after, DNA fingerpringting would be used for many other organisms including plants. Researchers from the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) applying the DNA fingerprinting technology conducted a study to prove the varietal integrity of the country’s promising rubber clones through DNA fingerprint in an effort to make rubber a key contributor to Philippine economic development. The Los Baños based Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology funded the study lifted, Validation of Varietal integrity of Promising Rubber Clones through DNA Fingerprinting. Dr. Emma K. Salles of USM led the study to assure farmers that the planting materials they are using are genuine and can enhance productivity. To ensure varietal integrity for accurate labeling and systematic recording, safekeeping and tagging of each clone are required. This process is facilitated by the use of a biotechnology tool known as molecular markers. Molecular markers or genetic markers are used in molecular biology and biotechnology to identify a particular sequence of DNA in a pool of unknown DNA. Clone tagging under the project...

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PSciJourn holds 2016 General Assembly and National Congress on its 15th year, talks about “Food for every Juan”

The Philippine Science Journalists Association Inc. (PSciJourn) held the 2016 General Asssembly and National Congress on its 15th year on July 23, 2016 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) in Visayas Avenue, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. Angelo B. Palmores, President of PSciJourn and formely AGHAM Party-list Representative welcomed guests and members of PSciJourn at the occasion. He stressed on the significance of science journalists in the dissemination of science and technology happenings locally and internationally. The achievements/accomplishments in science and technology activities of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in particular and others in...

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DOST-NCR launches Bioreactor at the DOST Compound

ESTRELLA GALLARDO·WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016 In an effort to promote environmental management at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Compound two agencies of the DOST, DOST-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) and the Industrial Technology Department Institute (DOST-ITDI) teamed up to use a locally developed technology. Philippines is among the top 10 countries where people are exposed to natural hazards such as earthquakes and typhoons as noted in a 2016 report by Verisk Maplecoft, a risk management company based in the United Kingdom, adding that Manila is the most exposed city worldwide to natural hazards. Compounding the damage brought by...

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