Author: Raffy Rico

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Pasok sa 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals

By: Max Ferrer Umiskor ng 46 points ang import ng Ginebra na si Justin Brownlee, kanyang PBA career high upang pataubin ang Talk N Text KaTropa sa iskor na 115 – 105 sa Smart Araneta Coliseum.  Naghabol ang Ginebra mula sa unang yugto hanggang sa ikatlong yugto ng laro dahil sa magandang opensa ng mga KaTropa tulad nila Jeth Troy  Rosario, William Jason Castro, Roger Pugoy at ang import nilang si Glen Rice, Jr. Mainit ang laro sa unang yugto pa lang ng laro.  Malapit ng matapos ang 1st quarter, kulang sa dalawang minuto na lang nang nagkainitan si...

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DOST-NCR, RICE 2nd Runner Up Awardee for Creative Research LIKHA (Private)

Sa huling araw (Oct 5)na pagdiriwang  ng 2017 Regional Invention Contest & Exhibits (RICE) na may temang: “Invention & Innovation for the People” ng Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region(DOST-NCR) at Technology Application and Promotion Institute(TAPI) katuwang ang Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) na matatagpuan sa Cubao, Quezon City, kung saan ginanap ang nasabing okasyon nitong nakaraang October 3-5 2017. Tumanggap ng parangal bilang 2nd Runner Up si Francisco “POPOY” O. Pagayon, PANGULO ng Filipino Inventors Society Producer Cooperative (FISPC) sa kanyang Creative Research LIKHA Category (Private)na “electric firecrackers” na may tunog na multiple judas belt firecrackers...

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Multi-sectoral group calls on government to address PH food emergency

Quezon City, 06 October 2017 – In the lead up to World Food Day, marked annually every 16th of October, a group of concerned farmers, consumers, producers, educators, and non-government, civil society and peoples’ organizations, have gathered together to call on the government to address the country’s food emergency situation. “We have gathered today not only to celebrate an occasion meant to educate and inspire people to take action for those who are hungry, but to put the spotlight on the best practices by groups and individuals, including governance initiatives at the local level, that have already been successful...

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Candon, Laoag now in sync with PH standard time

By: Aristotle P. Carandang, S&T Media Service Candon City, Ilocos Sur — Amid simple ceremonies, the cities of Candon in Ilocos Sur and Laoag in Ilocos Norte officially switched on their time pieces conspicuously mounted in the center of their respective cities. The time pieces were put in sync with the Philippine Standard Time or PhST which is managed and maintained by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The launch, organized by DOST Regional Office No. 1, was within the celebration of the Regional Science and Technology...

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THE NILE TILAPIA AS PROBIOTICS

In our present generation a new concept in the management of health care has been introduced. It is the science of Probiotics. It is based on the principle that microorganisms that cause trouble to our stomachs can be subdued by the ingestion of commercially prepared Lactobacilli. These problems can include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, and a host of other maladies. The most common types of lactobacilli are L. acidophilus, L. casei, and L. plantarum. They are also called Lactic Acid Bacteria, or LAB. Live LAB intake through dairy products can have a lot of beneficial effects in our GI tract, and can alleviate the above-mentioned problems. This is possible because they (the LAB) can restore the normal intestinal flora, eliminate the intestinal pathogens, and reinforce internal barrier capacity to foreign antigens. The Lactic Acid Bacteria strain can be sourced from vegetable wastes and fish intestines. Past researches about the presence of probiotic bacteria from the carp and the crab has led the way to this study. In Munoz, Nueva Ecija, recently, the DOST-PCAARRD ushered an event called the 1st CLAARRDEC FIESTA. Held at the CLSU multi-purpose gym, Research and Development experts have shared their work through presentations. Dr. Jacqueline V. Baganu of PSAU and MCU discussed her paper entitled “Isolation and Molecular Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as Potential...

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That fish called TILAPIA

Tilapia is the fish that find its way in our dining tables, particularly in our sinigang or paksiw. Sometimes they come as they are as fried or grilled. It is tagged as the poor man’s fish, replacing galunggong. However, this fish may be enjoyed by the rich or the poor. It may be because of its abundance that explains its monicker. Tilapia can be found in many fish cages around the Philippines, usually in major lakes and rivers like Laguna de Bay, Taal Lake, and Lake Sebu. It is basically a freshwater fish, although sometimes they can be found...

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FFCCCII Host First Moon Festival luncheon with Media traditional Dice Game

    Next to the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhōngqiū Jié in Mandarin & “Tiong Chew Chue” in Hokkien) is the second most important festival in Chinese tradition with families and close friends gathering for reunions. In southern Fujian province of southeast China, where most ethnic Chinese in the Philippines trace their ancestral roots, a traditional dice game called “pua tiong chiuw” was invented three centuries ago by the great Ming Dynasty hero General Zheng Cheng-gong with “ge-pya” or mooncakes of different sizes as the prizes. General Zheng invented this exciting...

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Programa ng SSS na Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) muling Umatake sa QC Mall

Muling nagsagawa ng pag atake ang  programa ng SSS nA Run After Contribution Evaders (RACE) sa mahigit 450 na tindahan sa Farmers Plaza Mall sa Quezon City. Ayon kay SSS President at Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc, mahigit sa kalahati ng 454 tindahan sa loob ng mall ay hindi sumusunod sa Republic Act 8282 o Social Security Law of 1997. “Mula sa lahat ng naitalang retail stores dito, 70 ay nabibilang sa superbisyon ng ating Large Accounts Division samantalang ang natitirang 384 naman ay pinamamahalaan ng branch operations.  Sa mga tindahang ito na pinangangasiwaan ng Cubao branch, 260 ang hindi rehistrado sa SSS,” ani ni Dooc. Batay sa datos, 73 retail stores ang regular na nagbabayad ng kanilang obligasyon sa SSS para sa kanilang mga empleyado, 37 ang laktaw-laktaw ang pagbabayad, 8 ang hindi nagbabayad, 29 ang hindi rehistrado, 6 ang walang empleyado at ang natitirang 231 ay tumangging makapanayam ng mga SSS field officers. Ayon kay Dooc, ang mga establisyimento na tumangging makapanayam ng SSS, mga hindi nagbabayad, at mga hindi rehistrado ay binigyan ng sulat upang ipaalala ang kanilang mga obligasyon na bayaran ang buwanang kontribusyon sa SSS ng kanilang mga empleyado. Ayon naman kay Social Security Commission (SSC) Chairman Amado D. Valdez, ang isinagawang RACE sa Farmers Plaza ay patunay lamang na hindi natutulog ang SSS sa mithiin nitong mapanagot ang mga delingkwenteng employers upang...

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Business leaders urge faster tax reforms, bullish on new infrastructures

Former Finance Secretary Dr. Bobby de Ocampo and Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) President Ambassador Donald G. Dee at the Pandesal Forum with media in Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City urged legislators to quickly approve the proposed tax reform bill before the end of 2017 and they lauded the Duterte government’s new infrastructure projects as two big factors for sustaining “robust Philippine economic growth of 6.5% to 7% this year”. Dee complained that cost of living in the Philippines is higher than those of Thailand and Vietnam, a challenge which all sectors of the Philippines should work...

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SOCCSKSARGEN gears up for 2017 science technology week celebration

As part of the annual celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the Department of science and Technology regional office XII (DOST XII) is bringing the energy and vigor to the region this coming October 17-19, 2017 at KCC Convention Center, General Santos City. Dubbed as “Science for the People”, this year’s regional celebration will showcase milestone and breakthroughs on Science, Technology, and Innovation in the region and its overall impact to the socio-economic opportunities and achievements in the countryside such as employment generation, improved livelihood, safer and healthier communities. DOST Regional Director Dr. Zenaida Hadji Raof Laidan...

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