Author: Raffy Rico

PDEA Sinunog ang P6B halaga ng Droga

Sinunog ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) ang halagang  P6 Billion na droga nitong nakaraang biyernes, November 10, 2017 sa Integrated Waste Management Incorporated (IWMI), Barangay Aguado, Trece Martirez City, Cavite. Sa pamamagitan ng thermal decomposition sinira ang ibat-ibang uri ng droga na umaabot sa halagang 952.69 kilos, ito ay binubuo ng methamphetamine hydrochloride (HCl), o shabu, cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, benzphetamine HCl, N-benzylpiperazine, zolpidem, ephedrine, propanolol, sodium carbonate, valium, nitrazepam, nalbuphine, clonazepam, alprazolam, midazolam, methylphenidate, MDMA, codeine, pseudoephedrine, expired na gamot; at liquid shabu na may timbang na 1,070,159 ml (1,079.159 litro). Base sa pahayag ng PDEA Laboratory Service, ang mga sinunog na droga sa isinagawang aktibidad ay umaabot sa 873,033.14 gramo ng shabu, na nagkakahalaga ng P4,365,166,700.00; liquid shabu na may timbang na 1,070,159 ml. nagkakahalaga ng 1,605,238,500.00; 82.73 gramo ng cocaine halagang P314,374.00; 300.25 gramo ng ketamine na halagang P1,501,250.00; 9,002.33 gramo ng marijuana halagang P135,034.95; 16,258.26 gramo ng ephedrine na nagkakahalaga naman ng P650,330.40; at 896 gramo ng pseudoephedrine sa halaga namang 309,657.60; at mga  expired ng gamot na may timbang na 30,000 gramo na umaabot sa kabuoang P6,001,826,947.80 ang halaga nito. “We want the public to witness the destruction of dangerous drugs seized by drug enforcement officers to allay public apprehensions that these illegal drugs and illicit substances are being reused, recycled or sold back in the streets,” said PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino....

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Introducing the simple, inexpensive, yet accurate coffee moisture meter

Written by: Ofelia F. Domingo DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service Now there is a simple, inexpensive yet accurate coffee moisture meter for green coffee beans and coffee parchment. Thanks to the project funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). Our coffee farmers, buyers, and processors need not employ the traditional, subjective, slow, destructive and costly way of moisture content measurement. Researchers from the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) have developed a better alternative, through the PCAARRD-funded project “Development of non-destructive moisture meter...

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Call for Proposals: InnoBox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Materials in Science

The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is inviting proposals for “InnoBox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Materials in Science”, a nationwide search for the most innovative teaching and learning resources in science. The search is open to all public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide.  The Innobox Project aims to encourage teachers to be innovative/creative/practical in teaching science concepts to improve students’ performance in the subject. Filipino teachers who are currently teaching science may submit entry to any of the three (3) search categories: Grades 3-6 Category, Grades 7-10 Category,...

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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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