Siyensiya 2014 with the theme “Supporting the Nation in Meeting Global Challenges” was held at the E.B. Copeland Gymnasium, UP Los Baños (UPLB) College, Laguna on September 10, 2014.

It is a project of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD-DOST) annually held in line with the National Science and Technology week (NSTW) celebration.

Dr. Rex Victor V. Cruz, Chancellor of UPLB welcomed the guests and participants to the occasion and expressed his thanks for coming to this yearly event.

Honorable Congressman who graced the affair stated the importance of the role of Science and Technology in the development and progress of a nation. He also expressed the need for a bigger budget for this cause, that at the present time is still small compared to its needs in the research and development activities and projects of the institution.

Research and development in Science and Technology is the core for the development in agriculture, the main field of endeavor in the country in relation to other needs for industry and others.

The modern technique in food production, processing and marketing are the major concerns of the country’s economy. We cannot dispense science in the development of a country; it is science that makes the world go around impressively, as I understand the gist of the message.

Most importantly, he said that in the acceptance or adherence to a science principle depends upon the conscious, in which he said ‘science is conscience’.

In that essence, I understood that science is not all in all knowledge but a knowledge that will go or get along with the conscience for which made me thought of some experiments and trials in science that is above and beyond we could ever think of.

The Honorable Mayor in his parting words thanked all and expressed his thanks to the UPLB for being there in Los Baños, contributing a great deal to their development and progress through science and technology.

Viewed from the exhibits going on with the “Siyensaya 2014” were some developments in agriculture and aquatic resources showcase in aquariums, pamphlets, books and other reading materials.

Some PCAARRD pamphlets given for free were Spawning and Corral Rearing Techniques of “Biyang-puti”, A Guide In Growing “Papayang Uwak”, how to Grow Aromatic Rice, Coco Coir Production Technology, Coconut Farm Establishment and development in western Visayas, Sustaining Ecological Agriculture (SEA) Organic Rice and FARM NEWS. (PSciJourn MegaManila)