Author: Raffy Rico

PaMaMariSan-Rizal Press Corps Officers, Pinanumpa ni Mayor Zamora

Pinanumpa ni San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora ang mga opisyal at miyembro ng bagong tatag na (PaMaMariSan- Rizal Press Corps) o Pasig, Marikina, Mandaluyong, San Juan – Rizal Press Corps, nitong Biyernes ng gabi, Nobyembre 29, 2019.Ang nasabing Oath-taking at Induction Ceremonies ay ginanap sa Chef Laudico Guevarra’s Grills sa San Juan City. Ang mga nanumpang opisyal ng PaMaMariSan- Rizal Press Corps, ay Kinabibilangan ng Presidente nito na si Neil Alcober ng Daily Tribune; Vice President, Vicky Aquino ng Abante; Secretary Christian Oineza, Malaya Business Insight; Irwin Corpuz, Teasurer, Police Files Tonite; Auditor Knots Alfonte, Diaryo Bomba; Mac...

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Coral reefs sa Palawan nasisira dahil sa iresponsableng pangongolekta ng abalone.

Ang abalone ay isang uri ng shellfish na matatagpuan sa Palawan. Kilala ito ng mga taga rito sa bansag na “sobra-sobra”. Mayaman ito sa Omega 3, iodine, at phosphorus na nakakatulong upang bawasan ang posibilidad sa pagkakaroon ng cancer, sakit sa puso, at arthritis. Hindi madali ang pangunguha ng abalone. Ang mga mangingisda ay kinakailangan pang sumisid ng mahigit 10 metrong lalim at saka manomanong kokolektahin ang mga abalone sa ilalim ng dagat. Umaabot ng ₱300 hanggang ₱850 ang presyo nito depende kung ito ay buhay pa o frozen na. Isang grupo ng mga mananaliksik mula sa Western Philippines...

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German Embassy awards DAAD-SEARCA scholarships in agriculture, related fields

Mr. Kai Tomzig (leftmost), First Secretary for Cultural Affairs, German Embassy in the Philippines, presented the DAAD-SEARCA scholarship certificates to eight scholars together with Mrs. Katja Becker-Sliwa (rightmost), DAAD representative, in a handover ceremony held at the German Club in Makati City last November 25. MANILA – The German Embassy in the Philippines awarded master’s and PhD scholarships to 11 Southeast Asians, among them three Filipinos, under the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). DAAD is one of SEARCA’s...

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UV, NU Nab Overall Supremacy in SBP Passerelle Finale

Roxas City, Capiz – University of Visayas (UV) and Nazareth School of National University (NU) were crowned champions in their respective divisions at the SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournament National Finals in Roxas City, Capiz. Around 120 student-athletes saw action at Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, where they went head-to-head and competed for the biggest title in youth basketball. UV toppled defending champion La Salle Greenhills (LSGH) in an epic showdown in the SBP division, while NU made a colossal feat for bagging the championships for the second straight time. “These young basketeers have shown an excellent display of discipline, confidence and...

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CLSU nakakagawa ng 5,000 Tilapia Ice Cream Kada buwan

Naging tanyag ang tilapia ice cream ng Central Luzon State University o CLSU matapos nitong masungkit ang gintong medalya bilang “Innovation World Winner Awardee” sa ginanap na Salon International del’Agroalimentaire (SIAL) ASEAN Manila noong 2016. Mabibili ito sa Ka Tunying’s Café na pag-aari ni Anthony Taberna, isang kilalang mamamahayag. Ayon sa project leader ng tilapia ice cream na si Prof. Dana G. Vera Cruz, naging matagumpay ang kanilang proyekto dahil sa pagsuporta ng Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research na nagsulong sa “Technology Enhancement and Commercialization of Tilapia Ice Cream.” Pinondohan ito sa ilalim ng National Technology...

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Ika-5 serye ng Tagisang Robotics inilunsad ng DOST-SEI

Isinagawa ng Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute o DOST-SEI ang kanilang ikalimang serye ang dating taunang kompetisiyon ng 16 na paaralan sa paglikha, at paggamit ng mga Robot sa pinamagatang TAGISANG ROBOTICS: DESIGN, BUILD AND PLAY sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) mula November 19 hanggang November 20, 2019. “The most awaited moment of your thrilling journey in this robotics competition has finally come. This is where your hard work will be tested; your training will be put in to use, and the camaraderie you’ve built with other contestants will prove its worth.” Ani ni Dr. Jisette...

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Batuan sagana sa antioxidant, tumutulong labanan ang “free radicals” sa katawan

Ang “batuan” o Gracinia morella ay isang prutas na matatagpuan sa mga bansang may tropikal na klima tulad ng Pilipinas. Kadalasan itong kinakain ng hinog. Maaari din itong gawing pampaasim sa mga pagkain gaya ng sinigang. Sinimulan ng Department of Agriculture – Bicol Integrated Agricultural Research Center o BIARC ang proyektong “Utilization of Batuan into Value-added Products” upang matuklasan ang iba pang potensyal ng batuan sa pagpoproseso nito bilang sangkap sa pagkain. Tulad ng sampalok, ang prutas nito ay inihahanda upang makagawa ng powder na ginagawang pampaasim sa mga lutuin. Mabuti ito sa kalusugan dahil nakakapagpababa ito ng cholesterol...

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Experts to tackle policy implications of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law for Southeast Asia

The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research and Agriculture (SEARCA) will host a session on Regional Implications of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law during the Inaugural Rice Research Symposium on November 13, 2019 at the Makati Shangri-La. The Research Symposium is part of the 11th World Rice Conference organized by The Rice Trader (TRT). Republic Act 11203, also known as the Rice Tariffication Law, has recently been passed in the Philippines with the purpose of lifting existing quantitative import restrictions on rice. With the current influx of imported rice and the consequent plunge in domestic farmgate prices, the Rice Tariffication Law has amassed mixed reactions from various stakeholders of the local rice industry, raising the question as to whether it is indeed beneficial for the Philippine rice industry. Meanwhile, the current push for the establishment of an ASEAN common market has steered regional strategies toward promoting and strengthening intra-ASEAN trade and market integration. Whether the new law will help the Philippines reap the gains from international trade and make Filipino farmers more competitive in the local and international markets is the question the session aims to answer. The SEARCA session will assess the policy implications on regional trade, rice reserves, food security, agriculture and rural development, and rice farmers’ income and competitiveness in relation to the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law. Representatives from...

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SEARCA and ASEAN center renew ties to mainstream biodiversity in agriculture

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) have agreed to continue cooperating on programs that will mainstream biodiversity in agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on 4 November 2019, the two international organizations agree to carry on their collaboration to pursue their common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in biodiversity conservation as it relates to agriculture and food. Signatories to the MOU were Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, ACB Executive Director. SEARCA...

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