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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Regional Office No. IX, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites qualified suppliers /...
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Lamberto Junk Shop is owned and managed by Mr. Danilo Josol and Mrs. Grace Josol, both public school teachers. As professional teachers, cleanliness and organization is their second nature, and so it is unusual to see them flourish in the junk shop business where “getting dirty” is the name of the game.

The business started out as small junk shop buyer with an initial investment of three hundred thousand pesos (P300,000.00). The shop then had five employees going around Dipolog City looking for recyclable wastes that can be sold to a bigger junk shop. These scraps are glass, plastics, metals and other items. The couple believes in the saying that “where there is trash, there is cash”

With the enormous demand for recycled plastic, the couple took the challenge of taking their enterprise into a higher level. The firm became the waste plastic guru of Dipolog City, and now expanding its reach to other areas of Zamboanga del Norte, taking in as much as half ton of plastic per day.

4 POEMCO Gen. Manager Engr. Roger B. Ladera and Chairman of the Board Ms. Lorimer J. Olario receive the funding check from DOST-Provincial S&T Director, Engr. Marcial Dahonan and DOST Technical Staff Ms. Merilyn Cadag.

Cassava is a tuberous edible plant from which cassava chips and flour, breads, a laundry starch, delicacies and even an alcoholic beverage are derived. It has been observed that Cassava flour is now widely used in bakeshops in Zamboanga del Norte, instead of wheat flour.

With the growing demand of cassava flour, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-IX), through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), has granted an innovation assistance to the People’s Officials, Employees and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (POEMCO) which is located in the municipality of Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte. The organization has about 160 hectares of area planted with cassava. The cooperative sells the raw cassava to San Miguel Foods Incorporated (SMFI) which is then processed into various products especially animal feeds.

A total of 115 high school graduating studentsfrom Region IX hurdled the highly competitive S&T Scholarship Examination of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) given last September 21, 2014.

DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano said that out of 1,306 examinees from the region, 115 or 8.8 % passed the qualifying examination. The good news though is that, all the 73 municipalities and cities in the region have produced a DOST scholar.  Republic Act 7687, otherwise known as S&T Scholarship Act, provides for two slots of scholars per municipality in the country.

The following are the qualifiers of the 2015 S&T Scholarships in Region IX:

1Blessing, Turn-Over & Inauguration of Complementary Food Production Facility, March 6, Tungawan, Sibugay. NEDA IX Regional Director and RDC IX Acting Chairperson Teresita Socorro C. Ramos cuts the ceremonial ribbon assisted by Tungawan Municipal Mayor Randy Climaco, DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L Nazareth-Manzano, DOST-CAR Regional Director Julius Sicat and NNC Regional Program Coordinator Maria del Pilar Pamela R. Tarroza.

2013 survey results conducted by the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) reveal that Region IX has high prevalence of both underweight and stunted children aged 0-5.   This age group is very crucial for physical and mental development, thus lack of nutrition during this stage may result to severe health impacts which can continue later in life.

DOST-FNRI, in its response to address the persistent health issues among young kids and to meet the country’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG), has initiated a science and technology (S&T) based interventions to fight malnutrition, dubbed as “DOST PINOY”, (Package for the Improvement of Nutrition Of Young Children).  

The interventions aim to reduce the prevalence of under nutrition among 6 months to 35 months old children through production and technology transfer of complementary food blends and snack foods developed by FNRI. Thus, the project “Roll-Out of Complementary Food Production in the Regions” was implemented. Spearheaded by DOST-CAR,the production facility is also being put-up in regions IV-B, Caraga and XII for the first batch of project implemention.

A total of 96 high school graduates from Region IX passed the highly competitive S&T Scholarship Examination of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) given last October 27, 2013. According to DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, from the total, eighty six (86) qualified under RA 7687 Scholarship Program while ten (10) qualified for theMerit Scholarship. In addition, six (6) second year college students enrolled under DOST SEI’s priority courses qualified for the S&T scholarship for Sophomore College Students.

The Philippine Society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC), Inc. is pleased to invite all high school science club members and advisers from both PSYSC affiliates and no-affiliates to join the 2014 National Youth Science, Technology and Environment Science Camp (NYSTESC) on April 02 – 05, 2014 which will be held at the Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort, San Fernando, Cebu. Deadline for the submission of the registration forms is until March 14.

PROJECT TITLE

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Developing Furnace-Type Lumber Kiln Drying Capability In Dapitan City

PROJECT BENEFICIARY

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Pierce Furniture

PROJECT SITE

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Polo, Dapitan City

CONTACT PERSON

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Anne Marie C. Acaylar

POSITION

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Proprietor

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

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DOST – IX / SETUP

PROJECT COST

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P 1,455,680.00
Amount Requested: P 410,000.00
Proponent’s Equity: P 1,045,680.00

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Pierce Furniture is engaged in the manufacture of Mediterranean and Oriental-designed furniture and various home furnishings. The firm has enjoyed bulk orders from its customers for some six (06) years now due to its quality produced. Presently however, because of the growing demand, long period of air drying of wood for furniture processing hinders the firm to produce and deliver the needed products/ services on time. Moreover, there are instances that the firm experiences back jobs due to cracks/damages in furniture units resulting from raw materials that were not efficiently dried.

Considering the foregoing, the project proposes to expand existing furniture manufacturing through acquisition of one (01) unit table saw and construction and installation of a 5000 bd. ft. furnace-type lumber kiln dryer (FTLD) facility to cater the kiln dried lumber needs of the company and other processors of Zamboanga del Norte areas. With this intervention, the company expects to improve quality of materials for finished products, reduce drying time, improve acceptability of products in both local and foreign markets, provide kiln dried lumber and kiln drying services to other local furniture and improve sales and generate employment.

TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS : 

  • Process Improvement through provision of FPRDI-technology on FTLD and additional table saw unit
  • Manpower Development (Training on Operation & Management of the FTLD)
  • Product Development/ Product line expansion

PROJECT STATUS/OUTPUT/IMPACT :

  • Enhanced the quality of raw material for finished furniture products thereby reducing rejects and back jobs on repairing cracks by about 80%. 
  • Improved product quality as a result of utilization of kiln-dried lumber 
  • Increased income through an estimated 30% improvement in productivity 
  • New markets penetrated resulting from improved product quality
  • Generated more employment opportunities for the people in the community

PROJECT TITLE

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Hatchery Seedling Production for Marine Culture Species

PROJECT BENEFICIARY

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Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology

PROJECT SITE

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Fort Pilar, Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

CONTACT PERSON

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Milavel D. Nazarion, Ed. D.

POSITION

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President, ZSCMST

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

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DOST – IX SETUP

PROJECT COST

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P 987,944.00
Amount Requested: P 550,000.00
Proponent’s Equity: P 437,944.00(other consortium member agencies)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Biotechnology, from traditional and more so its modern application has been used by many countries as a tool for its food security and poverty alleviation programs without the threat of damaging the environment. Its benefits therefore, encouraged countries like the Philippines to support for modern biotechnology. And as a response, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) National Science and Technology (S&T) Plan (2002-2020) considers biotechnology as a priority area.

The full potential of its use however, has been hampered and met with opposing opinions based mostly on unsubstantiated fears. The conduct of field trials of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) corn prior to the approval of the Philippine government to commercialize genetically modified corn, raised the concern of individuals and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the name of human safety and environment. Other issues and concerns have been debated although raised primarily due to limited and bits of information that made abound to the media and public. These somehow, can make a negative impact on Research and Development (R&D) endeavors.

This forum therefore, provides adequate and reliable information on the benefits and risks of biotechnology. It will communicate issues, myths and facts, on biotechnology, and will present the opportunities in agricultural biotechnology in the Philippines.

TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS : 

  • Manpower Development (conduct of Forum on Communicating Biotechnology)
  • Provision of assistance in the form of airfare of the forum speakers

PROJECT STATUS/OUTPUT/IMPACT :

  • Communicated the benefits, risks and opportunities of biotechnology
  • Issues and concerns regarding the perceived and genuine risks of biotechnology will be well discussed and communicated
  • Biotechnology risk management procedure will be identified
  • Future challenges, opportunities, and constraints on agricultural technology will be addressed.

PROJECT TITLE

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Deployment of DOST-ITDI OL Trap System in Region IX

PROJECT BENEFICIARY

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Department of Health Regional Office No. IX

PROJECT SITE


Region IX (selected cities / provinces)

CONTACT PERSON

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Dr. Aristides C. Tan

POSITION

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Regional Director

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

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DOST IX – GIA
DOH IX

PROJECT COST

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P 655,750.00
Amount Requested: P 593, 250.00
Proponent’s Equity: P   62, 500.00

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of the dengue viruses. People get the dengue virus from the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue, a year-round disease, is more common during rainy days when there are more potential breeding sites for the female mosquitoes that can transmit the disease to humans. The egg has a thick shell or exochorion that allows it to survive for up to four months even under dry conditions.
As compared to the previous years, the number of dengue cases for 2010 increased by almost 100 percent. This prompted the DOH to declare a nationwide epidemic. The Zamboanga Peninsula region recorded a total of 4,686 cases of dengue in 2010, of which about 70% of the patients are from Zamboanga City.

Cognizant of the alarming issue nationwide, the DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) initiated a research / study on trapping mosquito through the Ovicidal-Larvicidal (OL) Trap System.  The DOST’s OL Trap System was found to be effective during its field testing  in Quezon City and Marikina City which was held during the last quarter of 2010. The simple device helps reduce the number of the dengue-carrying female Aedes aegypti mosquito by attracting mosquitoes and killing their eggs trapped in the kit. It is made of pellets diluted in tap water inside a black plastic cup with an ice drop lawanit stick for mixing the substance.

As an offshoot of the study, the DOST in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) will distribute 200,000 OLTrap kits nationwide.  Each region will receive 11,200 OL Traps to cover 2,800 households. The NCR which will receive 20,800 OL Traps for 5,200 households because of the higher number of dengue cases in the area.

The study will provide awareness to the public about the dengue-carrying mosquito.  It is expected to help decrease the number of dengue cases nationwide, particularly in the selected areas.

Objectives:

Generally, the project is aimed at reducing the number of dengue cases on the selected areas in the region.

Specifically, it aims to
•    provide awareness to the public about the dengue-carrying mosquito;
•    reduce Aedes aegypti mosquito population
•    reduce transmission of dengue virus.

TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS : 

  • Deployment of OL Trap Systems

PROJECT STATUS/OUTPUT/IMPACT :

  • Reduced the number of dengue cases particularly in selected, identified areas
  • Awareness of the public about dengue and the dengue carrying mosquitoes
  • Reduced number of Aedes aegypti mosquito
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