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Health - and all issues that accompany it - is viewed quite differently from the provincial perspective. To combat a persistent cough, a person from the big city would most likely reach for a pharmacy grade Guaifenesin; a person from the far provinces however, would instead opt for a herbal preparation proven effective through generations of use.

Following this idea, one may begin to identify the many aspects that affect the chemical vs concoction decision-making process in the primary health care, such as accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability of the cure.

Those aspects however just barely scratch the surface. Should a cheaper variant of the pharmacy cure be developed for the provinces or should a pharmacy drug be developed based on the provincial herbal mixtures? The rise of these questions merits the conduct of research for the development of solutions applicable for both the city and the provincial scene.

Recently, agencies behind the development of the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) began their provincial consultations to identify the health issues, needs, and concerns of provinces in region IX for 2017 to 2022.

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The Philippine National Volunteer Services Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Search for Outstanding Volunteers (VOS) for individuals and organizations providing volunteer assistance in the Philippines.

 

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Stakeholders of the PHiL-LIDAR 1 Program had recently convened for their 6th and final project colloquium in Zamboanga City.

During the colloquium, 18 Local Government Units (LGU) in the Zamboanga Peninsula were given hazard maps generated through the program.

LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, uses laser technology to generate detailed, high-resolution 3D maps for flood and hazard simulations. The LiDAR generated maps also aid in planning, construction, and energy resource mapping.

 

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February 16, 2017 marked the Inauguration of the Zamboanga Peninsula Food Innovation Center (ZPFIC), and the Launching of the Innovation Center for Metals and Engineering - both supported by the Department of Science and Technology.

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In its quest to help develop and strengthen the science and technology (S&T) production sector, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) IX has recently approved the provision of S&T intervention to the project entitled “Establishment of Seaweeds Noodles Processing Facility.” The project beneficiary is the Local Government Unit of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The project aims to help the local residents develop livelihood activities and generate income through the application of FNRI-developed seaweeds-based noodles technology. The objective of this intervention is to curb malnutrition and mitigate hunger in poor rural communities in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The project is part of the “Siglang Pinoy” hunger mitigation program of DOST-FNRI.

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) IX, through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) has recently approved the provision of S&T interventions to the Marapong Corporation in its project “Upgrading of Tabon-Tabon Processing Plant of Marapong Corporation.”

Marapong Corporation is a family-owned corporation based in Dipolog City. The corporation’s main product is a marinating sauce from Tabon-tabon fruit. The formulation of the sauce is a result of a research contract between Marapong Corp. and the DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) inspired by the family’s fondness for the seafood salad delicacy and the abundance of Tabon-tabon fruit in the family’s hometown of Sibutad, Zamboanga del Norte.

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Fifty-five (55) 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 2011. According to DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, of the fifty-five (55), forty-nine (49) qualified under RA 7687 Scholarship Program while six (6) for the Merit Scholarship.

The following are the qualifiers of the 2012 S&T Scholarships in Region IX:

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The DOST- Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the availability of scholarship slots this 2012 for MS and PhD Programs under the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP) and the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT).

The ASTHRDP offers scholarship grants for MS and PhD programs in priority S&T areas and a 3-year scholarship grant to qualified science and mathematics faculty of Teacher Education Institutions (TEI’s).

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Symposium on Climate Change Slated April 30

    The National Institute of Geological Sciences ? University of the Philippines (NIGS-UP), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ? Department of Science and Technology (PAGASA-DOST) and the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development - Department of Science and Technology (PCIERD-DOST) will be holding a series of symposia entitled ?Enhancing Communities? Capacity to Confront Extreme Geo-Meteorological Events at the Core of Climate Change?. The first regional meeting will be conducted in Zamboanga City on April 30, 2009 at the Garden Orchid Hotel. 
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Sinamay Weavers In Pagadian Avail Dost Training On Advanced Handloom Weaving

    Some 15 beneficiaries of Kalambuan Project Parents Association Inc. (KPPA) composed of housewives, out-of-school youths, and other members of the Association attended the training on Advanced Handloom Weaving held last March 23 ? 27, 2009 at the Balangasan Barangay Hall in Pagadian City.  The trainers were Ms. Josefa Garlitos and Mr. Ramiro Guab of the DOST?s Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) in Manila.
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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
Telefax: (062) 992-1114