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By: Quimby Mari Genota

Monitoring and assessment of water quality are the primary function of Sensing Environmental Parameters Through Telemetry (SENTRY), an innovation developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST IV-A) and was deployed last November 20, 2015 at Lipote River, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas Province.

Actual photo of the Sensing Environmental Parameters Through Telemetry (SENTRY) deployed at Lipote River, Mataasnakahoy, Batangas, Province

By: Quimby Mari R. Genota 

The Enhancement of Municipal Dairy Project of Magdalena was sealed by the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the DOST IV-A, Magdalena Dairy Raisers Association (MADRA) and LGU Magdalena last November 24, 2015.

The project intends to suffice the increasing demand for buffalo and carabao’s milk products through technology intervention and research and development services amounting to 1 million pesos provided by DOST IV-A.

DOST IV-A recognized the potentials of producing buffalo milk to employ and provide a major source of income for farmers in Magdalena, Laguna.MADRA.jpg

By: Chaira Faye Ferran

Los Baños, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology IV-A (DOST IV-A) launched its first ever Food Innovation Contest last November 9, 2015.

According to Dr. Alexander Madrigal the contest was organized in response to the challenges of modern era and its hostile environment. Philippines, as a tropical country in the Pacific, is visited by approximately 20 typhoons each year. Thus, preparing foods which are easy to prepare, distribute, and consume are of high demand. “Product innovation coupled with packaging and food safety processes is what we need,” he added.

 

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By: Chaira Faye Ferran

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) organized the first Street Food Infomercial Contest in line with its project entitled “Upgrading of Street Food Vending Practices in Cities and Municipalities of CALABARZON Region” which started in the year 2011. It is an extension of the agency’s advocacy of food safety on street foods which aims to promote hygienic handling and safe preparation of street-vended food. It also allow the students of different HEIs in the region to showcase their skills and techniques in creating infomercials.

By: Chaira Faye Ferran

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The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) proclaimed the winners of the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) in CALABARZON last October 29, 2015 at Robinsons Place Dasmariñas, Cavite.

RICE started in 2011 which is conducted every two (2) years to serve as the qualifying round for the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE). This is in support to Republic Act No. 7459 known as the “Inventors and Inventions Incentives Act of the Philippines.”