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Sweet Business Outlook. Beekeeper Ricardo Bandala, 72, shows a colony of honey bees (inset) that can produce a gallon of honey per month. The honey venture owned by Jose Yap, Jr. of San Jose, Tarlac will be expanded to produce honey-based fruit juices and soap through a package of assistance under the Department of Science and Technology’s flagship Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program. So far, DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute formulated for this project three fruit juice variants with honey. (Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service)
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Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro recently visited project sites in Aurora and Bulacan provinces on February 27-28, 2009.
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Bringing social dimension to basic research
About a thousand members of the National Research Council of the Philippines will form four scientific clusters that would draw action plans to cushion the impact of the unfolding global economic downturn to the Philippine economy during its 76th general assembly at the Manila Hotel March 11.
NRCP, a collegial body under the Department of Science and Technology, has adopted the theme “Science beyond science: Bringing social dimensions to basic research” to highlight the research community’s concern for the increasingly overcast economic outlook expected to dominate national and global events in the next few years.
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral is expected to deliver a report on the current state of public welfare along with the preparations that DSWD is doing to help Filipino cope with the global economic decline.
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DOST Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro (center, in yellow) is flanked by Sanchez Mira Vice-Mayor Benjamin Oraceo (far left), Mayor Napoleon Sacramed (2nd to the left), DOST Assistant Secretary and Acting Undersecretary for Regional Operations Carol M. Yorobe, and Cagayan State University chief executive officer Aurelio Caldez (far right).
DOST Secretary Estrella Alabastro was warmly received in Cagayan State University (CSU) in Sanchez Mira by no less than the Honorable Napoleon Sacramed, mayor of the municipality, Vice-Mayor Benjamin Oroceo, and CSU chief executive officer Aurelio Caldez, PhD for her visit and ocular inspection of SET-UP project sites in Region 2.