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Expert from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) said that every region or province in the country is vulnerable to its own “Big One.” This was underscored during the second part of the webinar series conducted at the 2021 National Science and Technology Week celebration.
The Philippines, which is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire—a region around the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur—has an average of 20 recorded earthquakes per day and many active volcanoes.
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Albay now has been operating its own Multi-purpose Dairy Plant Building located at Cabangan Camalig. The Albay Dairy Plant (ADP) was granted license to operate by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a manufacturer of milk products prioritizing food safety and customer satisfaction through the production of high-quality products.
The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office V (DOST-V) gave the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) a financial assistance in the amount of 12 million pesos for the equipment, accessories and product testing of the plant. Infrastructure was PGA’s share.
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The BPI-DOST Science Awards is no more.
And in comes a “new and revitalized” BPI-DOST Innovation Awards.
This, as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and the BPI Foundation, Inc. (BPIF), the social development arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the BPI-DOST Innovation Awards, a competition that aims to challenge bright Filipino students to actively participate in resolving problems in the community through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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(Photo credits: Screen grabbed from Facebook Live) In celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), with this year’s theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya: Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon”, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Science High School System presented the first ever NSTW Sci-Math Battle winners. (Top left) Atriel Anika Carreon from San Fernando Elementary School, Central Luzon, National Champion of the First Sci-Math Battle 2021; Second Place, Lindsey Mie Mamauag of La Salle University Integrated School in Central Mindanao; and Third Place, Abisha Beatrix Florante from Project 6 Elementary School Division of Quezon City in the National Capital Region.