According to the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority, the Philippines is one of the biggest producers of abaca fiber. In fact, we supply about 87% of global requirements for production of various textile products—from currency note to handicrafts and furniture.

The technology on enhanced nutribun can be given for free to qualified entrepreneurs who have technical capabilities to commercially produce the product. This refers to those with a GMP-compliant facility or working towards it, willing to invest in equipment and raw materials, and has a legal identity, or is a registered and taxpaying company, among others. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will get 284 million worth of funding in 2021 for the purchase of equipment and other needs that will be used to start research activities under the proposed Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP).

With less than a month to go, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has formally released the complete list of activities that will be featured during the first ever virtual celebration of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from 23 to 29 November. 

With a lineup of finalists that effectively portrayed the contest theme, “Communities Beyond the Naked Eye,” determining the best films of the 4th Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition was surely a tough task for the Board of Judges. In the end, though, the title of Best Film for the Open and Youth Categories was conferred to entries that went beyond the criteria of scientific content, idea execution, and film technique.

The judges referred to the fourth criterion as “impact.”

For this reason, the films “Into the Minuscule World of Ants” by Heinrich Domingo of Quezon, Isabela and “Sansala” by Cyah Angela Somblingo of the youth organization Focus Cavite were hailed as the Best Films in the Open and Youth Categories, respectively.