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A premier state university in Batangas led a science-based initiative to help families living in the surrounding localities of Taal volcano return to productivity in spite of renewed unrest and activity.

Photo support c/o Mathematical Society of the Philippines

Every one of the six-member Philippine team to the recently concluded 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) made the country proud by each winning a medal at one of the most difficult and most prestigious mathematics competitions in the world.

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 1 (DOST-I) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center – La Union (PSTC- La Union) awarded financial assistance to the San Jose (Caba) Multi-purpose Cooperative (SJCMPC) to help in improving their products. The fund was released and awarded to the cooperative on last 30 July 2021 at the DOST-I office in San Fernando City, La Union.

From now on, Mt. Mayon will be known not only for its perfect cone shape and eruptive past but for its soils that host bacteria that has potential antibiotic and anticancer properties.

Researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have identified a specific bacterial species from the soils of Mt. Mayon that has shown potential antibiotic and anti-colorectal cancer activities.

Water is a very valuable resource that greatly affects the quality of life of all and its use should be managed well for sustainability. 

In the 2018 report of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), 12.32% out of 22.7 million households have no access to safe water supply, mostly from the indigenous and remote communities. Then, the concern on water sanitation also rises every rainy and typhoon season.