Extracts of the local mango leaves have showngreat potential as cosmetic ingredient with good antioxidant, anti-aging, and whitening properties, based on the study conducted by a team of researchers lead by Arsenia B. Sapin of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

The Dumingag Tilapia Producers Association in Zamboanga Del Sur recently received equipment worth 503,336.00 from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region IX for product quality enhancement, improved production processes, increased income, and employment generation.

In coordination with the Kalibo Federation of Civil Society Organization (KFCSO) and the Local Government Unit of Kalibo, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Western Visayas or DOST Region VI (DOST-VI) recently facilitated an orientation sessionthat focused onthe Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading (SETUP) Program and Packaging and Labeling Services. 

On the first day of the Mindanao Regional Scientific Meeting (MRSM) held on 27 April, the focus of discussion was on emergence of human diseases in the agricultural sector which is vital to the economy. The MRSM is an annual event that gathers the region’s leading research bodies to elicit intelligent discussions on pressing problems in the countryheld through online platforms, Zoom and Facebook Live, due to the pandemic.

DOST Region II has been in the frontlines when it comes to helping local micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the region. With the goal of helping them to improve their businesses and adjust to the new normal, the DOST has been consistent in providing several science and technology (S&T) services, one of which is the iFund for MSMEs in Cagayan Valley.