• PHL space agency’s creation a step closer to reality
    The Philippines is a step closer to the realization of having its space agency. Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, one of the very few astrophysicists in the country, announced the sponsorship by Sen. Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV to the Senate plenary this past week of Senate Bill 1983, or the “Act Establishing the Philippine Space […]
  • Proposed whale sanctuary in South Atlantic defeated in meet
    FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil—A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic was defeated at a meeting in Brazil of the International Whaling Commission this past week, amid a clash between countries that think whales can be hunted sustainably and others that want more conservation measures. Opponents of the plan argued the science didn’t support […]
  • Searca PhD research scholarship open to Filipinos, Southeast Asians
    The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) offers research scholarships to PhD students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts. For fiscal year 2018-2019, priority will be given to research grant applications that are anchored on any of the topics defined by the project “Agricultural Transformation and […]
  • Zamboanga Peninsula native chicken gives new source of livelihood
    The native livestock production is a growing industry in many regional areas in the Philippines. Particularly the native chicken industry, it is seen with much potential as it drives consumers to get quality local products from local farms. More important, it gives opportunities to local communities to earn with lesser capital and encourage rural enterprises […]
  • Plastic bottles needed for trimaran’s fabrication
    KALIBO, Aklan—A local shipyard in Aklan province may be needing thousands of plastic bottles for the fabrication of an environment-friendly boat. Engr. Jonathan Salvador of the Metallica Consultancy and Fabrication Services in New Washington, Aklan, said the plastic bottles will be placed below the hull as part of its plan to make the trimaran unsinkable. […]

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