by: Rozanne Marie Z. Caparas


Raising honeybees was a natural business of choice for Mr. Luke Deogracias D. Macababbad, especially since he had always harbored a love and fascination for bee farming. Not to mention, of course, that raising bees requires minimal space and time and are non-pollutants. Honeybees even help balance the ecosystem because of their important role in the pollination process.

Mr. Macababbad wasn’t even thinking of going into a formal business involving bees when he bought his first four colonies of honeybees. “Ang aim ko lang naman noon ay magkaroon kami ng honey para mayroon kaming magamit dito sa bahay.”


November 6-8, 2019 | Technological Institute of the Philippines - Quezon City (TIP-QC)


The Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) is a nationwide activity conducted in different regions to highlight the role of the Filipino inventors in Philippine society and in the context of national economic development. The Invention Contest encourages inventors to use their inventive capability while competing for prestige and cash awards.  The Regional Invention Contest serves as the qualifying round for the National Invention Contest, pursuant to Section 4 of the Republic Act No. 7459, also known as "Inventors and Invention Incentives Act of the Philippines”.


The Regional Invention Contest is a competition open for both the public and private sector inventors and researchers within the Region. With this year’s theme “Inventions and Innovation for Sustainable Development”, talented Filipinos can compete in the following five (5) categories:



by: Rozanne Marie Caparas



Employees are a company's greatest asset to achieve its business objectives. One of the best ways to retain staff and maximize their productivity is by creating a safe work environment for them. Every industry presents various kinds of safety hazards to its employees. The gamut of possible occupational safety hazards ranges from mild, immediate physical to severe dangers such as body strains, fire, and explosion. To ensure that a company gets the best out of their employees, it is crucial to provide knowledge on maintaining the physical and mental health and social well-being of workers through lessening/preventing unfavorable effects caused by working conditions.



by: Rozanne Marie Z. Caparas


This year’s exhibit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in celebration of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week will be especially relevant as the country transitions into what has been termed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Scheduled to be held on July 17 to 21, 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, the 2019 NSTW carries the theme “Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development”, and will showcase how science and technology is addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to end global poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all.



by: Rozanne Marie Z. Caparas


The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region, through its four S&T clustered areas, recently initiated activities to make classrooms in selected elementary and high schools in the region conducive to learning in time for the new school year. 

Partner schools were chosen, within the barangays, which have been previously assisted by DOST-NCR through its Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program. For the first time in DOST-NCR’s history, each clustered area was tasked to conduct similar activities in support of the Brigada Eskwela 2019 program.  Selected school recipients included the C.M. Recto High School (Main and Annex), Palanan Elementary School, and Zamora Elementary School for the PAMAMAZON cluster; CAA National High School for MUNTAPARLAS; Catmon Integrated School for CAMANAVA; and, the Pinagbuhatan Elementary School for PAMAMARISAN. 


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