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Sunday, September 8, 2019

DOST Technology Media Conference Held to Present 2019 GII Ranking


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Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Pena led the Technology Media Conference regarding the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) particularly the big leaps in GII ranking.

Secretary de la Pena discussed for almost an hour of detailed instances on projects and programs spearheaded by their agency, and others partnered with other government agencies, including the Balik Scientist Programs, Space Science and Technology, Science for Education, Cradle Projects, Technology Transfers, Business Incubators Facilities and Services, and other DOST-Assisted Startups.


He also discussed the DOST Innovation Mao featuring niche centers in the region of Research & Development, like the Philippine Genome Center, Tuklas Lunas Center, MIRDC Die and Mold Solution Center, ADMATEL, EPDC, AMCen, Food Innovation Center, and OneLab.



A demonstration of the DOST Innovation Map was also shown where members of the media had the opportunity to see and experience up close.

NatureEarth Corporation, managed by husband and wife team of Franz Josef and Corazon Zamate, was also given the chance to present their company known for manufacturing malunggay (moringa) pandesal, iced tea, shing-a-ling and root crop chips made from cassava and camote.





Other DOST officials present were ASec for IC Leah Buendia, STII Director Ricjard Burgos. PCIEERD Deputy Executive Director Engr. Raul Sabularse and Dr. Edwin Villare were also there.

The Tech Media Con  with a theme of DOST Kaagapay sa Pag-Unlad, Accelerating Innovation Through Society-Centric S&T was held on September 5, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas Center Quezon City.

Gazini Ganados Portraits for Sale, Half of Proceeds to Go to Luwalhati ng Maynila Home for the Aged


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In celebration of Grandparents Day on September 8, the Araneta Center has organized several activities happening simultaneously at its leading establishments in Cubao, Quezon City. Please refer to our previous story fot details of the activities.

Aside from that, a recent portrait activity held with an elderly group would soon sell portraits of  Gazini Ganados, the 2019 Miss Universe Philippines, who willingly posed to the senior citizens on the afternoon of September 6, after which a mini press conference was held with members of the media.


In an interview with Gazini, she prefers that the elderly spend the remainder of their lives with their families, so we assumed that helping out those in retirement homes is her way of lessening their sorrowful situation having to grow old without their loved ones.






An interview with one of the elderly artists who was already 77 year old revealed that he only paints as a hobby since these last years of his life is meant to take it easy.

No more big responsibilities unlike when he was still working, but he would still paint during his free time.

Painting Gazini was easy for him since she was admittedly beautiful, but he also shared that what some would consider ugly could also be an interesting subject for some artists like him.


Our grandparents have been significant in our lives as they were responsible in bringing up our parents, and also guided us as we went through our own lives. Cherish the moments with them while we still can.

It is so sad that old age would cause us pain of losing our loved ones, but life was meant to be temporary yet the legacy we leave should make us memorable to the ones we leave behind.

As I also approach my golden year, I hope I touched lives with some goodness, and them to pay it forward too to other folks.


Gazini will be having a send-off activity sometime October before her international competition.

5th Edition of Diving and Resort Travel Expo (DRT Show) Held Again at SM Megamall



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Another must visit event is the largest expo of its kind in Asia as it is once again hosted at the megatrade hall of SM Megamall from September 6 to 8.

The expo gathered together diverse brands exhibiting products and services from both local and international sources like diving gear brands, dive agencies, and diving resorts. Plus a few organizations protecting the environment and creatures specific to be found at the many bodies of waters.

The DRT Show is also an opportunity to listen to professional speakers at seminars or talks scheduled at certain times within the 3-day event. Plus a look at the photo exhibit, or at the candidates of Miss Scuba Philippines.



Whether you are an experienced diver or not, the DRT Show allows you to see the possibilities of both being in the action itself ir just a spectator but advocating water sports or conservation.

See you there this year, and on the coming years.
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