To intensify the promotion and utilization of HERDIN, DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development(PCHRD) in collaboration with Cagayan Valley Health Research and Development Consortium (CVHRDC) conducted a two-day training to several researchers in the region at ISU Hostel, ISU Cauyan City, Isabela.

HERDIN or the Health Research and Development Information Network-Network-of-Networks (NeON) is a database system of various health researches in the Philippines. It is the only health repository for published researches in the country where Filipino academic and research institutions have the opportunity to expand their reach of network.

ECommerce

Alongside the giants of e-commerce, oneSTore joined the E-Commerce Show Philippines 2016 last September 6-7 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Started in 2015, the E-Commerce Show aims to strengthen e-commerce in certain parts of the world. It is an event where executives and experts on the different aspects of e-commerce like logistics providers, payment solutions, manufacturers, start-ups, and marketing agencies, come together.

This year, the E-commerce Show Philippines was organized to serve as a venue for top-notch e-commerce players to create a network that can strengthen the e-commerce industry in the country.

Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, regional director of the Department of Science and Technology Region 02 and team leader of oneSTore, was one of the esteemed presenters in the two-day activity. 

MANILA, Philippines - The onestore.ph online platform that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) developed to help Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sell their products is going mobile.

The DOST finished developing the onestore.ph mobile app for Android smartphones, which will enable around 2,000 MSME products to also be available to Android smartphone users, according to DOST Region II director Sancho Mabborang.

Mabborang told The STAR the mobile app would be an additional platform for the onestore.ph program, which has helped MSMEs, especially those in the provinces, to grow their markets.

Mabborang also noted MSMEs are not charged any subscription fee for the display of their products at onestore.ph, unlike private e-commerce portals that charge merchants.

“This is all for free to our MSMEs. That was really the instruction of (former science and technology) Secretary Mario Montejo when he had told us to pursue working on the onestore e-commerce portal,” he said.

MANILA, Philippines – The agrarian town of Echague in Isabela province wants to become not just an ordinary city, but the “science and ecological city of the north” by 2022.

Echague Mayor Francis Faustino Dy said that by tapping science and technology, the effort to be a “science and eco-city” would help the municipality’s residents who are mostly farmers or farm workers increase their agricultural productivity and therefore their incomes, in an environmentally friendly or sustainable way.

“This is really an effort to improve the productivity and therefore the income of our farmers in Echague, but at the same time, we want to do it in a sustainable way,” Dy told The STAR.

“Isabela is number one in corn and quality corn production in the whole country, but we are aware that the use of too much chemical fertilizer is also depleting the nutrients of our soil. So we want to use science in ensuring the sustainability also in any effort to increase our agricultural productivity,” the mayor added.