Dielle’s Honey Wine: How One Man’s Hobby Turned into a Profitable Venture

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From left to right: Mr. Kim Atienza, Cluster Director of DOST-NCR MUNTAPARLAS Cluster, Engr. Edgardo Esperancilla, Regional Director of DOST Region 8, Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Myla V. Macababbad, wife of Mr. Macababbad, Prof. Fortunato T. De La Peña, DOST Secretary, Mr. Luke Macababbad, General Manager of Dielle’s Apiary and Meadery, and Jose B. Patalinjug III, Regional Director of DOST-NCR.

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. Continue reading

Call for Entries for the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits National Capital Region (RICE-NCR)


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: Continue reading

DOST Showcases Solutions to UN Sustainable Development Goals in Science Fair

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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. Continue reading