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DOST-PCAARRD joins in the celebration of the 14th National Biotechnology Week thru organizing the S&T Forum on Agri-Biotech.

The Forum features the gene editing technology using CRISPR as well as the application of biotechnology on cacao, water buffaloes, coconut, and coffee. #pinoybiotech2018 #nationalbiotechnologyweek #nbw2018



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DOST to lead 2018 Nat’l Biotech Week festivity
By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, DOST-STII

For this year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be at the forefront of staging an event that would help increase public awareness on the benefits of biotechnology.

DOST, together with various national government agencies, non-government organizations, and academe will hold the 2018 National Biotechnology Week (NBW) celebration on 13-17 November 2018 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Carrying the theme “Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon,” this year’s NBW will highlight how various biotechnology products, researches, and services could help address the challenges and limitations that exist in different areas in the country.
“In recent years, our scientists and different R&D (research and development) institutions have managed to discover new knowledge, products, and services on how different applications of biotechnology could help in various sectors such as agriculture, healthcare services, disaster preparedness management, and environmental conservation,” said DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña.

Sec. de la Peña also said that celebrating NBW will give opportunity for everyone to demonstrate how collaboration among universities, the private sector, other government agencies, and the public can create new products and services that can benefit everyone.

During the five-day celebration, participating agencies will mount interactive exhibits that will feature different biotechnology researches and projects.

Various science and technology (S&T) fora, biotech jingle and Sabayang Bigkas competitions, S&T career talk, science journalism writeshop, National Farmers’ Congress, biotech fun art, and a healthcare forum will be also conducted during the 2018 NBW.

Meanwhile, various activities have been conducted by participating agencies since April of this year to promote the upcoming NBW celebration. These include trainings, film showing, and biotech symposium.

Other government agencies and organizations that will be participating at the 14th National Biotechnology Week are the Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Health, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, International Rice Research Institute, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, UP Los Baños, Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines, Commission on Higher Education, and the University of the Philippines Diliman-National Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and Biology.

Created by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1414, NBW is being celebrated every third week of November to highlight the many contributions of biotechnology to agriculture and food security, equitable health care services, development of industries and business enterprises, sustainable environment , economic development, among others.

Taiwan Excellence Helps the Philippines Aim for Smarter Cities

Taiwan Excellence joins  the final leg of Philconstruct, the Building Construction Material, Equipment and Sanitary ware Industry trade fair, on November 8 to 11, at SMX Convention Center & World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Philconstruct, recognized as the biggest construction show in the country, is credited for having helped define the landscape of building and construction in the country for over two decades by creating a space for manufacturers to showcase industry-related items such as building materials and components, construction equipment and materials, building accessories, construction accessories, and essentials, interior design materials, exterior design products, and construction machinery.

As one of the largest and much anticipated exhibitor, Taiwan Excellence brings with it a selection of brands that has been recognized as among the best that the country has to offer.  Taiwan Excellence is an organization that reviews and recognizes all Taiwanese products and grants awards to products that are found to be exceptionally superior. During this year’s Philconstruct expo, Taiwan Excellence will not only be exhibiting their most elite brands on site, but they will also be hosting a seminar discussing the strengths and benefits of their featured brands. Carrying the theme “Smart  Constructions for Smart Cities”, this afternoon-long seminar will be held on November 8 at Meeting Room 10 of the SMX Convention Center.

Business-to-Business Meet and Greet 

During the trade fair, ten Taiwanese companies will be at the forefront of the Taiwan Excellence exhibit. These forward-thinking innovators in the Asian construction industry will also be represented by various stakeholders to hold prospective business meetings with potential clients and other interested parties.

Each one of these ten companies is a proud recipient of the Taiwan Excellence Award, bestowed upon them for outstanding performance in four aspects: Research and Development, Design, Quality, and Marketing.

Some brands showcase their innovation in creating sustainable solutions, such as Caesar Sanitary Ware.  This brand carries the hydropower sensor faucet as its showpiece, a faucet whose mechanical detector runs completely on hydropower. Other than consuming no electrical energy, the faucet requires no external power source, and thus no wiring, making for effortless installation. The corrosion and tarnish-resistant chrome finish makes it a lovely addition to any bathroom, marrying form and function.

Another energy saver is Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd., having created a more energy efficient ventilation fan/filter. The fan is also designed for safety, being fireproof and waterproof. It features magnetic buttons and a lateral suction design, and gives users an energy savings of roughly 60%. Definitely not bad for this little powerhouse that promises an ultra-high air flow 250m³/h.

For work platforms of exceptional stability and safety on all types of construction sites, the company Chiao Teng Hsin Enterprise Co., Ltd. has made a ladder accessory called Aluminum Telescopic Steady Support. A structure comprised of four frameworks, it uses a multifunctional joint ladder structure and has hidden-style stainless steel shrapnel. Like every good tool, it works well with existing structures, and can be installed on other, less secure ladders. While installed, each step can hold a load of 150kg, and its anti-slip rubber feet allows the ladder to be safe and stable in a variety of work sites.

Ferro-Carbon Enterprise Co., Ltd. (FECA) brings several innovative storage solutions to the table, perfect for smaller spaces and maximizing any area. FECA products promise durability and style, and with their patented industrial vacuum technology suction cups, bring an end to the era of drilling and hammering into your walls to install storage. Each unit, such as the Samurai Wall Shelf Set, the Samurai 10″ Magnetic bar, and the Samurai Storage Bag can be attached to rough surfaces, are durable and reusable, and are stable in temperatures of -10 ̊C to 70 ̊Cͦ.

Security is the name of the game with Tong Lung Metal Industry Co., Ltd’s featured proximity lock. A lock that features four-in-one access methods: fingerprint, proximity card, password, and physical key, it eliminates the chance of users locking themselves out of their homes and offices while ensuring the security of their space. The lock eliminates excessively complicated procedures, ensuring that it locks quickly to safeguard from exterior threats while allowing for easy escape from the interior. To make things even simpler, it also has a voice guide feature for programming and operation.

Xing Tai Guang Co., Ltd. Sheds a lot of light on the subject of illuminating interior and exterior spaces with its XTGL Optical CMH Luminaire. With a power factor (PF) of ballast higher than 95% and a light output ratio (LOR) higher than 85%, it gives a luminous efficacy of luminaire higher than 85 lm/w.

Lei Yueh Enterprise Co., Ltd., believing that you should be able to see what’s inside your cabinets and small spaces without heavily impacting your electric consumption rate, presents the LED Mini Star, an ultra-slim and lightweight light source that only uses 3.26 watts per fixture.

A seismometer by e-Formula Technologies, Inc. is an innovation in early detection. It detects and measures faster less disruptive P waves from seismic activity, and sends an alert before the more damaging S wave arrives.

Cabinets and shelving systems that are poorly built are a safety hazard at worst and a nuisance at best. Addressing this problem is a Silent Self-Closing Ball Bearing Slide by King Slide Works Co., Ltd., which ensures that the home or office of the future has storage spaces that are not just whisper-quiet, but also secure and smart. Cabinets with the slide are self-closing, and the soundless speed down mechanism helps drawers close quietly by themselves, an effective improvement in living spaces that also prevent accidents caused by drawers left open.

Taroko Door & Window Technologies, Inc. offers up the Intuitive Detachable Pleated Screen, a screen system for both windows and doors that feature a dual function: keeping harsh light out during the day and keeping insects out at night while letting air freely circulate.  Although highly mechanical, the screen is easily removed from wherever it’s installed for cleaning. Another perk is that it’s durable, boasting a minimum usage cycle of 100,000 times.

About Taiwan Excellence Awards 

The Taiwan Excellence Awards were established by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1992. Recognized by 102 countries as a symbol of outstanding quality, it is awarded every year to eligible candidates who undergo a rigorous and stringent selection system that covers four major aspects: Research and Development, Design, Quality, and Marketing. Products that have been selected for the Taiwan Excellence Awards have been deemed to have Innovative Value and are chosen to serve as examples of the domestic industries to be promoted by the government in the international market in an effort to shape the creative image for Taiwanese businesses. 


Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.




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It’s bound to be a great weekend for the construction industry as PHILCONSTRUCT opens its 29th edition. The country’s biggest trade show and Southeast Asia’s longest-running construction expo is set to welcome more than 70,000 visitors from November 8 to 11 at the SMX Convention Center Manila and the World Trade Center Metro Manila. The show is organized by the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA) whose members are responsible for more than 80% of the country’s total annual construction projects.

“These are very exciting times for the industry,” said Morris Agoncillo, President of PCA. “With the government’s aggressive pursuit of infrastructure development through the Build, Build, Build program as well as the private sector’s drive to produce globally competitive projects, there are plenty of opportunities for both local and international suppliers to grow their business here. Our goal in PCA is to provide a venue where they can easily explore these opportunities and for close to three decades now, PHILCONSTRUCT has been that platform.”

In its latest expansion, PHILCONSTRUCT converts the entire front parking lot of World Trade Center into an indoor exhibition hall to house some of its newest international exhibitors. “We are converting the entire front parking lot of the World Trade Center into an exhibition hall, adding as much as 3,000 sq. m. more of indoor exhibition space for the show,” said Gerardo Pancho, 1st Vice President of the Philippine Constructors Association and the Overall Chairman of this year’s PHILCONSTRUCT. Since its first expansion in 2013, PHILCONSTRUCT has been experiencing steady growth and demand for exhibit space not only from local suppliers but most especially from international brands looking to penetrate the Philippine market.

With this new hall, the event is able to present an even wider showcase of building materials, construction equipment, fixtures and finishing solutions, as well as related services from 23 countries. Pancho said that the event will be a great venue for stakeholders from both the government and the private sector to see how these products and technologies from other countries can be used to further improve and strengthen the country’s various structures and infrastructures.

“We expect this synergy between these stakeholders to help bring the practice of construction here in the Philippines to the next level,” added Pancho.

This synergy can be seen at the show’s opening ceremony which was attended by close to a hundred of the industry’s top stakeholders. The opening rites were led by no less than the Department of Trade and Industry’s Secretary Ramon Lopez.

Aside from the Philippines, countries who will have the biggest representation at the show are China, the European Union, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the United States. More than 1,500 companies in total are slated to be part of the showcase, headlined by its co-presenter Pacific Paint (BOYSEN) Philippines, Inc.; major sponsors Civic Merchandising, Inc., CW Home Depot, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., and QSJ Motor Philippines; and show sponsors Caltex / Chevron Philippines, Co Ban Kiat Hardware, and Isuzu Philippines.

For more information about the event, visitors can log on to or check out PHILCONSTRUCT Expo on Facebook and Instagram. You can also download the mobile app on Google Play or the App Store.