BIOTECHNOLOGY GOES TO CONGRESS in PHL
By LEONY GARCIA (Business Mirror, January 26, 2013)
The Philippines can gain a lot from the advancement of biotechnology researches. Biotechnology in agriculture is a promising and a highly potential instrument in increasing productivity and in securing sufficiency in food.
For instance, a hectare of land has the potential to produce 15 tons, more than the usual 5 tons of palay per cropping season with biotechnology.
The developments in biotechnology in the Philippines were discussed when the offices of Rep. Angelo Palmones of Agham Party-list and Rep. Agapito Guanlao of Butil Party-list, the house committees on Science and Technology, Agriculture and Food, and the Special Committee
Investors open to tap UPLB biotech facility
(The Philippine Star, December 3, 2012)
MANILA, Philippines - Investors in the manufacture of biotechnology products for agricultural use can take advantage of the improvements in the biotechnology plant of the country’s premier agriculture university to service their research needs.
During the recently-concluded business forum hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Los Baños, Laguna, officials of the University of the Philippines Los Baños announced that Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of its Biotech pilot plant is nearing completion.
DOST Opens UPLB Biotechnology Plant
By EDD K. USMAN (Manila Bulletin, November 29, 2012)
MANILA, Philippines --- The Biotech Pilot Plant for the Philippines' involvement in biotechnology (biotech) research for new products, was inaugurated Thursday at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna.
The plant has a Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory (FESL), with its building and old equipment rehabilitated at a cost of P25 million, about a half of the P58 million budget for research and development (R&D) fund of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).