SEARCA in the News

Applications of modern biotechnology in animals by Dr. Maribel M. Zaporteza, University of the Philippines Los Baños Definition of Biotechnology Major area of Biotechnology Conventional VS Modern Biotech DNA d the Central Dogma and Molecular Molecular Markers and Genomics Molecular Diagnostic Animal Cloning Genetic Engineering Genome/ Gene Editing What's Up, "B"? Conversations with the Media on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech on 8 September 2023… Read more
Six Philippine universities recently participated in a two-week summer school focused on the critical importance of sustainable agricultural solutions in adverse conditions conducted by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) in Thailand. Hosted by Kasetsart University (KU) at its Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus in July-August 2023, the summer school had 51 delegates from various universities, including 12 members of the UC. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the UC was established by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in 1989 to promote collaboration among… Read more
Through the collaboration of the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), South East Asian Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Department of Agriculture, Science Communicators Philippines and the Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines abiotech activity was held last September 8, 2023 at the SEARCA Drilon hall, Los Banos Laguna entitled "What's Up, "B" Conversations with the Media on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech. A hybrid event by which some participants participated on site and some are in zoom. The welcome remarks was done by SEARCA Executive Director Dr. Glen Gregorio via Zoom. Dr. Rhodora Romero-Aldemita… Read more
What's up, "B"? Conversation with the MEDIA on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech on 8 September 2023 ( Friday), 9:30 am-12:00 pm this Is a hybrid event at the SEARCA Drillon Hall, Los Baños, Laguna For the opening remaks DR. GLENN said, “The important of the rules of the members of the MEDIA in this knowledge into system. SEARCA in partnership with Sci-computing and the biotech coalition of the Philippines.” na layunin nito na mapakinggan ng media ang kanilang mga ng de-kalidad na mga pag-aaral na mula sa mga experto na mga siyentipiko at mula rito ay may matutunan… Read more
DOST-SEARCA: What's up, "B"? Conversation with the MEDIA on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech Ayon kay DR.RHODORA ROMERO- ALDEMITA, Executive Director, ISAAA Inc. Director, Global Knowledge Center on Biotechnology na napakahalaga diumano ang Biotech Crops sa Pilipinas napakadaming benipisyo ang idudulot nito. Sa Philippine Biotech Status doon sa mgana aprobahan para sa import katulad ng pagkain, feed and processing alfalfa, canola, cotton, eggplant, maize, potato, rice, sugarbeets na ang Biotech maize planted by 673,000 farmers sa 875,000 ektarya ( 2019) ang nakuhang benipisyo mula 2003-2018 ay umabot ng $872.6 million sa 2018 alone $87.7 million… Read more
THE Science Communicators Philippines Inc. (SciCommPh) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) teamed up to promote the outputs of science and technology (S&T) research, development and innovations in agriculture. SciCommPh Chairman Angelo B. Palmones and SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to communicate and even "laymanize" S&T innovations to the public. Under the MOU, SEARCA and SciCommPh will undertake programs, projects and activities to promote S&T as a game-changer in social and economic development by highlighting their relevance and practical use in the lives of… Read more

Medium Isn't Metaphor

9 September 2023
For several years, biotechnology has been demonized in this country, its reputation ruined by fears that it is actually genetic engineering (GE), with plant and animal breeders conspiring to produce Frankenstein crops and monster animals that would prey on humans, just like the Democrats who feast on the innards and blood of children via the most credible source of info on this planet: Qanon. In a post-truth world dominated by shared psychosis, facts no longer matter, and the truth is muscled out of the way by the purveyors of superstition and their acolytes in the shackled press, social media and… Read more
Sa pagtutulungan ng South East Asian Ministers of education Organization (SEAMEO), South East Asian Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Department of Agriculture, Science Communicators Philippines at Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines ginanap nitong nakaraang September 8, 2023 sa SEARCA Drilon hall, Los Banos Laguna ang “What’s Up, “B” Conversations with the Media on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech. Isang hybrievent kung saan ang ibang partisipante ay nakikibahagi via Zoom at ang iba ay on site. Binuksan ng aktibidad sa pabibigay ng pambungad na pananalita ni SEARCA Executive Director Dr. Glen Gregorio via Zoom. Si Dr. Rhodora… Read more

Agri Forum

8 September 2023
Dr. Rhodora Romero-Aldemita (right), International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications executive director, discusses the status of agricultural biotechnology at SEARCA (Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture) main office building, Los Baños, Laguna on Friday (Sept. 8, 2023). Aldemita said agri-biotech is already in the curriculum of the University of the Philippines system while other schools want it as a major in their agriculture course while other like-minded agencies are working together to conduct activities and produce knowledge products for the youth. (PNA photo by Ben Briones)… Read more
THE leadership of the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) rallied the importance of values and character education during the 2023 commencement exercises at Cavite State University (CvSU) College of Arts and Sciences. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio served as the guest of honor and speaker during the 112th Commencement Exercises of the CvSU College of Arts and Sciences at the university's International Convention Center on August 23, 2023. Gregorio delivered his speech emphasizing the crucial role of agriculture in sustainable development and how it interlaced with diverse fields and helped shape… Read more
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