PHILIPPINES: Nat’l Biotech Week 2018 spotlights science, solutions, and social awareness

The National Biotechnology Week is an annual celebration of biotechnology in the Philippines, officially set every third week of November by Presidential Proclamation No. 1414. The celebration highlights the role of biotechnology across vital sectors in the Philippines, from agriculture to the youth. The 2018 NBW happens from November 13 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Read more

SEARCA BIC Joins the Celebration of the 14th National Biotechnology Week

SEARCA BIC Joins the Celebration of the 14th National Biotechnology Week

With the theme, Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon (Our Nation’s Challenge, Our Nation’s Solution), the 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) highlighted the contributions of biotechnology in agriculture and food security, equitable health care services, development of industries and business enterprises, sustainable environment, and economic development, among others. The NBW celebration ran from 13-17 November 2018 at the World Trade Center, Manila.

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SEARCA BIC Organizes 3rd Agri-biotech Boot Camp for Senior High School Students

Eighteen senior high school students and their teachers from seven provinces (Laguna, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Agusan del Norte, Iloilo, and Leyte) in the Philippines were selected to represent their respective schools at the Agri-biotech Boot Camp organized by the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (SEARCA BIC) on November 6-8, 2018.

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14th National Biotechnology Week (Philippines)

14th National Biotechnology Week (Philippines)

In observance of Presidential Proclamation No. 1414, s. 2007, the National Biotechnology Week (NBW) is being organized by Departments of Agriculture (DA), Science & Technology (DOST), Health (DOH), Environment & Natural Resources (DENR), Trade & Industry (DTI), Interior & Local Government (DILG), Education (DepEd), and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), as well as the academe, civil society organizations, and private companies, constitute the National Biotechnology Week Committee with the Department of Agriculture as its Chair for this year’s celebration.

With the theme, “Bioteknolohiya: Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon”, this year’s 14th National Biotechnology Week will be held at the World Trade Center Hall D, Pasay City from 13 to 17 November 2018.

Various events and build up activities are being spearheaded by the eight lead national agencies of which details were shared by Dr. Vivencio Mamaril, Director of Department of Agriculture-Biotechnology Program Office, in an interview by PTV-4’s Bagong Pilipinas.  On the other hand, SEARCA BIC will organize Agri-biotech Bootcamp as one of the complimentary activities during the 14th NBW.

 

For updates, visit NBW’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nbwphilippines.

Help us in promoting the information about the country’s 14th NBW by using the hashtag: #PinoyBiotech2018 in your social media accounts!


14th National Biotechnology Week Activities:

Awit, Saya, at Bioteknolohiya (Jingle-Making Contest)

2018_NBW_awitsayawbiotekThis contest, organized by the DA Biotech Program, is open to all high school students in the country.

The winning school will receive Php1,000,000.00 worth of science laboratory and library grant, and Plaque of Recognition for the students.

Deadline of pre-registration: October 15, 2018

REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED
Deadline of compostions: October 28, 2018

Entries must be sent through e-mail (nbwphilbiotech@gmail.com).  Awarding ceremonies will be held at the World Trade Center, Pasig City on 14 November 2018.

For more details, please visit this link: https://goo.gl/jW8sH4


Madulang Sabayang Pagbigkas para sa Bioteknolohiya

2018_NBW_sabayangdulaThis DA-Biotech Program’s contest is open to all high school students in public and private schools.  The winning school will receive Php1,000,000.00 worth of science laboratory and library grant, and Plaque of Recognition for the students.

Deadline of pre-registration: October 15, 2018

REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED
Deadline of compostions: October 28, 2018

Send in your entries through e-mail (nbwphilbiotech@gmail.com).  Awarding ceremonies will be held at the World Trade Center, Pasig City on 14 November 2018.

For more details, please visit this link: https://goo.gl/Wfq4op


Biotech Fan Art: Poster Making Contest

2018_NBW_biotekfanartThis DA-Biotech Program’s competition will enjoin elementary students to create a poster that will represent the theme of the 14th National Biotechnology Week: “Bioteknolohiya: Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon.”

Winning school will receive Php200,000.00 worth of IT grant, and Php50,000.00 worth of IT grant for the student.

Deadline of pre-registration: October 15, 2018

REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED
Deadline of posters /entries: October 28, 2018
Please send them through e-mail (nbwphilbiotech@gmail.com)

For more details, please visit this link: https://goo.gl/3gVghA