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INNOVATION WILL HELP SUGAR FARMERS – GORDON

Following a proposal by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to import sugar, Senator Dick Gordon has recommended to develop the Philippines’ sugar industry and help the farmers earn more through innovation. “[Dapat] palakasin ang capability at capacity ng ating sugar farmers para lumakas ang kanilang produkto at mabigyan sila […]

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INNOVATION, A GAME-CHANGER IN COVID-19 RECOVERY

Antique Representative Loren Legarda, eyeing a return to the Senate, believes that pushing for innovation, research and development, and a knowledge economy will be the game-changers in the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. If elected anew to the Upper House, Legarda said she will also prioritize the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate […]

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Science & Technology

CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF GOOGLE

Everyone with access to the internet knows about Google. With its mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Google has taken the internet by storm. Its innovations transcend its original service, which is the Google website, to their own applications and even their own devices. Inception and History Larry […]

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PH RANKS 51ST IN GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX — LOPEZ

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines remains among the world’s most innovative economies. The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 ranks the Philippines at 51st out of 132 countries, as it sustains its status as an “innovation achiever” for the third consecutive year. “Our experience validates the strong potential of innovation to catalyze job […]

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NEW SUMITOMO FACTORY TO PUSH PH INNOVATION – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said the recent groundbreaking of a Sumitomo Wiring System factory in Binalonan, Pangasinan will support the Philippines’ push for greater innovation in its industries.   The new Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. factory, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric, will be located in the North Luzon Aero Industrial […]

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BOOST EXPORTS BY FOCUSING ON INNOVATION – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is calling for more support for local industries, with particular focus on diversification in order to boost exports and help the growth of the local economy. Presiding over the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) briefing on the proposed 2020 national budget as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Angara noted how […]

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL NOT LEAD TO JOB LOSS – LOPEZ

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez dispelled fears over possible job losses due to the emerging new technologies in various industries. “Technology leads to innovation and new approach in doing things. It won’t always lead to loss of jobs but rather provide opportunities for the industry to increase productivity and introduce new high-paying jobs for […]

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PHILIPPINES LEAPFROGS IN GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2019 – LOPEZ

From 73rd ranking last year, the Philippines jumps to 54th place among 129 countries in the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII). The Philippines scores 36.18 this year, up from last year’s 31.56. The country’s scores significantly increased in five of the GII’s eight pillars: institutions, infrastructure, business sophistication, knowledge & technology outputs, and creative outputs. “It recognizes […]

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PHILIPPINE INNOVATION LAW TO BENEFIT THE POOREST OF THE POOR – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing a landmark law that would put innovation at the center of the country’s national development policies and making innovation a major driver of economic development. President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Philippine Innovation Act (Republic Act 11293), which aims to establish a resilient national culture […]

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SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO CONSTANTLY INNOVATE – GATCHALIAN

Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) need to constantly innovate their products and services if they want to survive the global disruptions caused by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Senator Win Gatchalian has warned. Speaking at the recent 27th Metro Manila Business Conference, Gatchalian urged MSMEs to foster a culture of innovation in order to […]