A research by the Department of Science and Technology shows that brown rice shelf-life can be extended up to six months.

According to Engr. Marie Garcia of the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), her group subjects storage temperature of brown rice to a 10° Celsius higher to achieve a longer shelf-life.


Initial results from various regions revealed decrease in dengue cases after using the Mosquito Ovicidal Larvicidal (OL) Trap, data from the Department of Science and Technology show.

In Region 2, for example, five schools  in Ballesteros and Claveria towns in Cagayan reported “zero case” as of press time, namely the Libag Elementary School, North Central School, Caritan Elementary School, Cataggamman National High School, and University of Cagayan Valley.


In an intensified campaign to fight dengue, the Department of Science and Technology, with the Department of Education (DepEd), will provide mosquito traps to all classrooms of both public and private schools in areas with high dengue cases in the metro.