Ronnie S. Concepcion II

Ronnie S. Concepcion IIPh.D. Electronics and Communications EngineeringDe La Salle University Dr. Ronnie S. Concepcion II is recognized for his contributions to sophisticated computational intelligence models for precision and sustainable agriculture and decision-support systems, which result in high fertilizer use efficiency and lower chemical waste discharges. He was instrumental in developing clean food production technologies, … Read more

Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos

Dr. Arvin C. Diesmos is recognized for his remarkable contributions to wildlife ecology and environmental research, notably systematic biology, ecology, and conservation of Philippine biodiversity. His research and publications on diverse disciplines, including species descriptions, taxonomic revisions, evolutionary biology, biogeography, invasion biology, species status assessments, and natural history, have helped shape national efforts to manage … Read more

The Philippines and France

The Philippines and France  The Republic of the Philippines and the French Republic celebrate 76 years of formal diplomatic relations. The two countries established diplomatic relations on June 26, 1947. Common Ground The first public Bust in France of Jose Rizal was unveiled on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Philippine-France in Place Jose … Read more

Balsa Aralan

The Balsa Aralan is an initiative of the Department of Information and Communications Technology – Mimaropa with its DICT Palawan Provincial Office in partnership with the DepEd Mimaropa. First-ever floating ICT classroom brings digital connectivity closer to a remote island in Palawan. DICT Mimaropa launched the BALSA Aralan Tech4Ed Center – the first-ever floating Tech4Ed … Read more


BANGSA vs. BALEN Bangsa (Tagalog: bansâ) – “country” relative to other countries or states Balén (Tagalog: báyan) – “town, nation” relative to one’s own community, such as one’s homeland or hometown. These words originate from the root word for “house” in their languages (Kpm: bale, Tgl: báhay) and the collective/locative suffix “-an”.