Science and Technology

DOST seeks more innovation, proposals

MANILA – Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said the agency is seeking for more innovations and proposals from budding researchers and innovators."Unless the scientific community proves to the whole Philippines that we can deliver and create an impact to... Read More

DOST helps C. Luzon MSMEs become more competitive

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously assisting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon in enhancing their competitiveness in domestic and global markets.Through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program... Read More

DOST continues supporting projects to address Covid-19

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously supporting projects to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an official said Tuesday. One of the projects that showed potential in Covid-19 cases surveillance was the antibody neutralization assay for new variants... Read More

Farmers reap benefits of citronella facility in Bukidnon

MANILA–About 250 Higaunon farmers and 25 indigenous people are starting to reap the benefits of the citronella processing facility in Bukidnon, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Monday. The facility was established in November 2022, and began to be fully... Read More

More silk innovation hubs, NatDyes centers in 2023:  DOST

MANILA–The country will have additional Silk Research and Innovation Hubs and Natural Dyes Centers this year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Thursday. There is a Silk Research and Innovation Hub in Misamis Oriental, and the DOST said this hub will be launched in... Read More

Blight or blessing? AI chatbot muddies waters for educators

ISTANBUL – An artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, can generate texts based on written prompts and answer questions by users as it interacts in a conversational way.Launched by San Francisco-based OpenAI in November, ChatGPT's popularity quickly surged as it gained more than 1 million... Read More

DOST S&T Fellows Program opens 33 slots 

MANILA–A total of 33 slots have been opened so far for the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) S&T Fellows Program this year, the agency announced Friday. S&T Fellows are researchers, scientists, and engineers assigned in various DOST research and development (R&D)... Read More

List of US states banning TikTok from government devices grows

ISTANBUL – The list of US states banning TikTok on government-issued phones over cyber security concerns continues to grow, with Wisconsin and North Carolina the latest to do so.“I just signed an executive order banning TikTok and other potential cybersecurity-threatening technologies on... Read More

SIM registration over 10% complete: DICT

MANILA – Over 10 percent of active mobile users in the country have so far completed the registration of their subscriber identity module (SIM), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) bared on Thursday.In a statement, DICT Spokesperson, Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu... Read More

DOST-C. Luzon developing system to predict accurate rice yield

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology in Central Luzon (DOST-3) is developing a system that can predict rice yields accurately.Dr. Amy Lizbeth Rico, a professor of the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) in Camiling town, Tarlac province, said in a... Read More

PH, UAE ink space cooperation

MANILA – The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed early this month an agreement for space cooperation, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) announced Tuesday. PhilSA said the country will collaborate with the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) on space research and development;... Read More

DOST bares 2023 foreign scholarship opportunities

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday bared some of the foreign scholarship and research and development (R&D) opportunities that Filipinos could avail of next year.These opportunities will be co-funded by Taiwan, Japan, China, India and France.The public was... Read More

DOST urges LGUs to learn charcoal briquetting

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday urged local government agencies to consider putting up charcoal briquette businesses in their respective areas to provide an alternative source of income for their constituents.Forest Products Research and Development Institute... Read More

DOST launches 3D Philippines info system

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched Tuesday the 3D Philippines information system, an online mapping platform for surface and subsurface data. 3D Philippines mainly features borehole data necessary to inform developers, planners and designers on subsurface... Read More

PTRI eyes training more farmers on pineapple fiber extraction

MANILA – An executive of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) on Tuesday said the agency is looking at training more farmers on banana and pineapple fiber extraction. "The advantage of pineapple or banana fiber is that these are agricultural byproducts. The trunks and leaves are... Read More

Korean-funded mold technology support hub opens in Cavite

MANILA – The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) funded by the Korean government for USD8 million officially opened in General Trias, Cavite on Thursday. The MTSC, which is poised to be a premier training hub for mold technologies, will be managed by the Department of Science and... Read More

Kit being developed for early detection of leptospirosis

MANILA – A kit is currently being developed for the early detection of leptospirosis.The project, which was funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for PHP25.3 million, involves using a kit to test human samples such as whole blood, serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid."The... Read More

DOST gives 50 portasols to Ilocos Sur farmers

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology in the Ilocos Region I (DOST-I) has distributed 50 units of portable solar dryer or portasol to farmers in Ilocos Sur province. "We purchased the 50 units as requested by Representative [Ronald] Singson who identified the beneficiaries in... Read More

84 DOST employees complete training on blockchain

MANILA – A total of 84 personnel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offices from across the country have completed training on blockchain technology. In a hybrid closing ceremony on Friday, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said he was looking forward to seeing how they will... Read More

DOST invites public to Balik Scientists convention

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday invited the public to attend the Balik Scientists Program (BSP) Convention on Oct. 14, either online or onsite, to hear and learn about a number of innovations by Filipinos scientists that seek to address problems the country... Read More