Science and Technology

Information exec highlights growing threat of cyber warfare

Information exec highlights growing threat of cyber warfare

July 19, 2024, 6:53 pm

MANILA – Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Deputy Director-General Ares Gutierrez on Friday addressed graduates of a social media training program for military personnel, highlighting the growing threat of cyber warfare and disinformation campaigns against the Philippines. Speaking at the… Read More

New rain, water monitoring tech seen to boost city's disaster efforts 

New rain, water monitoring tech seen to boost city's disaster efforts 

July 17, 2024, 7:18 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – Newly installed rain and water level monitoring equipment of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Calabarzon is expected to level up the disaster prevention and resilience efforts in Carmona City in the province of Cavite. In a phone interview on… Read More

Phivolcs boosts info officers' quake preparedness knowledge

Phivolcs boosts info officers' quake preparedness knowledge

July 15, 2024, 4:52 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) conducted an "earthquake preparedness survival talk" to information officers in Quezon City on Monday, recognizing their crucial role in informing the public on such disasters. Phivolcs Science Research Specialist Nicole… Read More

PCIEERD grants startup P3.5-M to develop app for MSMEs' inventory

PCIEERD grants startup P3.5-M to develop app for MSMEs' inventory

July 11, 2024, 9:15 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) has provided a PHP3.5 million grant to startup Packworks for the development of an app that would help sari-sari store owners and suppliers in their inventory needs. "The app, which… Read More

PCIEERD taps PIA in sci-tech info drive

PCIEERD taps PIA in sci-tech info drive

July 1, 2024, 5:07 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (PCIEERD) has tapped the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) to help them laymanize complex science and technology (S&T) information and communicate these to more people in the regions. "This collaboration underscores… Read More

Up to P100K at stake in DOST's search for best sci-tech stories

Up to P100K at stake in DOST's search for best sci-tech stories

June 20, 2024, 6:00 pm

MANILA – Media personnel and content creators could win as much as PHP100,000 in the Department of Science and Technology's Bantog Awards for Media and Communication. "We do the awards to honor exceptional stories that showcase the benefits of science and technology (S&T) to the public,"… Read More

DOST, Mapua U launch localized weather monitoring system

DOST, Mapua U launch localized weather monitoring system

May 31, 2024, 9:08 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Mapua University launched in Manila on Friday a localized weather monitoring system the latter has developed. Funded by the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)… Read More

PH, Japan to hold joint research on water concerns

PH, Japan to hold joint research on water concerns

May 28, 2024, 4:30 pm

MANILA – Researchers from Japan and the Philippines will work together in finding solutions to address water concerns such as lack of potable water in far-flung areas, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Tuesday. "There are many issues that our local and… Read More

Rizal schools get science, research tech kits from DOST

Rizal schools get science, research tech kits from DOST

May 23, 2024, 8:38 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon, through its Rizal Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO), has provided technology kits that are expected to boost learning among students of two high schools in Rizal province. In an interview on… Read More

AI can manipulate elections worldwide, expert says

AI can manipulate elections worldwide, expert says

May 22, 2024, 1:41 pm

ISTANBUL – Artificial intelligence (AI) can manipulate elections all around the world, said the chairman of the Department of Mass Communication at US-based Stephen F. Austin University, thus it is important that some regulations are introduced. John Allen Hendricks, during a conference titled… Read More

DOST cultivating silk industry in Calabarzon

DOST cultivating silk industry in Calabarzon

May 21, 2024, 11:59 am

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) has teamed up with the private sector to establish a silkworm-rearing facility in Pangil town in this province as part of a broader effort to grow a silk industry within Calabarzon. In a phone interview on Monday, Aaron… Read More

Palawan students get robotics lessons

Palawan students get robotics lessons

May 21, 2024, 10:50 am

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – Some 50 youngsters in this city with high aptitudes for science were given the tools they need to pursue careers in robotics, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and several technology companies. Ranging from Grade 7 to 11, these… Read More

UP Manila reduces carbon footprint with more solar panels

UP Manila reduces carbon footprint with more solar panels

May 18, 2024, 1:09 pm

MANILA – The University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) is advancing its commitment to environmental sustainability by expanding its solar panel installations across campus, effectively reducing its carbon footprint. The solar panel arrays -- a total of 10,000 square meters -- will be laid out… Read More

DOST 'igniting' Batangueño students' interest in science, math

DOST 'igniting' Batangueño students' interest in science, math

May 14, 2024, 4:16 pm

BATANGAS CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has stepped up efforts to provide public and private school students in this province with advanced study resources for stimulating their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In an interview on… Read More

DOST links with Leyte traders to promote technologies

DOST links with Leyte traders to promote technologies

May 13, 2024, 8:40 pm

PALO, Leyte – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has tied up with the business group in Leyte to promote the application of available technologies for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). During the signing of the memorandum of agreement at the Seafood and Ribs Warehouse… Read More

DOST-Cavite introduces dual drum composting system

DOST-Cavite introduces dual drum composting system

May 10, 2024, 3:48 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has unveiled a pioneering solution for efficient organic waste management called the Dual Drum Composter. In a phone interview on Friday, Anna Marie Daigan, senior science… Read More

Nuclear energy key to addressing power woes – PNRI chief

Nuclear energy key to addressing power woes – PNRI chief

May 7, 2024, 6:16 pm

MANILA – Nuclear energy could help in addressing power shortage in the country, the head of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) said Tuesday. In a Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon briefing, PNRI executive director Carlo Arcilla said nuclear has four million times more energy than gasoline.… Read More

NAST: Golden Rice, Bt eggplant safe to eat, beneficial to farmers

NAST: Golden Rice, Bt eggplant safe to eat, beneficial to farmers

May 4, 2024, 9:57 am

MANILA – A member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on Friday reiterated that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe for consumption and are helpful to farmers. The pronouncement came as the Court of Appeals (CA) recently halted the commercial propagation, field… Read More

DOST, foreign partners help Carmona transform into 'smart city'

DOST, foreign partners help Carmona transform into 'smart city'

April 24, 2024, 8:05 pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The City of Carmona in nearby Cavite province is leveraging the support of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and international partners to advance its goal of becoming a “smart city.” This can be gleaned after the Carmona City government signed a… Read More

TESDA students’ plastic shredder invention eyed for production

TESDA students’ plastic shredder invention eyed for production

April 23, 2024, 10:00 pm

BAGUIO CITY – Scholars of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have invented a plastic shredder to help protect the environment. “We thought of developing a plastic shredder project as a requirement in our Research subject in class, which is needed before we… Read More