Science and Technology

Investments in tech transfer contribute to rise in GII ranking

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. has cited investments in technology transfer as among the factors that contributed to the rise of Philippines' ranking in the 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII). "Technology translation initiatives include transfer... Read More

DOST to hold 1st DRRM tech expo in Mindanao

MANILA–To help strengthen the country's resilience from disasters, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is mounting the first disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) technology expo in Mindanao from October 6 to 4 at The Atrium, Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. This is the... Read More

DOST to potential Balik Scientists: PH offers many opportunities

MANILA–Filipino scientists abroad are encouraged to go back as there are many opportunities for them to contribute to the country, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday. "There are many aspects where our Balik Scientists have been helping us in filling the... Read More

DOST grants Bulacan farmers’ group food processing equipment

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has provided food processing equipment to a farmers' association in Bulacan province.The equipment will be used by Talbak Fruits and Coffee Growers Association (TFCGA) based in Doña Remedios Trinidad town... Read More

Solidum: 'Habagat' to persist till Q3, El Niño to be felt in Q4

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Thursday said the "habagat" or southwest monsoon, which causes rains, will persist through the third quarter, while the effects of El Niño will be felt in the fourth quarter. In a column published in a... Read More

Scientist urges people to plan mitigation vs. climate change

MANILA– A Balik Scientist on Thursday urged communities, especially those in coastal areas, to think of efforts that could mitigate the effects of climate change. In a public briefing, Balik Scientist Hernando Bacosa, said communities must prepare for dry season, drought, flooding. "Often,... Read More

DOST, firm to launch bioprinting lab in Western Visayas

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with Pharma GalenX Innovations, Inc. will launch the DOST-supported bioprinting laboratory in Jaro, Iloilo on Thursday.The first in Western Visayas, this laboratory was funded by the DOST under the agency's Business Innovation... Read More

UP mathematicians working on Baybayin translator, mobile app

MANILA–Mathematicians from the University of the Philippines - Diliman are currently working on improving the Baybayin translator system they have recently developed, and are eyeing to create a two-way translator and eventually a mobile app. According to UP, masters student Rodney Pino and... Read More

DOST opens PH 1st fuel cell R&D, testing center

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday opened the country's first fuel cell research and development (R&D) and testing center which seeks to provide the industries with support on basic and applied research and technology development. Located inside the DOST... Read More

DOST showcases creative industry in 'Likha' festival

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Techonology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) on Monday launched here the “LIKHA: Forest Products Innovation Reimagined”, a week-long event highlighting the relevance of programs creating high... Read More

DOST gives P100-K to 20 women-led enterprises

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) on Monday gave PHP100,000 prize each to 20 women-led enterprises as part of its Women-Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise)... Read More

TIP seeks to develop energy storage system

MANILA–The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) is seeking to develop a battery energy storage system (BESS) as one of the deliverables of its Advanced Batteries Center."The (BESS) project forms part of the deliverables of the Center. Once we have confirmed the accuracy,... Read More

PTRI to establish more bamboo textile fiber innovation hubs 

MANILA – The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) will establish at least three more Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub (BTFIH) until 2024, adding to the current three hubs, its chief said Friday.PTRI officer in charge Julius Leaño said one would be launched in Lagangilang,... Read More

Scientist wants center for polymers available across PH

MANILA–A Balik Scientist on Thursday expressed his wish that the Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) -- currently available for use in Region 10 -- be made available to other regions by making it a national center.Balik Scientist Robert Malaluan said he is seeking the government's support on... Read More

TAPI allots P16-M to help MSMEs commercialize innovation

MANILA–The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) has allocated an initial PHP16 million for this year to aid the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) commercialize their innovations."It (allocation) can be increased depending on the availability of funds. The amount of... Read More

AI ‘won’t replace human creativity,’ says digital media artist

ISTANBUL – As concerns over potential risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) continue to mount, a prominent data artist has offered a refreshing perspective by saying that machines "will not replace human creativity."“As a concept, it gives us a lot to ponder in terms of how we... Read More

PCIEERD urges gov’t to use local air quality device

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is urging the government to use a locally-developed air quality monitoring device prior to issuing Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to industries. PCIEERD is pushing for... Read More

What impact could ChatGPT have on journalism?

ISTANBUL – Ever since its release in November 2022, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-driven chatbot developed by research and development firm OpenAI, has been a topic of discussion among journalists regarding its potential influence on the news industry and media.ChatGPT is capable of... Read More

DOST launches 'game-changing’ water pollutant treatment

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday inaugurated the plant-based treatment to reduce water pollutants at the SUBICWATER in Zambales. DOST Undersecretary Leah Buendia told the Philippine News Agency that the technology used plants such as vetiver grass, phragmites... Read More

DOST boosts herbal plants, veggies production in Bulacan

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously promoting hydroponics technology to boost the production of herbal plants and other vegetable crops in Bulacan province.DOST Regional Director Julius Cesar Sicat said on Wednesday the agency has... Read More