Science and Technology

PRRD appoints new director for DOST-ASTI

MANILA–President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed a new director for the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI).Dr. Franz Asunta de Leon, an Associate Professor at UP-Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (UPD-EEEI), will lead... Read More

DOST to explore possible treatment to help manage Covid-19

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has approved a study that would explore possible treatment to help manage coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Monday."We studied the proposal, the methodology, and approved the funding. Then we... Read More

DOST introduces 9 AI R&D projects

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced on Thursday nine research and development (R&D) projects on artificial intelligence (AI), and turned over high-performance computing machines (HPCs) to each project proponent.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency,... Read More

PCIEERD allots P2.7-M to explore protein-rich food from plants

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is allocating PHP2.78 million to explore protein-rich foods that can be developed from local food processing wastes and underutilized legumes, an executive said on Monday.The... Read More

DICT, DOST, DTI join hands to develop PH startup ecosystem

MANILA–The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) inked a joint administrative order (JAO) on Monday afternoon, creating a steering committee for the implementation of the... Read More

DOST, PAASE to launch mentoring program for researchers

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has partnered with the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) in developing a mentoring program for researchers. In a taped DOST report aired Friday afternoon, Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la... Read More

P5-M grant awaits women-led enterprise

MANILA–This year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be looking for five women-led social and technology-based enterprises to receive as much as a PHP5 million grant each, an executive said Friday. Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and... Read More

R&D strong solution provider in fight vs. Covid-19

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara on Wednesday said research and development (R&D) has been a strong solution provider in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic."We needed research to understand the... Read More

Globe continues to aid Phivolcs, residents near Taal

MANILA – Globe Telecom continues to assist the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) and is ready to extend aid to residents near the Taal Volcano, it announced Tuesday night."Since last year, during the Taal volcanic crises, Globe has zero-rated Phivolcs website when... Read More

App to combat illegal logging underway

MANILA–A mobile application (app) that will help combat illegal logging is currently being developed, an official of the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) said. The app will hasten accurate and quick identification of all... Read More

DOST exec hopes transport sector would adopt 'DRIVER PH'

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday he hopes the country’s transportation sector would adopt the "DRIVER PH" project that the agency is supporting.The Drivers Roadworthiness Improvement Verification Education and Readiness for the... Read More

PAGASA chief urges inventors to develop simple weather app

MANILA–Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Administrator Vicente Malano is encouraging inventors and startup firms to develop simple weather applications (apps), and also seek the agency's assistance in the development process. "We encourage... Read More

100th strong motion station up in Tanay

MANILA–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) inaugurated on Tuesday the country's 100th strong motion station in Tanay, Rizal. This is part of the Philippine Strong Motion Network (PSMNet) project that started in 1992 with only four strong motion instruments. ... Read More

PH's Maya-2 launched into space: DOST

MANILA– The country's nanosatellite, Maya-2, was successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) early Sunday, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said.De la Peña said it was launched together with the nanosatellites of Japan... Read More

P64-M modular innovation center opened to public

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has just inaugurated the Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) in its compound in Bicutan, Taguig. The DOST spent PHP64 million for the MMIC, which houses multi-functional modular unit operation equipment that can be retrofitted... Read More

DOST to aid soybean, cacao sectors in Ifugao, Bukidnon

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will aid the soybean and cacao sectors in the provinces of Ifugao and Bukidnon, officials said. DOST-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has chosen three community-based projects in Ifugao with the following beneficiaries -- Saint John... Read More

DOST continues to empower PWDs in Floridablanca

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology in Region III (DOST-3) continues to empower a group of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Floridablanca, Pampanga by providing technical assistance in bamboo handicraft making, Director Julius Ceasar Sicat said Wednesday.Members of Floridablanca... Read More

New FNRI chief to focus on research, innovation

MANILA – Newly appointed director of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Imelda Agdeppa, plans to prioritize product development and research during her stint.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Friday, Agdeppa said she wants to continue developing food... Read More

DOST official cites Valenzuela's cooperation in Covid-19 study

MANILA–An official from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday lauded the local government of Valenzuela's cooperation in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the local government unit (LGU) of Valenzuela... Read More

DOST to continue assisting startups, OFWs to help rebuild economy

MANILA–Through its existing programs, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will continue to assist startups, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), as part of the government's efforts to rebuild the economy, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday."Startups are... Read More