Science and Technology

Sci-tech, innovation ‘Pagtanaw 2050’ turned over to DOST, NEDA

Sci-tech, innovation ‘Pagtanaw 2050’ turned over to DOST, NEDA

November 22, 2021, 6:48 pm

MANILA – A 30-year Philippine Foresight on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) was officially turned over to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday. The foresight called "Pagtanaw 2050" was a project of the… Read More

Balik Scientist portal launched

Balik Scientist portal launched

November 19, 2021, 6:06 pm

MANILA – Filipino scientists abroad can now do their work remotely and apply for the Balik Scientist program by applying through a portal that was launched on Friday. While some of them cannot return to the country because of the pandemic, they can still contribute and make a difference,… Read More

Biodegradable plastic manufacturer gets P3-M loan from DOST

Biodegradable plastic manufacturer gets P3-M loan from DOST

November 15, 2021, 8:06 pm

MANILA – A biodegradable plastic manufacturer in Caraga has received a PHP3 -million loan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said. MJ Printing Services is the first local manufacturer of biodegradable plastics in the region, and the loan will be… Read More

DOST allots P2.4-M for Payatas disposal facility

DOST allots P2.4-M for Payatas disposal facility

November 15, 2021, 7:58 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is allocating PHP2.49 million for the development of a smart greenhouse system in the Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility (PCDF). DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the DOST-National Capital Region on November 5 signed a memorandum… Read More

FPIC Davao to launch food innovation product

FPIC Davao to launch food innovation product

November 12, 2021, 8:06 pm

MANILA  – The Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC)-Davao is set to launch on Nov. 24 a spray-dried coconut powder called Bukolyte. "This innovative product is made from young coconut water and meat developed using spray-drying technology that converts liquid extracts into powder while… Read More

DOST to provide safe water in Bukidnon, Cotabato

DOST to provide safe water in Bukidnon, Cotabato

November 12, 2021, 7:18 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to provide clean and safe water to communities in Bukidnon and South Cotabato, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday. In a taped report, de la Peña said around 2,500 residents of Barangay Sampagar, Damulog, Bukidnon will… Read More

Metrology in Chemistry lab opens

Metrology in Chemistry lab opens

November 9, 2021, 7:35 pm

MANILA – A four-story Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) laboratory was launched on Tuesday at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. It is equipped with machines, devices, and advanced instruments for reference materials production for local food… Read More

UN development goals get boost with DOST’s 3 R&D centers

UN development goals get boost with DOST’s 3 R&D centers

November 8, 2021, 7:03 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday introduced three Niche Centers in the Regions (NICERs) supporting the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Cities and Communities targets. "In support of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the DOST, through these… Read More

FNRI trains health workers via recorded modules

FNRI trains health workers via recorded modules

November 3, 2021, 8:15 pm

MANILA – The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic did not stop the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) from training barangay health workers to help fight malnutrition among kids. "Three provinces were affected and where FNRI could not conduct a face-to-face training. These… Read More

500 farmers in Bukidnon benefit from DOST tech program

500 farmers in Bukidnon benefit from DOST tech program

November 3, 2021, 7:58 pm

MANILA – An estimated 500 farmers have benefited from the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) of the Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 (DOST-10), an executive said Wednesday. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, DOST Bukidnon Provincial Director… Read More

DOST supports establishment of waste-to-energy facility

DOST supports establishment of waste-to-energy facility

November 3, 2021, 3:19 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said having waste-to-energy (WTE) technology in the country has been one of his wishes at the start of his term. "Our neighboring countries like Singapore and Taiwan have functioning WTE facilities, so why… Read More

PH to focus on food safety amid pandemic

PH to focus on food safety amid pandemic

November 2, 2021, 8:13 pm

MANILA – Food safety is among the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) priorities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Tuesday. "With the pandemic that caught almost everyone unprepared, access to food became a preoccupation,… Read More

DOST boosts coffee industry in Calabarzon

DOST boosts coffee industry in Calabarzon

October 29, 2021, 8:55 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon and the Cavite State University (CvSU) are collaborating to boost the coffee industry in the region. In a taped report aired on Friday, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the two are working to develop tissue culture… Read More

More S&T interventions underway for Fuga Island

More S&T interventions underway for Fuga Island

October 29, 2021, 7:03 pm

MANILA – Residents of Fuga Island in Aparri, Cagayan can expect more science and technology (S&T) interventions, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. In a taped report, he announced that the agency has partnered with the Philippine Marines… Read More

TESDA addresses job-skills mismatch: Lapeña

TESDA addresses job-skills mismatch: Lapeña

October 28, 2021, 10:13 pm

MANILA – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro Lapeña on Thursday said the agency has been addressing job-skills mismatch in the country.This, after Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called on TESDA to address the persistent high rates of… Read More

Barako farmers to benefit from RIIC initiative

Barako farmers to benefit from RIIC initiative

October 22, 2021, 6:54 pm

MANILA – Barako coffee farmers and processors will greatly benefit from the Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) initiative in Calabarzon, Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A Director Emelita Bagsit said. "Kapeng barako is the focus commodity of RIIC as this is an important… Read More

Biosafety level 2 lab launched

Biosafety level 2 lab launched

October 21, 2021, 7:53 pm

MANILA – In preparation for the establishment of a Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP), a biosafety level 2 laboratory was soft-launched on Thursday inside the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. The facility will provide… Read More

Regional R&D centers to help address hunger

Regional R&D centers to help address hunger

October 19, 2021, 8:11 pm

MANILA – Among the focus of the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (research and development) or NICER will be on addressing hunger, and hopefully achieving zero hunger, officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Tuesday. In a symposium, DOST Secretary Fortunato de… Read More

FNRI introduces sweet potato enhanced nutribun

FNRI introduces sweet potato enhanced nutribun

October 15, 2021, 7:31 pm

MANILA – The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) introduced on Friday the enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun) with sweet potato as the main ingredient. Each serving has 507 calories, 356 mg. of calcium, 17 grams protein, 5 mg. iron, and 612 micrograms of Vitamin A. FNRI Director Imelda… Read More

Fintech booms in Asia Pacific amid pandemic: study

Fintech booms in Asia Pacific amid pandemic: study

October 14, 2021, 7:24 pm

MANILA – A recent study by a cybersecurity firm showed that financial technology (fintech) has been on the rise in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "The pandemic accelerated the use of digital wallets. Consumers are heavily reliant on it… Read More