Science and Technology

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

New DOST IV-A chief to upskill staff

New DOST IV-A chief to upskill staff

October 13, 2021, 7:51 pm

MANILA – The newly appointed chief of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon (Region IV-A) wants to upskill and reskill the staff and push for an innovative work environment. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday, Director Emelita Bagsit said… Read More

2 PH cube satellites now operational

2 PH cube satellites now operational

October 7, 2021, 8:00 pm

MANILA – The country's two locally made cube satellites (CubeSats) Maya-3 and Maya-4, are now operational following their release to space on October 6, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Thursday. "(DOST) Undersecretary (Rowena Cristina)… Read More

DOST chief says PH ‘in dire need’ of nanotech experts

DOST chief says PH ‘in dire need’ of nanotech experts

October 6, 2021, 7:04 pm

MANILA – The Philippines is "still in dire need" of nanotechnology experts who can lead in planning and implementing research and development (R&D) projects, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Wednesday. These nanotech experts will also lead in… Read More

E-community project gives free Wi-Fi to NegOr village

E-community project gives free Wi-Fi to NegOr village

October 4, 2021, 8:03 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Residents of Barangay Puhagan in Valencia, Negros Oriental will now be enjoying free Wi-Fi following Monday’s switch-on ceremony for the country’s first off-grid, electronic (e-) community. Renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), owned by First Gen… Read More

S-PaSS users now over 3-M

S-PaSS users now over 3-M

October 1, 2021, 7:59 pm

MANILA – There are now over three million users of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) travel management system, the one-stop online communication and coordination platform for travelers and local government units (LGUs), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato… Read More

DOST to look for 3 incubatees from IT-BPM sector

DOST to look for 3 incubatees from IT-BPM sector

October 1, 2021, 11:48 am

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 8 (Eastern Visayas) will open three slots for startup companies in the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector to benefit its incubation program. "It's free to become an incubatee in the TBI (technology… Read More

PH continues leveraging ICT solutions for health

PH continues leveraging ICT solutions for health

September 29, 2021, 7:38 pm

MANILA – Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said the country will continue to leverage information and communications technology (ICT) for health. "ICT for health is among our research priority areas. One of our goals in utilizing ICT is to bring health… Read More

DOST provides livelihood aid to senior citizens in Tarlac town

DOST provides livelihood aid to senior citizens in Tarlac town

September 28, 2021, 7:46 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Senior citizens in the municipality of Pura in Tarlac will soon have their own source of livelihood. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 3 (Central Luzon), through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in the province, has entered… Read More

42 MSMEs in Caraga get training on food safety

42 MSMEs in Caraga get training on food safety

September 28, 2021, 7:20 pm

MANILA – There are now a total of 42 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) trains on food safety, according to the DOST in Caraga region on Tuesday. DOST-Caraga officer in charge, Andrea Cabonita, said these are beneficiaries of the… Read More

Modern technology cited as big help for families amid pandemic

Modern technology cited as big help for families amid pandemic

September 28, 2021, 6:58 pm

DUMAGUETE CITY – Family life ministries in Negros Oriental have acknowledged the importance of modern technology during this challenging time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. As resource speakers during a "Kapihan sa PIA" forum here on Wednesday in line with the… Read More

Phivolcs to launch 1st cluster hub for earthquake, tsunami

Phivolcs to launch 1st cluster hub for earthquake, tsunami

September 22, 2021, 8:53 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology andSeismology (DOST-Phivolcs) will inaugurate its Mindanao Cluster Monitoring Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (PMCMCET) on Friday (Sept. 24) via Zoom. The ceremony will be facilitated through the InfoSentro… Read More

PH 51st ranking in 2021 Global Innovation Index an achievement

PH 51st ranking in 2021 Global Innovation Index an achievement

September 21, 2021, 7:16 pm

MANILA – Despite the Philippines sliding one notch from last year's ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII) report, officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday said this is still an achievement. "Although (the Philippines) GII ranking of number 51 among 132… Read More