Science and Technology

Banana yield forecasting app likely to be launched in 2021

MANILA–An application (app) that can compute the estimated harvest date and yield of bananas is likely to be launched within the year, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) executive director Reynaldo Ebora said Tuesday.In an... Read More

Livelihood aid, nutrition intervention underway for IPs in MisOr

MANILA – Livelihood assistance and health and nutrition intervention are underway for the indigenous people (IP) in Barangay Cauyunan, Opol, Misamis Oriental, a Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) official said on Monday."The area is GIDA (geographically... Read More

DOST-Calabarzon develops contactless attendance system

MANILA – As minimizing contact has become a common practice during the pandemic, the staff of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 4A (Calabarzon) have developed and are pilot-testing a contactless attendance system (CAS) device.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA)... Read More

Korea-funded mold tech support center operational mid-2021: DOST

MANILA–The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) funded by the Korean government for USD8 million is expected to be operational by mid-2021, the head of the Department of Science and Technology-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) said. In an interview with the... Read More

700 samples ideal to determine new Covid-19 variant: DOST chief

MANILA–About 700 is the ideal number of samples from patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to determine if a new variant of the virus has reached the country, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. During the Laging Handa... Read More

DOST allocates P18-M for infra, university projects

MANILA –The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is allocating almost PHP18 million for three infra development projects (IDPs), three small grants for university projects, and a project of... Read More

Jupiter, Saturn 'great conjunction' set Dec. 21: PAGASA

MANILA – The "great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn" is set to happen before sunset on December 21, the weather bureau said.Read: 'Star of Bethlehem': Miracle or Science?According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) administrator Vicente... Read More

DOST eyes to lead innovation in 2021

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday said he sees the agency to lead in innovation by example in 2021 and beyond."This can be done by embracing adaptability and agility in the way we serve our partners and clients. So for this, we are rolling out... Read More

PH, Japan, UK to collab on 3 SDG-related projects

MANILA–The Philippines, Japan, and the United Kingdom will collaborate on at least three projects with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) theme, an executive of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and... Read More

DOST to establish research station in state U

MANILA–Over PHP1 million was allocated for the establishment of a research station called "Intelligent Green Box" (IGB) within the premises of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU), according to Department of Science and Technology-Region VIII Director Ernesto Granada on Friday. Granada... Read More

More studies needed to see VCO's efficacy in Covid-19 therapy

MANILA – More studies are needed to see the effectiveness of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as an adjunct therapy for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Thursday."We note that further studies are needed to determine the effectiveness of... Read More

DOST planning body allots P30-M for ‘better’ startups grant

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) will allot an initial PHP30 million for the recently-launched Startup Grant Fund Program, an official said on Tuesday."We are putting out... Read More

DOST exec urges public to enroll in SPARTA, FOI 101 course

MANILA–An executive of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging everyone, especially those in the government sector, to enroll in the agency's "Smarter Philippines Through R&D, Training and Adoption" (SPARTA) program and Freedom of Information (FOI) 101, a course that can... Read More

PH needs to spend more for R&D: DOST chief

MANILA–The country needs to spend more on research and development (R&D) to be more disaster-resilient, and be at par with other countries in terms of capabilities like developing a Covid-19 vaccine, according to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la... Read More

DOST chief eyes PH-Switzerland research collaborations

MANILA – The Philippines and Switzerland may soon collaborate on several researches, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, de la Peña said he is hoping a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for... Read More

New LTE sites, upgrades in 115 barangays: Globe

MANILA – At least 115 barangays across the country now have better internet speeds through new LTE sites and upgrades, Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe) said on Monday.In a statement, Globe said its LTE sites expansion improved the quality of its services “by more than 50 percent” in 17... Read More

DOST allots P500-K for meat processing facility in MisOr

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology-Region 10 (DOST-10) has allocated PHP500,000 for a meat processing facility project in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental.The project aims to provide income generation to low-income families, as well as guide them about food safety, DOST-10 director... Read More

Microhydropower soon to be established in Tanay, Rizal: DOST

MANILA–At least one sitio (sub-village) in Barangay Cayabu in Tanay, Rizal would benefit from the microhydropwer project that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Calabarzon projects would be functional by 2021, an official said. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency,... Read More

E. Visayas to open 1st Science Centrum Interactive Exhibit

TACLOBAN CITY –Eastern Visayas will open in December its first Science Centrum Interactive Exhibit in a bid to promote public awareness and appreciation of science, technology, and innovation (STI).The exhibit will showcase 38 technologies that will help increase people’s appreciation of... Read More

NASA confirms water's presence on moon's sunlit surface

WASHINGTON – NASA announced Monday it has confirmed the presence of water on the sunlit surface of the moon, marking a historic discovery with potential implications for US plans to send a manned crew to Mars.The discovery was made with SOFIA, NASA's airborne observatory run in conjunction... Read More