Science and Technology

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

DOST exec clarifies VCO an adjuvant, not cure for Covid-19

MANILA – An executive from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) clarified that its sponsored study on the effectiveness of virgin coconut oil (VCO) in treating coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients does not signify VCO can cure someone from Covid-19."The study was designed to... Read More

Small, medium businesses thrive in digital transformation: study

MANILA – Digitally matured small and medium businesses (SMBs) have higher benefits in revenue and increased productivity, contributing to their growth and economic recovery, a study showed.Respondents of the 2020 Asia Pacific SMB Digital Maturity study in the Philippines acknowledged the... Read More

Globe customer service nearing pre-coronavirus capacity

MANILA – Despite the challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Globe Telecom (Globe) on Thursday said its customer service capacity is nearly pre-Covid-19 level.“Our customer service channels supporting consumer accounts are currently operating at 78... Read More

Smart upgrades its cell sites to LTE in Visayas

MANILA – Many coastal towns and far-flung areas in Visayas are now enjoying high-speed mobile internet after Smart Communications upgraded all its cell sites to LTE (Long Term Evolution).In a statement on Tuesday, Smart said it has upgraded nearly 1,500 cell sites to LTE in the Visayas with... Read More

Chemical-free root growth enhancer now in commercialization phase

MANILA–A chemical-free root growth enhancer developed by researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is now in the commercialization phase, said Executive Director Enrico Paringit, of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry,... Read More

DOST allots P170-M for 5 mobile food processing facilities

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated some PHP170 million to construct five units of mobile modular food processing facility (MMFPF) that will be deployed in four regions.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency on Sunday, DOST-Industrial Technology... Read More

Globe secures 252 new tower permits in September

MANILA – Following the government’s easing of requirements for construction of cell towers, Globe said on Thursday it has acquired 252 more permits in September after securing 411 licenses in August alone.In a statement, Globe said the combined permits secured in August and September... Read More

DOST-funded 'mathplus' apps now ready for download

MANILA -- "Mathplus", the web-based applications designed for Grades 1 to 11, can now be downloaded by anyone, an official of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) said Wednesday.DOST-PCIEERD... Read More

PLDT-Smart accelerates rollout of fiber, 4G in 2020

MANILA – PLDT and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications (Smart) Inc., on Tuesday said the expansion of its fiber and 4G network in the country has accelerated this year in response to increased customer demand due to restrictions brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)... Read More

DOST OKs P8-M Bukidnon 'iron rice' project to address anemia

MANILA – At least PHP8 million have been allocated for the "Iron Rice for Nutrition and Overall Wellness (NOW)" project in Bukidnon, with the goal of producing iron-fortified rice (IFR) to help address the incidence of anemia in the province, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)... Read More

DOST chief cites practical uses of science & technology

MANILA --The National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) will be observed virtually in November, and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña is hoping the public would still see S&T's practical uses via online activities the agency would prepare."It is a... Read More

Books launched to inspire budding entrepreneurs

MANILA --Three books that aim to inspire the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and highlight the role of science and technology (S&T) in one's success, were launched on Thursday by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).The first series has three volumes: Science for Scale,... Read More

DOST to give P800-K grant to 9 student research projects

MANILA --A total of PHP800,000 grant will be given to nine teams of student researchers that the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) announced on Tuesday via its Facebook page. The research teams... Read More

Electronics firms to be tapped to reproduce digital TV receiver

MANILA--The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) will ask local electronics companies to mass-produce a digital TV receiver that the agency is currently testing, an executive said on Monday. ASTI's head of Research and Development, Peter Banzon,... Read More

1st soybean processing hub in Ifugao to be operational by 2021

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology in Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) are currently establishing a soybean processing hub in Ifugao, which is expected to be operational in 2021, DOST... Read More

PCAARRD gives P5-M for ASF detection project

MANILA --The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) has provided some PHP5 million financial support for the African swine fever (ASF) test kit verification project of the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) and the Bureau of... Read More

DOST allots P89-M fund for 18 research projects

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated some PHP89 million for 18 collaborative research projects it has just approved, an official said. In an interview over the weekend, DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said the DOST will announce the 18 new projects... Read More

Bioinformaticians urged to send proposals vs. Covid-19

MANILA– The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is urging the bioinformaticians it has trained to send project proposals that highlight the use of bioinformatics in the fight against the... Read More