Science and Technology

P64-M modular innovation center opened to public

P64-M modular innovation center opened to public

February 19, 2021, 7:14 pm

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… Read More

DOST to aid soybean, cacao sectors in Ifugao, Bukidnon

DOST to aid soybean, cacao sectors in Ifugao, Bukidnon

February 15, 2021, 7:15 pm

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… Read More

DOST continues to empower PWDs in Floridablanca

DOST continues to empower PWDs in Floridablanca

February 11, 2021, 12:51 pm

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… Read More

New FNRI chief to focus on research, innovation

New FNRI chief to focus on research, innovation

February 6, 2021, 11:12 am

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

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

February 4, 2021, 2:00 pm

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

DOST to continue assisting startups, OFWs to help rebuild economy

January 29, 2021, 6:55 pm

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 important… Read More

PTRI opens doors to anyone interested in textile industry

PTRI opens doors to anyone interested in textile industry

January 29, 2021, 2:21 pm

MANILA – Anyone interested in the textile industry is welcome to visit the newly opened Textile Gallery and Design Innovation Hub in Bicutan, Taguig City, as well as even partner with the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), its chief said Thursday. Apart from textile exhibits, the… Read More

CLSU to look for fabricators of agri machines

CLSU to look for fabricators of agri machines

January 28, 2021, 9:49 am

MANILA – The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) will look for possible fabricators of two agricultural machines it has developed -- a mechanical carrot washer-cum-sorter, and a potato digger, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Wednesday. "Commercialization… Read More

PhilSA looks for T-shaped people

PhilSA looks for T-shaped people

January 21, 2021, 8:38 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) is looking to hire more people and bring space education to high school students, its chief said Thursday afternoon. In a webinar, PhilSA director Joel Marciano Jr. said since the agency is new, it is currently developing its manpower and that he is… Read More

TikTok to help promote sci-tech in PH

TikTok to help promote sci-tech in PH

January 20, 2021, 8:04 pm

MANILA – Video-sharing platform TikTok will help promote science and technology in the country via a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), an official of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) said on… Read More

Banana yield forecasting app likely to be launched in 2021

Banana yield forecasting app likely to be launched in 2021

January 19, 2021, 7:18 pm

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

Livelihood aid, nutrition intervention underway for IPs in MisOr

January 18, 2021, 7:02 pm

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

DOST-Calabarzon develops contactless attendance system

January 16, 2021, 10:19 am

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

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

January 12, 2021, 4:46 pm

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

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

January 8, 2021, 7:38 pm

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 public… Read More

DOST allocates P18-M for infra, university projects

DOST allocates P18-M for infra, university projects

January 6, 2021, 6:52 pm

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

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

December 21, 2020, 6:20 pm

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

DOST eyes to lead innovation in 2021

December 11, 2020, 10:35 am

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

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

December 4, 2020, 6:49 pm

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

DOST to establish research station in state U

December 4, 2020, 6:04 pm

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.… Read More