Science and Technology

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

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

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

December 4, 2020, 10:48 am

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

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

December 1, 2020, 7:27 pm

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

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

November 26, 2020, 6:56 pm

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 be… Read More

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

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

November 25, 2020, 7:59 pm

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 Peña on… Read More

DOST chief eyes PH-Switzerland research collaborations

DOST chief eyes PH-Switzerland research collaborations

November 23, 2020, 8:54 pm

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 the research… Read More

New LTE sites, upgrades in 115 barangays: Globe

New LTE sites, upgrades in 115 barangays: Globe

November 23, 2020, 8:43 pm

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 barangays… Read More

DOST allots P500-K for meat processing facility in MisOr

DOST allots P500-K for meat processing facility in MisOr

November 21, 2020, 7:06 pm

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

Microhydropower soon to be established in Tanay, Rizal: DOST

November 18, 2020, 7:19 pm

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

E. Visayas to open 1st Science Centrum Interactive Exhibit

November 18, 2020, 6:19 pm

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

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

October 27, 2020, 8:55 am

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 with… Read More

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

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

October 20, 2020, 6:57 pm

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

Small, medium businesses thrive in digital transformation: study

October 16, 2020, 7:55 am

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

Globe customer service nearing pre-coronavirus capacity

October 15, 2020, 9:50 pm

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 percent of… Read More

Smart upgrades its cell sites to LTE in Visayas

Smart upgrades its cell sites to LTE in Visayas

October 13, 2020, 6:30 pm

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 the… Read More

Chemical-free root growth enhancer now in commercialization phase

Chemical-free root growth enhancer now in commercialization phase

October 7, 2020, 6:51 pm

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, Energy… Read More

DOST allots P170-M for 5 mobile food processing facilities

DOST allots P170-M for 5 mobile food processing facilities

October 4, 2020, 6:34 pm

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

Globe secures 252 new tower permits in September

October 1, 2020, 8:03 pm

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 were the… Read More

DOST-funded 'mathplus' apps now ready for download

DOST-funded 'mathplus' apps now ready for download

September 30, 2020, 7:00 pm

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