Science and Technology

DOST chief bats for creation of virology institute

MANILA– Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the agency has submitted a proposal for possible legislation for the establishment of a virology institute in the country. In his social media post over the weekend, dela Peña said the Virology... Read More

'Pisay' to continue helping communities amid pandemic

MANILA– The Philippine Science High School (PSHS or Pisay) will continue to provide aid to communities and front-liners nationwide amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, its chief said. "It (outreach program) started around March 20. We are still doing it, and we are running... Read More

Philippine Science High School to implement new modes of learning

MANILA -- With safe physical distancing being advised globally due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is set to implement two learning options, its chief said Friday.In a virtual presser, PSHS executive director Lilia Habacon said a new... Read More

Taguig school holds first-ever 'cyber graduation' rites

MANILA – For a public high school in Taguig, not even the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic can dampen its desire to recognize the fruits of students' labor as it held its first-ever 'cyber-graduation' ceremony on Friday.Minus the physical presence of graduates, loud cheers, and... Read More

DOST-made soaps can be shared to possible adoptors

MANILA --The technical know-how on the antimicrobial soaps developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) will be shared with entrepreneurs or possible adopters. The FPRDI-developed products include hand soaps with natural... Read More

DOST grants P4.7-M for sanitation cubicle fabrication

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provided more than PHP4.7 million grant for the design and fabrication of sanitation cubicles meant to be distributed to various hospitals. The amount will cover the production of five prototypes to be used in the Philippine General Hospital,... Read More

DOST eyes more centers in community-based VCO trial

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Friday he might include other centers aside from the Santa Rosa Community Hospital in Laguna in the community-based study on the effectiveness of virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the recovery of... Read More

Close to 300K applied for 'RapidPass' system: DOST

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña expressed delight with the growing number of registrations for the RapidPass, a system that the DOST co-developed to allow front-liners or authorized persons outside residence (APOR) to pass checkpoints... Read More

Startup asks NGOs to become partners in app

MANILA -- A startup company is urging non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to partner with them and promote their fundraising campaigns through an app it created to enable the public to donate to various causes at their fingertips.Giving Hero, a business incubatee of the University of the... Read More

PCA okays P1.4-M release for VCO study project vs. Covid-19

MANILA – As it participates vigorously in ongoing scientific research to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Board has approved the release of PHP1.4-million budget as part of the PHP5-million fund requirement of a study... Read More

'GALING' launched to address food security amid health crisis

MANILA -- To help address food security issues while the country is battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) on Wednesday launched the... Read More

DOST eyes FDA nod for VCO as supplementĀ 

MANILA --While looking at various ways on how research and science could help address coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Friday said Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval may be sought to make virgin... Read More

DOST starts distribution of specimen collection booths

MANILA– A total of PHP19.7 million was allotted for the production of 132 specimen collection booths (SCB) to be delivered to various hospitals across the country and select Department of Health (DOH) Center for Health Development offices, an official of the Department of Science and... Read More

35 DOST-made thermal scanners to be given to front-liners

MANILA– At least 35 units of thermal scanning devices made by the Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) will be distributed to front-liners working to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an official said... Read More

CSU eyes producing 600 masks for Caraga front-liners

MANILA -- The Caraga State University (CSU) targets producing filters for at least 600 masks that would be distributed to front-liners in Caraga.In a phone interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday, CSU president Anthony Penaso said the nanocellulose filters will be inserted in 500... Read More

DOST needs more donations for face shield production

MANILA– The Department of Science and Technology-Metals and Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) is still accepting donations to produce face shields using plastic injection molding technology.In a social media post on Thursday, DOST Secretary Fortunato delaPeña said... Read More

DOST opens app featuring Covid-19 updates, info on sci-tech

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged the public to download its own mobile app to remain updated about the agency's programs and services, as well as updates on the department's efforts in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a message to the... Read More

DOST funds production of AI-enabled thermal scanners

MANILA -- With the checking of temperature becoming a requirement almost everywhere, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) funded the production of six units of mobile artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled thermal scanners mounted on drones, to help minimize contact between individuals in... Read More

Filipino emerges 2020 WSA global champion in Austria

MANILA – For the first time, a Filipino emerged as the World Summit Awards (WSA) Global Champion under the Young Innovators category for 2020.Ryan Gersava, 26, of Sultan Kudarat, bested some 407 entries from 91 countries for establishing the pioneering virtual school,... Read More

DOST seeks textile donation for reusable mask production

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) is seeking for textile donations for the 500,000 reusable face masks it would produce, its chief said Thursday."We are using donated finished fabrics which will have to be deresinized. We have... Read More