Science and Technology

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

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

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

September 29, 2020, 7:36 pm

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

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

September 27, 2020, 6:27 pm

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) Secretary… Read More

DOST chief cites practical uses of science & technology

DOST chief cites practical uses of science & technology

September 25, 2020, 7:29 pm

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 big… Read More

Books launched to inspire budding entrepreneurs

Books launched to inspire budding entrepreneurs

September 24, 2020, 7:48 pm

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

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

September 22, 2020, 6:51 pm

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… Read More

Electronics firms to be tapped to reproduce digital TV receiver

Electronics firms to be tapped to reproduce digital TV receiver

September 21, 2020, 7:39 pm

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… Read More

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

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

September 18, 2020, 7:01 pm

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

PCAARRD gives P5-M for ASF detection project

September 17, 2020, 6:57 pm

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

DOST allots P89-M fund for 18 research projects

September 13, 2020, 6:22 pm

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

Bioinformaticians urged to send proposals vs. Covid-19

September 10, 2020, 7:22 pm

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

DOST chief eyes PH to rank 43rd in 2022 Global Innovation Index

DOST chief eyes PH to rank 43rd in 2022 Global Innovation Index

September 4, 2020, 8:15 pm

MANILA -- As the Philippines ranked 50th in the 2020 Global Innovation Index (GII), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Friday said he targets to achieve the 43rd place by 2022. The GII ranks 131 world economies based on innovative capabilities. The… Read More

DOST turns over Covid-19 monitoring platform to DOH

DOST turns over Covid-19 monitoring platform to DOH

September 4, 2020, 6:56 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday officially turned over the "Covid-19 Philippine LGU Monitoring Platform" called the Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler (FASSSTER) to the Department of Health (DOH). The… Read More

DOST allots P2.6-M for seaweed dryers, training in Zambo City

DOST allots P2.6-M for seaweed dryers, training in Zambo City

September 4, 2020, 10:11 am

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology - Region 9 (DOST-9) has allocated PHP2.6 million for the production of eight solar-powered seaweed dryers, as well as for the training on the use of the technology. In an interview, DOST-9 chief Martin Wee said over 400 families are expected to… Read More

PH up 4 notches to 50th place in 2020 Global Innovation Index

PH up 4 notches to 50th place in 2020 Global Innovation Index

September 3, 2020, 8:08 am

MANILA – The Philippines now ranks 50th in the Global Innovation Index (GII), up four notches from its ranking in 2019, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Wednesday night. The GII ranks 131 world economies based on innovative capabilities. The innovation inputs and… Read More

Lagundi clinical trials get FDA nod: DOST chief

Lagundi clinical trials get FDA nod: DOST chief

August 29, 2020, 2:53 pm

MANILA – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the clinical trials for the local herb lagundi as a mode of adjuvant therapy, the chief of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Friday. "It was earlier approved by the DOST, and now the FDA also approved the conduct… Read More