Science and Technology

Sci-tech, innovation fest promotes STEM-related careers

Sci-tech, innovation fest promotes STEM-related careers

October 16, 2023, 5:57 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping to attract the youth to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through the National Youth, Science, Technology and Innovation Festival (NYSTIF) on Oct. 25 to 28. In a public briefing Monday,… Read More

DICT-CICC steps up monitoring of online apps in 100 sites

DICT-CICC steps up monitoring of online apps in 100 sites

October 7, 2023, 12:40 pm

MANILA – The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) have achieved a “milestone” with the full operation of monitoring apps in 100 sites nationwide. The Consumer Application Monitoring System (CAMS) has… Read More

PrimeWater innovation bags 2 honors at Asian Tech Excellence Awards

PrimeWater innovation bags 2 honors at Asian Tech Excellence Awards

October 4, 2023, 8:41 pm

MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp.’s Leak Tagging App and Asset Registry and Performance Monitoring Software bagged awards during the 2023 Asian Technology Excellence Awards for web technology and software in utilities held in Bangkok, Thailand on Sept. 18, 2023. PrimeWater was among the… Read More

PhilHealth urged to enhance cyber defenses

PhilHealth urged to enhance cyber defenses

October 3, 2023, 8:44 pm

MANILA – An information security group has lauded the management of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for refusing to pay the USD300,000 (roughly PHP17 million) ransom demanded by the cybercriminals who hacked into its network on Sept. 22, but also urged the agency to enhance… Read More

Investments in tech transfer contribute to rise in GII ranking

Investments in tech transfer contribute to rise in GII ranking

September 28, 2023, 9:00 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. has cited investments in technology transfer as among the factors that contributed to the rise of Philippines' ranking in the 2023 Global Innovation Index (GII). "Technology translation initiatives include… Read More

DOST to hold 1st DRRM tech expo in Mindanao

DOST to hold 1st DRRM tech expo in Mindanao

September 28, 2023, 7:55 pm

MANILA – To help strengthen the country's resilience from disasters, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is mounting the first disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) technology expo in Mindanao from October 6 to 4 at The Atrium, Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. This is the… Read More

DOST to potential Balik Scientists: PH offers many opportunities

DOST to potential Balik Scientists: PH offers many opportunities

August 18, 2023, 7:43 pm

MANILA – Filipino scientists abroad are encouraged to go back as there are many opportunities for them to contribute to the country, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday. "There are many aspects where our Balik Scientists have been helping us in filling… Read More

DOST grants Bulacan farmers’ group food processing equipment

DOST grants Bulacan farmers’ group food processing equipment

August 14, 2023, 3:33 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has provided food processing equipment to a farmers' association in Bulacan province. The equipment will be used by Talbak Fruits and Coffee Growers Association (TFCGA) based in Doña Remedios Trinidad town for… Read More

Solidum: 'Habagat' to persist till Q3, El Niño to be felt in Q4

Solidum: 'Habagat' to persist till Q3, El Niño to be felt in Q4

August 10, 2023, 7:25 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Thursday said the "habagat" or southwest monsoon, which causes rains, will persist through the third quarter, while the effects of El Niño will be felt in the fourth quarter. In a column published in a… Read More

Scientist urges people to plan mitigation vs. climate change

Scientist urges people to plan mitigation vs. climate change

August 3, 2023, 7:55 pm

MANILA – A Balik Scientist on Thursday urged communities, especially those in coastal areas, to think of efforts that could mitigate the effects of climate change. In a public briefing, Balik Scientist Hernando Bacosa, said communities must prepare for dry season, drought, flooding. "Often,… Read More

DOST, firm to launch bioprinting lab in Western Visayas

DOST, firm to launch bioprinting lab in Western Visayas

July 13, 2023, 11:53 am

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), together with Pharma GalenX Innovations, Inc. will launch the DOST-supported bioprinting laboratory in Jaro, Iloilo on Thursday.The first in Western Visayas, this laboratory was funded by the DOST under the agency's Business Innovation… Read More

UP mathematicians working on Baybayin translator, mobile app

UP mathematicians working on Baybayin translator, mobile app

July 11, 2023, 7:32 pm

MANILA – Mathematicians from the University of the Philippines - Diliman are currently working on improving the Baybayin translator system they have recently developed, and are eyeing to create a two-way translator and eventually a mobile app. According to UP, masters student Rodney Pino and… Read More

DOST opens PH 1st fuel cell R&D, testing center

DOST opens PH 1st fuel cell R&D, testing center

July 6, 2023, 7:59 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday opened the country's first fuel cell research and development (R&D) and testing center which seeks to provide the industries with support on basic and applied research and technology development. Located inside the DOST… Read More

DOST showcases creative industry in 'Likha' festival

DOST showcases creative industry in 'Likha' festival

July 4, 2023, 4:28 pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Department of Science and Techonology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) on Monday launched here the “LIKHA: Forest Products Innovation Reimagined”, a week-long event highlighting the relevance of programs creating high quality,… Read More

DOST gives P100-K to 20 women-led enterprises

DOST gives P100-K to 20 women-led enterprises

June 26, 2023, 8:29 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) on Monday gave PHP100,000 prize each to 20 women-led enterprises as part of its Women-Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise)… Read More

TIP seeks to develop energy storage system

TIP seeks to develop energy storage system

June 5, 2023, 6:00 pm

MANILA – The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) is seeking to develop a battery energy storage system (BESS) as one of the deliverables of its Advanced Batteries Center. "The (BESS) project forms part of the deliverables of the Center. Once we have confirmed the accuracy,… Read More

PTRI to establish more bamboo textile fiber innovation hubs 

PTRI to establish more bamboo textile fiber innovation hubs 

May 19, 2023, 5:04 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) will establish at least three more Bamboo Textile Fiber Innovation Hub (BTFIH) until 2024, adding to the current three hubs, its chief said Friday. PTRI officer in charge Julius Leaño said one would be launched in Lagangilang, Abra this… Read More

Scientist wants center for polymers available across PH

Scientist wants center for polymers available across PH

May 18, 2023, 8:43 pm

MANILA – A Balik Scientist on Thursday expressed his wish that the Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) -- currently available for use in Region 10 -- be made available to other regions by making it a national center. Balik Scientist Robert Malaluan said he is seeking the government's support… Read More

TAPI allots P16-M to help MSMEs commercialize innovation

TAPI allots P16-M to help MSMEs commercialize innovation

May 11, 2023, 6:32 pm

MANILA – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) has allocated an initial PHP16 million for this year to aid the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) commercialize their innovations. "It (allocation) can be increased depending on the availability of funds. The amount… Read More

AI ‘won’t replace human creativity,’ says digital media artist

AI ‘won’t replace human creativity,’ says digital media artist

May 11, 2023, 4:38 pm

ISTANBUL – As concerns over potential risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) continue to mount, a prominent data artist has offered a refreshing perspective by saying that machines "will not replace human creativity." “As a concept, it gives us a lot to ponder in terms of how we define… Read More