Science and Technology

DOST to further promote metrology after staff wins int'l award

MANILA --With the recent international recognition gained by one of its staff in the field of metrology, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) plans to further strengthen and promote this field of science, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Wednesday.Benilda Ebarvia, assistant... Read More

DOST chief expects more IP registrations, approvals

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he is expecting more intellectual property (IP) applications and approvals with last month’s launch of the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) 2020-2025."Awareness campaign, strengthening... Read More

DOST chief cites 2019 achievements in various fields

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday cited numerous achievements in various fields in 2019.Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said these include accomplishments in the fields of transportation, healthcare, disaster mitigation.He also said it was in 2019 when the... Read More

Cavite first common tower seen to boost PH telco services

BACOOR CITY, Cavite - The country's hope to get 5G, or the fifth generation wireless networking architecture, takes a big step Thursday with the groundbreaking of the first common tower at Addas Greenfield Village here.Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary... Read More

Tissue culture lab for garden plants breaks ground in Bulacan

GUIGUINTO, Bulacan -- The first Innovative Tissue Culture Laboratory (iLAB) for ornamental plants in this province will soon rise in Barangay Sta. Cruz here.Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña, together with DOST-3 (Central Luzon) Regional Director Julius... Read More

Smart leads 4G availability in PH: Opensignal

MANILA -- Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) took the lead in fourth generation/long term evolution (4G/LTE) coverage in the country, according to independent mobile analytics company, Opensignal.In a statement Thursday, Smart said the latest analysis from Opensignal, covering the period of September... Read More

Edgardo Gomez, national scientist, dies at 81

MANILA -- National scientist (NS) Edgardo Gomez, founder-director of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute (UPMSI), died at 81 on Sunday.“The UPMSI announces with deep sadness the demise of our beloved founder, who established the field of marine science in the... Read More

More PH-SoKor student-faculty exchanges seen: DOST chief

MANILA --- Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña is expecting more expanded scholarship programs and research collaborations between the Philippines and Republic of Korea particularly in the field of e-learning with the use of Information and Communications... Read More

PH startups to get grants from Singaporean firm

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) will soon look for startup firms, which will get grants from a Singaporean company and the agency, its chief said on Thursday.In a phone... Read More

DOST urges students to take up STEM via robotics tilt

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Wednesday urged students to take up STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) courses in college, via a robotics competition.First launched in 2011, the "Tagisang Robotics" tilt is back after a... Read More

Tech biz group allays fears on AI

MANILA -- A session in the 11th International Innovation Summit (IIS) organized by the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) on Tuesday clarified that artificial intelligence (AI) would not replace jobs, contrary to the beliefs and fear of some."Imagine being told by a robot... Read More

DOST hopes to open up 13K scholarship slots in 2020

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena on Monday said he is hoping to increase the agency’s scholars to at least 13,000 in 2020 after a big number of students took the scholarship exam last October."Eleven thousand at the least, but hopefully... Read More

DOST to train 30K people on data science, analytics

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), will train 30,000 individuals on data science and analytics, its chief said on Monday.Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the program would... Read More

Phivolcs launches web app that can analyze tsunami risk areas

MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Tuesday officially launched a website application that can generate maps and analytics of areas exposed to tsunami risk.Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said the website GeoAnalyticsPH was launched as the country joined... Read More

DOST, Korea lead groundbreaking of mold tech support center

MANILA -- The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Korean government, on Wednesday led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) in Cavite, which aims to provide human resource development and technology upgrading for molding... Read More

Yamaha Fine Technologies unveils new measurement system

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Oct. 21, 2019 (Kyodo JBN- AsiaNet) -- Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd. (HQ: 283 Aoya-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu; CEO: Yasuhiro Nakada) has developed the Micro Prober MP series of measurements systems capable of continuously inspecting the high-frequency characteristics of circuit... Read More

DOST, Italy to partner on liver research

MANILA--A region in Italy, through its Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze, has offered a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in liver research, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said over the weekend.Dela Peña recently visited Trieste, a region in Italy, which... Read More

DOST unveils major projects in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday launched various projects to highlight the week-long celebration of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and 2019 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) in Western Visayas that kicked off in this... Read More

Solidum gets add'l post

MANILA--Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) officer-in-charge (OIC) Renato Solidum Jr. gets additional post as Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services, according to DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena on Friday."He will... Read More

Acer, Microsoft partner for certification program in PH schools

MANILA --Acer Philippines and Microsoft Philippines on Monday joined hands to further boost digital literacy among students.The two firms, via the Acer Academy, will soon offer Microsoft certification program to the academy's 188 partner schools. The Acer Academy is a program that targets to promote... Read More