Science and Technology

Gov’t to fund over 44K science scholars in 2020

MANILA -- Government will be funding the studies of 44,475 science scholars next year -- including 1,927 in PhD and 4,264 in Masters’ programs -- as part of the “national talent pool the country needs to win the future,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Sunday.The... Read More

DOST launches action plan to assist more MSMEs

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology has launched a promotional activity to reach out more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), an official announced on Wednesday."We have launched the 'SPICES to DOST LabS', a promotional activity wherein we hold tours (of our facilities) and... Read More

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging more regional higher education institutions (HEIs) to apply for funding to develop a niche center."We are looking for research or project proposals that have social and economic impacts," DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina... Read More

Dela Pena 'inspired' with solons' support to S&T

MANILA --Despite cutting the proposed budget for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2020 into half, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he felt inspired by the legislators' support to science and technology (S&T). "Despite the many questions they asked, and despite that the... Read More

Japanese MBA school urges Pinoys to avail of online program

MANILA -- Emphasizing the emerging technologies that every industry must be able to adapt to, a Japanese university is urging Filipinos to avail of an MBA (Master of Business Administration) program, which they could take wherever they are.GLOBIS University president, Yoshito Hori, was in Makati... Read More

Data protection training vital in beefing up cyber defense

YANGON, Myanmar -- Countries like the Philippines whose militaries are just starting to beef up their cyber defenses should first train personnel on how to use and protect their data along with their devices, a researcher from a global cybersecurity company said Thursday."They should learn to use... Read More

More cyber-attack opportunities to health sector seen

YANGON, Myanmar -- As the healthcare sector becomes more digital, cybercriminals are seeing more possibilities to attack this vital industry.This was emphasized by Stephan Neumeier, Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC) at Kaspersky, in a statement during the start of the 5th Cyber Security... Read More

Healthcare sector among top targets of 'hackers-for-hire'

YANGON, Myanmar -- There is an urgent need for the healthcare sector to boost its cyber-defense capabilities as it is among the industries on the list of top targets of hackers-for-hire, an international cyber security firm said on Thursday.“With the healthcare sector a bit lagging in terms of... Read More

Kaspersky raises alarm over cyberattacks trend on pharma firms

YANGON, Myanmar -- An international cybersecurity company on Thursday expressed concern over the rising trend of cyberattacks observed in the pharmaceutical industry.“While it is a known fact that money-hungry cybercriminals can easily earn by attacking banks, we also observe that these... Read More

PH-made building 'health' monitor launched

MANILA -- A Filipino-made equipment that could monitor the "health" of a building was launched on Monday in Pasay City.For a more economical price, building owners and government agencies can now purchase USHER (Universal Structural Health Evaluation and Recording System), an equipment developed... Read More

TESDA lifts tech-voc image thru ladderized diploma program

MANILA -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) lifted the image of technical-vocational (tech-voc) education by creating a "ladderized diploma program", Secretary Isidro Lapeña bared on Thursday.In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA),... Read More

5G tech can ease traffic, address flood in PH: expert

MANILA-- Countries like the Philippines which have concerns on flooding and traffic congestion, stand to benefit more from the use of fifth-generation or 5G technology, an expert said.Dr. Henry Chan, a development economist based in Singapore and a senior research fellow at the Cambodia Institute... Read More

DOST chief wants OP to initiate drafting of Space Agency's IRR

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Thursday asked the Office of the President (OP) to initiate drafting the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the country's would-be Space Agency. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency... Read More

DOST chief confident in university's R&D vs. dengue

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he is confident that the drug versus dengue currently being developed by a team of university researchers would be successful. "I have high confidence on this R&D (research and development), and that... Read More

Over 200 OFWs attends digital literacy training in Singapore

MANILA -- More than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have acquired additional knowledge about the digital world after participating in the training workshop in Singapore on Aug. 4 this year.Facebook facilitated the launching of the workshop in partnership with the Philippine Embassy, Philippine... Read More

DOST-assisted herbal supplement vs. dengue to be out mid-August

MANILA --A herbal supplement developed through a loan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be available by mid-August. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, said the supplement was made from "tawa-tawa"... Read More

DOST chief bats for technologies to help curb dengue

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña has suggested using DOST-developed products or research to curb the rising dengue cases in the country. Latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) revealed that from June 30 to July 6, there were 5,744... Read More

PH to work on innovation to further boost global ranking: DOST

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena on Thursday vowed to address the country's weaknesses on innovation to further increase its ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII)."Of course, to achieve a higher ranking, we have to work on our weaknesses. We... Read More

DOST introduces new technologies, facilities in 1H 2019

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology is grateful for President Rodrigo Duterte's support to its endeavors."So far, all of our project proposals were approved," DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in an interview. The agency, he noted,... Read More

DOST chief grateful of PRRD's support to S&T

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said on Friday he is grateful for President Rodrigo Duterte's support to science and technology (S&T)."Like what (Education) Secretary Leonor Briones said during the opening ceremony (of the National... Read More