Science and Technology

Pinoy inventor develops anti-virus machine

Pinoy inventor develops anti-virus machine

June 17, 2020, 8:03 pm

MANILA – As the world is racing against time to find the best drug to treat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), a Filipino inventor, has asserted to have developed a machine that can kill airborne virus and even novel coronavirus which is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets… Read More

DOST supports system to facilitate Covid-19 testing

DOST supports system to facilitate Covid-19 testing

June 17, 2020, 7:31 pm

MANILA – As the Philippines hopes to transition from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)-induced community quarantine to the new normal, it is imperative that targeted mass testing is in place to contain further spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus. While national and local efforts to source… Read More

DOST open to supporting other Covid-19 clinical trials

DOST open to supporting other Covid-19 clinical trials

June 17, 2020, 7:19 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is open to supporting and funding other clinical trials on a possible cure or treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an official said on Wednesday. "We are open, but (proposals will have to) be proven to have significant… Read More

P31-M more allotted for 5 commodities, food security: DOST

P31-M more allotted for 5 commodities, food security: DOST

June 17, 2020, 7:58 am

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated an additional PHP31.6 million for food security research and development (R&D) projects covering five commodities. In an online interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña… Read More

DOST allots P36-M for food security programs

DOST allots P36-M for food security programs

June 10, 2020, 6:44 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allotted more than PHP36 million for projects supportive of food security in preparation for post-Covid-19 recovery process, its chief said on Wednesday. In an online interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary… Read More

DOST-9 backs researcher to develop studies on citrus peels

DOST-9 backs researcher to develop studies on citrus peels

June 8, 2020, 4:39 pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) has released PHP296,421 to support a local researcher to continue her studies on the determination of antioxidant and anti-arthritic activity of citrus fruit peels (Citrus… Read More

DOST launches satellite monitoring program on Manila Bay

DOST launches satellite monitoring program on Manila Bay

June 5, 2020, 7:24 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launched on Friday the "IM4ManilaBay"  (Integrated Mapping, Monitoring, Modelling, and Management System for Manila Bay and Linked Environments) program, which aims to help decision-makers in crafting policies in the… Read More

PH researchers study herbal plants' benefit in fight vs. Covid-19

PH researchers study herbal plants' benefit in fight vs. Covid-19

June 4, 2020, 7:00 pm

MANILA --Filipino researchers are currently studying the possible benefits of herbal plants -- particularly tawa-tawa and lagundi -- to reduce a person's infectivity from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Thursday.… Read More

DOST starts virology-related studies

DOST starts virology-related studies

June 4, 2020, 6:55 pm

MANILA – In preparation for the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) proposed creation of a virology institute in the country, its partner researchers started a study and would undertake other studies related to virology, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said Wednesday. "There are… Read More

DOST seeks more cooperators to produce reusable face masks

DOST seeks more cooperators to produce reusable face masks

June 3, 2020, 7:46 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is looking for more co-operators to help the agency produce reusable face masks it intends to donate to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) front-liners. In a virtual presser on Wednesday, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the… Read More

DOST urges businessmen to support 'Balik Probinsya' program

DOST urges businessmen to support 'Balik Probinsya' program

June 1, 2020, 9:18 am

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging businessmen to support the government's "Balik Probinsya" program by putting up technology-related businesses in the province. In a phone interview over the weekend, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the agency plans… Read More

PH 1st gravitational physicist to graduate at UP

PH 1st gravitational physicist to graduate at UP

May 28, 2020, 7:17 pm

MANILA --  The University of the Philippines National Institute of Physics (UP-NIP) has announced that one of its graduating students would be the country's first gravitational physicist. In its social media post on Thursday, and in an article posted on Scientia, UP Diliman College of Science's… Read More

Up to P5-M grant for researches, technologies under 'new normal'

Up to P5-M grant for researches, technologies under 'new normal'

May 25, 2020, 7:59 pm

MANILA – Up to PHP5-million grant is at stake for researches and technologies that would help the economy adapt to the "new normal" after the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Monday. Researchers from the academe, research, and development (R&D)… Read More

DOST chief bats for creation of virology institute

DOST chief bats for creation of virology institute

May 23, 2020, 5:09 pm

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 Science and… Read More

'Pisay' to continue helping communities amid pandemic

'Pisay' to continue helping communities amid pandemic

May 23, 2020, 4:49 pm

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

Philippine Science High School to implement new modes of learning

May 22, 2020, 10:11 pm

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

Taguig school holds first-ever 'cyber graduation' rites

May 22, 2020, 5:02 pm

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

DOST-made soaps can be shared to possible adoptors

May 21, 2020, 7:45 pm

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

DOST grants P4.7-M for sanitation cubicle fabrication

May 20, 2020, 7:11 pm

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… Read More

DOST eyes more centers in community-based VCO trial

DOST eyes more centers in community-based VCO trial

May 9, 2020, 8:10 am

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 coronavirus… Read More