Science and Technology

DOST opens Nat'l Science & Technology Week celebration

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday officially opened the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.The National S&T Week is being observed annually every July. The DOST regional offices also prepared various... Read More

Public urged to join Nat'l Science & Technology Week celebration

MANILA — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is inviting everyone to join the celebration of the National Science & Technology Week (NSTW) from July 17 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.The National S&T Week is being observed annually every July. The DOST... Read More

PH needs more scientists: NAST

MANILA -- The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), in its annual scientific meeting from July 10-11, concluded that the country needs more researchers, and an improved government procurement process is vital to achieve this.NAST is mandated to advise the President on matters related to... Read More

DOST chief cites techs to address PH's environmental woes

MANILA --Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday cited the various strategies to address the challenges in the country's carrying capacity. During the two-day National Academy of Science and Technology’s (NAST) annual scientific conference... Read More

DOST chief hopes for more jobs for scientists

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena wishes for more local employment opportunities for the scientists and researchers.Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. (OYSI) president Merlyn Mendioro said the Philippines only have 189 scientists per million, whereas... Read More

Dela Peña eyes partnership to adapt DOST techs

MANILA --In terms of support from the Duterte administration, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said on Tuesday he hopes more agencies would partner with the agency and adapt its technologies."I hope (the administration would) encourage line agencies to... Read More

NegOcc IT center named top-performing Tech4ED hub in Visayas

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) was awarded as the top-performing Tech4ED hub in the Visayas Cluster 1 by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).NOLITC, a technical-vocational training school owned by the... Read More

DOST launches 'Siyensikat' TV program

MANILA -- In its bid to reach wider audience and inform the public about the wonders of science, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launched "Siyensikat" on GMA News Channel on Sunday.DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that he will be... Read More

Young Ilocanos urged to take S&T courses

LAOAG CITY—The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Ilocos Sur is encouraging all highly competitive students entering Grade 7 to pursue Science and Technology courses and enjoy the perks of being a government scholar.In a press conference held in Laoag City Monday, Dr. Ronnalee Orteza,... Read More

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

MANILA --The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will soon launch four applications (apps) in relation to disaster risk reduction and mitigation. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said these apps are the... Read More

DOST, DILG set convergence meeting for research adaptation

MANILA --The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will meet with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for possible research adaptation by the latter. "We will have a convergence meeting with the DILG, because the PCIEERD (Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and... Read More

6 Filipino HS students to compete in UK Math Olympiad

MANILA --Six Filipino high school students will be competing at the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in the United Kingdom from July 11 to 22.They will compete against more than 600 students from 112 countries in the contest, which is considered as the most prestigious math competition... Read More

Huawei focuses on digital transformation in PH

SHANGHAI – Information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices maker, Huawei, is bringing in innovative technology to the Philippines to benefit from the application of digital transformation.Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. Vice President Daniel Guo said here that... Read More

Make the most of digitech, DICT exec urges public

CARMONA, Cavite -- Amid a fast-changing digital landscape across the world, a senior consultant of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urged the public to take advantage of technological breakthroughs in various ways.Former DICT undersecretary Monchit Ibrahim made this... Read More

Kids increasingly exposed to online cyber attacks

MANILA -- Internet cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab warned parents in the Philippines that their children are increasingly at risk from cybersecurity threats online.A study by Kaspersky revealed that web-based infections in the country increased by 230 percent at 31.89 million in 2018 compared to... Read More

PH robotics team to join int'l tilt, presentations until November

MANILA -- After winning gold in the First Lego League (FLL) Open International competition in Turkey this month, the Philippine Robotics National Team, represented by Kid Imagineers from Dr. Yanga’s College Inc., will attend various international robotics tilt and presentations set until... Read More

DOST seeks innovative teaching methods

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has urged Science and Math teachers to submit innovative teaching proposals to receive funding.Nine approved proposals (three teachers or groups allowed in three categories) will each receive a PHP50,000... Read More

NAST wants further study on Manila Bay reclamation plans

MANILA --The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has recommended further study on the Manila Bay reclamation plans or projects."We are mandated to advise the President on matters related to science and technology. We would create recommendations which we would gather from different... Read More

Multi-million peso biz incubation facility to rise in NegOr

DUMAGUETE CITY -- A multi-million peso business incubation facility, to be managed and operated by Silliman University (SU), will soon rise in San Antonio, Sibulan, Negros Oriental.The facility is designed to foster technological innovation and entrepreneurial talent, as well as develop innovative... Read More

DOST marks World Metrology Day with lab inauguration

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrated World Metrology Day on Monday by inaugurating the state-of-the-art National Metrology Laboratory (NML) at its compound in Bicutan, Taguig City.DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara said private firms can now have their... Read More