Science and Technology

Solidum gets add'l post

Solidum gets add'l post

October 18, 2019, 6:41 pm

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… Read More

Acer, Microsoft partner for certification program in PH schools

Acer, Microsoft partner for certification program in PH schools

October 14, 2019, 7:32 pm

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… Read More

PH, China to help future researchers, start-ups

PH, China to help future researchers, start-ups

October 8, 2019, 6:55 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines and China would assist future researchers as well as start-up companies from both countries through scholarships and partnerships, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said on Tuesday. "The president of Chinese Academy of Science… Read More

31st MathSci Week slated Oct. 14-18

31st MathSci Week slated Oct. 14-18

October 7, 2019, 10:36 pm

MANILA – The University of the Philippines Los Baños Mathematical Sciences Society (UPLB MASS) proudly brings you the 31st Mathematical Sciences Week (MathSci Week) themed “Smart Solutions: Enhancing Risk Reduction Management to Build a More Disaster-Resilient Nation”. This is an annual… Read More

LandBank urges inventors to avail of assistance

LandBank urges inventors to avail of assistance

October 2, 2019, 7:56 pm

MANILA -- The Land Bank of the Philippines is inviting Filipino inventors to avail of its assistance to commercialize their inventions, an executive said.  "We encourage borrowers to avail of this assistance. Because as of now, only a few have availed (of) this, and we have allotted a huge fund… Read More

Schneider Electric launches first ‘HyperPod’ in PH

Schneider Electric launches first ‘HyperPod’ in PH

September 25, 2019, 9:11 pm

MANILA -- Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, on Tuesday launched its first containment solution in the Philippines that helps businesses become smarter consumers of energy. With its newest innovation, "HyperPod", the company transforms the… Read More

Desalination not yet feasible in PH: MWSS

Desalination not yet feasible in PH: MWSS

September 24, 2019, 7:33 pm

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has been working on ways to increase the supply of water in response to the woes of customers, who experience crises every year, particularly during the dry season. However, as brilliant as it may seem, desalination cannot be among… Read More

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

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

September 22, 2019, 2:30 pm

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 2020 cost… Read More

DOST launches action plan to assist more MSMEs

DOST launches action plan to assist more MSMEs

September 18, 2019, 7:16 pm

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)… Read More

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding

September 11, 2019, 5:16 pm

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

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

September 9, 2019, 7:10 pm

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

Japanese MBA school urges Pinoys to avail of online program

September 7, 2019, 10:50 am

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

Data protection training vital in beefing up cyber defense

September 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

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

More cyber-attack opportunities to health sector seen

September 6, 2019, 10:02 am

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'

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

September 5, 2019, 5:45 pm

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

Kaspersky raises alarm over cyberattacks trend on pharma firms

September 5, 2019, 5:00 pm

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

PH-made building 'health' monitor launched

September 2, 2019, 8:28 pm

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

TESDA lifts tech-voc image thru ladderized diploma program

August 29, 2019, 9:17 pm

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), Lapeña… Read More

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

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

August 17, 2019, 2:53 pm

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

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

August 16, 2019, 4:25 pm

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 (PNA),… Read More