Science and Technology

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

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

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

August 15, 2019, 8:09 pm

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 it… Read More

Over 200 OFWs attends digital literacy training in Singapore

Over 200 OFWs attends digital literacy training in Singapore

August 7, 2019, 9:56 pm

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,… Read More

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

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

August 6, 2019, 1:44 pm

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

DOST chief bats for technologies to help curb dengue

August 1, 2019, 6:58 pm

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

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

July 25, 2019, 8:47 pm

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.… Read More

DOST introduces new technologies, facilities in 1H 2019

DOST introduces new technologies, facilities in 1H 2019

July 21, 2019, 8:40 pm

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, launched… Read More

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

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

July 19, 2019, 7:51 pm

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 Science and… Read More

DOST opens Nat'l Science & Technology Week celebration

DOST opens Nat'l Science & Technology Week celebration

July 17, 2019, 6:17 pm

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… Read More

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

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

July 12, 2019, 5:17 pm

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 regional… Read More

PH needs more scientists: NAST

PH needs more scientists: NAST

July 12, 2019, 10:12 am

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… Read More

DOST chief cites techs to address PH's environmental woes

DOST chief cites techs to address PH's environmental woes

July 11, 2019, 6:35 pm

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 in… Read More

DOST chief hopes for more jobs for scientists

DOST chief hopes for more jobs for scientists

July 10, 2019, 10:23 am

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,… Read More

Dela Peña eyes partnership to adapt DOST techs

Dela Peña eyes partnership to adapt DOST techs

July 9, 2019, 4:48 pm

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

NegOcc IT center named top-performing Tech4ED hub in Visayas

July 8, 2019, 8:45 pm

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

DOST launches 'Siyensikat' TV program

July 8, 2019, 5:40 pm

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

Young Ilocanos urged to take S&T courses

July 8, 2019, 4:57 pm

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

Phivolcs to launch 4 disaster mitigation apps

July 2, 2019, 6:33 pm

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