Science and Technology

DOST, other agencies showcase R&D results

DOST, other agencies showcase R&D results

April 3, 2019, 8:37 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies on Wednesday presented various research and development (R&D) results during the National Research and Development Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. These… Read More

DOST invites industries to adopt cacao processing technology

DOST invites industries to adopt cacao processing technology

March 29, 2019, 6:37 pm

MANILA --  The Department of Science and Technology - Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is inviting industries and entrepreneurs to adopt the cacao and tablea processing technology it has developed. Speaking at a forum held in Alabang, Muntinlupa on Friday, ITDI Food… Read More

Balik Scientists air Filipino researchers' plights

Balik Scientists air Filipino researchers' plights

March 23, 2019, 12:22 pm

MANILA -- Even if the Balik Scientist Act was already signed into a law in June 2018, Filipino researchers and Balik Scientists (returning scientists) still experience challenges. In separate interviews with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), two Balik Scientists shared that among these challenges… Read More

Fourth industrial revolution topbills NRCP confab

Fourth industrial revolution topbills NRCP confab

March 10, 2019, 6:43 pm

MANILA -- At least 1,000 members of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) are expected to attend its annual scientific conference and general membership assembly on Monday at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. In an interview with the Philippine… Read More

DOST chief notes increasing 'Balik Scientists' may surpass target

DOST chief notes increasing 'Balik Scientists' may surpass target

March 6, 2019, 10:04 pm

MANILA -- There is an increasing trend among "Balik Scientists" (returning scientists) and, if this continues, might surpass the target for this year, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday. Balik Scientists are… Read More

Seminar for MSMEs in QC on March 6

Seminar for MSMEs in QC on March 6

March 4, 2019, 7:31 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) will conduct a seminar for micro, small, medium enterprises (MSMEs) on Wednesday (March 6) in Quezon City, which is aimed at helping them have a more organized and efficient workplace. The seminar, dubbed as the… Read More

PH genome center expands to Visayas, Mindanao

PH genome center expands to Visayas, Mindanao

March 1, 2019, 6:43 pm

MANILA -- For more accurate results of the genomics research in the country, the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) has expanded its reach to Visayas and Mindanao, an official said on Friday. PGC executive director Cynthia Palmes-Saloma said in the first quarter of 2019, PGC satellite facilities have… Read More

New PH genomics lab to promote human genomes research

New PH genomics lab to promote human genomes research

February 28, 2019, 8:14 pm

MANILA -- Disease outbreaks can now be controlled with precision and in less time. The Commission on Higher Education - Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (CHED-PCARI) said the Shared Genomics Core Laboratory (SGCL) at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City would… Read More

DOST ventures into genomics health R&D

DOST ventures into genomics health R&D

February 27, 2019, 7:22 pm

MANILA -- In an effort to be at par with the health technology of developed countries, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Wednesday that it invested more in genomics Health Research and Development. In a technology conference, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the… Read More

DOST taps Robogals to urge studes in robotics, eng'g

DOST taps Robogals to urge studes in robotics, eng'g

February 22, 2019, 6:14 pm

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 10 (Northern Mindanao) has tapped Robogals Cagayan de Oro to encourage more students to try the fields of robotics and engineering. Robogals is a non-government organization that aims to encourage students to engage in engineering topics by… Read More

DOST to turn over train prototype to Bataan State U

DOST to turn over train prototype to Bataan State U

February 21, 2019, 6:15 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will turn over an Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) prototype to Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) in Balanga City on March 14, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. Developed by DOST… Read More

PCAARRD's project with restaurant expands this year

PCAARRD's project with restaurant expands this year

February 15, 2019, 6:34 pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources' (PCAARRD) assistance to Max's Restaurant in producing quality sweet potato will expand early this year, the Council has said. "PCAARRD has been a strong support to sweet potato (SP) breeding program and varietal… Read More

DOST recognizes student champions in 11th YES Awards

DOST recognizes student champions in 11th YES Awards

February 15, 2019, 2:50 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Thursday recognized more than 700 students from the National Capital Region during the 11th Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay… Read More

NRCP urged to work on more health-related issues

NRCP urged to work on more health-related issues

February 13, 2019, 8:18 pm

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday expressed the need for the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) to conduct more research that would address health-related concerns. Speaking at the “Enhancing the Public’s Level… Read More

NRCP seeks replication of bioremediation tech among agencies

NRCP seeks replication of bioremediation tech among agencies

February 7, 2019, 8:09 pm

MANILA -- The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) seeks Congress' support in replicating the bioremediation technology developed by the University of the Philippines (UP), among government agencies, an executive has said.NRCP representatives, together with member Nelly Aggangan… Read More

DOST execs note importance of Space Agency creation

DOST execs note importance of Space Agency creation

February 1, 2019, 9:14 pm

MANILA -- Four executives of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday noted the importance of establishing a Space Agency in the country. In a forum held in Quezon City, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña stressed that having a Space Agency is essential to help strengthen space… Read More

Businesses to benefit from PH Space Agency: DOST chief

Businesses to benefit from PH Space Agency: DOST chief

January 29, 2019, 8:11 pm

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena said Tuesday businesses would also benefit once the country establishes its own Space Agency. "The Philippines is gearing up for space industry," he said in a forum held at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig… Read More

DOST to capacitate 10 new research centers in 2019

DOST to capacitate 10 new research centers in 2019

January 9, 2019, 6:59 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will assist at least 10 new research centers this year and at the same time will also urge industry-academe partnership for research and development (R&D) in every region, Secretary Fortunato dela Pena told the Philippine News Agency (PNA)… Read More

DOST continues to boost human resource, R&D capabilities

DOST continues to boost human resource, R&D capabilities

January 3, 2019, 10:05 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously exerting efforts to boost the country's human resource and research and development (R&D) capabilities. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena said providing scholarships… Read More

Study finds clues to living a stronger, longer life

Study finds clues to living a stronger, longer life

January 3, 2019, 12:04 pm

CHICAGO -- Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute have uncovered a cause of declining motor function and increased frailty in tiny aging worms, and identified a molecule that can be targeted to improve motor function. As humans and animals age, their motor… Read More