Science and Technology

Testing center for medical PPE launched in Taguig

MANILA – Personal protective equipment (PPE) used for medical purposes can now be easily and quickly tested locally for their quality and efficiency with the inauguration of a medical textile testing center in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday.Beginning July, PPE manufacturers, government... Read More

PhilSA to empower LGUs on using satellite data

MANILA – The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) on Wednesday said it is set to launch a project that will allow local government units (LGUs) and other sectors to use satellite data to better carry out their duties.Now on its pre-implementation stage, the PINAS (PhilSA Integrated Network for... Read More

Academe-led tech solutions featured in PH Innovation Expo

MANILA – Technology solutions made by higher education institutions (HEIs) to address problems in the communities as well as to help firms better serve them were featured in the Philippine Innovation Expo on Tuesday.Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Guevara said... Read More

DOST warns vs. dubious social media accounts, scholarship info

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Tuesday warned the public against "suspicious" social media accounts, misleading information on its scholarship programs, as well as fake job offerings.These suspicious accounts bear SEI's name, logo, or... Read More

PH-made instructional car charging system needs industry partners

MANILA – A locally-made instructional automotive charging system is now open for commercialization, offering a cheaper alternative to imported products. "The 'Trainer Model for Instructional Automotive Charging System with Automatic Voltage Regulator and Integrated Circuits' or Autocharge is... Read More

Kit being developed for cheaper, faster enteric virus detection

MANILA -- Researchers from the University of the Philippines-Natural Sciences Research Institute (UP NSRI) are currently developing a kit that could offer a cheaper and faster way to detect enteric viruses, commonly blamed for water and foodborne diseases like gastroenteritis."This could detect... Read More

Use of nanotexturing eyed to make knee implant safer

MANILA – A local firm will use surface nanotexturing or electrochemical etching to improve its knee implant product, to help patients avoid bacterial infection. Arthologics, Inc., which developed the Logic 1.0 Total Knee Arthroplasty for persons suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid... Read More

Bicolano students join DOST roster of scholars

LEGAZPI CITY – A total of 529 students from the six provinces of Bicol region are expected to join the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) roster of scholars after qualifying for the Science Education Institute's (SEI) scholarship program.In a phone interview on Friday, Ruby... Read More

P300-K cash prize at stake for top health research innovation

MANILA – Filipino innovators may get up to PHP300,000 cash prize and a research development grant via the Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH). Named after National Scientist Dr. Gelia Castillo, this award seeks to recognize the outstanding social... Read More

Metals, engineering industry crucial in PH recovery: DOST exec

MANILA – The metals and engineering industry has contributed much to the country's recovery efforts, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Wednesday. "We can never disregard the contribution of the industry. We owe it to the metals industry to celebrate milestones... Read More

DOST brings e-learning technologies to Nueva Ecija IP schools

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST3) has introduced e-learning technologies to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in Gabaldon, Nueva EcijaDOST Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat said on Tuesday some 204 units of... Read More

Pharma, agri, energy tech feted in S&T Summit

MANILA -- Pharmaceutical, agricultural and energy technologies supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were showcased in the agency's Science for Change Program (S4CP) Summit on Friday.The S4CP started in 2016, through subprograms such as the Niche Centers in the Region for... Read More

S&T intervention helps weavers, farmers in Iloilo

MANILA – Around 50 farmers and 28 weavers in Iloilo have been benefiting from the science and technology intervention from the Department of Science and Technology in Western Visayas (DOST-6). "The weaving industry in Miagao and Iloilo as a whole has given women an opportunity (for)... Read More

Virtual simulation practical for DRRM-H training

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday stressed the importance of virtual simulations when holding training on disaster risk reduction and management in health (DRRM-H).DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara made the pronouncement as she revealed that... Read More

Mobile lab for ASF detection to be deployed in Mindanao

MANILA– A mobile laboratory for the detection of the African swine fever (ASF) is currently being developed and will be deployed in Mindanao, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Wednesday."The BioAssets Corporation is setting up a high containment laboratory... Read More

DOST helps Lanao del Norte town's disaster mitigation

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Lanao del Norte is assisting in the disaster mitigation efforts of the municipality of Bacolod, providing technical support and funding to procure automatic rain gauges (ARGs) and a water level monitoring station (WLMS)."The Provincial... Read More

8 universities to get up to P5-M R&D lab grant from PCIEERD

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is searching for eight universities or institutions to be granted up to PHP5 million for the establishment or improvement of their research and development (R&D)... Read More

Yacht maker seeks 2nd innovation assistance fund from DOST

MANILA – A yacht manufacturer that was able to increase production and sales after getting innovation funding assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is seeking the same from the agency, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. "Ajis Dive and Aquasports, the... Read More

Fruit-bearing trees eyed as possible timber alternatives

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is looking at fruit-bearing trees as possible alternatives to commercial timber due to the "insignificant movement of the wood during drying," Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday."Old, fruit-bearing trees that abound in... Read More

PH, US science fellow explore possible collab on ASF diagnostics

MANILA – The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and a US Embassy science fellow are exploring a possible partnership on African swine fever (ASF) diagnostics."The possible areas of collaboration aim to help the government strengthen its efforts to reduce the... Read More