Science and Technology

DOST S&T Fellows Program opens 33 slotsĀ 

MANILA–A total of 33 slots have been opened so far for the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) S&T Fellows Program this year, the agency announced Friday. S&T Fellows are researchers, scientists, and engineers assigned in various DOST research and development (R&D)... Read More

List of US states banning TikTok from government devices grows

ISTANBUL – The list of US states banning TikTok on government-issued phones over cyber security concerns continues to grow, with Wisconsin and North Carolina the latest to do so.“I just signed an executive order banning TikTok and other potential cybersecurity-threatening technologies on... Read More

SIM registration over 10% complete: DICT

MANILA – Over 10 percent of active mobile users in the country have so far completed the registration of their subscriber identity module (SIM), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) bared on Thursday.In a statement, DICT Spokesperson, Undersecretary Anna Mae Yu... Read More

DOST-C. Luzon developing system to predict accurate rice yield

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology in Central Luzon (DOST-3) is developing a system that can predict rice yields accurately.Dr. Amy Lizbeth Rico, a professor of the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) in Camiling town, Tarlac province, said in a... Read More

PH, UAE ink space cooperation

MANILA – The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed early this month an agreement for space cooperation, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) announced Tuesday. PhilSA said the country will collaborate with the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) on space research and development;... Read More

DOST bares 2023 foreign scholarship opportunities

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday bared some of the foreign scholarship and research and development (R&D) opportunities that Filipinos could avail of next year.These opportunities will be co-funded by Taiwan, Japan, China, India and France.The public was... Read More

DOST urges LGUs to learn charcoal briquetting

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday urged local government agencies to consider putting up charcoal briquette businesses in their respective areas to provide an alternative source of income for their constituents.Forest Products Research and Development Institute... Read More

DOST launches 3D Philippines info system

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched Tuesday the 3D Philippines information system, an online mapping platform for surface and subsurface data. 3D Philippines mainly features borehole data necessary to inform developers, planners and designers on subsurface... Read More

PTRI eyes training more farmers on pineapple fiber extraction

MANILA – An executive of the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) on Tuesday said the agency is looking at training more farmers on banana and pineapple fiber extraction. "The advantage of pineapple or banana fiber is that these are agricultural byproducts. The trunks and leaves are... Read More

Korean-funded mold technology support hub opens in Cavite

MANILA – The Mold Technology Support Center (MTSC) funded by the Korean government for USD8 million officially opened in General Trias, Cavite on Thursday. The MTSC, which is poised to be a premier training hub for mold technologies, will be managed by the Department of Science and... Read More

Kit being developed for early detection of leptospirosis

MANILA – A kit is currently being developed for the early detection of leptospirosis.The project, which was funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for PHP25.3 million, involves using a kit to test human samples such as whole blood, serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid."The... Read More

DOST gives 50 portasols to Ilocos Sur farmers

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology in the Ilocos Region I (DOST-I) has distributed 50 units of portable solar dryer or portasol to farmers in Ilocos Sur province. "We purchased the 50 units as requested by Representative [Ronald] Singson who identified the beneficiaries in... Read More

84 DOST employees complete training on blockchain

MANILA – A total of 84 personnel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offices from across the country have completed training on blockchain technology. In a hybrid closing ceremony on Friday, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said he was looking forward to seeing how they will... Read More

DOST invites public to Balik Scientists convention

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday invited the public to attend the Balik Scientists Program (BSP) Convention on Oct. 14, either online or onsite, to hear and learn about a number of innovations by Filipinos scientists that seek to address problems the country... Read More

PhilSA researchers to join space training in India

MANILA – Two researchers from the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have been selected to participate in the Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training (UNNATI) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru, India from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. UNNATI will provide Gracielle Capardo... Read More

New internet service provider in PH launches one-stop mobile app

MANILA – Streamtech Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing fiber internet, launched its Streamtech Internet PH app during their Streamtech AnniBESTsary event held recently at SOMO Market in Daang Hari, Cavite. Streamtech is one of the emerging internet service providers... Read More

More R&D support, investments vital to PH dev't

MANILA–The country needs more support and investments in research and development (R&D), an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday."Malaki ang papel na ginagampanan ng science and technology upang patuloy na mapaunlad ang ating bansa. Nasa kamay nila ang... Read More

App to pre-assess mobility impairment to be rolled out in QC

MANILA – A mobile application that seeks to empower barangay health workers (BHWs) to pre-assess mobility impairment among kids and teens is being prepared for rollout and testing in Quezon City.The POWer (prosthesis, orthosis, and wheelchair empowerment and reintegration) app contains a... Read More

Gatchalian urges gov't to establish free online library

MANILA – Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish a free online library for elementary and secondary learners as augmentation to the existing online library services in the country which were created during the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago.Gatchalian cited the role of digital... Read More

Sci-tech, innovation vital to nat'l wealth creation: DOST chief

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Thursday noted the importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in "the development of national wealth.""Since the pandemic broke out, innovation is equated with progress. We need to invest in... Read More