Science and Technology

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

DOST R&D confab to spark tie-ups among stakeholders

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping its 7th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) slated this week will result in partnerships among the stakeholders, according to an official of the agency. Set on Sept. 15 to 16 at the Philippine International... Read More

ASTI to develop robot that detects plant diseases

MANILA -- The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is currently developing a robot that could detect plant diseases, thereby helping farmers to increase yield, its top official said Monday.Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robot will be placed initially in a banana plantation to... Read More

DOST open to R&D proposals on monkeypox

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday the agency is open to evaluating research and development (R&D) proposals on viral disease, monkeypox, for possible funding.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, DOST Assistant Secretary Leah... Read More

PCIEERD, TikTok launch STAR Camp

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) and video-sharing platform TikTok on Monday launched the STAR (Science and Technology Advocates for Research) Camp, a search for content creators who will promote this field.Three... Read More

DOST trains Catanduanes villagers on improved vinegar production

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Bicol through its Catanduanes provincial office has conducted technology assistance training for vinegar production in Bagamanoc town.In an interview on Monday, Engr. Marie Grace Molina, DOST Catanduanes director, said the... Read More

DOST chief vows to focus on job creation through STI

MANILA–Among the priorities of the new Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is job creation, and use of science, technology and innovation (STI) to address various concerns that the country is facing."There is job creation through STI, and this is also for countryside... Read More

ASTI to develop robot that would disinfect indoors

MANILA–The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) has allocated PHP5.9 million for the development of a robot with ultraviolet-C light that can disinfect indoor spaces, its chief said Monday.The project aims to reduce the risks of using UV light by integrating intelligent features to... Read More

PH firm to roll out 1st e-PRF deployment via Microsoft Power Apps

MANILA – The first and only Filipino-made Electronic Purchase Requisition Form (e-PRF) customization and deployment using Microsoft Power Apps is expected to be rolled out in international schools in the region.The e-PRF project is already in the pre-production phase of building and... Read More

MSMEs to benefit from productivity enhancement training

MANILA – At least 60 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon (Region 3) are expected to initially benefit from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Labor's (DOLE) plan to conduct productivity enhancement training.The DOST-Region 3 and the... Read More

DOST-funded digester to convert wastes to biogas in Aurora

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A fixed dome biogas digester will be built in the municipal abattoir of Baler, Aurora.The project worth PHP444,000 will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under its regional grants-in-aid program.Aurora Provincial Science Technology... Read More

PSTC Leyte to help augment fishers' income via sardine processing

MANILA -- To help fishermen augment their income, the Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in Leyte will help them establish a sardine processing plant in the municipality of Hilongos.The PSTC will provide the local government of Hilongos with PHP900,000 for the acquisition of food... Read More

PCIEERD echoes PBBM: STI vital to hasten economic growth

MANILA -- The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) on Tuesday echoed President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.'s pronouncement that science, technology, and innovation (STI) are crucial to hasten economic growth."His (Marcos) 19 priority... Read More

DOST backs BBM's stance on investing in sci-tech

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is supporting President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s stance on investing in science and technology to boost the country's disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts.Marcos, in his first State of the Nation Address on Monday, acknowledged that the... Read More

USAID leads dialogue on improving women’s digital inclusion in PH

MANILA – Speakers and reactors from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Philippine Commission on Women, Global Systems of Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), and the public and private sectors recently... Read More

DOST spends P108-M for new disaster risk reduction projects

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology has spent over PHP108.4 million for 12 new projects related to disaster risk reduction (DRR). "Investing in DRR is crucial as the country contends with meteorologic, seismic, and volcanic events. We should not let our guards down even with our... Read More

Pinoys rank Converge as top fixed ISP in Q1-Q2 of 2022: Ookla  

MANILA – Filipinos have ranked fiber broadband provider Converge as the top fixed internet service provider (ISP) in the country, according to the "Speedtest Awards" for the first quarter to second quarter of 2022.In its report, users of the Speedtest website—a network analytics website... Read More

MisOr coop's oolong tea production gets boost with DOST aid

MANILA–Oolong tea processing by a cooperative in Misamis Oriental will become safer and production will triple through the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), an executive said Monday. The Blooming Forest Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BFWMPC) will be provided... Read More

Space Science Camp set on July 19-21

MANILA -- To raise awareness on space science and technology, a Space Science Camp will be organized by the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) from July 19 to 21 virtually and in Quezon City on the second day. "This event aims to raise awareness and interest in space science and technology. The camp... Read More

PCIEERD to focus on supporting e-mobility projects

MANILA – An official of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) on Thursday said the council will focus on supporting projects related to e-mobility in the coming years to boost its viability."In the coming years, (PCIEERED) will... Read More