Science and Technology

DOST chief hopes for passage of PSTO Act

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Thursday expressed hope that the Duterte administration will approve a law increasing the salaries and providing more benefits to officials of Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTC).Through... Read More

Cooperation key to thriving in 'new normal': tech experts

MANILA – Two technology experts on Tuesday said cooperation among different biz entities, as well as within an organization, is among the keys to thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the "new normal". Citing his observations, Don Rae, senior advisor for Globe Business, noted that food... Read More

TAPI, World Bank eye collab to reach more communities

MANILA – The Technology Application and Promotions Institute (TAPI) and World Bank (WB) are currently discussing possible partnership to be able to deliver technology and innovation to more communities, an executive said Tuesday. "The WB have inquired about how (far) the TAPI can go when it... Read More

PH, Iran to pursue collab on sci-tech, innovation

MANILA – The Philippines and Iran will pursue collaboration on science, technology and innovation (STI), particularly on health and medical devices as well as nanotechnology, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Monday. DOST officials held a scientific visit in... Read More

DOST-8 boosts food innovation center to diversify MSME products

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Science and Technology-Region 8 (DOST-8) is strengthening the seven-year-old Eastern Visayas Food Innovation Center (EVFIC) to cope with changing and stringent market demand.The DOST regional office here and the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) signed a... Read More

PH's 1st 'science for change' facility to rise in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – The first-ever “science for change” facility in the country will soon rise in this city, with its PHP115-million budget included in the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA).Albay Second District Rep. Joey Salceda, in an interview on Friday, said the "Bicol Science... Read More

DOST-3 introduces Aurora farmers to smart agri farming

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has introduced a smart agriculture farming system to farmers and vegetable growers in San Luis, Aurora.In partnership with the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) in the capital town of... Read More

DOST-4A pilots inventory mgmt system, boosts ICT innovations

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST-4A) is currently piloting its in-house developed Purchasing and Inventory Management System (PIMS) as the agency continues to produce information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. In an interview with the Philippine... Read More

DOST-Calabarzon seeks more support for macapuno research

MANILA – While there are existing known macapuno products, the Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST 4-A) is seeking more support for macapuno research and development (R&D), saying there's more that can be generated from it. "We would like to have a focused R&D on... Read More

Methanol detection kit project likely completed by August

MANILA – The field test kit to detect methanol contamination in lambanog is expected to be completed by August, an official of the Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST 4-A) said Monday."We target the field testing to be completed by August. Then we will get intellectual... Read More

Yarn innovation center to rise in Ilagan

MANILA – A regional yarn production and innovation center (RYPIC) will soon rise in Ilagan, Isabela, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. In a taped report aired in the afternoon, he said the RYPIC will be located at the Isabela State... Read More

TAPI to assist start-ups, spin-offs enter int'l market

MANILA – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) will be supporting spin-offs and start-ups to reach the international market, its director, Marion Decena, said on Friday. "In 2023, TAPI aims to internationalize intellectual property (IP) applications; fund spin-offs and... Read More

FPRDI develops abaca fiber extracting machine

MANILA – The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) has developed an abaca fiber extracting machine that is apparently non-hazardous, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced Friday. In a taped report aired in the... Read More

PH, Italy to forge scientific cooperation

MANILA -- The Philippines and Italy are set to forge scientific cooperation on various strategic areas, and signing may take place this month. "As we continue to expand our STI (science, technology, innovation) international partnerships, we are keen on pursuing further synergies with Italy. (The)... Read More

PH, Korea R&D collab to start this June

MANILA -- The Philippines and South Korea will begin collaboration on different research and development (R&D) projects this year, an official said Tuesday. Almost four years since the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) - South Korea expressed... Read More

DOST announces 94% passing rate in electoral board certification

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Friday announced the agency has recorded a 94.23-percent passing rate in the electoral board member certification. "As of April 21, a total of 205,413 local electoral board members [who] will serve during... Read More

DOST-Catanduanes to fund abaca-related proposals

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Catanduanes will fund abaca-related research in a bid to help and support the staging of the 6th Abaca Festival on May 24-28 in the province, which was recently declared as the "Abaca Capital of the Philippines".Engr. Marie... Read More

PH introduces locally-made e-jeepney

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) on Monday afternoon introduced the locally-made 23-seater electric jeepney (e-jeepney) via a demo run in Alabang, Muntinlupa.This (e-jeepney) was made by the engineers of... Read More

PH, Aussie institute to collab on digital health programs

MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia have agreed to work together on digital health programs. "(The) DOST sees this as an important area for innovation in the Philippines, especially with our... Read More

DOST, PhilSA greenlight transition of Space S&T assets

QUEZON CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have officially signed the memorandum of agreement on the transition of Space Science and Technology Assets (SSTA) from DOST to PhilSA on Monday.DOST and PhilSA entered into the agreement to... Read More