Science and Technology

4 hard-hit sectors in Bulacan receive livelihood aid from DOST

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided livelihood assistance packages to four community sectors in Bulacan that have been greatly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.The move is under... Read More

Emergency Food Reserve facility to open in Aklan

MANILA – The Emergency Food Reserve (EFR) facility in Barangay Cabugao in Ibajay, Aklan will be operational by the third quarter of 2022, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provincial office said on Wednesday. The equipment and machinery are currently being fabricated, she said.... Read More

Caraga's mineral testing lab fully operational by 2024

MANILA – Despite being inaugurated last April 5, the Caraga Mineral Testing and Research Laboratory is not expected to be fully operational until 2024, an executive said Monday."We are still in the process of acquiring equipment for the facility. If we (could) get the funds for this in 2023,... Read More

1K farmers in Bukidnon to benefit from banana processing tech

MANILA – About 1,000 farmers in Bukidnon will benefit from a banana processing technology through the aid of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced Friday.In a video-recorded report, de la Peña said banana farmers in Lantapan,... Read More

STI mitigates risks, builds resilience: DOST chief

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Thursday noted the significant contribution of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in harnessing disaster resilience. "STI is at the core of disaster risk reduction -- from understanding the... Read More

ITDI partners with Colegio de Muntinlupa to boost 3D printing

MANILA– The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has partnered with Colegio de Muntinlupa (CDM) to boost the latter's 3D printing or additive manufacturing capability. "This partnership is crucial because 3D printing is among the technologies under Industry 4.0. By sharing (the... Read More

DOST-3 gives solar-powered teaching aids to IP schools

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided teaching aids to indigenous schools in two provinces of the region.Recipients of solar-powered interactive multimedia teachings aids were Bato Elementary School, Pinag-anakan... Read More

FPRDI to develop incense from forest product residues

MANILA - The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) is currently developing incense products using residues from extracted and processed forest materials, its chief announced Friday."We are targeting to develop incense cones and incense sticks, using hydrosols and solid residues... Read More

DOST, DILG team up for 'Maghanda' disaster response project

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday inked a deal for a project called "Maghanda," which seeks to boost information drive and provide better disaster risk warnings."It aims to capacitate LGUs (local... Read More

PCIEERD bares 8 projects for 'new normal'

MANILA– The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) on Tuesday bared at least eight projects for the "new normal" that it will be funding this year. "These projects will enable (people) to rise up to the 'new normal.' The technologies to... Read More

DOST bats for use of e-sensors in large, gov’t buildings

MANILA–An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday urged large buildings and government buildings to use cloud-based monitors and electronic sensors (e-sensors) to monitor their energy consumption."These are tools that would enable large buildings and government... Read More

PCHRD funds development of tool to assess handwriting 

MANILA–The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) has allocated over PHP3.2 million funding for a project that aims to develop a tool that could assess the handwriting of children. "There is much information that can be gathered from the simple pencil grasp, speed and... Read More

ITDI develops packaging to prolong raw food shelf life

MANILA–The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has developed a packaging that could help prolong raw food's shelf life. "It's a chitosan-based antioxidant film (that the ITDI) developed using chitosan powder. This powder can be... Read More

Interpreters for deaf partner with DOST

MANILA – Very soon, even the deaf community will learn more about innovations as the Philippine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PRID) partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to incorporate sign language in its "TekNegoShow" business type talk show. In a Viber... Read More

Tech execs want clear innovation programs from poll bets

MANILA – A clear program on innovation and technology is needed from those running for office to sustain the gains on digitalization that have been achieved to date, a convenor of Digital Pilipinas said.With the looming change in administration in the Philippines, Amor Maclang, co-founder of... Read More

PhilSA partners with PH-US group for space science scholarships

MANILA – The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) on Thursday said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) or Fulbright Philippines to provide scholarships and training programs for space science, technology, engineering, and... Read More

DOST-supported projects highlight wellness, environment

MANILA – Research and development (R&D) projects highlighting wellness, environmental sustainability, and community and the arts were showcased in a symposium on Thursday."These are diverse areas of study, but all of them are equally significant," said Department of Science and Technology... Read More

PH 4th among countries most targeted by web threats

MANILA – For the entire 2021, Kaspersky products used in the Philippines detected and foiled more than 50 million web threat attempts, according to statistics from the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).The latest KSN report released Monday showed the Philippines moved two places up in... Read More

VSATs help ensure connectivity in Siargao, Dinagat Islands

BUTUAN CITY – As two more Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) were installed on Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, the residents are now assured of connectivity after the devastation of Typhoon Odette in December last year.The Department of Information and Communications Technology-Caraga... Read More

Low-cost ventilator eyed to stop spread of airborne viruses

MANILA– The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City and the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz, Germany, are currently working to develop a low-cost ventilator system for tropical indoor environments to curb further spread of airborne viruses.In a taped report aired on... Read More