Science and Technology

Virgin coconut oil helps in mild Covid-19 relief

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday said the study on the effectiveness of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as an adjunct therapy for Covid-19 showed that it has helped in the symptom’s relief and faster recovery of clinical trial participants.... Read More

Right lagundi dosage can relieve Covid-19 symptoms: DOST

MANILA – A medical doctor and project leader of the study on lagundi as adjuvant therapy for mild Covid-19 reminded the public that there is a prescribed dosage for the herbal medicine that treats cough and asthma.Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la... Read More

DOST-11 offers as much as P1-M for health-related proposals

MANILA – The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium in Davao Region (RHRDC-XI) is looking for health-related research proposals that will receive funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).Up to PHP1 million funding per project proposal will be allocated for... Read More

Halal assurance manual to be available soon: DOST-ITDI

MANILA – Copies of the Halal assurance system manual will be available to the public soon, an executive of the DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute said on Tuesday. "The draft manual will be submitted to an editor for further editing. Once finalized, the manual will be given to a... Read More

DOST 2022 budget lower but 8 attached agencies to get raise

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will get a budget of PHP24.268 billion this year, allowing an increase for eight of its 18 attached agencies, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña reported on Friday.The budget is lower by PHP919.8 million compared to 2021, he said in a... Read More

DOST chief urges use of radiation monitoring facility

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña is encouraging target individuals to use the DOST-funded radiation monitoring facility in Quezon City."The facility is now fully operational. New service includes micronucleus assay to determine exposure... Read More

Researchers, firms to benefit from medical textile testing center

MANILA – Aside from personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers and suppliers, researchers and the private sector are also welcomed to use the PTRI Medical Textile Testing Center (PMTTC), which is expected to be fully operational by April. The PMTTC can also be used by regulatory bodies... Read More

DOST agency develops power backup system

MANILA – The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has developed a power backup system for use during outages.The system was developed as an alternative to uninterrupted power supply (UPS), according to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la... Read More

3 agricultural techs commercialized in Mimaropa

MANILA–At least three agricultural technologies made through the partnership of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Mimaropa and Occidental Mindoro State College (OMSC) are now available in the region. In a taped report aired on Friday, Department of Science and Technology... Read More

Knowledge Channel, DOST partner to bring STEM closer to public

MANILA–Soon, materials from the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will be shown on Knowledge Channel's platforms as the two recently signed a partnership, an executive of SEI said on Thursday. "It (partnership) will make STEM (science, technology,... Read More

250 farmers to benefit from citronella processing facility

MANILA– More or less 250 Higaunon farmers in Bukidnon will benefit from the establishment of a citronella facility, an executive of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 10 said Wednesday. "This is the first time that they will have a processing facility. Target to start... Read More

Sweet potato ice cream plant to be launched in Leyte

MANILA–A sweet potato (kamote) ice cream plant will soon be launched in Leyte through the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday. In a taped report, he said this will be funded by the DOST in Region VIII and will be... Read More

Sci-tech, innovation ‘Pagtanaw 2050’ turned over to DOST, NEDA

MANILA – A 30-year Philippine Foresight on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) was officially turned over to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Monday. The foresight called "Pagtanaw 2050" was a project of the... Read More

Balik Scientist portal launched

MANILA–Filipino scientists abroad can now do their work remotely and apply for the Balik Scientist program by applying through a portal that was launched on Friday. While some of them cannot return to the country because of the pandemic, they can still contribute and make a difference,... Read More

Biodegradable plastic manufacturer gets P3-M loan from DOST

MANILA – A biodegradable plastic manufacturer in Caraga has received a PHP3 -million loan from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said. MJ Printing Services is the first local manufacturer of biodegradable plastics in the region, and the loan... Read More

DOST allots P2.4-M for Payatas disposal facility

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is allocating PHP2.49 million for the development of a smart greenhouse system in the Payatas Controlled Disposal Facility (PCDF). DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the DOST-National Capital Region on November 5 signed a... Read More

FPIC Davao to launch food innovation product

MANILA – The Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC)-Davao is set to launch on Nov. 24 a spray-dried coconut powder called Bukolyte."This innovative product is made from young coconut water and meat developed using spray-drying technology that converts liquid extracts into powder while... Read More

DOST to provide safe water in Bukidnon, Cotabato

MANILA– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to provide clean and safe water to communities in Bukidnon and South Cotabato, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday.In a taped report, de la Peña said around 2,500 residents of Barangay Sampagar, Damulog,... Read More

Metrology in Chemistry lab opens

MANILA–A four-story Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) laboratory was launched on Tuesday at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. It is equipped with machines, devices, and advanced instruments for reference materials production for local food... Read More

UN development goals get boost with DOST’s 3 R&D centers

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday introduced three Niche Centers in the Regions (NICERs) supporting the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Cities and Communities targets."In support of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the DOST, through... Read More