Science and Technology

FNRI trains health workers via recorded modules

MANILA–The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic did not stop the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) from training barangay health workers to help fight malnutrition among kids. "Three provinces were affected and where FNRI could not conduct a face-to-face training. These are... Read More

500 farmers in Bukidnon benefit from DOST tech program

MANILA–An estimated 500 farmers have benefited from the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) of the Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 (DOST-10), an executive said Wednesday. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, DOST Bukidnon Provincial Director... Read More

DOST supports establishment of waste-to-energy facility

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said having waste-to-energy (WTE) technology in the country has been one of his wishes at the start of his term."Our neighboring countries like Singapore and Taiwan have functioning WTE facilities, so why... Read More

PH to focus on food safety amid pandemic

MANILA–Food safety is among the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) priorities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Tuesday. "With the pandemic that caught almost everyone unprepared, access to food became a... Read More

DOST boosts coffee industry in Calabarzon

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon and the Cavite State University (CvSU) are collaborating to boost the coffee industry in the region. In a taped report aired on Friday, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the two are working to develop tissue... Read More

More S&T interventions underway for Fuga Island

MANILA–Residents of Fuga Island in Aparri, Cagayan can expect more science and technology (S&T) interventions, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. In a taped report, he announced that the agency has partnered with the Philippine... Read More

TESDA addresses job-skills mismatch: Lapeña

MANILA – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Secretary Isidro Lapeña on Thursday said the agency has been addressing job-skills mismatch in the country.This, after Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called on TESDA to address the persistent high rates... Read More

Barako farmers to benefit from RIIC initiative

MANILA–Barako coffee farmers and processors will greatly benefit from the Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) initiative in Calabarzon, Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A Director Emelita Bagsit said. "Kapeng barako is the focus commodity of RIIC as this is an important... Read More

Biosafety level 2 lab launched

MANILA–In preparation for the establishment of a Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP), a biosafety level 2 laboratory was soft-launched on Thursday inside the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. The facility will provide... Read More

Regional R&D centers to help address hunger

MANILA–Among the focus of the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (research and development) or NICER will be on addressing hunger, and hopefully achieving zero hunger, officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Tuesday. In a symposium, DOST Secretary Fortunato... Read More

FNRI introduces sweet potato enhanced nutribun

MANILA– The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) introduced on Friday the enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun) with sweet potato as the main ingredient. Each serving has 507 calories, 356 mg. of calcium, 17 grams protein, 5 mg. iron, and 612 micrograms of Vitamin A. FNRI Director Imelda... Read More

Fintech booms in Asia Pacific amid pandemic: study

MANILA – A recent study by a cybersecurity firm showed that financial technology (fintech) has been on the rise in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. "The pandemic accelerated the use of digital wallets. Consumers are heavily reliant on it... Read More

New DOST IV-A chief to upskill staff

MANILA–The newly appointed chief of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Calabarzon (Region IV-A) wants to upskill and reskill the staff and push for an innovative work environment. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday, Director Emelita Bagsit said... Read More

2 PH cube satellites now operational

MANILA–The country's two locally made cube satellites (CubeSats) Maya-3 and Maya-4, are now operational following their release to space on October 6, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Thursday. "(DOST) Undersecretary (Rowena Cristina)... Read More

DOST chief says PH ‘in dire need’ of nanotech experts

MANILA–The Philippines is "still in dire need" of nanotechnology experts who can lead in planning and implementing research and development (R&D) projects, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Wednesday. These nanotech experts will also... Read More

E-community project gives free Wi-Fi to NegOr village

DUMAGUETE CITY – Residents of Barangay Puhagan in Valencia, Negros Oriental will now be enjoying free Wi-Fi following Monday’s switch-on ceremony for the country’s first off-grid, electronic (e-) community.Renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), owned by First... Read More

S-PaSS users now over 3-M

MANILA–There are now over three million users of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) travel management system, the one-stop online communication and coordination platform for travelers and local government units (LGUs), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de... Read More

DOST to look for 3 incubatees from IT-BPM sector

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 8 (Eastern Visayas) will open three slots for startup companies in the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector to benefit its incubation program. "It's free to become an incubatee in the TBI (technology... Read More

PH continues leveraging ICT solutions for health

MANILA–Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said the country will continue to leverage information and communications technology (ICT) for health. "ICT for health is among our research priority areas. One of our goals in utilizing ICT is to bring health... Read More

DOST provides livelihood aid to senior citizens in Tarlac town

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Senior citizens in the municipality of Pura in Tarlac will soon have their own source of livelihood.The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 3 (Central Luzon), through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in the province, has entered... Read More