Science and Technology

DOST hopes for Senate nod to virology, vaccine institute

BAYAMBANG, Pangasinan – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña is hoping that the Senate will approve the bill that seeks to formally institutionalize the Virology and Vaccine Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines before this... Read More

New tech to improve Cebu City's link with 80 villages

CEBU CITY – The city government here will use an “11G” point-to-point microwave network in linking Cebu City Hall’s communication system with its 80 barangays, the chair of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CCDRRMC) on Thursday said.Lawyer Gerardo... Read More

Research firm gets P16-M DOST grant to develop vax vs. ASF

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday announced it has provided PHP15.95 million assistance to veterinary research and diagnostics company, BioAssets Corporation. The DOST said it recognizes the need for animal vaccine research and development (R&D), using... Read More

Study bares 6 common threats in digital payments

MANILA – A recent study done by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky bared the top six threats that digital payment users in the Asia Pacific Region (APAC) have encountered.In a presentation on Tuesday, Kaspersky Southeast Asia general manager Yeo Siang Tiong said of the 1,618 respondents, 42 percent... Read More

PH, UAE to explore possible collaboration on AI

MANILA – The Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore possible collaboration on artificial intelligence (AI). In a Viber message on Monday, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said the agency conducted its first foreign mission... Read More

DOST allots P2.9-M for Catanduanes water desalination project

LEGAZPI CITY - The Department of Science and Technology in Bicol (DOST-5) through its Catanduanes provincial office will soon build desalination facilities that will provide clean, potable water to two barangays.In an interview on Friday, Marie Grace Molina, DOST-Catanduanes director, said their... Read More

OneWeb to test connectivity services in PH rural areas

MANILA – Global communications firm OneWeb will test its satellite internet services in select remote areas in the country, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) announced on Thursday. Through PhilSA's INCENTIVISE (Introducing Non-Geostationary Satellite Constellations Test Deployments to... Read More

More investments in pharma needed: DOST chief

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Wednesday there is a need for more investments in the pharmaceutical industry.In a public briefing, he said the DOST has been placing huge investments on research and development (R&D) and... Read More

PH to present various innovations, researches in Dubai Expo

MANILA – The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will be presenting various technologies and researches at the Dubai Expo, an official said on Monday. DOST Assistant Secretary Leah Buendia said their team will present research and innovations in Dubai, and... Read More

DOST agency to assist Davao food terminal reduce spoilage

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology - Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will assist the Davao Food Terminal Complex (DFTC) in reducing food spoilage. "DFTC is only a farmer's trading and storage post. We will help them apply technologies, such as active... Read More

PH, Israel to collaborate on science, tech projects

MANILA – The Philippines and Israel will work together on various initiatives as part of their science, technology, and innovation collaboration, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday.In a taped report, de la Peña said he and... Read More

DOST-developed poll portal to be deployed by March

MANILA – The Electoral Board (EB) Certification portal developed by the Department of Science and Technology - National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) will be deployed to end users by March.Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said in a taped report on Friday the DOST deemed it necessary to... Read More

Mimaropa's first Science Centrum ready for use

MANILA – The first Science Centrum in Region 4-B (Mimaropa) is ready for use although it is not yet open to the public, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said on Friday.The PHP5-million Science Centrum, located within the Marinduque State College, showcases 35... Read More

PCIEERD eyes over P16-B budget for R&D projects in 3 years

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is eyeing a PHP16.13 billion budget allocation for research and development (R&D) projects from 2022 to 2024.In an interview with the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, PCIEERD... Read More

Power firm funds more e-communities in NegOr town

DUMAGUETE CITY – Geothermal power leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has allocated funds for the establishment of additional off-grid electronic or e-communities in Valencia, Negros Oriental.Norreen Bautista, head of EDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility for Negros, on Tuesday... Read More

Smart agri tech available for small-scale farmers

MANILA – Small-scale farmers can adopt affordable technologies to get them aboard smart agriculture initiatives while governments continuously invest also in the basics to speed up smart agricultural transformation (SAT), an expert said.Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)... Read More

Juice drinks made from indigenous crops being developed

MANILA – A collaborative research and development project exploring the development of ready-to-drink juices made from indigenous crops will be funded and supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).In a taped report aired on Friday, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña... Read More

DOST sends water filters, nutribun to ‘Odette’’-hit areas

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has sent ceramic water filters and enhanced nutribun (e-nutribun) to victims of Typhoon Odette in Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Mimaropa, and Caraga regions.In a taped report aired on Friday, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña... Read More

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