Science and Technology

Kit being developed for early detection of leptospirosis

Kit being developed for early detection of leptospirosis

October 18, 2022, 7:24 pm

MANILA – A kit is currently being developed for the early detection of leptospirosis. The project, which was funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for PHP25.3 million, involves using a kit to test human samples such as whole blood, serum, urine and cerebrospinal fluid. "The… Read More

DOST gives 50 portasols to Ilocos Sur farmers

DOST gives 50 portasols to Ilocos Sur farmers

October 18, 2022, 6:26 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology in the Ilocos Region I (DOST-I) has distributed 50 units of portable solar dryer or portasol to farmers in Ilocos Sur province. "We purchased the 50 units as requested by Representative [Ronald] Singson who identified the beneficiaries in… Read More

84 DOST employees complete training on blockchain

84 DOST employees complete training on blockchain

October 7, 2022, 7:09 pm

MANILA – A total of 84 personnel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offices from across the country have completed training on blockchain technology. In a hybrid closing ceremony on Friday, DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. said he was looking forward to seeing how they will… Read More

DOST invites public to Balik Scientists convention

DOST invites public to Balik Scientists convention

October 4, 2022, 7:48 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday invited the public to attend the Balik Scientists Program (BSP) Convention on Oct. 14, either online or onsite, to hear and learn about a number of innovations by Filipinos scientists that seek to address problems the country is… Read More

PhilSA researchers to join space training in India

PhilSA researchers to join space training in India

October 4, 2022, 7:46 pm

MANILA – Two researchers from the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have been selected to participate in the Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training (UNNATI) by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru, India from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. UNNATI will provide Gracielle Capardo… Read More

New internet service provider in PH launches one-stop mobile app

New internet service provider in PH launches one-stop mobile app

October 3, 2022, 9:40 pm

MANILA – Streamtech Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing fiber internet, launched its Streamtech Internet PH app during their Streamtech AnniBESTsary event held recently at SOMO Market in Daang Hari, Cavite. Streamtech is one of the emerging internet service providers offering… Read More

More R&D support, investments vital to PH dev't

More R&D support, investments vital to PH dev't

September 23, 2022, 6:19 pm

MANILA – The country needs more support and investments in research and development (R&D), an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday. "Malaki ang papel na ginagampanan ng science and technology upang patuloy na mapaunlad ang ating bansa. Nasa kamay nila ang… Read More

App to pre-assess mobility impairment to be rolled out in QC

App to pre-assess mobility impairment to be rolled out in QC

September 21, 2022, 6:21 pm

MANILA – A mobile application that seeks to empower barangay health workers (BHWs) to pre-assess mobility impairment among kids and teens is being prepared for rollout and testing in Quezon City.The POWer (prosthesis, orthosis, and wheelchair empowerment and reintegration) app contains a… Read More

Gatchalian urges gov't to establish free online library

Gatchalian urges gov't to establish free online library

September 18, 2022, 7:17 pm

MANILA – Senator Win Gatchalian wants to establish a free online library for elementary and secondary learners as augmentation to the existing online library services in the country which were created during the outbreak of the pandemic two years ago. Gatchalian cited the role of digital… Read More

Sci-tech, innovation vital to nat'l wealth creation: DOST chief

Sci-tech, innovation vital to nat'l wealth creation: DOST chief

September 15, 2022, 6:56 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Thursday noted the importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) in "the development of national wealth." "Since the pandemic broke out, innovation is equated with progress. We need to invest in… Read More

DOST R&D confab to spark tie-ups among stakeholders

DOST R&D confab to spark tie-ups among stakeholders

September 13, 2022, 5:12 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping its 7th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) slated this week will result in partnerships among the stakeholders, according to an official of the agency. Set on Sept. 15 to 16 at the Philippine International… Read More

ASTI to develop robot that detects plant diseases

ASTI to develop robot that detects plant diseases

September 5, 2022, 8:43 pm

MANILA -- The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) is currently developing a robot that could detect plant diseases, thereby helping farmers to increase yield, its top official said Monday. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robot will be placed initially in a banana plantation… Read More

DOST open to R&D proposals on monkeypox

DOST open to R&D proposals on monkeypox

August 26, 2022, 6:10 pm

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday the agency is open to evaluating research and development (R&D) proposals on viral disease, monkeypox, for possible funding. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, DOST Assistant Secretary Leah Buendia… Read More

PCIEERD, TikTok launch STAR Camp

PCIEERD, TikTok launch STAR Camp

August 22, 2022, 6:42 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) and video-sharing platform TikTok on Monday launched the STAR (Science and Technology Advocates for Research) Camp, a search for content creators who will promote this field. Three… Read More

DOST trains Catanduanes villagers on improved vinegar production

DOST trains Catanduanes villagers on improved vinegar production

August 15, 2022, 7:43 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Bicol through its Catanduanes provincial office has conducted technology assistance training for vinegar production in Bagamanoc town. In an interview on Monday, Engr. Marie Grace Molina, DOST Catanduanes director, said the… Read More

DOST chief vows to focus on job creation through STI

DOST chief vows to focus on job creation through STI

August 15, 2022, 7:12 pm

MANILA – Among the priorities of the new Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is job creation, and use of science, technology and innovation (STI) to address various concerns that the country is facing. "There is job creation through STI, and this is also for… Read More

ASTI to develop robot that would disinfect indoors

ASTI to develop robot that would disinfect indoors

August 15, 2022, 6:17 pm

MANILA – The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) has allocated PHP5.9 million for the development of a robot with ultraviolet-C light that can disinfect indoor spaces, its chief said Monday. The project aims to reduce the risks of using UV light by integrating intelligent features… Read More

PH firm to roll out 1st e-PRF deployment via Microsoft Power Apps

PH firm to roll out 1st e-PRF deployment via Microsoft Power Apps

August 9, 2022, 3:05 pm

MANILA – The first and only Filipino-made Electronic Purchase Requisition Form (e-PRF) customization and deployment using Microsoft Power Apps is expected to be rolled out in international schools in the region. The e-PRF project is already in the pre-production phase of building and… Read More

MSMEs to benefit from productivity enhancement training

MSMEs to benefit from productivity enhancement training

August 2, 2022, 6:53 pm

MANILA – At least 60 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon (Region 3) are expected to initially benefit from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Labor's (DOLE) plan to conduct productivity enhancement training. The DOST-Region 3 and the… Read More

DOST-funded digester to convert wastes to biogas in Aurora

DOST-funded digester to convert wastes to biogas in Aurora

August 2, 2022, 3:28 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – A fixed dome biogas digester will be built in the municipal abattoir of Baler, Aurora. The project worth PHP444,000 will be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under its regional grants-in-aid program. Aurora Provincial Science Technology… Read More