Science and Technology

Pinoys rank Converge as top fixed ISP in Q1-Q2 of 2022: Ookla   

Pinoys rank Converge as top fixed ISP in Q1-Q2 of 2022: Ookla  

July 18, 2022, 9:07 pm

MANILA – Filipinos have ranked fiber broadband provider Converge as the top fixed internet service provider (ISP) in the country, according to the "Speedtest Awards" for the first quarter to second quarter of 2022. In its report, users of the Speedtest website—a network analytics website and… Read More

MisOr coop's oolong tea production gets boost with DOST aid

MisOr coop's oolong tea production gets boost with DOST aid

July 18, 2022, 7:28 pm

MANILA – Oolong tea processing by a cooperative in Misamis Oriental will become safer and production will triple through the assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), an executive said Monday. The Blooming Forest Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BFWMPC) will be provided… Read More

Space Science Camp set on July 19-21

Space Science Camp set on July 19-21

July 15, 2022, 7:11 pm

MANILA -- To raise awareness on space science and technology, a Space Science Camp will be organized by the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) from July 19 to 21 virtually and in Quezon City on the second day. "This event aims to raise awareness and interest in space science and technology. The camp… Read More

PCIEERD to focus on supporting e-mobility projects

PCIEERD to focus on supporting e-mobility projects

July 14, 2022, 9:04 pm

MANILA – An official of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) on Thursday said the council will focus on supporting projects related to e-mobility in the coming years to boost its viability. "In the coming years, (PCIEERED) will focus… Read More

App to detect depression among Covid patients being developed

App to detect depression among Covid patients being developed

July 13, 2022, 6:52 pm

MANILA – A mobile application (app) is currently being developed to detect and alleviate depression among persons with mild coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The project, which was funded by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for PHP11 million, started in… Read More

State-of-the-art vehicle boosts C. Luzon's rescue capabilities

State-of-the-art vehicle boosts C. Luzon's rescue capabilities

July 13, 2022, 6:34 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Region 3 (DOST-Central Luzon) has boosted the disaster rescue and relief capabilities of poor and vulnerable communities in the region through the adoption of locally developed disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM)… Read More

Filipino firm to develop groundbreaking tech logistics platform

Filipino firm to develop groundbreaking tech logistics platform

July 13, 2022, 12:58 pm

MANILA – LB TekSystems is set to develop a transport booking and routing system after being awarded by a leading oil and gas company an exclusive contract for the project. LB TekSystems is an all-Filipino company providing digital consulting, solutions and implementation with a presence in the… Read More

TESDA eyes crafting cybersecurity course

TESDA eyes crafting cybersecurity course

July 8, 2022, 7:59 pm

MANILA -- An official of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on Friday said they are currently looking at developing a cybersecurity training program, in possible partnership with other countries. "As we are transitioning to the 5th Industrial Revolution that mostly… Read More

PNRI launches Radiation Research Center

PNRI launches Radiation Research Center

June 29, 2022, 7:17 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) launched on Wednesday a center for radiation research, a field that could be pivotal in developing radiation safety standards and in assuring the safety of nuclear workers and the public in the event of nuclear accidents and… Read More

DOST e-library to be available in rural areas via datacasting

DOST e-library to be available in rural areas via datacasting

June 24, 2022, 7:39 pm

MANILA – The digital library Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station (STARBOOKS) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will soon be available via datacasting. Starbooks is a stand-alone information source designed to reach those with limited… Read More

Testing center for medical PPE launched in Taguig

Testing center for medical PPE launched in Taguig

June 24, 2022, 7:16 pm

MANILA – Personal protective equipment (PPE) used for medical purposes can now be easily and quickly tested locally for their quality and efficiency with the inauguration of a medical textile testing center in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday.Beginning July, PPE manufacturers, government agencies,… Read More

PhilSA to empower LGUs on using satellite data

PhilSA to empower LGUs on using satellite data

June 22, 2022, 7:18 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) on Wednesday said it is set to launch a project that will allow local government units (LGUs) and other sectors to use satellite data to better carry out their duties. Now on its pre-implementation stage, the PINAS (PhilSA Integrated Network for… Read More

Academe-led tech solutions featured in PH Innovation Expo

Academe-led tech solutions featured in PH Innovation Expo

June 21, 2022, 8:38 pm

MANILA – Technology solutions made by higher education institutions (HEIs) to address problems in the communities as well as to help firms better serve them were featured in the Philippine Innovation Expo on Tuesday. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Guevara said… Read More

DOST warns vs. dubious social media accounts, scholarship info

DOST warns vs. dubious social media accounts, scholarship info

June 21, 2022, 7:35 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) on Tuesday warned the public against "suspicious" social media accounts, misleading information on its scholarship programs, as well as fake job offerings.These suspicious accounts bear SEI's name, logo, or… Read More

PH-made instructional car charging system needs industry partners

PH-made instructional car charging system needs industry partners

June 20, 2022, 8:17 pm

MANILA – A locally-made instructional automotive charging system is now open for commercialization, offering a cheaper alternative to imported products. "The 'Trainer Model for Instructional Automotive Charging System with Automatic Voltage Regulator and Integrated Circuits' or Autocharge is an… Read More

Kit being developed for cheaper, faster enteric virus detection

Kit being developed for cheaper, faster enteric virus detection

June 17, 2022, 8:27 pm

MANILA -- Researchers from the University of the Philippines-Natural Sciences Research Institute (UP NSRI) are currently developing a kit that could offer a cheaper and faster way to detect enteric viruses, commonly blamed for water and foodborne diseases like gastroenteritis."This could detect… Read More

Use of nanotexturing eyed to make knee implant safer

Use of nanotexturing eyed to make knee implant safer

June 17, 2022, 7:29 pm

MANILA – A local firm will use surface nanotexturing or electrochemical etching to improve its knee implant product, to help patients avoid bacterial infection. Arthologics, Inc., which developed the Logic 1.0 Total Knee Arthroplasty for persons suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid… Read More

Bicolano students join DOST roster of scholars

Bicolano students join DOST roster of scholars

June 17, 2022, 7:27 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – A total of 529 students from the six provinces of Bicol region are expected to join the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) roster of scholars after qualifying for the Science Education Institute's (SEI) scholarship program. In a phone interview on Friday, Ruby Asuncion,… Read More

P300-K cash prize at stake for top health research innovation

P300-K cash prize at stake for top health research innovation

June 16, 2022, 10:26 pm

MANILA – Filipino innovators may get up to PHP300,000 cash prize and a research development grant via the Gelia Castillo Award for Research on Social Innovations in Health (GCARSIH). Named after National Scientist Dr. Gelia Castillo, this award seeks to recognize the outstanding social… Read More

Metals, engineering industry crucial in PH recovery: DOST exec

Metals, engineering industry crucial in PH recovery: DOST exec

June 15, 2022, 7:35 pm

MANILA – The metals and engineering industry has contributed much to the country's recovery efforts, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Wednesday. "We can never disregard the contribution of the industry. We owe it to the metals industry to celebrate milestones… Read More