Science and Technology

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

DOST brings e-learning technologies to Nueva Ecija IP schools

DOST brings e-learning technologies to Nueva Ecija IP schools

June 14, 2022, 5:59 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST3) has introduced e-learning technologies to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija DOST Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat said on Tuesday some 204 units of… Read More

Pharma, agri, energy tech feted in S&T Summit

Pharma, agri, energy tech feted in S&T Summit

June 10, 2022, 7:08 pm

MANILA -- Pharmaceutical, agricultural and energy technologies supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) were showcased in the agency's Science for Change Program (S4CP) Summit on Friday. The S4CP started in 2016, through subprograms such as the Niche Centers in the Region for… Read More

S&T intervention helps weavers, farmers in Iloilo

S&T intervention helps weavers, farmers in Iloilo

June 10, 2022, 12:38 pm

MANILA – Around 50 farmers and 28 weavers in Iloilo have been benefiting from the science and technology intervention from the Department of Science and Technology in Western Visayas (DOST-6). "The weaving industry in Miagao and Iloilo as a whole has given women an opportunity (for) livelihood,… Read More

Virtual simulation practical for DRRM-H training

Virtual simulation practical for DRRM-H training

June 9, 2022, 8:57 pm

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday stressed the importance of virtual simulations when holding training on disaster risk reduction and management in health (DRRM-H).DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara made the pronouncement as she revealed that the… Read More

Mobile lab for ASF detection to be deployed in Mindanao

Mobile lab for ASF detection to be deployed in Mindanao

June 8, 2022, 8:13 pm

MANILA – A mobile laboratory for the detection of the African swine fever (ASF) is currently being developed and will be deployed in Mindanao, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Wednesday."The BioAssets Corporation is setting up a high containment laboratory… Read More

DOST helps Lanao del Norte town's disaster mitigation

DOST helps Lanao del Norte town's disaster mitigation

June 7, 2022, 6:46 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Lanao del Norte is assisting in the disaster mitigation efforts of the municipality of Bacolod, providing technical support and funding to procure automatic rain gauges (ARGs) and a water level monitoring station (WLMS). "The Provincial… Read More

8 universities to get up to P5-M R&D lab grant from PCIEERD

8 universities to get up to P5-M R&D lab grant from PCIEERD

June 1, 2022, 5:00 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is searching for eight universities or institutions to be granted up to PHP5 million for the establishment or improvement of their research and development (R&D) laboratories. "Public and… Read More

Yacht maker seeks 2nd innovation assistance fund from DOST

Yacht maker seeks 2nd innovation assistance fund from DOST

May 27, 2022, 9:25 pm

MANILA – A yacht manufacturer that was able to increase production and sales after getting innovation funding assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is seeking the same from the agency, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. "Ajis Dive and Aquasports, the only… Read More

 Fruit-bearing trees eyed as possible timber alternatives

Fruit-bearing trees eyed as possible timber alternatives

May 27, 2022, 8:13 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is looking at fruit-bearing trees as possible alternatives to commercial timber due to the "insignificant movement of the wood during drying," Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday. "Old, fruit-bearing trees that abound in rural… Read More

PH, US science fellow explore possible collab on ASF diagnostics

PH, US science fellow explore possible collab on ASF diagnostics

May 26, 2022, 11:00 pm

MANILA – The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and a US Embassy science fellow are exploring a possible partnership on African swine fever (ASF) diagnostics. "The possible areas of collaboration aim to help the government strengthen its efforts to reduce the… Read More

DOST chief hopes for passage of PSTO Act

DOST chief hopes for passage of PSTO Act

May 26, 2022, 7:07 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Thursday expressed hope that the Duterte administration will approve a law increasing the salaries and providing more benefits to officials of Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTC).Through the… Read More

Cooperation key to thriving in 'new normal': tech experts

Cooperation key to thriving in 'new normal': tech experts

May 24, 2022, 9:50 pm

MANILA – Two technology experts on Tuesday said cooperation among different biz entities, as well as within an organization, is among the keys to thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the "new normal". Citing his observations, Don Rae, senior advisor for Globe Business, noted that food delivery… Read More

TAPI, World Bank eye collab to reach more communities

TAPI, World Bank eye collab to reach more communities

May 24, 2022, 9:49 pm

MANILA – The Technology Application and Promotions Institute (TAPI) and World Bank (WB) are currently discussing possible partnership to be able to deliver technology and innovation to more communities, an executive said Tuesday. "The WB have inquired about how (far) the TAPI can go when it… Read More

PH, Iran to pursue collab on sci-tech, innovation

PH, Iran to pursue collab on sci-tech, innovation

May 23, 2022, 7:26 pm

MANILA – The Philippines and Iran will pursue collaboration on science, technology and innovation (STI), particularly on health and medical devices as well as nanotechnology, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Monday. DOST officials held a scientific visit in… Read More

DOST-8 boosts food innovation center to diversify MSME products

DOST-8 boosts food innovation center to diversify MSME products

May 23, 2022, 1:57 pm

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Science and Technology-Region 8 (DOST-8) is strengthening the seven-year-old Eastern Visayas Food Innovation Center (EVFIC) to cope with changing and stringent market demand. The DOST regional office here and the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) signed a… Read More

PH's 1st 'science for change' facility to rise in Bicol

PH's 1st 'science for change' facility to rise in Bicol

May 20, 2022, 6:33 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The first-ever “science for change” facility in the country will soon rise in this city, with its PHP115-million budget included in the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Albay Second District Rep. Joey Salceda, in an interview on Friday, said the "Bicol Science For… Read More

DOST-3 introduces Aurora farmers to smart agri farming

DOST-3 introduces Aurora farmers to smart agri farming

May 18, 2022, 7:58 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has introduced a smart agriculture farming system to farmers and vegetable growers in San Luis, Aurora. In partnership with the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) in the capital town of… Read More

DOST-4A pilots inventory mgmt system, boosts ICT innovations

DOST-4A pilots inventory mgmt system, boosts ICT innovations

May 17, 2022, 6:53 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST-4A) is currently piloting its in-house developed Purchasing and Inventory Management System (PIMS) as the agency continues to produce information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. In an interview with the… Read More

DOST-Calabarzon seeks more support for macapuno research

DOST-Calabarzon seeks more support for macapuno research

May 16, 2022, 8:08 pm

MANILA – While there are existing known macapuno products, the Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST 4-A) is seeking more support for macapuno research and development (R&D), saying there's more that can be generated from it. "We would like to have a focused R&D on macapuno so… Read More