Science and Technology

TAPI to assist start-ups, spin-offs enter int'l market

TAPI to assist start-ups, spin-offs enter int'l market

May 13, 2022, 8:19 pm

MANILA – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) will be supporting spin-offs and start-ups to reach the international market, its director, Marion Decena, said on Friday. "In 2023, TAPI aims to internationalize intellectual property (IP) applications; fund spin-offs and… Read More

FPRDI develops abaca fiber extracting machine

FPRDI develops abaca fiber extracting machine

May 13, 2022, 8:15 pm

MANILA – The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) has developed an abaca fiber extracting machine that is apparently non-hazardous, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced Friday. In a taped report aired in the afternoon, he… Read More

PH, Italy to forge scientific cooperation

PH, Italy to forge scientific cooperation

May 12, 2022, 7:44 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines and Italy are set to forge scientific cooperation on various strategic areas, and signing may take place this month. "As we continue to expand our STI (science, technology, innovation) international partnerships, we are keen on pursuing further synergies with Italy. (The)… Read More

PH, Korea R&D collab to start this June

PH, Korea R&D collab to start this June

May 10, 2022, 9:53 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines and South Korea will begin collaboration on different research and development (R&D) projects this year, an official said Tuesday. Almost four years since the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) - South Korea expressed… Read More

DOST announces 94% passing rate in electoral board certification

DOST announces 94% passing rate in electoral board certification

May 6, 2022, 8:45 pm

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Friday announced the agency has recorded a 94.23-percent passing rate in the electoral board member certification. "As of April 21, a total of 205,413 local electoral board members [who] will serve during the… Read More

DOST-Catanduanes to fund abaca-related proposals

DOST-Catanduanes to fund abaca-related proposals

May 3, 2022, 4:59 pm

LEGAZPI CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Catanduanes will fund abaca-related research in a bid to help and support the staging of the 6th Abaca Festival on May 24-28 in the province, which was recently declared as the "Abaca Capital of the Philippines". Engr. Marie Grace… Read More

PH introduces locally-made e-jeepney

PH introduces locally-made e-jeepney

May 2, 2022, 7:40 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) on Monday afternoon introduced the locally-made 23-seater electric jeepney (e-jeepney) via a demo run in Alabang, Muntinlupa.This (e-jeepney) was made by the engineers of EVAP,… Read More

PH, Aussie institute to collab on digital health programs

PH, Aussie institute to collab on digital health programs

April 28, 2022, 6:26 pm

MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia have agreed to work together on digital health programs. "(The) DOST sees this as an important area for innovation in the Philippines, especially with our… Read More

DOST, PhilSA greenlight transition of Space S&T assets

DOST, PhilSA greenlight transition of Space S&T assets

April 25, 2022, 8:10 pm

QUEZON CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) have officially signed the memorandum of agreement on the transition of Space Science and Technology Assets (SSTA) from DOST to PhilSA on Monday. DOST and PhilSA entered into the agreement to… Read More

4 hard-hit sectors in Bulacan receive livelihood aid from DOST

4 hard-hit sectors in Bulacan receive livelihood aid from DOST

April 21, 2022, 7:56 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided livelihood assistance packages to four community sectors in Bulacan that have been greatly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The move is under… Read More

Emergency Food Reserve facility to open in Aklan

Emergency Food Reserve facility to open in Aklan

April 20, 2022, 7:56 pm

MANILA – The Emergency Food Reserve (EFR) facility in Barangay Cabugao in Ibajay, Aklan will be operational by the third quarter of 2022, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provincial office said on Wednesday. The equipment and machinery are currently being fabricated, she said.… Read More

Caraga's mineral testing lab fully operational by 2024

Caraga's mineral testing lab fully operational by 2024

April 18, 2022, 7:11 pm

MANILA – Despite being inaugurated last April 5, the Caraga Mineral Testing and Research Laboratory is not expected to be fully operational until 2024, an executive said Monday."We are still in the process of acquiring equipment for the facility. If we (could) get the funds for this in 2023, it… Read More

1K farmers in Bukidnon to benefit from banana processing tech

1K farmers in Bukidnon to benefit from banana processing tech

April 9, 2022, 11:22 am

MANILA – About 1,000 farmers in Bukidnon will benefit from a banana processing technology through the aid of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced Friday. In a video-recorded report, de la Peña said banana farmers in Lantapan, Bukidnon could… Read More

STI mitigates risks, builds resilience: DOST chief

STI mitigates risks, builds resilience: DOST chief

April 7, 2022, 3:33 pm

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Thursday noted the significant contribution of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in harnessing disaster resilience. "STI is at the core of disaster risk reduction -- from understanding the concept of… Read More

ITDI partners with Colegio de Muntinlupa to boost 3D printing

ITDI partners with Colegio de Muntinlupa to boost 3D printing

March 23, 2022, 7:28 pm

MANILA – The Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has partnered with Colegio de Muntinlupa (CDM) to boost the latter's 3D printing or additive manufacturing capability. "This partnership is crucial because 3D printing is among the technologies under Industry 4.0. By sharing (the… Read More

DOST-3 gives solar-powered teaching aids to IP schools

DOST-3 gives solar-powered teaching aids to IP schools

March 23, 2022, 5:34 pm

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided teaching aids to indigenous schools in two provinces of the region. Recipients of solar-powered interactive multimedia teachings aids were Bato Elementary School, Pinag-anakan Integrated… Read More

FPRDI to develop incense from forest product residues

FPRDI to develop incense from forest product residues

March 18, 2022, 8:13 pm

MANILA - The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) is currently developing incense products using residues from extracted and processed forest materials, its chief announced Friday."We are targeting to develop incense cones and incense sticks, using hydrosols and solid… Read More

DOST, DILG team up for 'Maghanda' disaster response project

DOST, DILG team up for 'Maghanda' disaster response project

March 16, 2022, 11:12 pm

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday inked a deal for a project called "Maghanda," which seeks to boost information drive and provide better disaster risk warnings. "It aims to capacitate LGUs (local… Read More

PCIEERD bares 8 projects for 'new normal'

PCIEERD bares 8 projects for 'new normal'

March 15, 2022, 8:38 pm

MANILA – The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) on Tuesday bared at least eight projects for the "new normal" that it will be funding this year. "These projects will enable (people) to rise up to the 'new normal.' The technologies to… Read More

DOST bats for use of e-sensors in large, gov’t buildings

DOST bats for use of e-sensors in large, gov’t buildings

March 14, 2022, 7:15 pm

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday urged large buildings and government buildings to use cloud-based monitors and electronic sensors (e-sensors) to monitor their energy consumption. "These are tools that would enable large buildings and government… Read More