Science and Technology

Phivolcs to launch 1st cluster hub for earthquake, tsunami

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Institute of Volcanology andSeismology (DOST-Phivolcs) will inaugurate its Mindanao Cluster Monitoring Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (PMCMCET) on Friday (Sept. 24) via Zoom.The ceremony will be facilitated through the InfoSentro sa... Read More

PH 51st ranking in 2021 Global Innovation Index an achievement

MANILA–Despite the Philippines sliding one notch from last year's ranking in the Global Innovation Index (GII) report, officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday said this is still an achievement. "Although (the Philippines) GII ranking of number 51 among 132... Read More

Cavite MSMEs interested in vacuum-freeze drying tech

MANILA–A good number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have expressed interest in vacuum-freeze drying technology as an innovation to their businesses, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced on Friday. In a taped report, he said... Read More

Bukidnon IP farmers trained to produce chemical-free carrots

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Friday said at least 15 farmers from the Talaandig tribal community in Talakag, Bukidnon, were trained on producing chemical-free carrots. "The initiative provided (about) 212 IP (indigenous people)... Read More

MULA satellite among DOST's priorities

MANILA–The MULA (Multispectral Unit for Land Assessment) satellite, which is expected to be launched in 2023, is among the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) priority agenda, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Thursday. "I am looking forward to how MULA's enhanced imaging... Read More

New R&D niche centers to boost regional agri resilience

MANILA – Six new niche centers for research and development (R&D) are set to boost the resilience of the agriculture industry in the regions. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated over PHP208 million for the six niche centers that it unveiled virtually on Tuesday.... Read More

DOST helps expand Food Innovation Center in Northern Mindanao

MANILA–A new building will soon rise at the Northern Mindanao Food Innovation Center (NM-FIC) of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) main campus in Cagayan de Oro City. "The additional building and equipment will be for the complementary food production,... Read More

PCIEERD, beauty titlist to promote science and technology

MANILA–The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is eyeing to explore further partnerships with Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold in advocating science and technology (S&T), its chief said Friday. "Beyond STEM... Read More

P175-M allotted for better diagnosis, treatment of disease

MANILA–About PHP175 million has been allocated for the establishment of a research facility that may be used for better diagnosis or management of diseases which is set to be inaugurated this September, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) executive director Jaime... Read More

ASTI launches app to give public peek of outer space

MANILA–With the goal of giving a preview of outer space, the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) on Wednesday launched the free virtual reality simulation (VRS) app, available on Google Play Store. The DOST-ASTI VRS app features a comprehensive computer-generated simulation of... Read More

345 families benefit from gardening project

MANILA–At least 345 families from 19 communities in the National Capital Region have benefited from the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development's (DOST-PCAARRD) urban gardening project, the agency... Read More

PH to further develop MedTech industry

MANILA–An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said the government will further push for the development of the medical technology sector, citing the demand amid the pandemic. "The urgent need for this has never been more apparent than at the onset of the... Read More

Various activities lined up for TESDA’s 27th anniversary

MANILA – Various activities are lined up for the celebration of both the National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day and the 27th anniversary of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), both on Aug. 25.TESDA opened the week-long anniversary celebrations on Monday with... Read More

DOST gives P1.4-M for Lanao del Norte's animal feeds facility

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has provided PHP1.4 million to help establish an animal feed production facility in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte.In a taped report aired on Friday, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said this project would benefit about 200... Read More

P229.5-M eyed for R&D on fragrances, flavors from forest

MANILA–For the next five years, some PHP229.5 million is being eyed as budget for research and development (R&D) to explore on fragrances and flavors from forest products. "We embark on exploring and utilizing non-timber and timber forest products, by conducting and producing R&D... Read More

PH eyes collaboration on recycling, plastic alternative research

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is currently exploring possible collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) on recycling and plastic alternative research. "Last August 9, we had an exploratory talk with the... Read More

50 farmers to benefit from banana flour facility in Iligan City

MANILA–At least 50 farmers will benefit from the banana flour processing facility that the Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 (DOST-10) will help establish in Iligan City, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said Friday. "The project will utilize agricultural by-products to... Read More

Ilagan City to fabricate hybrid road train

MANILA–Ilagan City in Isabela province will soon fabricate the Department of Science Technology (DOST)-developed Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT), and use this as an alternative mode of transportation. In a virtual signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, DOST Secretary... Read More

GCash now has 46M users; waives 'padala' fee during ECQ

MANILA–Users of mobile wallet GCash continue to soar, counting 46 million as of July this year, its operator, Mynt, announced Monday. "From 44 million in June, there are now 46 million GCash users as of July," Mynt chief executive officer Martha Sazon said in a virtual briefing. She said that... Read More

S4CP bill must be given priority: DOST exec

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday said the Science for Change Program (S4CP) must be a priority bill, as this would provide guaranteed funding for research and development (R&D) and establishment of niche centers. "It should be a priority... Read More