Science and Technology

Addressing substance use among DOST's priority

MANILA–Addressing the problem on substance use and abuse has been among the priorities of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), said Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Monday. Speaking at the National Substance Use Science Policy and Information forum, he said including this... Read More

DOST exec urges universities to put up niche centers for R&D

MANILA – An official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) renewed her call to universities to avail of the assistance from the agency and have their own niche centers or research and development (R&D) centers."Each year, the DOST-SEI (Science Education Institute) produces 400... Read More

Water infra and research center to rise in Region 2

MANILA–A water infrastructure and research center will soon rise in Region 2, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said. In a taped report aired on Friday, he announced that the Smart Water Infrastructure and Management R&D Center (SWIM) will be... Read More

Public-private partnership key to ISDApp success

MANILA – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) executive director Enrico Paringit on Monday said the partnership between the private and public sectors is the key to the success of ISDApp, a community-based application (app) that... Read More

P132-M nuclear magnetic resonance lab to rise in Visayas

MANILA–The Visayas will soon have a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratory, which will be housed at the University of San Agustin, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Friday. This will be the first NMR laboratory outside the National... Read More

Almost 4K samples tested in DOST-supported molecular lab in Davao

MANILA–Since its opening last March 5, the molecular laboratory in Davao de Oro supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has tested close to 4,000 specimens or samples in RT-PCR (Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) tests. The Davao de Oro Provincial Hospital... Read More

DOST aids C. Luzon MSMEs via tech upgrade program

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional office here has provided assistance to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).The program provides technical and... Read More

P133-M allotted to study use of mix Covid-19 vaccines

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has allocated PHP133 million for the study on using different coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine brands as the first and second dose, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña bared. In a taped report aired on Friday, he said the... Read More

Studies on Covid-19 vax booster, mix brands 'needed': DOST

MANILA – There is a need to conduct clinical trials on having a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) booster shots, as well as on determining whether one could use different vaccine brands for the first and second dose, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said... Read More

PCIEERD chief hopes Aboitiz’s biz can employ SPARTA grads

MANILA – Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) executive director Enrico Paringit on Monday said he hopes the new data innovation business of the Aboitiz Group could accommodate graduates of... Read More

PH, Hungary to pursue S&T collaboration

MANILA–The Philippines and Hungary are exploring possible collaborations in science, technology, and innovation. "Last April 28, the DOST (Department of Science and Technology), together with the Philippine Space Agency and the University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas, had a productive... Read More

DOST to launch sustainable energy tech hub in Davao City

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology in Region XI (DOST-XI) will launch the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies (ReSET) Center in Davao City on May 28, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced in a taped report aired on Friday. "The ReSET Center is a... Read More

PH, Singapore eye collaboration on food safety, other areas

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) are currently in talks for possible cooperation on food safety and security, and other areas, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said on Tuesday. DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum,... Read More

Former OFW to launch software dev't enterprise through iFWD PH

MANILA–A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) will launch his software development enterprise through the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) iFWD PH or the innovation for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines program, Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said."After... Read More

Guevara calls for stakeholders' cooperation for success of VIP

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara has called on stakeholders' participation to ensure the success of the Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines (VIP). "We reiterate that the success of the VIP is a result of the... Read More

Smart expands 5G to over 2.6K sites

MANILA – More and more mobile users have now access to faster mobile network speeds through Smart Communications Inc.’s (Smart) expansion of its 5G network to over 2,600 sites nationwide.In a statement on Thursday, Smart said it 5G network covers over 90 percent of the National Capital... Read More

Experts to mentor students, startups during 5G Hackathon

MANILA–Students, professionals, and startup firms are all invited to pitch their ideas, get mentorships from technology experts, and stand a chance for up to PHP2.5 million funding by joining Globe and Animo Lab's 5G Hackathon.At the virtual launch on Tuesday, Globe director of Technology... Read More

PCIEERD seeks support to MSU-developed power-saving microchip

MANILA– Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) executive director Enrico Paringit hopes that companies could support a power-saving microchip developed by researchers from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology... Read More

Ivatan Beer to be sold only in Batanes: DOST exec

MANILA – The Ivatan Beer may only be sold in Batanes once it is released this month, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the province said."The objective was to produce a beer out of the resources to supply the need of Ivatans and the tourists visiting the... Read More

App to check house’s quake-resiliency now available

MANILA–An app to check if your house is earthquake-resilient is now downloadable for free via Google Play, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) announced on Thursday. The "How Safe Is My House?" app serves as self-check platform for earthquake safety of concrete... Read More