DOST opens technologies through virtual webinars, invites schools, LGUs
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020
MAASIN CITY, Nov. 20 (PIA) -- The regional and provincial offices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 8 have offered various technologies via the online platform as a way to celebrate the National Science and Technology Week. The virtual celebration in our region, a first of its kind due to Covid-19, was conducted last week, November 9-13, with the theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya:  Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kaayusan at Kinabukasan.” Flyers containing the week-long, varied topics with the link were distributed to schools and local government units as a way to spread awareness to those who are interested, said Engr. Florita Santiago, DOST provincial director, during the media briefing/Kapihan forum at PIA office Wednesday last week. She said the links listed ...   read full story

Startup conference to feature ‘Filipino entrepreneurial spirit’ amid the pandemic
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2020
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Now on its second year, the Philippine Startup Week is a nationwide virtual conference that aims to highlight the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit during this time of the pandemic. With the theme, “Filipino Startups Powering Up the New Normal,” the online event set for Nov. 23 to 27 will feature thriving Filipino startups and those that help these businesses adapt to the new normal. The five-day event is in partnership put together by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and QBO Innovation Hub, the country’s first public-private initiative for startups, among others. This will feature five tracks, Discover, Develop, Collaborate, Invest, and Showcase, and ...   read full story

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020
Dr. Decibel V. Faustino- Eslava shows the sampling and analytical methods as part of the paleomagnetic study in Mindoro. Dr. Decibel V. Faustino-Eslava, a Regular Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), revealed that the several younger bodies of rocks on Northern Mindoro...   read full story

How the first virology research institute, set to rise in Clark, will benefit us
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
We may be seeing more students heading into the STEM fields soon   The world has been living under the threat of different infectious diseases that can wipe out humanity. Scientists have only discovered prevention in the form of a vaccine when they are able to identify and cultivate viruses—bear...   read full story

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology recently launched its first virtual 2020 National Science and Technology Week celebration via Facebook live. With the theme “Agham at Teknolohiya: Sandigan ng Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, Kaayusan, at Kinabukasan”, this year’s NSTW aims to highlight different...   read full story

DOST exec urges public to enroll in SPARTA, FOI 101 course
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2020
DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology director Enrico Paringit (Photo courtesy of DOST) MANILA – An executive of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging everyone, especially those in the government sector, to enroll in the agency's "Smarter Philipp...   read full story

Gokongwei Brothers Foundation Boosts STEM with GBF Young Scientist Award 2020
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020
(SDN) — STEM is getting a much-needed shot-in-the-arm through the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF). To carry this out, the foundation has established its GBF Young Scientist Award (YSA). The GBF could held today, November 27, the GBF Young Scientist Award 2020 Virtual Conferment Ceremony for De...   read full story

PH needs to spend more for R&D: DOST chief
Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2020
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (Photo courtesy of DOST) MANILA – The country needs to spend more on research and development (R&D) to be more disaster-resilient, and be at par with other countries in terms of capabilities like developing a Covid-19 vaccine, according to Department of Science...   read full story

OneSTore Hub launched at start of Nat’l Science & Technology Week
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
OneSTore Hub, part of which is an e-commerce web application that operates nationwide and caters primarily to Philippine consumers, was launched on Monday on the first day of the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) of the Department of Science and Technology. (DOST FACEBO...   read full story

UN official hails DOST’s use of frontier technologies
Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Pushing through with the annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in a virtual setting, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) earned praise from a high-ranking official of the United Nations. (FACEBOOK/MANILA BULLETIN) Dr. Shamika Sirimanne, director of the Division on Techno...   read full story

UP, Ateneo, PRRI scientists honored in 1st virtual Science & Technology Awards
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma (Philippine Genome Center) and Dr. Rachel June Gotanco (Marine Science Institute), Dr. Erwin Enriquez of the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Roel Suralta of the Philippine Rice Research ...   read full story