DOST-FPRDI champions earth-friendly technologies
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2021
PRESS RELEASE The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has, from the start, been promoting sustainable and earth-friendly forest products technologies. The DOST-FPRDI conducts studies on premium timber that aims to support the needs of the forest-using industries and it also began in the 1980s to study other related natural products. As the country’s wood supply began to dwindle due to reckless logging, the agency had to look for substitute raw materials for its clients in the housing, pulp and paper, handicrafts and furniture sectors. Substitute raw materials For the past decades, DOST-FPRDI researchers have probed all kinds of possible replacement to forest timber. These include bamboo; industrial tree plantation speci...   read full story

IATF to utilize DOST’s S-PaSS app for travelers
Posted: Monday, March 01, 2021
PRESS RELEASE The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has adopted the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI and will now be institutionalized as the one-stop-shop application/communication for travelers. This is in light of the approval by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on 26 February 2021 of the uniform travel protocols for all local government units (LGUs). On the other hand, the StaySafe.ph System shall be utilized as the primary contact tracing system by the government. Moreover, other existing contact tracing applications, such as Traze App, must be integrated with the StaySafe.ph System. The Department of the Interior and Local Gover...   read full story

Unsafe, wasteful drying of crops along highways
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Filipino inventor Francisco ‘Popoy’ Pagayon was able to invent a portable multi-purpose post-harvest solar speed-drying thermal tray for the Filipino farmers. The common practice of drying palay and other crops along public roadways has compromised the safety of motorists, not to mention post-har...   read full story

8 lessons learned from the pandemic: the experience of DOST-STII
Posted: Thursday, January 01, 1970
The ability to pivot, perform and excel in the pandemic ensured that a small government agency like DOST-STII will survive and even thrive through difficult times.  THE past year was definitely memorable that it had to be named twice: 2020. Many could consider it a year of the great upset, wh...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI champions earth-friendly technologies
Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2021
PRESS RELEASE The Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has, from the start, been promoting sustainable and earth-friendly forest products technologies. The DOST-FPRDI conducts studies on premium timber that aims to support the needs...   read full story

IATF to utilize DOST’s S-PaSS app for travelers
Posted: Monday, March 01, 2021
PRESS RELEASE The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has adopted the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI and will now be institutionalized as the one-...   read full story

C-FoSH facility offers vacuum freeze dryer to MSMEs
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021
PRESS RELEASE The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the CALABARZON region can now avail of the vacuum freeze dryer housed at the CALABARZON Food Solutions Hub (C-FoSH), a facility jointly managed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with Laguna State Polytechni...   read full story

Reproductive health education, vital to preventing teenage pregnancy during the pandemic
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
PRESS RELEASE “Teenage pregnancy is unplanned, but not necessarily unwanted, and unplanned pregnancy means no regrets.” These are some of the findings presented by Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson, Professor of Sociology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, from the study of 18 teenagers from nine pr...   read full story

Lake Lanao, one of the world’s 17 ancient lakes, remains pristine, study says
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2021
PRESS RELEASE “Our Lake Lanao from all sampling sites is still pristine; our water is still clean.” This was disclosed by Fema M. Abamo, Ph.D., a professor of Mindanao State University in Marawi City, during her webinar presentation for the regional basic research caravan for Bicol, as conducted b...   read full story

Antimicrobial soap maker benefits from DOST-FPRDI tech business incubation program
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2021
PRESS RELEASE A Laguna-based agro-forest farm will soon learn the process of making antimicrobial soaps and hand mists developed by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FPRDI) through the latter’s technology business incubation (...   read full story

Anti-microbial soap maker benefits from DOST-FPRDI tech business incubation program
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 16-- A Laguna-based agro-forest farm will soon learn the process of making antimicrobial soaps and hand mists developed by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FPRDI) through the latter’s technology business incuba...   read full story