RICE FARMERS' CHILDREN TAKE ON CITY JOBS
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Farmers believed their children will not have a future if they become rice farmers. Most Qfarmers want their children to obtain college education so they can work on non-farming jobs in urban areas or abroad. Around 65% of the farmers wanted their children to stay away from rice farming, while only more than a third of them (35%) wanted their children to be rice farmers too. These are based on a study on “Aging Filipino Rice Farmers and Their Aspirations for Their Children,” done by Florencia G. Palis of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. A farmer household survey was conducted among 923 farmers who were randomly selected from the three provinces representing each of the three big islands: Isabela for Luzon, Iloilo for the Visayas, and Agusan del Norte for Mindanao. The survey ...   read full story

CHALLENGES DURING THE QUARANTINE PERIOD
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Contrary to popular assumption that working and studying from home might bring relief, an online survey during the pandemic shows otherwise. In an online survey of 288 Filipinos conducted between April and May this year, while the country is on an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), many respondents expressed that the top two things wherein they experienced most difficulties with are: working or studying at home and their income being greatly affected by missing work days. Another finding is that while the internet was cited as the main source of information on COVID, newspapers, despite being cited as source of information by some respondents, was reported as being the most trusted source. In the assessment about the government’s response and pronouncements related to the pandemic, am...   read full story

DOST-STII launches webinar series on STARBOOKS for STEM Teachers
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
Screenshot photo from the official page of DOST-Starbooks QUEZON CITY, July 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology- Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) organizes a three-part webinar series in support to  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) T...   read full story

DOST gives free weighing scale calibration in Ilocos Norte
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
BATAC CITY, July 30 (PIA) – A three-day free calibration caravan by the Department of Science and Technology-Ilocos Norte Provincial Science and Technology Center (DOST-INPSTC) was conducted on July 13-15 in some parts of the second district of Ilocos Norte. As part of the agency’s participation ...   read full story

DOST offers scholarships, free digital library
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
DAVAO DEL NORTE,  July 29 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) S&T undergraduate scholarship program is now accepting Grade 12 applicants, while its free digital library, STARBOOKS, is now accessible on mobile. DOST Davao del Norte Scholarship Coordinator, Engr. Maria Paula Engui...   read full story

44 Ilocos Sur youth qualify in DOST Undergraduate Scholarship program
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
VIGAN CITY, Aug. 2 (PIA) – Around 44 students who qualified for this year’s Undergraduate Scholarship recently signed their scholarship agreement with the Department of Science and Technology under the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) at the Ilocos Sur Science and Technology Center (IS-STC) he...   read full story

DOST Harnesses STI in Battling Covid-19; More R&D Coming
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
(SDN) —;THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has proved itself in the fight against the novel coronavirus. In the time of the global pandemic the DOST under Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña is a vital cog in the government’s side. It has accomplished various feats to aid front-liners a...   read full story

DOST-NRCP conducts series of webinars on COVID-19 challenges
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
  Photo from DOST-NRCP official FB page, Research Pod QUEZON CITY, July 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology- National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) launched project KTOP-COVID: Kapakanan ng Tao sa Oras ng Pandemya - COVID, a webinar series that will run f...   read full story

DOST-10 turns-over specimen collections booths for NorMin hospitals
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
Turnover of Specimen Collection Booths (SCB) to Department of Health (DOH)-10. (DOST10) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 29 - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-10 rolled out six Specimen Collection Booths (SCBs) to the Department of Health (DOH)-10 last July 24 in response to the health ag...   read full story

DOST to implement SETUP 4.0 before yearend
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
MANILA – An enhanced version of the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) will be implemented before yearend, an official said Tuesday. SETUP is DOST's program that aims to encourage and assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSM...   read full story

Science, math teachers in DOST webinar series
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) will be having a three-part webinar series for the benefit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers, which will help them adapt to changes in the learning system under the ...   read full story