Yearender: DOST takes on major role in fighting COVID-19
Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021
This year proved to be challenging for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with the emergence of COVID-19, forcing the country’s lead science and technology agency to pull out all stops to help fight the deadly pathogen. (FACEBOOK/MANILA BULLETIN) Despite the risks, DOST still continued its mission to harness science, technology, and innovation (STI) to provide various interventions and deliver services that will promote inclusive socio-growth and development to the country. DOST even helped placed the country to a much higher spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) from its former rank of 100th six years ago. In terms of Research and Development (R&D), many of DOST’s programs still pushed on, even with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, when it comes to comparing expendit...   read full story

Pregnant, Young Children Most Affected by Pandemic, DOST-FNRI Survey Reveals
Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity was highest in 7 in 10 or 74.7% of households with children and 8 in 10 or 80.8% of households with pregnant members than in households without such members. The Rapid Nutrition Assessment Survey (RNAS) of the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) revealed this in a virtual presser on “Food Security, Coping Mechanisms and Nutrition Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic” on December 29, 2020. “Employment, food security, food accessibility, access to health and nutrition programs for children, including pregnant women, are priority concerns during pandemics and disasters in areas covered by RNAS”, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña stated. Secretary dela Peña added that “these priority ...   read full story

DOST funds next-generation satellite project
Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021
A next-generation satellite is currently being built under the Advanced Satellite for the Philippines (ASP) project of the STAMINA4Space Program set to be launched in 2023, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) announced.   (FACEBOOK/MANILA BULLETIN) The Department of Science and Technology (DOS...   read full story

PH negotiating with 25 Covid-19 vaccine developers
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
(PNA file photo) MANILA – The Philippines is currently negotiating with 25 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine developers from 10 countries, according to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña in a taped report aired Friday afternoon. These developers ...   read full story

Tilapia is the ideal pandemic food — DoST
Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021
  “What we need now, especially this pandemic, is food for poor households. Tilapia is a great commodity to our culture,” said Eduardo V. Manalili, director of the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic ...   read full story

DOST lists target sites for Sinovac, Janssen, Clover vaccine trials
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 22) — The Department of Science and Technology on Friday identified the target sites for the three vaccine makers allowed to conduct clinical trials in the country. DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara said there is no definite date yet for the start of the...   read full story

D.O.S.T. bares clinical trial sites for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
  THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) revealed on Friday the clinical trial sites in the country of three vaccine developers: Janssen, Clover and Sinovac. Although there is still no exact date of when the clinical trials will begin, Dr. Rowena Guevara, DOST undersecretary for Researc...   read full story

1st DOST OneSTore Hub in Central Luzon opens shop
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) opened the first OneSTore Hub in Central Luzon recently, which aims to provide customers with an effortless shopping experience and retailers with simple and direct access to one of the largest customer-based platforms in the country. The project is h...   read full story

Science for the people means growth
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2021
Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (center) graces the blessing and inauguration of Science City of Muñoz OneSTore Hub on January 20. He is being assisted by DOST Region III Director Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat (left).   Science for the people. This is the vision of the Department of Scien...   read full story

Batanes agripreneur starts production of sweet potato beer
Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021
BATANES' PRIDE. Commercial production of the Ivatan Beer, the first and only locally brewed beer in Batanes, has begun in the province. The beverage is produced from sweet potato, which grows abundantly in the northernmost province of the country. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Alfonso Simon/Batanes State...   read full story

TikTok to help promote sci-tech in PH
Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2021
SCI-TECH IN TIKTOK. TikTok and the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development will be partnering to promote science and technology in the country. The two parties will also train researchers and science communicators, and will launch contests that...   read full story