Government moving to build a local train industry
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones share a light moment at the opening of the 2019 National Science & Technology Week (NSTW) celebration on Wednesday. Briones read the message of President Duterte at the event. This year’s NSTW celebration has the theme “Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development.” THE Philippines may soon source trains for future rail projects from Filipino suppliers as the government is already taking steps to build a local train industry, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña told BusinessMirror that the agency is now in talks with possible investors and the National Development Corp. (NDC) to jump-start these efforts. De la Peña reveale...   read full story

10-year deal to boost PH-US scientific collaboration
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña (left) and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim (right) sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation at the close of the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) of Washington and Manila. (Photo courtesy of US Embassy in Manila) MANILA-- The Philippine and the United States governments have signed a new agreement on science and technology, ensuring an increased scientific collaboration between the two nations. The agreement on scientific and technological cooperation was signed by US Ambassador Sung Kim and Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato de la Peña at the closing of the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) between Washington and Manila. “The United States is proud to partner with the Philippines to ...   read full story

PhilSci accepts applications for SY 2020-2021
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, July 16 (PIA) – The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is now accepting applications for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) for incoming Grade 7 students for school year 2020-2021.  Qualified Grade 6 students who are interested in joining the PSHS as a gov...   read full story

DOST enhances deaf-mutes’ work skills in tie-dye training
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019
CORTES, Bohol, July 13, (PIA)--Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear. The Department of Science and Technology Provincial Science and Technology Center in Bohol (DOST-PSTC) has proven this once again: that apart from their hearing dis-advantage, some people are just as hardwor...   read full story

Government moving to build a local train industry
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones share a light moment at the opening of the 2019 National Science & Technology Week (NSTW) celebration on Wednesday. Briones read the message of President Duterte at the event. This year’s NSTW celebration has ...   read full story

2019 National Science Technology Week to focus on S&T’s role in attaining sustainable development goals
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Do you want to know the breakthroughs in science and technology (S&T) in the Philippines? You may learn about these at 2019 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold from July 17 to 21 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. It...   read full story

DOST, UP assessing urban heat islands in the PHL
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
What are the land surface temperatures (LSTs) of the leading cities in the Philippines—such as Quezon City, Baguio City, Cebu and Mandaue City, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City and Davao City—and how can the public mitigate their harmful effects? Two government agencies are finding ways to mitigate the ...   read full story

PHL robotics team bags silver in Australia
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019
The Philippine Robotics National Team takes the world stage again with their victories in the FLL in Houston and FLL in Turkey. The team (represented this time by Grace Christian College) poses with Mylene Abiva (left) of Felta Multi-Media at the FLL Asia Pacific Open Championship 2019 in Sydney...   read full story

DOST chief cites techs to address PH's environmental woes
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019
MANILA-- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña on Wednesday cited the various strategies to address the challenges in the country's carrying capacity.  During the two-day National Academy of Science and Technology’s (NAST) annual scientific conference in Ortiga...   read full story

DOST chief hopes for more jobs for scientists
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019
MANILA-- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Pena wishes for more local employment opportunities for the scientists and researchers. Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. (OYSI) president Merlyn Mendioro said the Philippines only have 189 scientists per million, wher...   read full story

New satellite data receiving station opens in Davao
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has formally launched a new satellite data receiving station in Davao City.  Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña led the inauguration of the new Ground Receiving Station (GRS) at the Civil Aviation Authority Philippines Trans...   read full story