DOST-Pisay scholar wins global science competition
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017
Grade 12 student Hillary Diane Andales from the Philippine Science High School- Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte bagged the grand prize of the 3rd Breakthrough Junior Challenge last December 3, 2017 (December 4 in Manila) at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, USA. In her winning entry, Andales explained about the concept of relativity and the equivalence of reference frame. (The video entry can be accessed through this link: https://www.facebook.com/BreakthroughPrize/videos/1907249605967053/ ) After being a finalist for two consecutive years, Andales bested more than 10,000 students from 178 countries around the world. As the grand prize winner, the 18-year-old Palo, Leyte resident received a $250,000 (?12,670,000) college scholarship, as well as a $50,000...   read full story

Philippines Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017
   Philippines Succesfully Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting Representatives from the various nuclear regulatory bodies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in the Philippines as it hosted the 4th Annual ASEANTOM Meeting and Technical Session on Nuclear Security on December 7 to 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Quezon City. The ASEANTOM, or ASEAN Network of Regulatory Bodies on Atomic Energy, was established in 2013 to strengthen nuclear safety, security, and safeguards by enhancing cooperation and complementing the work among the ASEAN countries with the existing mechanisms at the national, regional, and international levels. The countries participating in the ASEANTOM are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, P...   read full story

Phivolcs: Disperse economic activities from MM to reduce quake impact
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017
MANILA -- Too much congestion and concentration of economic activities raise Metro Manila's vulnerability to earthquakes, Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato Solidum has warned. Speaking at the 1st National Convention on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction on Friday, Solidum, who al...   read full story

DOST says ‘fake news’ led Cory to ditch BNPP in 1986
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Nothing but “fake news” prompted then President Corazon C. Aquino to abandon the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) in Morong, Bataan in 1986. DOST-PNRI director Carlo A. Arcilla  Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla, a geologist and now director of PNRI, said advisers fed Mrs. Aquino with the wrong informatio...   read full story

DOST new exhibit hopes to attract more kids to admire science
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017
Diwata-1 engineers Benjamin Magallon, Kaye Vergel, Delburg Mitchao and John Leur Labrador with Phil-Microsat head Joel Marciano at the opening of the "Discover Diwata-1" exhibit at the Museo Pambata. INQUIRER photo by Jovic Yee To help maintain kids' interest in science, the Department of Science...   read full story

Maramag coffee producers earn big, win big with DOST
Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017
Coffee producers in Bukidnon used to struggle reaching buyers. Now, the DOST-assisted enterprise Kape Maramag is their globally competitive ally for smooth-flowing income. 03 November 2017 – Cagayan de Oro – Kape Maramag is all about big earnings and high scores these days. Not only is it makin...   read full story

BHC Educational Instution studes to avail free and advanced science laboratory trainings
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017
In support to the successful implementation of K to 12 program of the Department of Education (DepEd), the BHC Educational Institution of San Fernando City, La Union and the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 1 (DOST-RO1) recently tied an agreement for a work immersion of five (5...   read full story

Region 1 inventors qualified to compete for NICE
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
After the success of the Region 1 Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) held at Robinsons Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte last week, the winners of each category were urged to enhance their inventions in preparation for the National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) next year. Out of the six...   read full story

APCTT's 13th Governing Council Session Eyed Capacity Building Activities in 2018 to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Asian and Pacific Centre for Technology Transfer (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) held its 13th Session of its Governing Council (GC) last 28-30 November 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Makati, Manila, Philippines.  &...   read full story

Philippines Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017
   Philippines Succesfully Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting Representatives from the various nuclear regulatory bodies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in the Philippines as it hosted the 4th Annual ASEANTOM Meeting and Technical Session on Nuclear Security on...   read full story

Rizal Nat'l Sci HS retains title as CanSat champions
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
TWO IN A ROW. Rizal National Science High School successfully defended their title in this year's Can Satellite Competition, held on 28-29 November in Los Baños, Laguna. The team composed of  Josh Rael Jorquia, Matthew Lemuel Rey, and Marla Ena Rosales, and their coach, Marlon Sta. Catalina, ...   read full story