Gov’t producing 500-K reusable face masks for frontliners
Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020
The government is producing half a million reusable face masks for the country’s frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) President Duterte announced the start of the mass production of the face masks developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in his 10th weekly report to Congress. “The DOST has started the mass production of its re-usable, washable, and re-wearable face masks at the rate of 10,000 masks a week with a goal of 50,000 masks weekly by the end of June,” Duterte said in the report on the government’s coronavirus response. “The project aims to produce a total of 500,000 masks, half of which will be donated to government frontliners in coopera...   read full story

DOST scholar from Zamboanga ranks 3rd in PMA class of 2020
Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020
A Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholar has recently ranked third in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Masidlawin Class of 2020. Jefferson Salazar (Photo via Dhel Nazario / MANILA BULLETIN) Jefferson Salazar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) under the DOST RA 7687 Scholarship Program. Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994,” provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching. Son of tricycle driv...   read full story

DOST distributes food packs to residents, frontliners in Pampanga
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, April 8 (PIA) -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) distributed food packs to residents and frontline workers in Pampanga. DOST Regional Director Julius Caesar Sicat said the effort is meant to alleviate the adverse effects of the Enhanced Community Quarantin...   read full story

DOST-SEI announces 9,788 new S&T scholarship qualifiers
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020
BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 1 -- A total of 9,788 graduating senior high school students will have a reason to celebrate as they clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs – the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs.  Out o...   read full story

'Pisay' lends facility to PCMC workers, patients
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020
MANILA – The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) in Quezon City is lending its facility to health workers and patients of the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC). In a text message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday, PSHS executive director Lilia Habacon said they have inf...   read full story

‘Welcome back, Diwata-1. Thank you’
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020
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DOST accelerates production of more face shields for Covid-19 frontliners
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020
"> The 3D printed face shields ready for delivery. (S&T Media Service) The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is putting to high gear the production of more face shields for frontliners battling the Covid-19 pandemic as it engages the expertise of its two research and development instit...   read full story

DOST Promotes 6 Technologies to Fight Covid-19
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2020
TECHNOLOGY against the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the theme of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s science, technology, and innovation (STI) initiatives in these critical times as the viral contagion continues to sweep the world. To realize its objectives, the DOSTD is promoting ne...   read full story

DOST-NRCP wants to develop an app for personal information resource against COVID-19
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology’s National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) has proposed the immediate development of a mobile app that Filipinos can use as a personal information resource against COVID-19. This initiative was directed to DOH Secretary, Dr. Franciso T. Duque...   read full story

FEU alumni, students produce AI-assisted thermal scanner drones
Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020
MANILA - A group of students and alumni from the Far Eastern University - Institute of Technology are completing and testing six initial units of “artificial intelligence-assisted thermal scanner drones” which will help authorities detect people with COVID-19 symptoms in mere seconds. FEU alumnus Sa...   read full story

DOST to test VCO in clinical trials as supplement vs Covid-19
Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020
In the absence of available medicine against the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to have two clinical trials to check the efficacy of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as health supplement against Covid-19. Science Secretary Fortunato ...   read full story