Philippines steadily climbing in innovation index
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) wishes to update Peter Wallace in his column (“More engineers and scientists, please,” 9/12/19) regarding the Philippines’ ranking in the recent Global Innovation Index, which actually showed that for 2019, we jumped 19 places to 54th from 73rd last year. This was the biggest leap over the years, which still showed a steady climb from 100th in 2014 to 83rd in 2015, 74th in 2016, 73rd in 2017 and in 2018. Our performance was strongest in these pillars: Research talent (#6) Graduates in science and engineering (#18) Firms offering formal training (#9) University/industry research collaboration (#25) Knowledge absorption (#14) Creative Goods and Services (#40) University ranking (#51) Our high performance in the human resource aspects r...   read full story

DOST Filipino scientists and engineers bag the prestigious 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan award
Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
(Fly high, DOST’s ASTRO Team from ASTI. (L-R) CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala; Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte; Engr. Alvin Retamar (Chief SRS); Engr. Gerwin Guba (Supervising SRS); Engr. Joven Javier (Sr. SRS); Maria Cristina Manuel (Science Research Specialist II); Engr. Harold Bryan S. Paler (Sr. SRS) (Source: DOST-ASTI, Neyzielle Ronnicque) The Filipino minds of our scientists and engineers from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are once again recognized with the conferment of the 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan Award in their chose field of expertise. The prestigious recognition was given by no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during the awarding ceremonies at Malacañan Palace on 10 September 2019. The ceremony was pa...   read full story

PHL’s ULyS3ES space research hub inaugurated
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019
Department of Science and Technology, and University of the Philippines leaders officiate the launching of the ULyS3ES space hub in UP. (From left) Dr. Michael Pedrasa (director, UP-EEEI), Dr. Rizalinda de Leon (outgoing dean, UP Diliman College of Engineering), Dr. Fidel Nemenzo (vice chancello...   read full story

Pushing for better mines through R&D
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019
Dr. Herman Mendoza, a professor at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in UP Diliman, gestures during a media tour of the CLINN-GEM gold-processing facility in Cabadbaran City, Surigao del Norte, as part of the Luwas Pilipinas, Ligtas Pilipinas science and technolog...   read full story

DOST 10 holds confab on HACCP Implementation
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019
The participants together with the trainers in the Trainer’s Training on HACCP. (DOST 10)   CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, September 11 - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 10 conducted a 2-Day Trainer’s Training on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Implementation, D...   read full story

DPWH seeks WB technical assistance for ‘Big One’
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) met recently with representatives of its development partner World Bank (WB) to discuss new financial and technical assistance to ensure the resilience of critical infrastructure and government buildings in earthqu...   read full story

DOST urges reg'l institutions to apply for funding
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019
DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevara talks about the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER), in a forum held in Manila on Wednesday (Sept. 11, 2019). (PNA photo by Cristina Arayata) MANILA--The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging more regional higher educatio...   read full story

Dela Pena 'inspired' with solons' support to S&T
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
(PNA photo by Cristina Arayata) MANILA -- Despite cutting the proposed budget for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2020 into half, Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said he felt inspired by the legislators' support to science and technology (S&T)."Despite the many questions they a...   read full story

Science, technology kiosks to rise in six public schools in Los Baños
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019
A sample STARBOOKS unit was presented during the awarding to six public schools in Los Banos. (PIA4A) CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, August 30 (PIA) – Good news to science and technology enthusiasts. An information kiosk bearing thousands of science and technology resources in digital format will be made ...   read full story

Reopened Regional Science Centrum to bring science to communities
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Signing of a memorandum of understanding between multi-sectoral stakeholders for the reopening of the Regional Science Centrum in Bago Oshiro, Davao City DAVAO CITY, Sept. 9, (PIA) – The soon to be re-opened Regional Science Centrum in Bago Oshiro, Tugbok, Davao City is designed to bring scien...   read full story

After lagundi, a new batch of plant-based drugs
Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will soon come out with a banner crop of 18 plant-based chemicals that can be developed into herbal supplements to address common ailments. Dean Rowena Guevara, DOST undersecretary for research and development, said R&D on the “c...   read full story