DOST Honors today its scholars in region 7
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology in Region 7 is set to honor today its scholars who graduated from college with academic distinctions. In a formal ceremony, dubbed as “A Toast to Excellence”, to be held at the Elena Diola Memorial Hall in the DOST S&T Complex, Cebu City,  the DOST 7 will pay fitting tribute to 104 DOST scholars all over Region 7 who graduated with top honors in their respective universities. Leading the honorees are the two scholars, namely, Jireh Bautista and Clive Martin Chan who both graduated summa cum laude. Bautista is a graduate of  Bachelor of Science (BS) Computer Science degree in the Cebu Institute of Technology University (CIT-U). Chan, on the other hand, earned his BS Mathematics degree in the University of San Carlos (USC). The  16 other...   read full story

PGC presents PCHRD-supported study on Pharmacogenetics
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Pasay City, METRO MANILA- The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) presented key findings of a supported project of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) during the 47th Annual Convention of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) on 10 May 2017 at SMX Convention Center. The project entitled "Pharmacogenetic Studies on Some Commonly Used Drugs for Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Coronary Artery Disease among Filipinos" aims to determine the candidate genetic variations which are associated with effective drug response and/or adverse drug effects during medications for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), dyslipidemia (abnormal amount of lipids in the blood), and coronary disease. The proponents specifically discussed substudies of the projec...   read full story

DOST Iloilo assists 3 MSMEs under SETUP
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ILOILO CITY, May 17 (PNA) — Three firms from Iloilo are recipients of the small enterprise technology upgrading program (SETUP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) this year. Engineer Sheila L. Oberio, provincial science and technology director for Iloilo said that around PHP3.5 mill...   read full story

NegOcc enterprises urged to adopt food technologies
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017
BACOLOD CITY, May 18 — The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging food enterprises in Negros Occidental to adopt its food technologies to help reduce the prevalence of malnutrition. Science Research Specialist II Salvador Serrano, w...   read full story

No damage reported in Bohol earthquake
Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017
TAGBILARAN CITY, May 20— No damage was reported in Saturday morning's 6.5 magnitude earthquake that shook several towns in the eastern part of Bohol. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported the epicenter of the earthquake at 19 kilometers east of Lila town, at a d...   read full story

Magnitude 5.6 quake in Anda town strongest in 2 months
Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, May 21 — Saturday’s magnitude 5.6 quake in Anda town was the strongest so far among the 18 tectonic tremors that jolted Bohol in the past two months. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) bulletin shows Anda registered the most number of seismic a...   read full story

DOST assists 2 Pangasinan firms for product quality upgrade
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017
BINALONAN, Pangasinan, May 22 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is assisting small industries from barangays Capas and Moreno in this town to increase their productivity and product quality under the agency's Small Enterprise Upgrading Program (SETUP). DOST extended financial assist...   read full story

DOST chief reiterates need to strengthen R&D in the country
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
MANILA, May 17 — Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Pena reiterated on Wednesday the need to strengthen research and development (R&D) in the country. He said by strengthening the R&D on various fields, we could help the administration to achieve its goal of reduci...   read full story

Rep. De Venecia promoting organic farming for healthier Filipinos
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017
SAN FABIAN, Pangasinan, May 12 — Pangasinan Fourth District Rep. Christopher de Venecia believes that promoting organic farming is part of good governance. Thus, he is encouraging farmers in Dagupan, Mangaldan, San Fabian, San Jacinto and Manaoag, Pangasinan to develop their farms, produce healthy ...   read full story

DOST, BFAR, PUSOD collaborate for GK’s seaweeds-based products
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017
NASUGBU, Batangas, May 12 — Seaweed-based food products are now gaining ground as healthy consumer stuffs due to their increasing market demand. This prompted the Calabarzon regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Bat...   read full story

DOST cites use of technology to address malnutrition
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
MANILA, May 16 — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said addressing malnutrition does not have to be expensive, as it can be addressed through the use technology. For instance, the DOST has partnered with University of Antique for the creation of a complementary food production facilit...   read full story