DOST sets research sights for 2020
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will push for more extensive and technical research and development initiatives on natural resource conservation as it seeks to ensure that R&D funds go to projects that benefit the people as well as the planet. Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that by supporting R&D on environment conservation and rehabilitation, the DOST can further showcase how S&T and R&D improve lives and the economic wellbeing of people, and thus encourage more public and private sector investments as well as innovation. “For me, Pope Francis made a timely reminder through his encyclical ‘Laudato Si.’ In that encyclical, he is saying that we should listen not just to the cry of people but also to the cry of our Mother Earth,” Dela P...   read full story

Scientists called for close monitoring of Laguna Lake
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020
Scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP) recently urged for the extensive monitoring of Laguna Bay against potentially harmful pollutants like antibiotics, steroid hormones, industrial chemicals, fecal bacteria, protozoa and heavy metals after their study established the presence of those pollutants in the lake. Although, most of the pollutants are still within the limits of the water quality standards as set forth by law, the detection of antibiotics, steroid hormones and protozoa is a cause for the conduct of further studies in order to establish a more comprehensive data. “The study, which established lower concentrations of pollutants when compared to other parts of the world, is a good start for more in-depth studies,” said Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano, a professor from ...   read full story

GARMENT, LEATHER, TEXTILE INDUSTRIES TAKE CENTERSTAGE AT EXPO
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
Use what you produce; produce what you use. This is the principle behind the efforts of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) to pursue sustainability in local fashion practices. The Philippines’ garment, leather, and textile industries take c...   read full story

IRR of the Innovative Startup Act Finally Signed during the Philippine Startup Week
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
The first-of-its kind Philippine Startup Week (PHSW19) caps off in high spirit with the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Republic Act No. 11337, also known as the Innovative Startup Act. Present at the signing, held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, are Department of Scie...   read full story

Rising soon: Siquijor synoptic weather station
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (middle) leads the installation of the time capsule at the groundbreaking ceremony of the DoST-PAGASA Synoptic Station in Barangay Caipilan in Siquijor. DoST-STII The Department of Science and Technology-PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astro...   read full story

Innovate Iloilo Roadmap now in ‘consultation phase’ – DOST
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019
Innovate Iloilo Roadmap, a strategic plan which aims to make Iloilo a premier innovation hub in the country by 2030, is currently in its “consultation phase”, says the Department of Science and Technology regional director Rowen Gelonga. SCOOPNEST.COM ACCORDING to the Department of Science an...   read full story

Solon warns of looming extinction of farmers
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
While the government is having a hard time ensuring food security, the Philippines is witnessing the extinction of its farmers, a party-list legislator said on Tuesday. “With the next generation running after globally-competitive careers, and with only a few willing to absorb the practice and knowl...   read full story

Eastern Visayas educators meet for 'innovation caucus'
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
LEYTE. Department of Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio (2nd from left, front row), Ceso III, of the Curriculum and Instruction, poses for a souvenir photo with the education leaders in Eastern Visayas headed by Dr. Ramir Uytico (1st from left, front row) during the "Innovation Caucus.....   read full story

MAGANDANG KAISIPAN KAILANGAN PARA SA INDUSTRIYANG PANG-KOMPETENSIYA – DTI CHIEF
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
INILAHAD ni Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez na ang isang magandang kalidad ng kaisipan sa mga Filipino ay kinakailangan para makapagtayo ng industriyang panglaban at mahubog ang pakikipagkompetensiya ng mga produkto at serbisyo, noong 21st Philippine Quality Awards (PQA) awarding cere­mony noong Dis...   read full story

DTI chief: Quality mindset needed to build competitive industries
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
PAMPANGA. Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez (center) with the winners of the Philippine Quality Awards. (Contributed photo) TRADE Secretary Ramon Lopez said a mindset of quality among Filipinos is necessary to build competitive industries and boost the competitiveness of p...   read full story

Iloilo-made fabric reaches Miss Universe pageant
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019
PROMOTING HABLON. Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados, in one of her pictorials, wears a skirt made from hablon fabric from Miag-ao, Iloilo that was designed by Ilonggo James Roa. The flaunting of the hablon fabric in the international scene gives a boost to Miag-ao’s hablon industry, Anthony...   read full story