Latest S&T News in REGION 11

DOST turns over 2 specimen collection booths to SPMC
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology Region 11 (DOST 11) has turned over on Tuesday, June 23, two specimen collection booths (SCBs) to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) here. Photo courtesy of DOST XI Disaster Risk Reduction Management Team/ MANILA BULLETIN In a statement, the DOST said the collection booths “are designed and fabricated by DOST Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST PCIEERD) and Startup Grant awardee, Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise, Inc.(FAME).” “These SCBs will serve as [a] protective barrier between the medical frontliner and the suspected COVID-19 patient,” it added. The DOST explained that the booth uses a pressure sensor to maintain positive pressure “to prevent ...   read full story

DOST holds first public consultation on RA 11312
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted the first public consultation on the Guidelines Implementing Republic Act 11312, an Act Strengthening the Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other Science and Technology (S&T) Personnel in the Government on February 12, 2020 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City. The activity seeks to inform personnel from various national government agencies and other government organizations such as State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Mindanao who are involved in S&T on the proposed additional rules and regulations of the RA 11312 (amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8439). It also intends to gather recommendations and necessary inputs from the participants which is crucial to create more comprehensiv...   read full story

DOST starts call for R&D proposals under CRADLE program
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020
DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has announced a call for research and development proposals under its Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine E...   read full story

Davao City’s earthquake faults too far for stress transfer
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019
Phivolcs OIC Renato Solidum explains to the media the series of quakes that hit the region. DAVAO CITY (PIA) - The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said that the Da...   read full story

ASEAN AND INDIA SET FOOT IN DAVAO CITY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019
DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES – The ASEAN-India Grassroots Innovation Forum and the ASEAN-India 2 InnoTech Summit were hosted by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippines, in collaboration with...   read full story

Region 11 MSMEs show interest in halal certification
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
HALAL-CERTIFIED. Davao Region is boosting its advocacy on Halal adoption among the key industry players including micro, small and medium enterprises, says Marilou Ampuan, vice-chairperson of the Re...   read full story

Rice scientist honored for pioneering breeding research
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio (fifth from left), Searca director, was awarded the 2019 Crop Science Society of the Philippines Honorary Fellow. With him are with Marissa V. Romero (left), chairman of the C...   read full story

DOST urges developers, inventors to join exhibits
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI is inviting developers and inventors to join the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits 2019 on Oct. 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center. ...   read full story