Latest S&T News in REGION 12

Electric road train starts running in General Santos
Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017
An electric road train in General Santos City will be the center of the mass transport system project for the southern Mindanao city. MANILA, Philippines — The Electric Road Train (ERT) developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be the centerpiece of an initiative of the local government unit (LGU) of General Santos City to have a smart and green mass transport system for the fast-growing southern Mindanao city. The General Santos City government, headed by Mayor Ronnel Rivera, and Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña held the official turnover and grand launch of the hybrid ERT at the city hall oval over the weekend. The turnover heralds the DOST's donation of one of the two ERT protoypes built by the department's Metals Industry Research and Development ...   read full story

Public commuters' hybrid electric road train to hit GenSan roads next year
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sammy Malawan, Department of Science and Technology Soccsksargen; Robert Dizon, executive director DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center; Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña; General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera; Councilors Shandee Odi Llido-Pestaño and Dominador Lagare Jr. during the turnover ceremony of the hybrid electric road train. in would finally be put to good use starting January next year in selected areas in this city that are currently underserved by public utility vehicles (PUV). Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that with General Santos' adoption of the road train, he expects that other local governments in the country would follow suit. In fact, he said that Santiago City in Isabela province has already expressed interest of having its own roa...   read full story

Pulong sa Mindanao nakatulong para pagtugmain ang mga nagpoproseso ng isda at mga 'exporters'
Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
Inorganisa ng National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc. o WINFISH ang isang pulong na may titulong "Fisheries Women Entrepreneurs Forum" sa Amontay Beach Resort, Nasipit, Agusa...   read full story

Flood prone areas in N. Cotabato to receive early warning devices
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Flood prone towns in North Cotabato are set to receive flood early warning devices from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Engineer Noli ...   read full story

SOCCSKSARGEN gears up for 2017 science and technology week celebration
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017
COTABATO CITY-As part of the annual celebration of National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XII (DOST XII) will again bring energy and vigo...   read full story

DOST set to deploy hybrid electric road train in General Santos City
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said General Santos City in Mindanao is set to test-run the Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) developed by Filipino engineers from the Metals Industry R...   read full story

Small entrepreneur who started with pushcart and a dream wins DOST award
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Demetrio C. Perez only finished elementary school and eked out a hard living by picking up scraps and junk with his wife, earning anywhere from P300 to P500 a day. But that didn't prevent the Marbel, ...   read full story

DOST-FPRDI boosts help to indigenous groups
Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017
In support of the Duterte administration's socio-economic agenda that underpin rural development, the Department of Science and Technology's Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FP...   read full story