October 14, 2019

Author: EDD K. USMAN

PayPal Opens New Site, Hires 700 Workers

​By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — DIGITAL payment titan PayPal has hired 700 workers for its new Philippine site. And the company plans to hire 1,000 more hands by year-end 2020. On October 7, 2019, the company inaugurated its largest and first […]

OPPO Reno2 Series Smartphone Soon In Philippines

Media Release: MANILA — World-leading smartphone brand OPPO will soon unveil its Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes the Reno2 and the Reno2 F, promising to reimagine the limits of users’ creativity by allowing everyone to be a storymaker with ease. The latest iteration of OPPO’s successful Reno series is equipped with a slew […]

DOST, CIP Congress Promote Root, Tuber Crops

The regional congress will be a venue for discussing and promoting cross learning in RTC science and technology, policy measures, and pragmatic approaches for exploiting opportunities and challenges amidst climate change. Media Release: ROOT and tuber crops (RTCs) are notably versatile crops because of their various purposes not just in agriculture and health but also […]

DOST, UPD Celebrate Commercialization of 4 Technologies

“With all the programs for technology transfer and commercialization that the department is making available for you, now is the best time to commercialize.” Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — IF you just keep on researching and […]

DOST Honors Philippine Science, Math Olympiad Organizers

​Media Release: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Science Education Institute (SEI) has recognized nine groups behind the remarkable victories of Philippine Teams in four international science and mathematics competitions. The national organizers are: 1.     Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) 2.     Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KKP) […]

Qwikwire Expands Reach, Inks Deal with Landco

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs QWIKWIRE continues to expand its reach, this time a tie-up with a real estate company for luxury properties to enhance its cross-border settlements. Offering global billing and invoicing solutions to enterprises, Qwikwire has signed an agreement recently with Landco Pacific […]

IPOPhl: Inventors, Secure Patent Before Inventions’ Disclosure

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs SOME Filipino inventors are losing their inventions. Other people, instead, are making money out of the products of the inventors’ curious mind. That’s according to at least two inventors who made their case during the Inventors Forum on the Policies […]

Fungicide, Mangroves, Forest Vines, and Shrimps in DOST’s Mind

Media Release: Mindanao researchers develop organic fungicide from Tasmannia piperita THE agriculture industry is dependent on inorganic fertilizers and pesticides. However, due to health hazards and the burden of additional cost to the farmer, there is a need to develop organic pesticides especially for vegetables. To respond to this challenge, the Central Mindanao University (CMU) […]

DOST Boosts Overseas Links, Inks MOU with Chinese Academy

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs INTERNATIONAL linkages may as well be becoming the norm to further an organization’s reach and be able to share — and benefit from — best practices. Not the least activities on science, technology, and innovation (STI). Apparently, that is in […]

DOST Body’s ISO Accreditation Boosts Electronics Products

Media Release: ELECTRONICS products from the Philippines have a better chance of penetrating the international market as the Department of Science and Technology’s Electronics Product Development Center (DOST-EPDC), the country’s premiere electronics testing center, has received an ISO 17025:2017 accreditation for electrical testing (EMC). Awarded by the American Accreditation for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) — an […]