August 23, 2019

Category: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Huawei Continues to Spread ICT Academy; PUP 6th Partner

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar019, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News CHINESE telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has gained another partner in the Philippines for its ICT Academy. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is now its sixth partner — and counting — of the world’s No. […]

DOST Wish: PHL Cracks Top 33 Global Innovation Index before End-2022

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News TACLOBAN CITY (SDN) — PHILIPPINES in 43rd spot of the Global Innovation Index (GII) before end-2022? That’s a wish that Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, head of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), made here. He […]

FDA-Approved Herbanext ‘Tawa-Tawa’ Food Supplement Now Available; Nationwide Launch August 21

Highlights: — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved — and granted a Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) — to the Herbanext Laboratories, Inc.’s Tawa-Tawa Capsule Food Supplement. — Herbanext went through years of research assisted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) with over Php8 million used to acquire high-tech machines. — […]

DOST Continues Battle vs. Dengue, Says Herbal Supplement Out August 12

Update: August, 11, 2019, 2:42 p.m. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña during the press conference on August 10 at Robinsons Place Tacloban, Marasbaras, of the DOST VIII (part of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW), revealed the Herbanext herbal supplement for dengue infection will be released on August 12. He earlier said […]

DOST Brings S&T Week to Eastern Visayas

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte — Eastern Visayas will get its share of hosting one of the major activities of the Department of Science and Technology on August 9 to 11, 2019. This is the regional version of the […]

PCAARRD Revives its Partnership with Malaysian Agency

Media Release: THE Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) has revived its partnership with its Malaysian counterpart. PCAARRD is one of the three councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). In an email to SDN — Science and Digital News, it was learned that DOST-PCAARRD is intensifying […]

66 Academics from 6 Countries Address Challenges of IR4.0

​By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook, SDN — Science, Digital & Current News AS the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) or Industry 4.0, brings new technology and innovation, so thus challenges. IR4.0 is characterized, among others, by the emergence of machines that run without manpower, relying on “automation” that “computer, communication and […]

DOST Seeks to Control Dengue Mosquito Population via Sterile Insect Technique

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News Highlights: — Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) doing Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control dengue-carrying mosquito. — Rendering mosquito sterile (baog in Pilipino) to suppress its population succeeded in Guandong, China. — PNRI plans to released gamma-sterilized male […]

CARAGA Fishermen’s ‘Coop’ Catches ‘Best SETUP Adoptor’ Crown at NSTW 2019

Updated, July 22, 2019, to add statements of DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and DOST-CARAGA Regional Director Dominga “Inday” D. Mallonga, input the correct SETUP funding for MAFISCO from Php1.9 million (as earlier published) to Php1.732 million. By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News […]

PNRI Says Carrageenan PGP Now Available in Market

Media Release: Carrageenan PGP increases the yield and improves the quality of crops. 30% More Rice! Carrageenan PGP Now Available in the Market FILIPINO farmers can now look forward to a greater harvest, as the radiation-processed Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) formulated by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) is […]