June 16, 2019

Category: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

PCAARRD Joins Workshop on ‘Knowledgebase’ System Management of Lakes

Media Release: THE Philippines through a council of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has participated in an international workshop on the use of a knowledgebase/database system on lakes that can be contributed to by countries in Asia. Representing the country was the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development […]

To Make Manila Bay Clean, Safe, PHL Needs US$1-B Yearly — Brinkman

(SDN) — MANAGING the highly-challenged Manila Bay in a holistic way would require at least an estimated US$1 billion a year. A June 6, 2019, exchange rate — $1 to 51.79 Philippine pesos (Php) — showed that would amount to around Php52 billion every 12 months. Maybe not too much to ask in exchange for the […]

DOST Awards 6 e-Governance Systems to Nabua, Bula LGUs

(SDN) — TWO municipalities in Camarines Sur, Bicol Region, have found an ally in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). With the partnership with DOST, through its Innovation Council or the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and  Development (PCIEERD), the two local government units (LGUs) maybe now able “to deliver […]

DOST Wants Firmed Up Space Link with JAXA, Training with ATCSP

​(SDN) — STRONGER space cooperation with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).  The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) headed by Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña has sought to strengthen space cooperation further with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). De la Peña also explored “opportunities for technical and management training” with Japanese companies, […]

2018 Investments in Electronics Down, Says SEIPI

​By I.M. Biazon UNCERTAIN tax policy has brought down investments in electronics in 2018, the country’s umbrella group of semiconductor and electronics industries said yesterday. It cited a Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) report showing investments of Php3.625 billion in electronics, 44.87 percent lower compared to the same period the previous year. “Uncertainties in tax policy […]

PEZA Bestows Dyson 2018 Outstanding Exporters Award

Media Release: MANILA, March 29 — Dyson, a global technology company with significant development and manufacturing presence in the Philippines, announced today that it has received the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Outstanding Exporters Award for 2018. This is the first time that Dyson has been presented with this award which is given to a […]

DOST Project Taps Satellite Images for Blue Carbon Assessment Tool

Media Release: HARNESSING the power of the satellite images, researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) in Quezon City have created an online community-based assessment tool to assess the presence of blue carbon in coastal areas. The Integrated Assessment and Modelling of Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Conservation and Adaptive Management (IAMBlueCECAM) program, led […]

AWS Siklab Pilipinas Is Back in 2019 to Major PH Cities

(SDN) — AWS Siklab Pilipinas is back! AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is bringing back the large-scale cloud technology training event for higher education institutions (HEIs). Here’s a media release from AWS, which formally launched the event on May 22 in Makati City: MANILA — For the second consecutive year, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an […]

MSC Software, FEATI Linkup Prepares Filipino Engineers for Industry 4.0

(SDN) — FILIPINO students and professionals in the field of engineering have just received a shot-in-the-arm in terms of acquiring knowledge that bridges design and practical application. Thus, from Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Simulation to the physical world, everyday life might just turn better and safer through products’ development that withstand the most critical tests. […]

Update, DOST Study: DOH Says Synthetic Acetic Acid in Vinegar ‘Not Necessarily Unsafe’

Updated, today, May 21, 2019: (SDN) — Be careful what vinegar brand you put in your food! It could be a matter of health, or a cause of degenerative diseases. Like Parkinson’s Disease. Even cancer. This is because a study made by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has established that of the 17 […]