April 9, 2020


DOST Promotes 6 Technologies to Fight Covid-19

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN – Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN TECHNOLOGY against the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the theme of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s science, technology, and innovation (STI) initiatives in these critical times as the viral contagion continues to sweep the world. To realize its objectives, […]

DOST Speeds Up Production of Face Shields

Media Release: Shifting to high gear in supporting the Philippines’ front-liners in battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology accelerated its production of face shields to be distributed in various hospitals in the country. Two research and development institutes of DOST and one research laboratory in a state university have devoted their […]

DOST’s Diwata-1 Comes Home, Completes 4 Years Space Mission

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar01910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs​ By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — DIWATA-1 is home! In case you have forgotten, Diwata-1 put the Philippines in the global space map of countries with their own satellites. It’s a 50-kilogram contraption, the first-ever designed, developed, and constructed by Filipino engineers. Yes, […]

NRCP’s Dr. RV Destura, Scientist behind Covid-19 Testing Kit

Media Release: By MARIA ELENA A. TALINGDAN, DOST-NRCP ​​​​ON April 1, 2020, the banner story of the day which reverberated across social media, print, radio and television broadcast, and online news portals was the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory No. 2020-513 Approving the First Locally Manufactured Test Kit for COVID-19 for Commercial Use. It was […]

FDA Approves DOST Covid-19 Detection Kit for Commercial Use

Media Release: DEPARTMENT of Science of Technology’s (DOST) Php53.2-million detection kit for Covid-19 is now ready for commercial use. Meaning the diagnostic test developed by Filipino scientists can now be used to test Filipinos suspected of having infected with the 2019-novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19, the official name of the disease. Here’s the statement released […]

JHU: Covid-19 Cases over One Million Worldwide

By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — CONFIRMED cases of Covid-19 infections have now breached the million milestone at 1,013,157. The American Johns Hopkins University (JHU) reported the whopping and still rising figures on its Covid-19 Dashboard, which tracks global incidence of the coronavirus in real-time. This is as of April 3, 2020, 8:43 a.m., Manila […]

DOST Ensures Science Benefits Filipinos amid Covid-19 Pandemic Onslaught

​Media Release: SCIENCE for the People. This is the mantra of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that conveys its programs and projects are for every Juan and Juana in the Philippines. It has been the department’s driving philosophy, and nowhere near more relevant than in today’s critical and trying times of the Covid-19 […]

DOST: 6 Hospitals to Get Covid-19 Diagnostic Test Kits

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — HELP is on the way! A Filipino-made coronavirus diagnostic test kit, barring any unforeseen hitch, could be ready very soon for use by six hospitals. The other day the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) headed by […]

9,788 Pass DOST Scholarships for AY 2020-2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW SCHOLARS OF DOST-SEI!!! Media Release: A total of 9,788 graduating senior high school students will have a reason to celebrate as they clinch a slot in the country’s premier science scholarship programs – the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs. Out of the total number of […]

DOST Scholarships for Junior Level Now Open

Media Release: IF you are inclined to or, more importantly, aiming for STEM courses in college, then here’s your passport to a free education. The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is opening the application for its 2020 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program. The JLSS is intended for incoming regular third year […]