January 24, 2020


In Photographs: DOST Opens Mercury-Free Gold Processing Facility

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN (SDN) — GOLD mining need not be harmful to people and the environment. There must be a way to do this, at least for small-scale mining. Yes, there is way as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is demonstrating. More on this… Source: DOST on Facebook.   […]

DOST Boosts ‘ASEAN Helping ASEAN’ through Scholarships

Updated at 10 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2020 for more information. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — “WE are happy to assist our ASEAN counterparts and exemplify what the mantra “ASEAN helping ASEAN’ truly means.” The inspiring words came from the head of […]

DOST Helps Zambo Seaweed Farmers Harness Science for Drying

Media Release: SEAWEED farming has long been a reliable source of income for coastal communities in the Philippines Some of the communities are in Western Mindanao, including in Zamboanga City. Bordered by waters of the Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf, the city of Zamboanga is no stranger to the seaweed trade. Only recently, four […]

QC Mayor Joy Belmonte Maintains Partnership with SPARK! Philippines

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — EMPOWERING women is thriving in Quezon City under the leadership of Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte. Her active involvement in this initiative can be traced back to her being the city’s vice mayor about four years ago. Or […]

DOST Seeking Adopters of S&T Products, Technologies for Commercialization

Media Release: MORE and more products and technologies are being churned out by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). They come from the department’s various attached agencies and its regional offices, with some of the products and technologies produced in partnership with the private sector and the academe (state universities). In line with this, […]

Giant Clams and New Dehydration Machine for Herbal Tea

Media Release: GIANT clams are important players in coral reef ecosystems. They serve as habitat for fish, corals, and other marine organisms. However, most species of giant clams are already in danger of extinction due to disturbances brought about by climate change and human activities. To help bring back giant clams from extinction, the University […]

DOST R&D Program Boon to Talaandig, Others

Media Release: DATU Rodelio “Waway” Saway is not called “Tatay” for nothing. A teacher at the Talaandig School of Living Traditions and a well-known performing artist, Saway has been keeping the Talaandig musical heritage intact by mentoring young members of their tribe. Community artists would always go to their Tatay Waway to learn how to […]

DOST Welcomes 7 New Scientists; Now 172

Media Release: Seven new scientists have been added to the Philippines’ Scientific Career System (SCS), bringing the total to 172 since 1983. SCS is now being administered by the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST), which announced on Monday, January 6, 2020, the latest development in the […]

Filipino Scientist Ebarvia Winner of APMP DEN Awards 2019

Update, January 5, 2020: This story was updated to reflect the statement of Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and the position of Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia in the DOST. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — FILIPINO scientist Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia has brought […]

Kai Anya to Market Enhanced DOST RTE Arroz Caldo

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — READY-TO-EAT (RTE) Arroz Caldo, anyone? If plans do not miscarry, an improved RTE Arroz Caldo shall be available in supermarkets for every Filipino. By then, what was initially created for disaster victims shall then be available to the general […]