January 19, 2020

Category: DOST

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 […]

DOST Launches Dehydrator Machine for Herbal Tea

Media Release: ​THE Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its partners have launched a new dehydrator machine for herbal tea at the Ephrathah Farms, Barangay (Village) Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo City. This was developed through the project, “Design and Development of a Programmable Dehydrator Machine for Herbal Tea materials” funded by the Philippine Council for […]

Typhoon ‘Ursula’ Maintains Strength, Moves Towards Southern Mindoro — DOST

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — RESIDENTS of areas impacted by Typhoon “Ursula” (international name Phanfone) should remain vigilant and avoid taking risks. At 2 p.m. on Christmas day today, the Department of Science and Technology issued its Severe Weather Bulletin #18 as government weathermen […]

DOST Opens PHL’s Pioneer Natural Dyeing Facility

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — LOCAL textile manufacturers, including weavers by hand, have received a much-needed shot in the arm. The “injection” comes in the form of the Philippines’ first natural dyes hub, which the Department of Science and Technology through its […]

Oligarchs, Vested Interest Are BNPP Revival Hurdles

“Five (factors),” the PNRI head echoed. “Vested interest. Vested interest. Vested interest…,” without completing the count. “It’s (the vested interest of) Mr. Oligarch.” — PNRI Director Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — BLAME Philippine oligarchs and their vested interest […]