April 2, 2020

Category: DOST

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 […]

DOST Produces Face Shield Frames for Covid-19 Health Workers

Media Release: TO support frontline health workers in their battle to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is currently producing 3D-printed face shield frames for distribution to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) The frames will be also be given to other hospitals. Operating for 24 hours since March 23, […]

Papua New Guinea Eyes Cooperation with PCAARRD

Media Release: PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) officials, headed by its Minister of Parliament (MP), Honorable Ross Seymour, recently visited the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). During the visit PNG explored possible initiatives with the Council on agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources […]

DOST COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Still Needs Field Testing — Destura

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — “THAT’S how bad it is.” The statement is a presidential recognition of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines. President Rodrigo R. Duterte acknowledged the contagion’s spreading on March 10 when it was then 24 confirmed […]

‘Fluidized Bed Drying System’ Wins NICE’s Outstanding Invention Award

Updated, March 7, 8:48 p.m. By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News AN invention dubbed the “Fluidized Bed Drying System” is the winner of the year’s Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award). For the feat, inventors of the equipment took the Php300,000 cash prize from the 2020 National […]

DOST Positioning PHL to Become Global Halal Industry Champion

Media Release: HALAL, anyone? Organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO — these days, consumers spend more time looking at labels more than ever. Many claims have been bandied about on the origin and health benefits of a variety of food items. However, how can one know which of these claims are true? For our Muslim brothers […]

DOST Project SPARTA to Produce 30K Data-Savvy ‘Spartans’

For update: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — Around 2,500 years ago, in 480 BC, 300 Spartans and their allies fought and died in the Battle of Thermopylae. The Spartan warriors, defending the narrow Thermopylae pass, fought a massively numerous Persian invasion force on a […]

6 Female Researchers Show Way in DOST-Newton Agham PhD Scholarships

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital and Current Affairs (SDN) — Women empowerment is thriving in the Philippines, not the least in the realm of the academe. Proof: Six female researchers have won six slots for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarships in the Department of […]