April 4, 2020

Category: Science

Marikina Mayor Teodoro Undaunted, to Pursue Covid-19 Testing Center

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — MARIKINA CITY Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” R. Teodoro is undaunted. Even with the Department of Health (DOH) not approving the city government’s planned Covid-19 Testing Center, he will still pursue it. Apparently, what emboldens the city chief executive […]

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 […]

66 NICE Entries Compete for Php1.84-M Prize, Bragging Rights

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — Php1,840,000 prizes in cash. That’s the total of cash prizes that winners of the 2020 National Invention Contest and Exhibition (NICE) will take home today, March 5. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Technology Application and […]

DOST Enlightens Visayas Cluster on Amended IP-Related Policies

Media Releas: CEBU CITY – The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) has conducted an information drive on the Amended DOST Intellectual Property (IP)-Related Policies for the Visayas Cluster. Aimed to provide a uniform understanding of the amended IP-related policies, the event was the fourth stop among the […]

Thieves Steal Php40-K DOST Solar Panels from Mayon Volcano

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — RETURN your loot! Whoever stole the power supply equipment for monitoring earthquakes installed at the Mayon Resthouse must return them. Posthaste. Thieves have stolen two solar panels worth around Php20,000 each, owned by the Department of Science […]

Staying Online for Long Periods Bad for Health — Herbalife

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — Staying glued on the internet is bad for the health. And that includes the health of Filipinos. Obviously, this is bad news among Filipinos who, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite, stay online for an average […]

Allianz PNB Life Aims for Complete Sustainability in 2050

Media Release: IN its drive to be a fully-sustainable company by 2050, Allianz PNB Life keeps a strong focus on investing in companies with sustainable business practices that deliver long-term value via its Peso-Hedged Global Sustainability Equity Fund. The company promoted the equity fund during its recent Sustainability Forum, where speakers from different industries talked […]

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 […]

DOST Eyes Php20-K Nuclear-based Cancer Diagnosis

“If our plans work, we will put up a Cyclotron with four PET/CT Scans. We will lower the cost of cancer diagnosis from Php60,000 to maybe Php20,000 or Php25,000. That will happen in the next two years.” — PNRI Director Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: edd1819, Instagram: bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — […]