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Bacteria Help Rice Grow More Roots To Fight Drought, Research Says

January 29, 2019
by: David Matthew C. Gopilan, DOST-STII

Results of a study reveal that a certain bacteria can induce larger and more extensive root system when applied to planted rice, thereby improving drought tolerance. The study was conducted by a group of scientists from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), along with students from Muñ ...read more

DOST-TAPI Awards 554 IP Certificates To Stakeholders

January 29, 2019
by: Maricon R. Avila, DOST-TAPI

Some 554 intellectual property (IP) certificates were recently awarded to various Department of Science and Technology research and development institutes, state universities and colleges, high schools, and private inventors, a proof that Filipinos are becoming more aware of the need to claim owners ...read more

Science Prominent In 2018 TOYM

January 11, 2019
by: Alan C. Taule, DOST-STII

Science is moving front and center in the country’s march toward progress and modernization, if the winners of the 2018 TOYM or Ten Outstanding Young Men Philippines are any indication. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, chair of the 2018 TOYM Board of Judges, made this observation on the occa ...read more

DOST-NRCP STEPS INTO FRONTIER RESEARCH

December 10, 2018
by: Joselito Alonte Carteciano

December 8 marks the 85th founding anniversary of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It is the first and oldest research council of the country founded in 1933. For 85 years, NRCP has been producing high-value research results ...read more

NAST PHL CONDUCTS SCIENCE POLICY AND INFORMATION FORUM ON HIV/AIDS

December 10, 2018
by: NAST

PASAY CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) recently conducted the Science Policy and Information Forum on HIV/AIDS last November 19, 2018 at the Hotel Jen Manila. The forum was conducted to discuss relevant and emerging issues in science and technology and p ...read more

DIWATA-2, PH'S SECOND MICROSATELLITE SET ON SPACE

December 07, 2018
by: DOST-PCIEERD

H-IIA F4 rocket at the Tanegashima Space Center, Kyushu, Japan (Photo from JAXA) Diwata-2, the Philippines' second microsatellite, was launched into space on October 29, 2018 hitching a ride via H-IIA F4 rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at exactly 12:08 p.m. (Manila time) and sta ...read more

Pinoy Science Documentaries Reap Awards In 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Contest

December 06, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

Judges, organizers, and winners of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Youth Category with DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (rightmost). From 300 film concept proposals to forty-five film entries, seven films finally earned the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. ...read more

DOST-NRCP GIVES POSTHUMOUS AWARD TO MEN OF BASIC RESEARCH

December 05, 2018
by: Jenny Leigh A. Daquioag

Dr. Manuel L. Roxas The first President of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), the Executive Secretary who served the longest, and a former legislator of S&T and the arts, will receive the NRCP Posthumous Award during the council's 85th Founding Anniversary on December 10 ...read more

NRCP MARKS 85TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

December 05, 2018
by: Mary Charlotte O. Fresco

The National Research Council of the Philippines is set to mark its 85th founding anniversary celebration on December 10, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. This year's theme "Leading Frontier Research for the Filipino and the ASEAN" is a commemoration of the cou ...read more

TIP Cubao, Pisay Eastern Visayas, New Era, St. John-Roxas S&T Projects Bag Top Prizes In Imake.wemake Contest

December 05, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

imake.wemake finalists and judges with officials and representatives of DOST-SEI and Acer Philippines Senior high school teams from the Technological Institute of the Philippines-Cubao Campus, Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, and New Era University won the coveted Youth Inno ...read more

DOST-ASTI, ICANN Host DNSSEC Workshop

December 05, 2018
by: Danielle Dolom

The Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) in partnership with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) hosted the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Workshop on 14 to 16 November 2018 at Diliman, Quezon C ...read more

Science Films On Community, Country Needs Get Recognized In Indie-Siyensya Awarding

November 29, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

Indie-Siyensya, the first and only science filmmaking competition in the Philippines, will bestow awards to top science films for the third consecutive year. The Awarding Ceremony, which will be held on November 28, 2018, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City, will feature ...read more

DOST-SEI Scholars Earns Graduate Degree In Petroleum Engineering In Malaysia

November 29, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

Six scholars of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) received their diploma in Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Perak, Malaysia during its 18th Convocation held on 18 November 2018. Dr. Josette Biyo ...read more

STARBOOKS CONVENTION IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING

November 28, 2018
by: Julie Anne H. Baculio, DOST-X

DOST-X Staff with DOST-STII Director Richard P. Burgos and Junior Breakthrough 2017 Winner, Ms. Hillary Diane E. Andales The Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) hosted the STARBOOKS National Convention – Mindanao Cluster at N Hotel, Caga ...read more

SCIENCE POLICY AND INFORMATION 2018: "CARING FOR OUR GALUNGGONG (ROUNDSCAD) AND TILAPIA FISHERIES FOR FOOD SECURITY"

November 27, 2018
by: DOST-NAST

DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), through the Agricultural Sciences Division, organized the Science Policy and Information Forum 2018 with the theme "Caring for our Galunggong (Roundscad) and Tilapia Fisheries for Food Security" on Novembe ...read more

NAST PHL TOOK LEAD ON IMPROVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIAGNOSTICS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

November 27, 2018
by: NAST

TAGAYTAY CITY, PHILIPPINES - The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) of the United Kingdom and the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN NDI), successfully o ...read more

At Germany Fair, PH Firm Shows Innovations In Weather Forecasting, Agriculture

November 26, 2018
by: Carol Ramoran

Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM ALEX SY. Sy, president of Yongden Technology Corporation, hopes for more Filipino research and development engineers. Pho ...read more

DOST-TAPI Hands Over 554 IP Certificates To Stakeholders

November 21, 2018
by: Maricon R. Avila

The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) hosted an awarding ceremony to hand over 554 granted intellectual property (IP) certificates by the Intellectual property of the Philippines (IPOPHL) on 25 October 2018 at the Philippine Inte ...read more

DOST-SEI Scholars As Game-changers For CBDRRM

November 21, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

Bannering the values of professional excellence, servant leadership, and social responsibility, the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) empowered 86 Leytean DOST-SEI scholars through what was dubbed by the participants as an "eye-opening and enlightening" Co ...read more

DOST-SEI Scholars As Advocates Of Peace

November 21, 2018
by: DOST-SEI

With the aim of fostering patriotism, as well as bridging the gap between different cultures and belief systems for inclusive sustainable peace, the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) brought the Two-Day Scholars' Formation Program to the recipients of the Ba ...read more
S & T Trivia

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If USA has a Fourth of July, the Philippines should also have a First of July. It was on the First of July that the Science Act of 1901 also known as the Philippine Commission Act No. 156 which authorized the founding and operation of a Bureau of Government Laboratories. Dr. Paul Casper Freer was recruited as the Superintendent of the new Bureau.

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