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Candon, Laoag Now In Sync With PH Standard Time

October 05, 2017
by: Aristotle P. Carandang, S&T Media Service

Candon City, Ilocos Sur -- Amid simple ceremonies, the cities of Candon in Ilocos Sur and Laoag in Ilocos Norte officially switched on their time pieces conspicuously mounted in the center of their respective cities. The time pieces were put in sync with the Philippine Standard Time or PhST which is ...read more

Winning Inventions In NorMin Excite Crowds At S&T Tilt

October 05, 2017
by: Hyacinth J. Tagupa and Benjoe Rey B. Visayas,DOST-X

Cheers and applause filled the Limketkai Atrium as the winners of the Department of Science and Technology's Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) were announced recently. The winning inventions have been crowd-favorites throughout the three-day RICE showcase, which ran concurrently with the ...read more

Experts Find 12 New Species Of Philippine Lichens

October 05, 2017
by: David Matthew C. Gopilan, DOST-STII

Local experts recently found 12 new species of lichens living in Philippine mountains. This finding was documented in the study "Philippine Species of Parmotrema (Ascomycota, Parmeliaceae)" published in the June 2017 issue of the Philippine Journal of Science. The research team led by Paulina Bawin ...read more

AASSA-NAST PHL Calls For Synergy Among Researchers, Scientists And Stakeholders

October 03, 2017
by: PIA-Caraga

BUTUAN CITY, Oct 2 (PIA) – The international symposium organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), supported by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Department of Science and Tec ...read more

DOST's Consultancy Services: A Tool For Growth

October 03, 2017
by: oneexpert

"Poverty is not a hindrance to reach my dreams. I realized that if you want to have a better life, you need to strive hard. With this, my heart is full of joy as God uses as an instrument to pursue my goals." These were the words of Elvin Valle, an employee of Kirsten and Corrine (K&C) Foot ...read more

DOST-SEI Marks 30th Year With Tribute To Scholarship Champions, Partners

October 03, 2017
by: DOST-SEI

A STORY TO REMEMBER. Dr. Nestor Acala, former DOST-SEI Scholar, left the much of the audience teary-eyed as he shared his struggles as a student from a poor family in Marawi City and the transformation his life had with the scholarship program. He now teaches at the Mindanao State University ...read more

Flood Prone Areas In N. Cotabato To Receive Early Warning Devices

October 02, 2017
by: JSta.Cruz-PGO-IDCD/SJDuerme-PIA12

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Oct. 2 (PIA) -- Flood prone towns in North Cotabato are set to receive flood early warning devices from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Engineer Noli Villaruz, Action and Warning Officer of the Provincial Governor's Office-Disaster Risk Reduction and ...read more

PHL Team Wins Japanese Excellence Award For Developing Agri Supplement

October 02, 2017
by: ans Joshua V. Dantes / S&T News Service

In Photo: Dr. Lucile Abad (left, front row), who heads the Plant Food Supplement (PFS) project at the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), demonstrates the electron-beam applications for radiation processing of the PFS during a seminar held by the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia at ...read more

ARMM Recognizes Champions In S&T

October 02, 2017
by: Manuel Cayon

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) has recognized the valuable contributions of several individuals and institutions in promoting science and technology (S&T). Regional Assemblywoman Irene P. Tillah of the Second District ...read more

I-TECH Launched To Commercialize Filipino Inventions

October 02, 2017
by: Ma. Cristina Arayata

MANILA-- The Department of Science and Technology - Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Land Bank of the Philipines launched the I-TECH Thursday afternoon, aiming to help Filipino inventors commercialize their products. Through the I-TECH (Innovation and Technology Le ...read more

FPRDI Researchers Join International Pulp And Papermaking Training

September 30, 2017
by: Apple Jean Martin- de Leon

Pulp and paper researchers from the DOST's Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) represented the country in the "Training Workshop on Pulping and Papermaking of Non-Wood Fiber Materials" held last August 21- September 09, 2017 in Beijing, China. Mr. Cesar O. Austria (above ...read more

Pinggang Pinoy Now Includes Various Age Groups

September 29, 2017
by: CBA/PIA6-Antique

Food Guide. Maria Susana Encarnacion, science and research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), discusses the updated version of the Pinggang Pinoy which now includes various age groups, during a media forum held in San Jose town recently. (JCM/CBA-PIA6 photo) SAN JOS ...read more

Stakeholders Attend OneSTore Orientation

September 29, 2017
by: L.Gingoyon / DOST

MANILA, Sept. 27 -- Various private firms and local entrepreneurs attended an orientation on oneSTore, the first government e-commerce platform developed to promote and market local goods produced by DOST-assisted local entrepreneurs. The orientation, which was held on September 22 at the Departmen ...read more

Expert Collaboration Seen Critical In Tracing Bird Flu Virus Source - NRCP Round Table

September 28, 2017
by: Mary Charlotte O. Fresco, DOST-NRCP

(L-R) Dr. Maria Glozefita Lagayan (DA-Bureau of Animal Industry), Dr. Irma Asuncion (DOH-Bureau of Epidemiology), Dr. Vina Lea Arguelles (DOH-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine), Dr. Mary Ann U. Igoy (DOH-RITM), and Atty. Elias Jose Inciong (United Broiler Raisers Association of the Philippine ...read more

Filipino-developed Plant Food Supplement Wins Japanese Excellence Award

September 28, 2017
by: Hans Joshua V. Dantes, DOST-PNRI

A research team from the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) recently bagged the 2017 Excellent Research Team of the Year Award by the Japan-based Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA).  The team was awarded for developing the Plant Fo ...read more

Valenzuela Gets DOST Facility To Fight Malnutrition

September 28, 2017
by: David Matthew Gopilan, S&T Media Service

Valenzuela City will soon wipe out child malnutrition among its local problems. With the establishment of a facility that will produce complementary food, Valenzuela City's children three years of age and below are assured of nutritious snacks that will keep them healthy. In the recent celebration ...read more

DOST's Bambooo Charcoal Technology Helps Pangasinan Firm In Bamboo Charcoal Making

September 28, 2017
by: Rizalina K. Araral, S&T Media Service

In a bid to boost their town's economy, a company based in Bayambang, Pangasinan is set to go into large-scale charcoal making using bamboo. CS First Green Agri-Industrial Development made the decision after one year of piloting various machines from the Department of Science and Technology-Forest P ...read more

Northern Mindanao Celebrates S&T Week

September 27, 2017
by: Joel Eneristo A. Joven, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service

"The 2017 National Science and Technology Week offers us a vision of the future," shares Dir. Alfonso P. Alamban, regional director of DOST 10, during the opening of the regional celebration. (Image credit: Andres Serdan Dimasapit, ACD-PCAARRD) "A glimpse of a scientifically progressive ...read more

PCAARRD Features Its 'gold Collection' In Northern Mindanao's S&T Week Celebration

September 27, 2017
by: Joel Eneristo A. Joven, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service

The PCAARRD and NOMCAARRD booths at the Northern Mindanao's S&T Week Celebration featured new innovations and technologies on cacao and bamboo, as well as other commodities such as mushroom, dragon fruit and others. (Image credit: Andres Serdan Dimasapit, ACD-PCAARRD) Bamboo and cacao, ...read more

NRCP To Engage Multi-agency, Industry Players In Bird Flu Round Table

September 25, 2017
by: George Robert E. Valencia III, S&T Media Service, DOST-NRCP

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) will take on the issue of avian flu during its 2nd round table discussion (RTD, s. 2017) Tuesday, 26 September 2017 at the Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros Manila. Through multi-participatory approach, the RTD will integrate the various views from s ...read more
S & T Trivia

" The world's rice research leader, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is located in Los BaƱos, Laguna Philippines. The leading rice exporter is Thailand, followed by the USA. The Philippines' foremost rice breeder, Dr. Rodolfo Aquino, was one of the scientists who developed IR8, the 1966 strain of the rice variety that launched Asia's "Green Revolution." In 1970, Dr. Ricardo Lantican of Los BaƱos led a corn research that saved America's corn industry from the Southern leaf blight. "

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