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DOST's S&T Library-in-a Box Wins Anvil Awards

March 25, 2017
A library-in-a-box that offers science and technology (S&T) information materials to students and researchers even in remote areas recently knocked two awards in the recent 52nd Anvil Awards at Shangri-La Makati. STARBOOKS, or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operate more

It's March Time For A Flu Shot

March 21, 2017
by: Eduardo Gonzales, MD

Is it really advisable for the whole family to be immunized against flu? Please discuss flu in your column. Flu or influenza is an acute infection of the respiratory tract that is caused by any of the three types of influenza viruses (A, B, and C), each of which has several subtypes or strains. Loc more

PH To Host Int'l Science Confab To Push Inclusive Dev't Via Technology

March 20, 2017
by: Edd K. Usman

The National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is hosting this year's 17th Conference of the Science Councils of Asia (SCA) to be held on June 14-16 at the PICC in Pasay City. Officials of the National Research Counc more

Largest Solar Farm In PH To Rise In Tarlac Town

March 19, 2017

A P10-billion solar project that can supply power to 300,000 households is set to rise in Concepcion Tarlac. At the ceremonial groundbreaking of the 150-MW Tarlac solar farm, with the first ‘Made in the Philippines' panels by Solar Philippines are (from left): Energy secretary Alfonso Cusi, Solar more

UK-PH Partnership Earmarks P620M Grant For Research And Innovation

March 17, 2017
The success of science is borne on collaboration and partnership, so says British Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad as the UK government, through the Newton Agham programme, provided over £10 Million or Php 620 Million for collaborative projects. The Newton Agham programme, now on its third year, is a pa more

Huawei PH Aiming Push 'intelligent City' Concept To DICT, DILG

March 17, 2017

The local unit of Chinese tech firm Huawei recently threw its support behind the i-CiTY (intelligent city) Summit spearheaded by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). DICT secretary Rodolfo Salalima during th more

PH Gov't Unveils Online Platform For Analyzing Road Crashes

March 14, 2017

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has launched a new platform called Data for Road Incident Visualization Evaluation and Reporting (Driver), a Web-based and open-source national system for geo-spatially recording and analyzing road crashes. The site, which has been developed with the suppor more

Ibrahim Named New DICT Undersecretary As Sarmiento Quits Post

March 14, 2017

Barely six months after formally assuming his post, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) undersecretary Jorge Sarmiento has resigned from his post for still undisclosed reason. New DICT undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim (2nd from left) taking his oath of office before DICT more

PH's First Eco-friendly Mineral Processing Plant Built By DOST, UP

March 11, 2017
by: Martin Sadongdong

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and University of the Philippines (UP) collaborated to build the country's first integrated gold-copper mineral processing plant which does not use harmful chemicals. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña led on Friday (March 10) the inauguration and tu more

DICT, DILG Drafting EO Ordering LGUs To Issue Cellsite Permit In 7 Days

March 10, 2017

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it is collaborating with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for a draft executive order that will require local government units to issue cellsite permit to mobile operators within seven days. DICT sec more

House ICT Panel Approves Bill On Free Wi-Fi With 10-Mbps Speed

March 09, 2017

The committee on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 8, approved the bill providing free Wi-Fi in public places nationwide. The government's free Wi-Fi project was piloted in this public plaza in Tubigon, Bohol The bill ensures th more

DOST's OneLab Project Bags BCYF Innovation Award

March 08, 2017
by: Bon Padayhag, DOST-IX Press Release

The OneLab Network, a platform developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), was recently awarded the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Innovation Award under the government category. The BCYF recognizes innovative products, services, technologies, or initiatives that tran more

'Diwata' Warns Of Siltation In Palawan Coastline

March 08, 2017
by: Jocelyn R. Uy

An image taken by the Diwata-1 microsatellite shows areas in Brooke's Point and Sofronio Española towns in Palawan where traces of siltation are found. —PHOTO COURTESY OF PHL MICROSAT The country's "eye in the sky" is warning of possible siltation in Palawan province, touted asthe Philipp more

Duterte Gives Green Light To P75-B National Broadband Program

March 07, 2017

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte approved during a Cabinet meeting on Monday, March 6, the P75-billion national broadband plan that will be implemented by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Along with the broadband project, Duterte also signed an exe more

DepEd To Deploy Solar Panels, PCs To Public Schools With No Electricity

March 06, 2017

In an effort to widen access to technology in far-flung areas, the Department of Education (DepEd) said it is set to distribute computer packages and solar panels to public schools in areas without available electricity. Photo credit: According to DepEd undersecretary Alain Del Pas more

Diwata-1 Micro-satellite Captures Images Of Silted Palawan Areas

March 06, 2017
by: Edd K. Usman

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) released on Monday, March 6, satellite photos of the province of Palawan that seem to indicate soil erosion in some areas. A mosaicked true-color Space-borne Multi-spectral Imager (SMI) image of Palawan The images were captured on Dec. 21, 2016 more

Gov't Online 'pasalubong' Shop Inks Deal With Landbank For E-payment

March 02, 2017

Government-owned online shop has formally signed an memorandum of agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines for the adoption of a payment solution that will allow consumers to buy local products electronically and at a cheaper price. Photo shows Landbank CEO Alex Buenaventura (r more

Duterte Inks Paris Climate Pact

February 28, 2017
by: Michael Lim Ubac - Day Desk Chief

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair, Senate Committee on Climate Change and Finance delivered her message during the Climate Vulnerable Forum. Ministers from countries forming the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and global thought leaders addressed the Philippine Senate today as more

DOSTv All Set For Its Grand Launching

February 26, 2017
by: Romelie Janelle Maranan - S&T Media Service, DOST-STII

  After almost nine months of delivering the most comprehensive, real-time weather and science updates to its viewers, DOSTv is now up and ready to offer a better and broader science programming for the Filipino people. The Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) official channel, DOS more

Prepare For The Worst

February 26, 2017
by: Focus Features

As Filipinos brace for the likely possibility of "The Big One." awareness and understanding are the start. According to Solidum, "For all of us to prepare, we have to convince ourselves that we will be affected by it. Our families and our communities will be affected and we have to do something ab more
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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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