Bacteria help rice grow more roots to fight drought, research says
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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 Muñoz National High School in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Led by Dr.Roel R. Suralta of PhilRice, the researchers reported that rice applied with a dose of the bacteria Streptomyces mutabilis showed improved drought tolerance because of its larger roots and more extensive root system. The study aims to improve the root system of rice grown in uplands where water is scarce. “Upland areas are 100% dependent on rainfall to support rice production,” said Suralta. “Due to the uncertainty of ra...   read full story

DOST-TAPI awards 554 IP certificates to stakeholders
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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 ownership to their innovations and technologies. The DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) awarded a total of 61 copyrights, 19 utility models, and one industrial design to DOST-attached agencies. In addition, 335 copyrights and 37 utility models were given to SUCs while 89 copyrights and one utility model were handed over to science and national high schools. Further, three copyrights and eight utility models were awarded to private inventors. For the past decades, the DOS...   read full story

DOST makes food, water testing accessible in MIMAROPA
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Dr. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano, Palawan Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, DOST-MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay and NEDA-MIMAROPA OIC Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling cuts the ribbon to mark the formal opening of the MIMAROP...   read full story

407 HIGH SCHOOL IN REGION I QUALIFIES DOST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the 2019 S&T scholarship qualifiers who took the nationwide qualifying exam last October 21, 2018. A total of 9,852 graduating high school students nationwide successfully hurdled the said examination for the...   read full story

WEATHER STATION IN SUGPON, ILOCOS SUR
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019
One for All, All for One. DOST1 Staff and the Local Government Unit of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur joined force in the installation of the Weather Station. “On behalf of the Local Government Unit of Sugpon, we are thankful for this DRRM intervention – weather station because this is one of the requireme...   read full story

2019 DOST JUNIOR-LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, ONGOING
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019
Application for the 2019 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is ongoing until April 26, 2019 while examination of applicants is scheduled on June 2 of this year.   Eligible applicants are natural-born Filipin...   read full story

248 Applicants In CAR Qualify For DOST Scholarship
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019
Amongst the 9,852 qualifiers nationwide to the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) 2019 Undergraduate Science and Technology Scholarship program, 248 students are from the Cordillera Administrative Region.               The region ranked 16th in terms of the...   read full story

Innovative startup law awaiting Duterte’s signature
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019
The bill seeking to provide benefits and programs to strengthen, promote, and develop the Philippine startup ecosystem is just awaiting President Duterte’s signature. Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte(lrayvillafuerte.com / MANILA BULLETIN)     Based on the records of the...   read full story

DOST-PCIEERD startup improves provincial bus booking via digitization
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easybus PH, a startup supported by the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), provides commuters with an online portal that makes bus booking more convenient. Users can visit www.easybus.ph to b...   read full story

Negros Occ. enterprises urged to invest in ‘research, development’
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urges enterprises in Negros Occidental to invest in research and development to stay competitive in the industry. ENTREPRENEUR.COM BACOLOD City – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) urged enterprises in Negros Occidental to invest in res...   read full story