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

Science helps prevent corruption
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Science recently took another facet as a corruption prevention tool when the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) awarded the Department of Science and Technology a silver award during the PACC’s first anniversary on 6 March 2019. The award was received by both the DOST and Department of ...   read full story

Online booking sa mga provincial bus available na ngayon
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Sinimulan na ng Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) ang paggamit ng digitize na provincial bus booking. Sa ngayon, magagamit ang online booking sa pamamagitan ng www.easybus.ph. Kabilang sa...   read full story

Science, technology and innovation boosts inclusive growth
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
THE Philippines needs to aggressively strengthen its science, technology and innovation capacities, particularly of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), to achieve inclusive growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Ferdinand Ferrer, chairman of Science and Technology Committee of the P...   read full story

Provincial bus trips may now be booked online through EasybusPH
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Travelers looking to spend their summer vacation in some of the top tourist destinations in the country should no longer worry about the hassle of booking a bus ride anymore after a digitized provincial bus booking platform has been developed through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). ...   read full story

Booking sa bus? Puwede nang online
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Hindi na kailangang problemahin ng mga bibiyahe sa mga sikat na tourist destinations sa bansa ang hassle sa pagpapa-book o pagbili ng ticket para sa pagsakay sa bus, dahil mayroon nang digitized provincial bus booking platform ang Department of of Science and Technology.   Gamit ang Easybus PH, ...   read full story

DOST marks National Transfer Day
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The country’s science and technology agency recently celebrated the National Technology Transfer Day 2019 which provides the necessary mechanism in speeding up the transfer and commercialization of funded and generated technologies by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 10055 or the Philippine Technology Tr...   read full story

DoST-PHIVOLCS launches Metro Davao earthquake maps
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., also PHIVOLCS officer-in-charge (at center), leads the unveiling of the Metro Davao Site Response Atlas in Davao City on April 10. -- BW/LEAN S. DAVAL JR. DAVAO CITY — High-rise buildings have been mushrooming here in rece...   read full story

PAGASA warns public against false data; says heat wave less likely in PH - UNTV News
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The highest temperature in the country this dry season was recorded in Isabela City on April 10, 2019 at 38.7’C. Meanwhile, the highest recorded heat index was experienced in Dagupan City on April 9, 2019 at 51.7’C. State weather bureau Pagasa emphasized that they hold re...   read full story

Magnitude 5 na lindol niyanig ang Calayan, Cagayan
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Naitala ang magnitude 5 na lindol ngayong Lunes sa Calayan, Cagayan alas-nuebe trenta y trenta ng umaga, ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Bagama't wala pang naiuulat na napinsalang ari-arian, inaasahan naman daw ng Phivolcs ang aftershocks. Sinasabi...   read full story