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Cebuano inventor develops sustainable armchair for schools
Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020
Pedro Delantar of Nature’s Legacy of Cebu explains the features of the armchair for schools made from bamboo at the National Invention Contest and Exhibit 2020 held earlier this month at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura in Taguig City. MANILA, Philippines — Award-winning Cebuano inventor-entrepreneur Pedro Delantar has developed a modern and more sustainable armchair for schools. The bamboo schoolchair developed by Delantar as the entry of his Nature’s Legacy corporate entity won second prize in the Outstanding Industrial Design category of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) National Invention Contest and Exhibit held at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura in Taguig City last week. First prize was won by DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) ...   read full story

DOST postpones 'Handa Pilipinas' expo
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
MANILA – Amid concerns on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will postpone "Handa Pilipinas", a showcase of innovation in disaster risk reduction (DRR), originally scheduled on March 12-14 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. In an advisory, the DOST said the postponement was due to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a public health emergency and the Department of Health (DOH) advisory raising the Covid-19 Alert System to Code Red (Sub-level 1), a preemptive call to ensure that national and local governments and public and private health care providers can prepare for possible increase in suspected and confirmed cases. DOST organized the expo to showcase its attached-agencies' technologies, inventions, and initiatives on d...   read full story

PH-made nanosatellites, tech-infused thunderstorm project now underway
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
High-impact technologies — from understanding lightning and thunderstorms to the first Filipino-made nanosatellites – are expected to be launched and deployed this year, according to the Department of...   read full story

DOST urges inventors to turn works to innovation
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020
INVENTION TO INNOVATION. Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña checks one of the entries in the National Invention Contest & Exhibits (NICE), held in SMX Aura, BGC, Taguig City on Ma...   read full story

Handa Pilipinas: DOST Showcases innovative products on disaster preparedness, response
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020
Late last year, several earthquake incidents were recorded in different areas in Mindanao, while at the start of 2020, Taal Volcano woke up from slumber and erupted after 43 years. On an average, the ...   read full story

Media introduced to #BidaAngHanda: Talk on quake preparedness
Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020
Office of Civil Defense-Capacity Building and Training Service Director Susana Juangco and PHIVOLCS Geologist Jeffrey Perez sharing some light moments with members of media. (PIA NCR) (DOST) QUEZ...   read full story

DepEd bats 'culture of innovation' in science, tech fair
Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020
Department of Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan during a press conference at the National Science and Technology Fair 2020 at the Novotel Hotel in Cubao, Quezon City. (PNA Photo by Ma. T...   read full story

DOST officials hope more youth participation in STEM
Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020
MORE YOUTH IN STEM. DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña (center), and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) director Edgar Garcia (second from right), hope more youth would be interes...   read full story