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DOE, DOST boost nuclear energy study

December 16, 2017
Personnel from DOE, National Power Corporation, DOST, Philippine Nuclear Institute, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Philippines Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting

December 10, 2017
   Philippines Succesfully Hosts 4th ASEANTOM Annual Meeting Representatives from the various nuclear regulatory bodies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met in the P ...

Substitute Bill for Nuclear Law Approved by House Joint Committee

December 01, 2017
  Representatives Xavier Jesus Romualdo and Francis Gerald Abaya (seated, 3rd and 4th from left, respectively), DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Peńa (seated, 2nd from left), DOE ...

PNRI to Celebrate the 45th Atomic Energy Week

November 28, 2017
Bringing nuclear and radiation applications closer to the Filipino people, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) will celebrate the 45th Atomic ...

PNRI Researchers Win the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award

September 15, 2017
Ms. Glenda Obra, Scientist I and head of the PNRI Agriculture Research Section (5th from left), Mr. Sotero Resilva, Science Research Specialist (6th from left), and Ms. Luvimina Lanuza, head of the ...

PNRI ENSURES NUCLEAR SAFETY IN ASEAN EVENTS

August 18, 2017
A member of the PNRI Mobile Expert Support Team (MEST) discusses about the Mobile Detection System (MDS) van previously used by PNRI and police personnel during the APEC and ASEAN summits. PNRI M ...

PNRI Research on Nanotherapeutics Wins Awards in Japan

January 25, 2017
        Mr. Chitho Feliciano of the PNRI Biomedical Research Section (top left) wins the De Silva Prize for Best Oral Presentation (top right) in Tsukuba, Japan, the Best Poster ...

PNRI Wins Best Poster Award in Canada for Plant Growth Promoters

January 20, 2017
PNRI Scientist Dr. Lucille Abad receives the Best Poster Award from the International Irradiation Association (IIA) for the PNRI project on the development of irradiated natural polymers as Plant Gr ...

Experts urge more studies on the opening of Bataan nuclear plant

December 15, 2016
In a forum organized by the Department of Science and Technology - National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST), experts recommended further studies before finally putting the Bataan Nuclear ...

Medical Professionals from the Provinces Study Radioisotope Applications

November 02, 2016
Participants of the 6th Course on Medical Use of Radioisotopes (CMR) and the 3rd Course on Radioisotope Techniques (CRT)     The trainees participate in an exercise on radiation survey a ...

Philippines Hosts Asian Educators to Bring Nuclear S&T to Secondary Schools

September 13, 2016
IAEA Technical Officer Dr. Sunil Sabharwal (2nd row, 6th from left), Dr. Valerie Segovia of the Nuclear Power Institute, Texas A&M University, USA (2nd row, 6th from right), Mr. Eko Supardyono f ...

DOST steps up Adlai crops with irradiation technology

April 27, 2016
Left and Center Photo: Ginampay variety of AdlaiRight Photo: A PNRI researcher measures the height of the putative mutant Adlai. its seeds were irradiated with gamma radiation Helping to overcome J ...

Expert calls for diversification of fuel options in DOST nuclear science forum

December 11, 2015
The Philippines should reduce its dependency on one fuel, and instead tap diverse fuels in order to provide for its increasing electricity requirements. This need for a strong program on diversificat ...

Nuclear tech: what's in it for the young - tackled in DOST summit

December 09, 2015
High School and college students from different schools in Metro Manila gathered to learn about the challenges and opportunities for the young generation in the field of nuclear science in the First N ...

Role of Pinay professionals in nuclear health care highlighted in Vienna conference

September 10, 2015
During the 23rd Women in Nuclear (WiN) Conference: Women in Nuclear Meet Atoms for Peace held in Vienna, Dr. Alumanda dela Rosa shared on her speech, her insights on the role of Filipino wom ...

Nuclear science, not nuclear power for Philippines – IAEA head

February 19, 2015
MANILA, Philippines - The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that while the Philippines was not harnessing nuclear power to attain cheaper electricity, it was apparently tappin ...

DOST-PNRI boosts nuclear safety & research facilities

December 12, 2014
The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute - Department of Science and Technology (PNRI - DOST) strengthened its capability in monitoring and irradiation through the latest additions in its stable of n ...

Irradiated foods safe to eat - PNRI

July 28, 2014
Luvimina G. Lanuza, head of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute's (DOST-PNRI) Irradiation Services Section, assured the audience at a techno forum that irrad ...

PNRI to use gamma rays for inspecting containers

June 23, 2014
It's not quite X-ray vision but perhaps the next best thing, especially for helping speed up industrial inspections. The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) is now offering assistance to insp ...

DOST acquires electron gun facility

March 13, 2014
Scientists and researchers at the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) have a new toy to play with: an "electron gun" that can actually help improve t ...

NNSA, Philippine Nuclear Research Institute to Prevent Radiological Terrorism

September 03, 2013
MANILA, Philippines – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an agency within the US Department of Energy, and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technol ...

Nuclear Technology Applications in Soil Science Research and Development win the First and Third Best Poster Paper Award

June 28, 2013
Soil science research and development studies of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) using nuclear technology won first and third places in t ...

PHL pushes for peaceful use of nuclear tech at ASEAN forum

June 05, 2013
The Philippines pushed for cooperation among nations in the peaceful use of nuclear technology and in addressing nuclear threats. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary for Policy Evan Ga ...

Gov't still keen on nuclear power

January 15, 2013
MANILA, Philippines - The Aquino government is still keen on pursuing nuclear energy as a means to prevent any power shortage in the future and to make electricity costs more affordable in the Philipp ...

PNRI to test recovered rocket debris

December 14, 2012
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) will test the debris recovered off Luzon from a rocket launched by North Korea last Wednesday to ensure that the materials are no ...

Nuclear medical tests just got cheaper

December 11, 2012
The cost of several expensive medical diagnostic tests will be cut by at least half when government nuclear scientists start the local production of the most commonly used medical radioactive isotope ...

DOST to celebrate the 40th Atomic Energy Week

December 09, 2012
Learn more about the different applications of nuclear science and technology in agriculture, medicine and other fields in the upcoming   Atomic Energy Week on December 10 to 14 led by the Department ...

Nuclear research improves plant stocks

December 05, 2012
Improved varieties of plants can be a boon to the horticulture business particularly garden operators and landscapers. For Ernesto Buenaventura, a hobbyist, new planting materials will allow him to v ...

Politicians oppose Bataan Nuclear Power Plant's proposed activation

April 25, 2012
DUMAGUETE CITY, April 26 – Widespread objection is heard over proposals to activate the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), even as legislators are divided on the issue. Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimen ...

Eco group calls for nuclear-free ASEAN on eve of Fukushima disaster

March 13, 2012
As the anniversary of the March 11 earthquake-tsunami tragedy that hit Japan nears, an ecological group called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to make the region nuclear-free. Gr ...



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