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DOST honors 9 groups for PH victories in internat'l science, math competitions

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

'The fact that we are excelling in these fields in the global stage says that we have the potential to make wonders in other disciplines as well,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

Go for Gold. DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño encourages national organizers to seek support from DOST and motivates Olympiad winners to go for gold in future competitions. Photo Courtesy of DOST

DOST Filipino scientists and engineers bag 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is given to outstanding civil servants for their exceptional contributions with nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony

TRAILBLAZERS. DOST's Advanced Space Technology Research and Services is awarded the Presidential Lingkod Bayan award for placing the country in the space technology map through the development of DIWATA-1 and 2, the country’s first microsatellite, and the Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation Center on September 10, 2019. Photo from DOST-ASTI

Innovation that aids locked-in syndrome patients nabs top prize in 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:13 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Jay Patrick Nieles is also the recipient of the Best in Innovation Award for the same study

DOUBLE VICTORY. Jay Patrick Nieles of the University of Santo Tomas (3rd from left) bagged the Project of the Year award and one of two Best in Innovation awards in the 30th BPI-DoST Science Awards. (From left) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation Executive Director Maricris San Diego, Best in Innovation awardees Christian Badua of the University of the Philippines Manila and Jay Patrick Nieles, and DoST-Science Education Institute Deputy Director Albert Mariño. Photo from DOST

DOST chief receives UPAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

DOST Secretary De la Peña is one of the only 4 alumni recipients of the said award

DOST chief receives UPAA Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by DOST

U.P., DOST institute set up joint lab for space tech

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology

SPACE TECH. Visitors take pictures inside the full anechoic chamber of the newly opened ULyS3ES on August 31, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-ASTI

Applications for DOST undergraduate S&T scholarships open until September 6

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:44 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The nationwide examination will be held on October 20, 2019

DOST's program for small businesses called out for wasting millions

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) has not been able to get back P461 million worth of refunds from businesses for over 10 years now

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

DOST-SEI opens innovation contest for science, math teachers

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies a drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration. Photo from DOST-SEI

Carpio: Protest China’s ‘rescue center’ in West Philippine Sea | Midday wRap

Feb 01, 2019 - 12:48 PM

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DOST appeals for space agency bill approval before Congress adjourns

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:16 PM

'We are proud to say that we are capable and ready for a Philippine space agency,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña

DIWATA 2 REPLICA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Pinoy science docus reap awards in 3rd Indie-Siyensya film contest

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:29 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 7 films earn the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition

Philippine Science High School applications for 2018-2019 now open

May 25, 2018 - 4:47 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for filing of application is on September 14, 2018. The date of the examination is on October 20, 2018.

DBM to use satellite image data to monitor gov't projects

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Through Project Dime, high-value projects will be monitored through LiDAR technology and satellite imaging

COLLABORATION. DBM is partnering with DOST in monitoring the status and speed of implementation of government projects. Photo courtesy of DBM

P100,000 at stake for nominees to DOST science journalism awards

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The 'Bantog Awards' will also reward 2nd prize winners with P50,000 while 3rd prize is at P25,000

BANTOG AWARDS. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (3rd, left) leads the unveiling of one of the trophies for winners of the 'Bantog' Science Journalism Awards in 2018. Others in the photo are STII Executive Director Richard Pomar Burgoz (2nd, right), DOST Undersecretary Emmanuel Galvez (right), STII-Communication Resources and Production Division chief Dr. Aristotle Carandang (left), and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) Director Edgar Garcia (2nd, left). Photo by Edd K. Usman


Mayon victims sent home to prevent outbreaks in evacuation camps

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Office of Civil Defense is prepared should the alert level rise and force further evacuations, however

EVACUEES. A Mayon evacuee takes care of her child. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How serious is the Mayon Volcano threat?

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks with Phivolcs chief Renato Soldum Jr about the threat of a 'hazardous eruption' from one of the 6 most active volcanoes in the Philippines

Going the extra mile: How DOST’s bus bridges science teaching gaps

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The Explorer Bus aims to encourage students around the country to appreciate science concepts by taking part in the experience of learning

Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page

Silicon Valley tech guru on AI's effects on PH BPOs

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Fil Am Antonio Yobie Benjamin identifies improvement of internet services and knowledge enhancement as elements that will help the industry prepare for AI

ANTONIO BENJAMIN. The Fil-Am Silicon Valley entrepreneur speaks at 2017 Geeks On A Beach conference in Palawan. Photo by Edd K. Usman/Rappler.


LGUs, private companies participate in the 3rd #MMShakeDrill

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The scenarios performed by the different local government units for MMShakeDrill seek to foster a culture of preparedness in anticipation of the movement of the West Valley Fault

JUST A DRILL. Responders simulate a fire scenario at the inside the Mandaluyong City Hall complex. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Phivolcs finds ground rupture in quake-hit Leyte

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The magnitude 6 5 earthquake in Leyte is generated by the movement of the Leyte Segment of the Philippine Fault

WAITING FOR REPAIRS. Residents gather on a road damaged by the quake. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Phivolcs to Batangas residents: No tsunami after quake

Apr 08, 2017 - 8:25 PM

UPDATED DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr concurrent Phivolcs director urges the public to stay calm and review their preparedness and response plans

QUAKE DAMAGE. The magnitude 5.6 quake that hit Mabini town in Batangas province on April 8, 2017, causes damage to Camp Netanya Resort. Photo by Ryan Valle

Phivolcs chief Solidum appointed as DOST usec

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Renato Solidum Jr will continue to head the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology as officer in charge says Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

NEW DOST UNDERSECRETARY. Science Secretary Fortunato dela Paz (left) administers the oath to new DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr on February 27, 2017. Photo courtesy of DOST

De Lima arrest, Villegas vs Duterte, Project NOAH | Midday wRap

Feb 24, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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'New lease on life': UP adopts Project NOAH

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Project NOAH has literally been a lifesaver for millions of Filipinos threatened by natural disasters like floods landslides and storm surges UP is happy to welcome it into its fold says UP president Danilo Concepcion

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

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How does Project NOAH contribute to PH's disaster management?

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

The country s flagship disaster prevention and mitigation program aids Filipinos during times of calamity Here s what you need to know

Pagasa to take over Project NOAH, says DOST

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Project NOAH has reached its completion and project ending date New project proposals are welcome if there is a new study to be made the science department says

Disaster responders urge Duterte to #SaveProjectNOAH

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Project NOAH has averted at least 13 disasters since it was introduced in 2012

Gov't to stop Project NOAH due to 'lack of funds'

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

UPDATED Project NOAH which provides real time weather data and hazard maps for communities will only run until February 28

DISASTER. The government is set to stop Project NOAH, its flagship disaster initiative, by March 2017 due to 'lack of funds.'

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

DOST officials liable for P10.6-M cash incentives – COA

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The Commission on Audit says this form of cash incentive has been going on since 2004 despite adverse audit reports observation memoranda and notices of suspension and disallowance

2017 budget: CHED loses P2B meant for PCARI, K to 12 transition

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The commission says the budget cut runs counter to President Duterte s 10 point agenda that puts primacy on investments in human capital development and the promotion of science and technology

DLSU admission test, DOST-SEI JLSS exams postponed

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:43 PM

La Salle s DCAT is rescheduled to November 6 Meanwhile the JLSS exam postponement covers Catanduanes Albay Camarines Sur Camarines Norte and Sorsogon in Region V and Marinduque in Region IV B

Want free public WiFi? Slash processing time of permits – DICT

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The requirements are very simple But it takes a month or two or three before [local governments] provide right of way says the department’s project manager for the free public WiFi program

FRAYED CONNECTION. The issue with LGU permits remains unresolved, hindering the speed at which the DICT and its partners can roll out its free WiFi project.

DepEd allots P15.5B for hiring of teachers in 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers [We need] a huge army of teachers we ll recruit more says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

P1.76B earmarked for free Wi-Fi in proposed 2017 budget

Sep 04, 2016 - 6:45 PM

With the proposed funding the project which aims to provide free broadband internet access to 1 462 towns and 44 key cities nationwide is sustained says Senator Ralph Recto

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Free Wi-Fi nationwide: A rundown of government initiatives

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:37 PM

These are the elected leaders and agencies pushing for an internet for all ideal

CONNECTED NATION. The big hope is that these programs will allow more Filipinos to go online. Illustration by Nina Martinez

Gov't urged: Give undernutrition same attention as illegal drugs

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM

A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa

PAGASA unveils improved smartphone app

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The app provides users key information on weather flooding and hazard which can help them during times of disasters and typhoons

WEATHER.  In this file photo, a vehicle drives down a flooded street as heavy rain pours in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 15 December 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

DICT to make free Internet more accessible – official

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Outgoing ICTO Executive Director Louis Casambre expresses confidence that the Philippines can boost digital services through the newly created department

NEW DEPARTMENT. The new law creating Department of Information and Communications Technology will take effect on Thursday, June 9.

#Du30Cabinet Watch: Netizens suggest Mahar Lagmay for DOST

May 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Who could be the next Department of Science and Technology DOST head in the Duterte administration? Netizens weigh in

3 things I learned as a millennial in government

May 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I am proud to say that my short stay in government gave me insights and lessons impossible to summarize in a list

Excitement, hope as PH launches own microsatellite

Mar 23, 2016 - 3:55 PM

After a successful launch into space the Philippines now looks forward to the deployment of its first microsatellite Diwata 1

The Atlas V rocket lifts off. Image courtesy NASA