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A new Pew Research Center survey reveals considerable internet usage gaps among older and younger Filipinos, and those with low and high educational attainment
The portal hopes to gather research and knowledge on the disease all in one place
(UPDATED) The fact remains, however, that Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS Partylist, while a person under investigation, broke quarantine protocols and exposed several high-level government officials in the process
'Not all laboratories can be COVID-19 testing centers,' says RITM Director Celia Carlos amid offers from local governments and private laboratories to set up their own testing centers
Economists from the Ateneo de Manila University urge the Philippines' top 30 companies to donate at least P1 billion each to combat the coronavirus
DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III still vouches for the technical expertise of RITM director Celia Carlos, but says she needs help in expanding the country's COVID-19 testing capacity
The office of Vice President Leni Robredo says an extraction kit is an essential part of the full coronavirus test kit. Its procurement from a local supplier was requested by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the country’s primary testing center.
(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests
(6th UPDATE) As of April 2, tests are conducted at full scale at the RITM and 7 laboratories nationwide. At least 66 more labs are being prepared to fully handle tests.
The group is also helping to improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits
The case is against the company controlled by a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin that allegedly funded the campaign to meddle in the 2016 elections
Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization
The turnover of the 100 biggest arms manufacturers comes to $420 billion, thanks in large part to the US market, says the report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
A survey by Washington-based Pew Research Center finds that 79% of people across the Asia-Pacific region say they are alarmed by China's growing military strength
'Our stand is that if you have to do anything in our EEZ (exclusive economic zone), you have to notify us and take permission,' an Indian admiral tells reporters when asked about the intrusion
The company is also planning to manufacture 5G equipment outside China and build factories in Europe 'to win more trust,' says Ren Zhengfei
The invention was declared as the regional winner for the Outstanding Utility Model Award at the 2019 DOST Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits
The Philippines and China are also considering fisheries cooperation, maritime search and rescue, and maritime safety initiatives
Scientists launch a campaign called 'Top up the eagle's mobile' to keep the research going with the public's help
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says this is in line with the government's goal to sustainably develop and protect the country's marine resources
According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, elected as top House leader in July, gets better approval and trust ratings than the Vice President in September
(UPDATED) Viral videos unrelated to the Philippine Rice Research Institute's mandate are being posted on the hacked Facebook page
The Russian foreign ministry says the new US sanctions on several Russians – including a businessman tied to President Vladimir Putin and a disinformation operation accused of conspiring to manipulate the US 2018 midterm election – 'will not go unanswered'
The Consumer Insighting and Storytelling Conference covered approaches from various disciplines that use consumer insighting to address the evolving needs and wants of consumers
After studying and photographing the movements of a corpse over 17 months, Alyson Wilson says she found humans don't exactly rest in peace
The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology
The lifesize robot named Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely
(UPDATED) The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station
Alcohol really is no excuse for bad behavior: Research reveals you're still the same person after a drink
Researchers attempt to paint a clearer picture of how drinking alcohol, empathy, and moral behavior are related
Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia
After 4 weeks in space, the craft completes its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says
Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr now says he was 'reliably informed' that under international law, countries cannot ban marine surveys
'Exceptions invite bribe$,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in a tweet as he announces a 'universal ban' on marine scientific surveys
What is the latest happening on the ground with ordinary mortals who are doing science to try to read people's minds?
A Pew Research Center study shows the percentage of people seeing tech firms as having 'a positive impact' tumbled to 50% in a recent survey, down from 71% in 2015.
Moreover, 26% of Filipinos believe China itself must also pay for the injuries suffered by the Filipino crew and damage done to their fishing boat, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey
China's overall trust rating among Filipinos sank by 13 percentage points after the incident between a Filipino boat and a Chinese ship in the waters off Palawan
Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated polls Filipinos on the topics they want President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss or mention in his 4th State of the Nation Address
(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey
President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey
The Philippines has to be smart about improving its security beyond defense budgets and military acquisitions and allocations
The survey results come as the US and the Taliban engage in talks on bringing to a close the conflict which Washington launched in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States
'We are witnessing just the tip of a plastics iceberg,' it said.
The mission is India's second to the moon, and if successful, it would put the nation in the league of the US, the former Soviet Union, and China
The Department of Health, however, prohibits the use of synthetic acetic acid in vinegar which it deems 'adulterated'
But Filipinos are also the most 'comfortable' with discussing politics both offline and online among 11 emerging economies surveyed
With just days to go before election day, only 3 in 10 registered voters have a complete slate of 12 candidates, according to the final preelection survey of Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated
The Pulse Asia survey also shows 75% of Filipinos believe taxes on cigarettes should be raised
The Ateneo team beats over 6,000 students from 1,100 universities around the world