Posts Tagged Department of Science and Technology

Locally-developed COVID-19 testing kits expected to be available starting next week – DOST

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday said that around 120,000 locally-developed testing kits for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are expected to become available starting...

No available COVID-19 test kits in Phl yet — FDA

Maris Federez   •   March 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reiterated that there are no registered COVID-19 diagnostic test kits that are now available to the public yet. In a...

DOST eyes research-based techs to address dengue problem

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 5, 2019

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) wants to look into research-based technologies to address the dengue problem in the country. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said the...

House members push for a bigger budget for DOST in 2020

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2019

Members of the House of Representatives are pushing for a bigger budget for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2020. The DOST’s budget proposal is P20.18 billion, which...

Number of dengue cases in NCR exceeds alert threshold – DOH

Maris Federez   •   August 16, 2019

The National Capital Region (NCR) has recorded more than 11,000 dengue cases from January to August 10 this year. This is 33% higher than what was recorded in the past...

Phl climbs 19 spots in Global Innovation Index 2019

Marje Pelayo   •   July 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has climbed up by 19 spots in the recently released Global Innovation Index 2019 rankings. Ranking 73rd in 2017 and 2018, the Philippines jumped to...

Segment of PH trench off Surigao del Norte coast may generate magnitude 8 earthquake – PHIVOLCS

Marje Pelayo   •   April 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A series of small and moderate earthquakes has been recorded along the Philippine trench off the coast of Surigao del Norte. On April 26, a magnitude 5.5...

Filipino experts develop quake-proof desks for kindergarten students

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 26, 2019

Filipino experts have developed quake-proof desks for kindergarten students. It also serves as an earthquake warning system. According to the released statement of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST),...

DOST hybrid road train not applicable in Metro Manila

admin   •   August 19, 2016

  The new administration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will no longer push the use of the hybrid road train in Metro Manila. In an interview with...

DOST’s flood-hazard map, to aid in disaster management

admin   •   March 31, 2016

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has mapped out 50% of the countries flood hazard areas using the Light Detection and Ranging System or LIDAR of the DREAM Program....

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