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DOST installs additional rain gauges in flood-prone CAMANAVA PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Rodolfo P. de Guzman S&T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 23:11

To address the perennial flooding in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)installed additional automated rain gauges (ARGs) in the past months through its National Capital Region (NCR) office. The installation is part of the initiative for emergency distribution of hydrometeorological devices in hard hit areas in the country.

Rain gauge is a weather instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to measure the amount of rain in an area over a certain period. The rain gauges were installed in Mapulang Lupa, Pleasant View Subdivision in Barangay Bagbaguin and at the Smart cell site 2 at Gen. T. de Leon. Two more ARGs were put up in Dampalit Elementary School in Malabon and at the Smart cell site 3 in Caloocan City.

CAMANAVA, having a lower elevation compared with other cities and municipalities in Metro Manila, is prone to constant flooding. In fact, the occurrence of high tide also contributes to flooding even without weather disturbances.


DOST to hold 3rd National Halal Forum PDF Print E-mail
Written by by: Babai K. Tagitican/S&T Media Service, DOST-XII   
Saturday, 26 October 2013 04:45

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Region 12 office will hold for the third time the National Halal Forum in Manila as part of the government’s efforts to develop the halal economy in the country and crack into the multi-billion global halal market.

Dr. Zenaida P. Hadji-Raof Laidan, DOST-12 Regional Director, said that the Philippines, though a non-Muslim country, has the strategic potentials and the availability of raw materials and manpower to break into the lucrative global halal industry.

DOST briefs Baguio folks on Project NOAH’s landslide mapping project PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rodolfo P. de Guzman/S&T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:01

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Project NOAH briefed Baguio folks on Project NOAH’s landslide mapping project via an information, education and communication (IEC) seminar for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) recently at the Crown Legacy Hotel in Baguio City.Project NOAH’s IEC intends to raise people’s awareness on the impending hazards brought about by natural calamities like floods and landslides.

“Since the Cordillera region is mostly composed of mountains, there is a need to study the area in detail and collect data that can be analyzed to create landslide maps,” said Aika Alemania, Senior SRS for ProjectNOAH’sLandslide Mapping component.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 09:17
DOST-PHIVOLCS warns metro to check structures’ compliance to Building Code PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Angelica A. de Leon   
Monday, 21 October 2013 07:23

Houses and buildings in Metro Manila including churches, need inspection  to ensure that they comply with the standard Building Code, told Dr. Renato U. Solidum, director of the Department of Science and Technology’s  Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS).

Solidum’s warning came in the face of mounting concerns about Metro Manila’s readiness should an earthquake with a magnitude similar to the 7.2 temblor  which shook Central  Visayas  last week hit the crowded metropolis.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 07:32
DREAM, NOAH to report completed LiDAR-based flood models PDF Print E-mail
Written by Suzette Dalumpines & George Robert Valencia III   
Thursday, 17 October 2013 02:27

Less than two years after its inauguration in December 2011, the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) program has finished acquiring floodplain data for 17 of the 18 critical river systems through a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment, a state-of-the-art technology used to generate high-resolution, up-to-date, and three-dimensional (3D) flood hazard maps.

This positive development, reported earlier by DOST Sec. Mario G. Montejo,  is among the information outlined in a progress report that DREAM, led by engineers from University of  the Philippines (UP) Diliman, is set to deliver in a stakeholders’ meeting at the UP-Diliman National Engineering Center on October 17, 2013.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 02:29
Press Statement of DOST Secretary Mario Montejo on DAP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 07:58

We wish to clarify the role of Senator Pia Cayetano and former Senator Panfilo Lacson in regard to the DOST- FNRI’s priority program, the Malnutrition Reduction R&D Program.

Although both senators have expressed their support for the program, neither of them had sought budgetary support to fund the program through the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP.

The DBM, acting on our request for additional funding for the program, released funds to the DOST-FNRI totaling P 40 M through the DAP mechanism in December 2011.

We assure the public that the funds are all documented and accounted for and are being used in our efforts to curb malnutrition in the country through science and technology.

We hope this clears up the matter and we express our sincere apologies to Senator Pia Cayetano and former Senator Lacson for the confusion that may have resulted from our earlier statements.

We express our gratefulness to both of them for the support they have given to the DOST in the past and hope for their continued support to the DOST in the future.

For more information: please call Asec. Mon Liboro at 09088617806


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 08:01
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