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Environmental changes key to preventing non-communicable diseases, says DOST academician PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:49

For National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician Antonio Miguel L. Dans, no amount of health education or counselling can make people change their lifestyles  to preventnon-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, COPD, and dementia.

Instead, Dr. Dans, a cardiologist and University of the Philippines College of Medicine professor, proposes making changes in the environment in order to make a person change his lifestyle and health status.  Environment refers not only to things around people but also to policies that impact their lives.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:58
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#GlendaPH: Seek higher ground if your area is prone to storm surge, says DOST PDF Print E-mail
Written by STII   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 08:26

Residents in communities with a forecast two- to three-meter (six to 11 feet) height of the storm surge are urged to seek higher ground and take extra precautions as typhoon Glenda lashes out strong rains in the country.

Deparment of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo urged the public to stay informed and be prepared in the face of the approaching typhoon by using weather bulletin from PAGASA and complementary information from models generated by Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (Project NOAH) and the 3D mapping models from the Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (Project DREAM).

“Information is a vital tool that we can use to plan wisely for natural hazards such as typhoons and thus reduce our losses. Based on our experience from past typhoons, we call on the public to heed the warnings issued by our monitoring and warning agencies and to not second-guess them because we are using the best tools available,” noted Montejo.

“We enjoin every Filipino and our communities to remain alert and follow the necessary precautions and guidelines to keep safe. Our best tool to prevent a disaster is ensuring everyone’s safety by using all the information available to us and the lessons from our experience in the past typhoons so that we can prevent too much disaster loss,” said DOST Secretary Montejo.

“Those living in areas with storm surge alert warnings should seek and move to higher ground, especially if the area is low-lying or flat that will make it prone to inland inundation,” said Dr. Mahar Lagmay, executive director of DOST’s Project NOAH.

Dr. Lagmay recently attended the World Risk Summit in which he noted that the tools used by the Philippines are the latest and most advanced used by global meteorological stations.

The storm surge simulation and list of affected municipalities were posted on Project NOAH’s website and blog Monday night and were communicated by PAGASA, the state weather bureau and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Montejo urged local disaster responders and the public to inquire with the warning agencies if they have further queries. You may call PAGASA at (63 2) 927 1541, 926 1993, and 926 6970. You may also follow it on Facebook.com/pagasa.dost.gov.ph and via Twitter @dost_pagasa for live updates.

For the simulation and list, please visit the following links:

Youtube link for storm surge simulation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzEpyePiZVM
Link of Project NOAH blog: http://blog.noah.dost.gov.ph/2014/07/15/list-of-municipalities-typhoon-glenda-rammasun-storm-surge-forecast-model-as-of-15-july-2014/

 
Science Nation in the City PDF Print E-mail
Written by STII   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 05:35

 

science nation

Science Nation in the City. Dr. Aristotle P. Carandang of the Department of Science and Technology’s Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) visits the Taguig City Hall during its Monday morning flag ceremony last July 14, 2014, to invite City Hall staff to DOST’s 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) from July 24-28 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.  It was one of STII’s various promotional stops for the upcoming event dubbed “Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges.” A premier annual event of the Department, NSTW will showcase the latest DOST technologies and programs geared towards strengthening the country’s manufacturing industries, SMEs, human resource capabilities, e-governance, and disaster preparedness, among others. Admission to said event is free.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 05:39
 
Gov’t to use electronic channels to boost access to health care PDF Print E-mail
Written by S&T Media Service   
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 09:57

The government will be making use of electronic channels to boost  access to health care services especially to the poor in remote areas.

The Department of Science and Technology, through the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, and the Department of Health came out with this solution during the eHealth Summit they held Tuesday to solicit support for the mission they are jointly embarking on.

Science Secretary Mario G. Montejo is optimistic that very soon the government’s goal of providing universal health care would truly be achieved. "This  collaboration between the  DOST and the DOH under Sec. Enrique  Ona in a project that explores the  electronic dimension in  delivering  health care services is unprecedented."

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 03:08
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DOST Commitment day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 07:48

Juan Direction

All agencies, advisory bodies, offices, officials and employees of the Department of Science and Technology will gather together on Monday, Feb 3, 2014 at 8:00 am (Philippine Standard Time) at the DOST Central Office grounds in Taguig City, Metro Manila for the DOST Commitment Day dubbed “Juan Direction” .The year-opener event will set the tone for 2014 as the DOST family will express its full commitment to DOST’s 8 priority areas for the period 2013-2016. These are agriculture, MSMEs, industry, IT-BPM, government service, healthcare, human resources, and weather and geologic hazards.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2014 08:22
 
Scholarship Program for Lean Six Sigma for Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) Course PDF Print E-mail
Written by Roy Espiritu   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:45

The Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office) has partnered with the ICT industry to implement the ICT Scholarship and Training Program.

This program aims to expand the country’s pool of skilled professionals in targeted high growth segments of the IT-BPM industry, as well as support the goal of producing more globally competitive ICT skilled professionals.

In this light, the ICT Office has partnered with the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) to offer the Lean Six Sigma for IT-BPM Course. This is part of the collaboration between the ICT Office and IBPAP as provided for in their Memorandum of Understanding to plan and implement talent development programs for the said industry.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 07:23
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