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Commission for prevention, control of lifestyle diseases proposed by DOST PDF Print E-mail
Written by Espie Angelica De Leon, S &T Media Service   
Monday, 13 July 2015 04:48

The National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines (NAST PHL), an advisory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) proposes the formation of a National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases under the Office of the President.

The NAST proposal was announced by Academician Antonio Miguel L. Dans, UP Manila College of Medicine Professor and member of NAST’s health sciences division, during the presentation of NAST’s 37th Annual Scientific Meeting Resolutions last July 9, 2015 at Manila Hotel.

Cebu coconut wrap biz: success secret unwrapped PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 06 July 2015 06:42

Their products are unique alright – food wraps just like tortillas, made from coconut meat.

But these ones come with a bonus. They’re raw, vegan, preservative free, gluten free, and non-GMO – an alternative for burritos, sushi wraps, lumpia wrappers, tortilla, even bread. These types of food are part of the paleo lifestyle, or the paleodiet which is now popular in the United States.

SIPAG ni Juan: PCAARD’s S&T interventions in aggie, aqua sectors PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Romelie Janelle Maranan S&T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 23:05

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), during the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week,  will showcase its innovations in agriculture, aquatic and natural resourcesthat will raise the agri sector’s productivity to world-class standards.

PCAARRD will give the media a peep into said innovations at the 2015 NSTW Outcome One Press Conference on July 3, 9AM at Sulo Riviera Hotel, Diliman, Quezon City. The press conference, bearing the theme Strategic Industry Program for Agri-Aqua Growth (SIPAG) ni Juan, will focus on PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Plans (ISPs) on some agri-aqua-natural resources commodities such as banana, goat, Benham rise, mud crab, plant growth promoters, and abaca.

Improved abaca varieties to nail PH as top exporting country Abaca: Weaving more opportunities into farmers’ lives PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 29 June 2015 09:04

Abaca, known worldwide as Manila Hemp, is an economically important crop indigenous to the Philippines.  It is the lifeblood of more than 200,000 farming families from 56 abaca growing provinces in the country.


Abaca is also a top export commodity of the country with an average of US$80 million annual export earnings.  In global trade, it boasts of high demand as raw material for cordage, textile, handicrafts, and specialty papers.

Clark Freeport may adopt DOST Road Train PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joy Lazcano   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 06:18

Clark Freeport has expressed the possibility of adopting the Hybrid Road Train system of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to ferry employees from various locators of the Freeport zone, during the recently held media tour and demo ride at the Clark Freeport Parade Grounds.

Eyed as one of the possible solutions to ease Metro Manila’s traffic congestion and public transport woes, the Hybrid Road Train is a 40-meter long system of interlinked and airconditioned coaches. It is estimated to serve 650,000 passengers a day when it is rolled out, or 60 passengers per coach for a total of 240 passengers. The train can run at a top speed of 50kph.

DOST issues policies on web hosting, email, info standards PDF Print E-mail
Written by (From iGovPhilippines)   
Sunday, 28 June 2015 06:15

Government offices will be more efficient as policies on operational standards, web hosting and email have been laid out for adoption by agencies.

This was announced recently by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

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