Ran out of batteries in the middle of an important call while away from home?  No need to fret because you can charge your phone in the nearest convenience store that has i-charj.

i-charj is a digital coin operated mobile phone charger that works much like a vending machine which can now be found in major establishments in the metropolis.  All you need is to drop a five-peso coin in the machine, and you can charge your phone worry-free for 10 minutes!


The Department of Science and Technology - Information and Communications Technology Office of (DOST-ICTO) presented Balik-Scientist Raul H. Manongdo a certificate of appreciation for his work in ICT under the Balik-Scientist Program of the DOST.  Raul H. Manongdo is an Australian based ICT expert who has 25 years of experience in the field of database development and database administration.


The Department of Science and Technology’s scientific advisory body, the National Research Council of the Philippines, will confer achievement award to nineop Filipino researchers in its 79th General Membership Assembly to be held at the Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza on March 7, 2012.

The nine awardees include Dr. Vicentita Macuja-Cervera, Dr. Macrina Tamayo-Zafaralla, Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, Dr. Roland V. Sarmago, Dr. Alicia M. Aguinaldo, Dr. Erlinda Kintanar-Alburo, Dr. Edanjarlo J. Marquez, Dr. Remigio M. Olveda, and Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay.