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Filipino scientists abroad join PH frontliners vs coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - 12:13 PM

Several Filipino scientists formerly based abroad lend their expertise as the Philippines seeks a better understanding of the coronavirus pandemic

Photos from DOST-PCHRD

PH youth step up: Scientists, engineers fill gaps in coronavirus response

Mar 25, 2020 - 6:50 PM

Students manufacture 3D-printed face shields while young engineers design an improvised disinfection chamber

Batangas school lab creates face shield for health workers. Photo by Louie Villaverde

Meet the scientist who plans to turn sludge into fertilizer

Feb 08, 2020 - 9:44 PM

Among Michael Angelo Promentilla's notable studies is an eco-friendly cement substitute using pulverized fuel ash from coal-fired power plants

FILIPINO SCIENTIST. A graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of the Philippines Los Banños, Michael Angelo Promentilla continued to study Chemical Engineering in his Master’s Degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman. For his PhD, he went to Hokkaido University in Japan and studied Socio-environmental Engineering. Photo courtesy of Michael Angelo Promentilla

After Homo luzonensis discovery, scientists heading back to Callao Cave

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:27 PM

'We would like to find more diagnostic human remains for further research on the new hominin species Homo luzonensis,' says the research team who will be digging again in Callao Cave for 6 weeks

CALLAO CAVE. A handout image made available by Florent Detroit and taken on August 9, 2011 shows a view of the excavation in the Callao Cave in the north of Luzon Island, in the Philippines, where an international multidisciplinary team discovered a new hominin species, Homo Luzonensis. File photo by Florent Detroit/AFP

La Salle scientist and team win P13-M Newton Prize for fertilizer research

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:30 AM

DLSU professor Michael Angelo Promentilla's team seeks to convert wastewater into nutrient-rich fertilizer to improve farming

DLSU associate professor Michael Angelo Promentilla (left) receives the 2019 Newton Prize Philippines (Newton Agham) from British Ambassador Daniel Pruce on January 28, 2020, in Makati City. Photo courtesy of Henri de Leon of DOST-STII

[OPINION] Scientists should have a privileged position in government

Jan 25, 2020 - 11:30 AM

'There should be a seat reserved for the academe in our legislative house. No, not a party list, and not a consultancy, but an actual seat reserved for experts.'

2019: PH explores unchartered territories in sciences

Dec 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Here's a rundown of some of the most exciting and memorable scientific stories in the Philippines in 2019

National Scientist Teodulo Topacio dies

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:10 PM

National Scientist Teodulo Topacio, known for his contributions to veterinary medicine, dies at 94

NATIONAL SCIENTIST. Dr Teodulo Topacio is remembered for his contributions to the field of veterinary medicine in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of

Duterte signs Balik Scientist law

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'This law will address the lack of scientists in the country, so we can catch up with our Asian neighbors, which has more people working for research and development,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, author of the measure

MORE SCIENTISTS. With the passage of the law, it is expected to address the country's lack of scientists to improve research and development.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

8 of the leading Filipino scientists who make us proud

May 14, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Meet the 8 Filipinos who made it to the 2018 edition of the Asian Scientist 100 list

Roque says remarks on Benham Rise research misunderstood

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The Presidential Spokesman claims he was referring to China, not Filipino scientists and researchers, when he said 'no one can do it, because, apparently, it's capital intensive'

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque informs entrepreneurs during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018 that a total of P2-billion will be allotted to two programs of the Department of Trade and Industry. The two programs include the 'Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso' Micro Loan Program and the shared service facilities, equipment project that aims to develop micro, small and medium enterprises. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Scientists' group refutes Roque, says local experts can do research in Benham Rise

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:58 PM

(UPDATES) To utilize resources in Philippine territories, a scientists' group urges the government to support Filipino scientists 'instead of being servile to China in exchange for foreign aid'

BENHAM RISE. Researchers aboard boats in the waters in the Benham Rise area. File photo by Dr Gil Jacinto/UP-MSI

Going the extra mile: How DOST’s bus bridges science teaching gaps

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The Explorer Bus aims to encourage students around the country to appreciate science concepts by taking part in the experience of learning

5 things to make PH a better place for scientists

May 28, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Here s a short wishlist from the Pinoy scientists themselves

Yes, you can slow down the speed of light!

Jan 27, 2015 - 8:03 AM

A Filipino scientist in Scotland helps prove that it can be done even in vacuum

Why spend money on science? Answering the Binay question

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM

To turn our back on science and technology will inevitably condemn our country to perpetual economic backwardness

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University