Mario Montejo - updates

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Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

#Du30Cabinet Watch: Netizens suggest Mahar Lagmay for DOST

May 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Who could be the next Department of Science and Technology DOST head in the Duterte administration? Netizens weigh in

Diwata microsat: DOST scholars' way of giving back

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

The country now harvests the benefits of years of steady investments in education

5 officials of DOST's attached agency dismissed over PDAF scam

Oct 21, 2015 - 8:53 PM

The Ombudsman says Technology Resource Center chief Dennis Cunanan and 4 others facilitated processed and approved the illegal disbursement of public funds by former congressmen

57% of world population still offline

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:43 AM

More public private partnerships should be able to address the digital divide particularly in developing countries ICT experts say

Answer to transpo woes? Filipino-made hybrid road train launched

Jun 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Designed and created by Filipino engineers the science department s 40 meter long road train can carry more passengers while producing less smoke emissions compared with cars trucks or buses

ANSWER TO TRANSPORT WOES? The DOST eyes the hybrid road train as a viable mode of transport for the Philippines. Photo from the DOST

PH to have official 'storm chasers'

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:43 AM

The typhoon prone country will soon have storm chasers who will use weather tracking instruments to gather more data about typhoons about to make landfall

PH, US launch joint research on climate change, agri, health

Oct 28, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The US a science and technology giant and the Philippines launch a framework that makes it easier for their scientists to collaborate on priority research topics

Climate change research suffers from DOST budget cut

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:24 PM

One of the research initiatives that will experience a setback is a facility to simulate future weather in the country to study its effects on agriculture flora and fauna

DOH, DOST to improve access to health information

Jul 28, 2014 - 2:19 PM

Philippine Health Information Exchange a project of DOH and DOST will allow easy access to health information across the country

More than 5,000 PH villages have flood hazard maps – DOST

Jul 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The country s disaster readiness program Project NOAH has provided local flood hazard maps and 7 day weather forecasts since it was launched two years ago

EARLY WARNING. Project NOAH has surveyed major river basins like the Marikina River Basin to generate flood hazard maps for nearby villages. Photo by Estelita Dalmacio

Floating house, aerodynamic school top archi-design contest

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Young architects’ winning designs will be adopted in Yolanda reconstruction efforts

El Niño may start June, says PAGASA

May 01, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Majority of climate models point to the possibility of an El Niño occurring this year

EXPECT DROUGHTS. The UN Weather agency also says droughts will likely happen in 2014 because of an El Niño phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean. File photo by AFP

3,982 students qualify for DOST college scholarships

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:04 AM

Qualifiers who avail of any of the S T undergraduate scholarships may pursue a four or five year college degree in priority science and technology fields

SCHOLARSHIPS. The DOST-SEI will hold Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship exams on September 22, 2013

Stop spreading 'typhoon' rumors, says science chief

Jan 14, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Stop the rumors and be sensitive about the plight of traumatized Yolanda survivors Science Secretary Montejo appeals

SUBMERGED. Residents ride a wooden boat as they paddle past submerged houses due to flooding brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del Sur province, January 13, 2014. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

More heavy rain in Visayas, Mindanao

Jan 12, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Science Sec Montejo to affected residents: Don t take any chances stay vigilant

Gov't wants Filipinos to synchronize clocks for New Year

Dec 30, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Filipinos are urged to synchronize their watches with the official Philippine Standard Time PhST come the New Year in an effort to ensure all official time sources throughout the country display the same time

SYNCHRONIZED. The Philippine government urges Filipinos to synchronize their clocks to Philippine Standard Time. Photos from Shutterstock

DOST chief apologizes to Lacson, Cayetano

Oct 09, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Despite the confusion DOST Secretary Mario Montejo gives assurances he could explain every centavo spent by his agency

Senators deny requesting DAP releases for DOST

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Sen Pia Cayetano says she did not even know the DAP existed while former senator Ping Lacson urges the DBM to explain the source of funds

Why is gov't slashing PAGASA's budget for 2014?

Aug 12, 2013 - 4:53 PM

The weather bureau is acquiring less Doppler radars and cutting down on contractual and project based employees next year

Science, tech 'key to PH competitiveness'

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:51 AM

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo says Filipino technology works and the DOST aims to harness it

#TalkThursday with DOST Sec Mario Montejo

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Rappler speaks to Science and Technology secretary Mario Montejo

MOSES tablet leads 'smart' tech at national science week

Jul 25, 2013 - 9:19 AM

This year s celebration is anchored on the Smarter Philippines initiative DOST s trademark program that will focus on home grown technology

'MOSES' The Mobile Operational System for Emergency Services (MOSES) tablet, on display at the National Science and Technology Week 2013. Photo by Rappler/KD Suarez

Bumpy UP train: PNoy orders improvements

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:24 PM

The inaugural ride of the country’s first guideway transit system gets off to a rocky start

UP Monorail: 'Ikot' jeeps of the future arrive at UP Diliman

Nov 25, 2012 - 8:44 PM

The first images of what will soon be a fixture in the UP Diliman campus has been unveiled

Perfect: long weekend, sunny PH

Aug 17, 2012 - 5:01 PM

PAGASA predicts generally good weather during the 4 day long weekend

Freak weather event caused Sunday rains - Pagasa

Jul 31, 2012 - 6:00 PM

Top DOST officials defend weather bureau Pagasa after criticism that the public was not informed properly Sunday evening s freak weather

Collaboration at center of science and tech week

Jul 10, 2012 - 6:41 PM

The 2012 NSTW is the annual celebration led by the Department of Science and Technology that showcases the country s S T initiatives as well as new Filipino led programs and projects that are at the cutting edge

DOST'S HITS. Visitors at the 2012 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) view an exhibit on the Department of Science and Technology's High-Impact Technology Solutions (HITS), on display at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, July 10, 2012. Photo by KD Suarez.

New Doppler radar in Catanduanes promises more accurate forecasts

May 02, 2012 - 11:15 PM

New state of the art Doppler radar is country s most vital strategic weather facility especially in typhoon forecasting; 1st of 3 to be built with Japanese aid

FIRST OF THREE. Aerial view of the new PAGASA Doppler radar station, inaugurated May 2, 2012 by President Benigno Aquino III, at Barangay Buenavista, Bato, Catanduanes. This will be the first of 3 new Doppler radar stations to be set up, with the aid of the Japanese government, to help the state weather bureau in weather forecasting. Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pagasa exec quits

Mar 14, 2012 - 11:53 AM

The 52 year old Pagasa chief Usec Graciano Yumul Jr resigns after almost 28 years in government service

RESIGNED CHIEF. Graciano Yumul quits as Pagasa chief after 28 years in government service.

Phivolcs to install more quake sensors

Mar 02, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Sensors to be installed in areas in Luzon Mindanao

DOST unveils national flood monitoring plan

Jan 13, 2012 - 3:33 PM

The National Flood Monitoring Forecasting and Mitigation Program aims to be an integrated comprehensive system to address lack of flood warnings nationwide