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[OPINION] Are we going to prioritize research and development after this?

May 06, 2020 - 1:31 PM

'Wouldn't it be beneficial to future generations if we start noticing and trusting the talents of our own people instead of doubting their capabilities?'

Gov't, businesses told: Set aside growth targets, focus on public health

Mar 24, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Economists from the Ateneo de Manila University urge the Philippines' top 30 companies to donate at least P1 billion each to combat the coronavirus

Huawei to shift research from hostile U.S. to Canada – founder

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:05 AM

The company is also planning to manufacture 5G equipment outside China and build factories in Europe 'to win more trust,' says Ren Zhengfei

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on August 2, 2019 people walk past a Huawei logo during the Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

U.P., DOST institute set up joint lab for space tech

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology

SPACE TECH. Visitors take pictures inside the full anechoic chamber of the newly opened ULyS3ES on August 31, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-ASTI

LOOK: Disney's humanoid acrobat in action

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The autonomous robot can correct itself in air to land tricks flawlessly. It is being designed for use in Disney theme parks, and potentially, Disney movies in the future

FLYBOT. Disney's humanoid acrobat from their Stuntworks project flies through the air, catapulted by a big swing. Screenshot from Disney

Malay gov't considers wastewater treatment by German partners in Boracay

May 26, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Local officials are considering partnering with a German group to implement a low-cost, community-based approach to wastewater treatment in the island

GREEN. Boracay shores are lined with green algae. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH lacks 19,000 scientists in research and dev't – Bam Aquino

May 13, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The Balik Scientist Bill seeks to institutionalize the program of the Department of Science and Technology that encourages overseas Filipino scientists to return and serve the country

MORE SCIENTISTS. The Philippines lacks thousands of scientists to improve research and development according to Senator Paulo Benigno "Bam" Aquino.

Preserving the memory of glaciers

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Glaciers hold the memory of former climates and help to predict future environmental changes says the Institute of Research for Development

DOST researchers win P1.3 million in total prizes for published studies

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The DOST rewards researchers for having their studies published in international journals

Academician Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr. (left, back row), chairman of the Agricultural Sciences Division of the DOST-NAST PHL, joins awardees of the 2016 Intellectual Property Award for International Publication from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) during the December 1 awarding in Pasay City. FNRI researchers won a total of P600,000 for 10 published studies. Photo by Edd Usman

Making policy decisions on the Philippine scientific enterprise system

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:36 PM

It isn’t just about how much we put in; it’s also about whether we can efficiently and strategically use it

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Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

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IMF urges innovation to battle global growth slowdown

Apr 01, 2016 - 6:15 AM

The International Monetary Fund says businesses in advanced economies should invest 40 more in research and development on average

epa05161713 A Chinese investor uses mobile phone to check the share prices at a securities brokerage house in Beijing, China, 15 February 2016. Chinese stock market opened lower on 15 February which is the first trading day after Chinese Spring Festival holidays that the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 2.84 percent at 2,684.96 points and the Shenzhen index opened 2.98 percent lower at 9,385.52 points. EPA/WU HONG

Recto: P850M in DOST's 2016 budget for post-grad scholarships

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:08 AM

These MS and PhD graduates in science form the bedrock of our development If we want to grow this is one urgently needed human capital we must develop

Create healthy cities, decolonize urban planning

Oct 05, 2015 - 5:17 PM

I think Manila is making the same mistakes the US did 100 years ago when it planned for cars and profits for a few instead of people

PH should boost R and D sector – economist

Jul 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Philippines needs to build more farm to market roads and boost the research and development sector to sustain or even improve its economic growth says an economist

LIBERALIZATION. If the Philippines wants to make the most of ASEAN integration, the country must introduce essential reforms including the liberalization of key sectors of the economy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

UK Newton Fund seeks proposals for health projects in PH

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UK’s Newton Fund seeks collaboration opportunities for health projects in the Philippines up to £4 million

ASEAN 2015 'losers': Vulnerable sectors

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Experts say even the ASEAN integration should take the route of inclusive growth or else it will do more damage than good

INCLUSIVE INTEGRATION. Big pharmaceuticals will 'swallow' smaller players in the health sector if the ASEAN economic integration does not take the route of inclusive growth. Sari-sari store file photo by Rappler, factory file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

ASEAN integration and better opportunities in PH

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Will the ASEAN integration and its promise of better opportunities keep highly skilled Filipinos from leaving the Philippines?

BETTER OPPORTUNITIES. Filipinos view job opening advertisements during a job fair, coinciding with the Independence Day celebration at the Rizal park in Manila, Philippines, June 12, 2014. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

How well do you know your biological clock?

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM

As we go on with our daily activities we observe 3 clocks: the biological clock the solar clock and the social clock Are Filipinos able to synchronize these clocks every day?

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

Doctors slam 'poorly designed’ study on anti-dengue drug

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:56 PM

It is our obligation to stop the expanded use of scientifically unproven treatments say the Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Is the anti-dengue drug trial ordered by Ona ethical?

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development says it approved only the technical aspects of the clinical trials of ActRx TriAct for dengue treatment

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The DOH rebukes its own chief saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place

'NO LEGAL BASIS.' The Department of Health says the controversial ActRx TriAct has not been registered with the Food and Drug Administration. File photo from the ActRx Operational Group website

Is Ona on his way out?

Nov 27, 2014 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED Health Secretary Enrique Ona expects to meet President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month long leave Whether he will be asked to stay on will depend on the President

GREEN LIGHT. Health Secretary Enrique Ona says they are ready as advocates anticipate the full implementation of the Reproductive Health law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Beyond #PisayContract, strengthen S&T in PH – netizens

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Netizens argue for and against the fairness of binding high school students to a science course in college but they rally behind the need for gov t to invest more in the field of science and technology

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

Senators to Palace: Choose between Pangilinan and Alcala

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Senators say having two secretaries poor infrastructure and low investment in research led to the dismal performance of the agriculture sector

Research in the Little Red Dot

Jul 22, 2014 - 2:41 PM

Big bets sowed by the country in science technology and engineering in the last two decades are now reaping benefits but challenges remain as the city state looks to the future

Innovating for the Asian consumer

Jul 21, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Singapore’s research and development program draws global giants that want to reach the Asian consumer

RESEARCH HUB. The Procter & Gamble Singapore Innovation Centre (SgIC). Image courtesy P&G

Lowly microbes, high-tech research

Jul 20, 2014 - 10:29 AM

A Singapore based research institution is studying how the lowly biofilm can make an impact on environmental and public health issues

A SCELSE researcher works on biofilms in used water treatment in a laboratory scale bioreactor. The bioreactor replicates the conditions of a full scale plant, but allows for manipulation of operational parameters for experimental testing. Image courtesy SCELSE

A ‘collaboratory’ for urban solutions

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

A Singaporean research campus is home to local and foreign expertise in the city state’s quest to find solutions for a changing urban landscape

The Senseable City Lab at the SMART CREATE center in Singapore. KD Suarez/Rappler

In Numbers: Singapore R&D

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Facts and figures about research and development in Singapore

Little city, big science

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

We take the pulse of Singapore s science and technology community through some of its prominent institutions and centers to see how far the country has come in terms of R D – and what lies ahead

A green train ride in UP

Jun 25, 2014 - 6:01 PM

The Automated Guideway Transit a zero carbon emission train on test run offers a different refreshing view of the UP Diliman campus

PH Navy's 2012 fuel expenses breach P1-B mark

Sep 14, 2013 - 11:07 PM

The gasoline oil and lubricants cost triple since 2010 a Commission on Audit report reveals

Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

As demand for paper rises, DOST looks at other sources

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:13 AM

With eco friendly packaging in mind the department s Forest Product Research and Development Institute is looking for better ways of producing paper based packaging

Are you looking for a scholarship in science or engineering?

May 12, 2012 - 9:15 PM

A new scholarship program that aims to support the country s future scientists and engineers is set to be launched on Thursday May 17

Can you 'create' new rainbow colors?

Apr 03, 2012 - 3:13 PM

How a new process for creating rainbows can speed up your Internet connection

More money allotted for malunggay research

Mar 17, 2012 - 8:13 PM

The government is increasing the budget for health research a large slug of which will go to fund a project for turning malunggay into medicine

LOCAL CURATIVE. Malungay has been extolled for its high vitamin C and A content. Photo courtesy of

Filipino scientists develop quick test to detect dengue

Feb 15, 2012 - 12:06 PM

New Biotek M test kit for detecting dengue is developed at UP Manila; test can tell if patient has dengue or not within 1 hour