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Wage Increase and Benefits for S&T Professionals

Filipino professionals in the fields of science and engineering must be given an increase in compensation. This was a suggestion by a lawmaker to both private and public companies. The suggestion arises because of the increasing number of workers leaving the country.

 
DOST calls for new researches

The Department of Science and Technology calls the attention of inventors, researchers and innovators to transform their creations into tangible products designed to attend to the needs of the market. Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Department of Science and Technology 6 Director, issued the call during the closing and awarding ceremonies of the 2011 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits held last October 21, 2011. According to Gelonga, the bigger challenge lies ahead. This refers to the challenge of transforming the creations into actual products in the market. The transformation of ideas into business enterprises is needed to will build the industries from mind to market and from ideas to industries.

 
Angara Pushes Filipino Scientists to Contribute Skills in RP

As the new chair of the Senate Committee on Education Chair of the 15th Congress, Senator Edgardo J. Angara pushes for foreign scholarship recipients to come back to the Philippines and contribute to their proficiency with the domestic academe and workforce.

And to make this possible, Sen. Angara said that the government should offer Filipino scholars and scientists a promising career, attractive rewards, and opportunities for growth. Universities and industries in the country must be quick for them not to seek better opportunities abroad.

 
Tawi-Tawi Squidworm

Leaded by Dr. Filemon Romero, a scientist from this municipality and a consultant of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), said that a new species of "squidworm" (Teuthidodrilus samae) was found in the bentho-pelagic zone on the Tawi-Tawi side of the Celebes Sea in the waters of South Ubian municipality.

A team of foreign scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, NOAA Ocean Exploration Program, the National Geographic Society, and NSF Centers of Ocean Science Education Excellence and University of California, Los Angeles led by Dr. Larry Madin also joined Romero's team during the ISSP.

 
DOST holds invention contest, exhibit

The Department of Science and Techonology in Region 1 is set to conduct a regional invention contest and exhibit on September 27-29, 2011 at the SM City mall in Rosales town.

Regional director Elsa Chan said the three-day affair will feature inventions, utility models, industrial design and creative research works of researchers and of high school and college students from various schools.

 
DOST Opens Its 2010 NAST-LELEDFI Award

Department of Science and Technology opens its 2010 NAST (National Academy of Science and Technology)-LELEDFI Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine.

The award with the aims to:

  • to honor outstanding research contributions in the field of tropical medicine;
  • to recognize the role of scientific research in the country's development; and
  • to encourage scientific and technological research focusing on tropical diseases as a means of assuaging the growing health crisis.
 
Discover more Filipino scientists

The ratio of scientists in the Philippines is decreasing according to the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST). There is a need to discover more scientists to become highly competitive in 2015, this is a statement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the free trade market.

 
Filipino Biological Clock

Under the Department of Science and Technology's Balik Scientist Program, Dr. Eduardo Mendoza, a visiting scientist, said that work schedule and human circadian (biological) clock are related with health risks.

Dr. Mendoza is a Senior Research Scientist of the Systems Biology Group of the Physics Department and Center of NanoScience. He has helped University of the Philippines researchers in drafting project proposals for collaboration with Ludwig Maximilian University, which pioneered studies in human circadian clock and shift work in various countries and settings.

 
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