The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has called on government agencies to adopt available mass transportation technologies after Metro Manila ranked a dismal 49th out 50 Asia-Pacific cities in the Urban Mobility Readiness Index conducted by the Oliver Wyman Forum and University of California.
DOST secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña said they are working on a project called RuralSync, which allows the delivery of digital contents to remote communities using spectrum access or operating on unused licensed spectrum from various television networks but without affecting their broadcast.
The Balik Scientist program was started 45 years ago, but was only made into a law in 2018.
Called Payruler, the Web-based application is tailor-fit for HR process automation of different businesses in the country.
Sen. Joel Villanueva underscored the importance of innovation at the time of the pandemic, as he credited the country’s improved ranking in the Global Innovation Index where the Philippines ranked 50th out of 130 economies due to the increased investments of the government in research and development.
A new study said there is a need for both government and private sector to support the promotion of most S&T disciplines given that new jobs are emerging from new technologies and industries.
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will be staging on November 23-29 the 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration in virtual mode for the first time.
After the country reached this year its best record in the Global Innovation Index (GII), the Department of Science and Technology is targeting to significantly advance further in two years.