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Gov’t agencies urged to adopt locally-developed mass transport technologies

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 to use alternative broadcast spectrum for distance learning

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.

Higher R&D budget for DOST sought to foster more innovation

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.

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