Out of the total number of passers, 5,917 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, which provide for academically talented students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 3,871 qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
Called “Crowd Store Finder”, the website works like Waze or Google Maps that scans through the user’s neighborhood to find stores, banks, pharmacies, and remittance centers that remain operational.
Operating for 24 hours since March 23, a DOST team has started printing frames with an initial target of 1,000 pieces for the Philippine General Hospital, and will be extended to other hospitals.
The enhancements for the FASSSTER project will allow forecasting of possible cases in a given area at a specified period of time.
The DOST’s Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) said it is supporting the research and development of technologies and projects that will aid in the monitoring and management of the Covid-19 infection.
High-impact technologies — from understanding lightning and thunderstorms to the first Filipino-made nanosatellites – are expected to be launched and deployed this year, according to the DOST.
The government on Monday, February 24, launched the “Smarter Philippines Through R&D, Training and Adoption” (SPARTA) program, which aims to produce 30,000 data scientists via an online learning platform.
The Philippines is aiming to attract small and high technology investors to set up business in the country following the launch of the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) 2020-2025.