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Weather bulletins hard to grasp–survey

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Most people don’t really understand weather bulletins. The public still finds them “too scientific and too general” to be understood, according to a recent survey by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino reshuffles DFA, other gov’t agencies

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

– President Benigno S. Aquino III has either reappointed or named new government personnel in the Department of Foreign Affairs and some government agencies.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOST’s ‘Dream’ gets nominated

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The Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation (Dream) program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has been nominated for a prestigious international award.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Developer in search of house design to withstand strong typhoons, quakes

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Property developer Ortigas & Co. challenged the country’s architecture students on Tuesday to design a house and school building that can withstand winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour and an intensity eight earthquake.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano denies authorizing release of P10-M funds to DOST

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano on Tuesday denied authorizing the release of P10 million funds to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOST to host workshop on green schools

THE Department of Science and Technology in Central Visayas (DOST) will host a workshop entitled “Advocacy Workshop on the Development of Green Schools and Eco-efficient Water Infrastructure in the Philippines.”

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

5 agencies in pork scam to be abolished

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Malacañang is moving to abolish Philippine Forest Corp., the agro-forestry arm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and one of the many spigots that fake NGOs used to access pork barrel funds, according to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Morale at Pagasa soars as workers finally get hazard, longevity pay

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Weathermen are finally basking in the sunshine and are going home Tuesday with fat wallets.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pagasa chief Servando resigns

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Pagasa administrator Nathaniel Servando. Photo from Pagasa website

Brain drain has claimed another ranking official of the state-run weather bureau.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No smooth ride for Aquino on UP elevated train

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Taking a break from his busy election-campaign itinerary, President Aquino on Monday tried out a locally developed monorail service now undergoing tests on the University of the Philippines campus in Quezon City, and found the ride bumpy.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Metro showing signs of new fault?

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SIGNS  Architect Paulo Alcazaren points out areas (encircled) in and around Metro Manila where subsidence had been mapped and the line where a possible fault line has developed, during a media presentation in San Juan on Wednesday. He is part of a coalition that warns that Manila Bay reclamation projects are vulnerable to earthquakes. NATHANIEL MELICAN

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has started studying a renowned geologist’s initial findings which hint at the formation of a new fault line that cuts through Quezon City and intersects with the Marikina Valley Fault Line.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DOST wind tunnel to simulate storms

Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Saying it would help prevent a repeat of the destruction wrought by Typhoon “Pablo,” the Department of Science and Technology on Saturday unveiled plans to build a tunnel that would test the resiliency of structures to varying wind speeds.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOST seeks budget hike vs disasters

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The Department of Science and Technology is seeking a P10.09-billion budget for 2013, which is 8 percent higher than the P9.248 billion that the agency used this year, to increase government’s ability to reduce the risk of seasonal disasters.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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