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A woman-led enterprise assisted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC)-Misamis Oriental now employs more than 60 local workers, mostly housewives. During peak production, the firm employs more than 70 persons including on-calls.
The enterprise is a second time beneficiary of the assistance under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), one of the flagship programs of the DOST being implemented by the DIOST regional offices.
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The DOST-FPRDI wood moisture meter for bamboo is sold at PhP 6,500 per unit.
The moisture meter for bamboo developed by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-FPRDI) is now out in the market.
The development of the device was made in collaboration with DOST- Advanced Science and Technology Institute and YONGDEN Technology, and was funded by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).
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By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, DOST-STII
With the recent oil price hike, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) shared the readily available technologies developed by the department and other plans that can alleviate the impact of the current situation.
As the significant fuel price increases affect our transport sector, the DOST is pushing for a fuel diversified transport system and solutions, according to Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña in a special virtual presser held on 09 March 2022.
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"Imagine an endangered language now available on your smartphone."
This is according to Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary for Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in her remarks during the zoom presentation of the Language Preservation and Documentation of Hanunoo: Saving the Mangyan Culture, a presentation of research funded by the DOST-National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).