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DOST’s 2014 starter menu: Food processing gizmos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joy M. Lazcano S&T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:43

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently unveiled locally-developed equipment that will make local food processors more productive.

Developed by DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI), said equipment are part of the science department’s High Impact Technology Solutions (HITS) that support the growth and competitiveness of the country’s small and medium enterprises.

Water retort. This is a cooking vessel capable of withstanding extreme pressures and designed to destroy all microbes to prolong shelf-life and make product safe.

Freeze dryer. It dehydrates heat sensitive materials through the sublimation process, or changing solid ice into gas, under vacuum conditions. This process preserves perishable items and make them more convenient for transport. This equipment is used in prolonging the shelf life of buko pie; vegetables, meat and fish for instant meals and soups; cheese; yoghurt; proteins; enzymes, etc.

Vacuum fryer. This is designed to fry food in deep fat under reduced pressure and in a closed system that lowers the boiling point of both oil and water in food. Vaccum fried foods include potato chips, durian, pineapple, kiwi, and others.

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DOST website is top government site PDF Print E-mail
Written by Angelica A. de Leon, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII/PIA-Caraga   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:59

MANILA, Jan. 27 (PIA) - The website of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST),, is the most popular government site in the Philippines, according to data by, a leading provider of free web metrics which tracks 30 million sites all over the world.

As of January 23, 2014, ranked number 113 out of the top 500 sites in the country and number one among local government websites.

The top keywords driving traffic to the site from major search engines for the past six months are pagasa, pagasa weather forecast, pagasa weather update, phivolcs, and project noah. One of DOST’s frontline projects, NOAH stands for Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards for timely and accurate disaster prevention and mitigation. Of these five keywords or key phrases, pagasa sent the largest percentage of search traffic at 20.92 percent over the six-month period.

Of the website’s subdomains, garnered the largest percentage of visitors over the past month at 75.83 percent, followed by at 12.65 percent. Other subdomains which attracted the most number of visitors include,,, and The two latter subdomains are those of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development and the Food and Nutrition Research Institute respectively, both of which are agencies under the DOST system.

Aside from the Philippines, site visitors to also include those located in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada.

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DOST-DOLE partnership to open more technology-driven jobs for disaster-devastated communities PDF Print E-mail
Written by Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII   
Monday, 27 January 2014 00:43

More technology-driven jobs are in the offing as the science and labor departments join forces in a nationwide livelihood program that will be technology-driven, resource-based and sustainable.  Priority of said livelihood program are Filipinos who are economically displaced and marginalized due to natural and man-made calamities, including returning or displaced OFWs and their families.

“We do not only aim to rebuild communities,” said Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo, “but also to enhance the resilience of our communities with the aid of technology.”

The program, also in collaboration with the trade and agriculture departments, will have several components, including the establishment of community-based enterprises, business incubators, business and technology centers, innovation and knowledge centers, and promotion of climate change mitigation to increase community disaster resiliency.

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Written by YHL   
Friday, 24 January 2014 01:32

Of the 22,661 applicants of this year’s search for Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) scholars, only 1,231 successfully qualified the exams administered last October 2013 throughout the system’s 13 campuses nationwide.

Ninety of these successful examinees are eligible for the Central Visayas Campus.

The qualifiers have to IMMEDIATELY contact the Registrar or the Campus Director of the PSHS Campus where they are qualified to enroll in. For PSHS Central Visayas Campus (PSHS-CVisC), one may call Tel. Nos. (032) 513-0957 or 513-0962.

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