Innovations to meet SDG deadline of 2030

 

 

By  Marlo Asis (DOST-STI) 

As the Philippines fetes the achievements of Filipino scientists and science experts in this year’s National Science and Technology Week, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has lined up activities that highlight how technological innovations can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) mandated by the United Nations.

 

Science Secretary Fortunato “Boy” de la Peña said the DOST decided to focus on the sustainable development goals because the 2030 deadline for achieving the SDGs is not too far from now.

 

“Looking at the 17 SDGs, it is very easy to see…

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Pushing interest in Science thru celebs

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Department of Science and Technology is now using celebrities like ex-PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) star Chris Tiu as its first ambassador at the opening of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week Celebration.

 

Retired professional basketball player Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu, widely known as Chris Tiu, is now the DOST’s official envoy with an accompanying video presentation of him saying “Let’s make it happen! Join us here in the Department of Science and Technology as we deliver science to communities and to all Filipinos. Make a better future, make science…

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NEDA Okays hike costs in Mindanao Railway and MM bridges

 


The National Economic and Development Authority Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CabCom) on July 10, 2019 approved the increased cost in two ongoing projects namely the Mindanao Railway Project Phase 1-Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment (MRP-TDD) and the implementation extension of the Metro Manila Priority Bridges Seismic Improvement Project.


For the MRP-TDD, the project cost increase amounting to P82.9 billion—from its previously approved cost of P35.9 billion in 2017—will cover changes in cost of structural and construction works, among others. 


In terms of scope, the ICC-CabCom also approved the additional Davao Satellite Depot of the MRP-TDD. 


For the…

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Advanced technologies key to unlock manufacturing competitiveness

 



By Yeo Siang Tiong,

GM Kaspersky Southeast Asia

 

In business, growth is achieved either by buying or building. These are the traditional approaches. 

 

In the 21st century, another option has emerged: leveraging growth. This happens when a company ties up with trusted third-party resource to create new value and mutual synergies. The goal is for companies to drive innovation, accelerate advancement and capture the maximum economic benefits.  

 

The concept Industry 4.0, otherwise known as smart manufacturing, is the global trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. We’re now talking about machines, materials…

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OFW remittances up to $13.7 billion in 5 months of 2019

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Land-based overseas Filipino workers with contracts of one year or more contributed substantially to the growth of OFW remittances during the first five months of 2019, to $13.7 billion.

 

In May alone, remittances rose to $2.9 billion, a 5.5 percent increase from $2.7 billion for the comparative period in 2018.

 

On a cumulative basis, OFW remittances for January-May 2019 increased by 4.1 percent reaching $13.7 billion from last years' level of $13.2 billion, said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Gov. Benjamin E. Diokno today.…

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