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Coconut industry renews calls to tap VCO vs COVID-19
by Ranier Allan Ronda - September 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Coconut processors and manufacturers have renewed calls for the government to consider tapping the antiviral, health boosting and locally available virgin coconut oil as a major weapon against COVID-19.
Teachers hit DepEd over one-week virtual training
by Ranier Allan Ronda - August 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Public school teachers yesterday bewailed the Department of Education conduct of a one-week virtual training for mentors before the opening of remote learning in public schools on Sept. 13.
DOST to launch breakthrough cure for dengue
by Ranier Allan Ronda - August 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The first-ever definitive cure for dengue fever will be launched soon, Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña announced yesterday.
PGMC, Pacific Online move closer to bagging 5-year PCSO lotto deal
by Ranier Allan Ronda - August 7, 2021 - 12:00am
The joint venture between two of the country’s top lotto service providers is moving closer to bagging the five-year Philippine Lottery System contract of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office after the...
Rizal player wins P10 million lotto pot
by Ranier Allan Ronda - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
A lone bettor in San Mateo, Rizal won the jackpot in the 6/42 Regular Lotto draw on Saturday night, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said yesterday.
DSWD chief signs anti-corruption manifesto
by Ranier Allan Ronda - June 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista led the rest of the department’s leaders in signing the Anti-Corruption Manifesto of the Philippine Anti-Corruption Commission under Project Kasangga:...
Former DICT official blasts ‘anomalous’ free WiFi deals
by Ranier Allan Ronda - May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Former Department of Information and Communications Technology acting secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. lambasted the DICT’s alleged anomalous and overpriced deals with the VSAT Internet connectivity for the Free Wifi...
International journal publishes results on VCO vs COVID-19
by Ranier Allan Ronda - May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Results of state-funded clinical trials on virgin coconut oil in Santa Rosa, Laguna, which showed it was an effective “functional food” to help treat probable and suspect cases of COVID-19, has been published...
Philippines to launch 6 virus and vaccine R&D projects
by Ranier Allan Ronda - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
Six research and development projects that will serve as foundation studies of the proposed Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines are set to be launched soon, the Department of Science and Technology...
NCR cases surge at July 2020 rates
by Ranier Allan Ronda - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
New COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region are surging at a rate seen in July 2020, according to the OCTA Research group, even as a downgrade to the most lenient modified general community quarantine or MGCQ...
Conversion of PNR line into hybrid railway backed
by Ranier Allan Ronda - February 22, 2021 - 12:00am
The provincial government of Batangas has expressed support for the bid of a local company to convert the decommissioned Philippine National Railway alignment from Calamba City to Batangas City into a Hybrid Electric...
DepEd won’t adopt pass or drop grading system
by Ranier Allan Ronda - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Education will not adopt the pass or drop grading system even as Congress has shown its full support toward a push for academic ease and leniency amid the new normal where face-to-face classes...
Realistic timeline for COVID-19 vaccination by Q2 2021
by Ranier Allan Ronda - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
A realistic timeline for the Philippines to start small population vaccination against COVID-19 is by the second quarter of 2021 at the earliest, even if the Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration will issue...
Hospitals recruiting participants for study on melatonin vs COVID-19
by Ranier Allan Ronda - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Two hospitals are now recruiting participants for the clinical trials for the study of melatonin as a supplementary therapy to treat coronavirus disease 2019, according to Science Secretary Fortunato dela Pe&nt...
11 Pinoy scientists among Asia’s top 100
by Ranier Allan Ronda - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Eleven Filipino scientists and researchers, including two heads of research and development institutes of the Department of Science and Technology , joined the prestigious list drawn up by the Asian Scientist magazine...
Vaccine trials may start this month — DOST
by Ranier Allan Ronda - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization Solidarity Trials for candidate vaccines against COVID-19 and clinical trials of the Sputnik V candidate vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute could start this mon...
Nutrition survey focuses on lockdown diet
by Ranier Allan Ronda - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
In a bid to determine the nutritional situation of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology is conducting a rapid nutrition assessment survey, an official said.
2nd version of local test kit passes review
by Ranier Allan Ronda - July 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the department will resume the mass distribution of the second version or second generation GenAmplify rapid novel coronavirus disease 2019 diagnostic...
PCSO rolls back lotto ticket price
by Ranier Allan Ronda - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will roll back the price of its lotto ticket from P24 to P20 once the PCSO resumes operations.
Metro Manila LGUs among slowest to give cash aid – DSWD
by Ranier Allan Ronda - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Several local government units in Metro Manila are among the slowest to release the national government’s Social Amelioration Program funds, according to an official of the Department of Social Welfare and...
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