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A bamboo-framed face shield created by Filipino scientists

Bamboo-framed face shields turned over to frontliners

As the entire National Capital Region and Cebu City in the Philippines remain in a modified enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status, which means these affected areas are still in relatively high risk of exposure and spread of the deadly new Coronavirus Disease-2019 (CoViD-19), the Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute …

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Filipino scientists, engineers show what they’ve been up to at technology week display in Pasay City

Along with innovations in the various fields of science and technology, electric vehicle (EV) technologies developed by the country’s scientists and engineers also took centerstage at the National Science and Technology Week 2019 (NSTW) held July 17 to 21 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City. Among these EVs was the smart …

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Global Pinoys are among those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS

According to a recent announcement by the Philippine National AIDS Council, every day, an average of 32 Filipinos are tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the infection that would most likely lead to full-blown Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). On the occasion of World AIDS Day this December 1, the party-list group ACTS-OFW …

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Once more, La Salle students bag environmental innovation competition

For the second straight year, a team from De La Salle University-Manila has bagged Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City country finals. This team then represented the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific regional finals held in the last week of August. Don Emmanuel Santamaria and Fae Nicole Serrano, Team Green Goldies from DLSU-Manila, won for …

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OFWs could have sent P6.75B more to their families in one month alone, if only they used what was already at hand

Mobile money–the use of a mobile phone to remit funds–offers the cheapest way for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to send cash home. Citing the World Bank’s latest Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) report, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III said on September 23 that cash transfers via mobile operators cost a global average of only 3.20% of …

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How much will airline passengers pay if new fuel surcharges are imposed? Hold on to your wallets, or they may fly away

The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is set to hear on July 10 petitions for airlines to renew fuel surcharges. Airlines claim they need the add-on charges to help them pay for rising aviation fuel costs, amid the surge in world oil prices. In a press statement sent June 27, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny …

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Pinoy Seafarer

500,000 Pinoy seafarers will be sending in P320B this year, but MARINA has a big job to keep PH sailors afloat

The cash sent home by overseas Filipino sailors through banks is projected to top the $6-billion mark (over P320 billion at the current exchange rate of P53.43 to $1) this year amid mounting deployment, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III said on Monday, June 25, the International Day of the Seafarer. “The number of Philippine-educated …

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67 million Pinoy Internet users need a leveled-up online experience

The Philippines has vaulted by three notches to No. 12 worldwide in terms of having the highest number of Internet users. Citing Internet World Stats’ latest ranking of the top 20 countries with the highest number of Internet users, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said some 67 million Filipinos are now browsing the web, …

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