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Nokia is coming back as mobile phone maker 2016

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business.

PH Navy to develop existing northern naval bases

To further strengthen its capability to secure the country’s maritime domain, the Philippine Navy (PN) will be putting up more littoral observatory stations (LOS) as it continue to develop existing naval bases in the north.

PHL telco organizes Philippine Clash of Clans tournament, kicks off August 2

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company’s cellular arm, Smart Communications, Inc will hold a Clash of Clans tournament this year with over P2 million in prizes up for grabs.

Free public wi-fi starts July 24; each user gets 50 MB daily

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will start rolling out the much-anticipated free public wi-fi on July 24 during the annual National Science and Technology week at SMX Convention Center.

PHL DOST converts aquatic pests to pesos

The Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology – Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) found a way to use water hyacinth, considered an aquatic pest, as a source of livelihood for families living near Laguna Lake.

PHL weather agency finally acquires atomic clock

A division of the state weather agency just bought a P50-million clock from a US supplier that tells time more accurately than the earth does when it spins on its axis.

Alamat: GMA-7’s first all in-house and locally-produced animation series

Philippine television station GMA Channel 7 has begun showing the country’s first animation anthology series, ‘Alamat,’ highlighted as a children-oriented show, made by Filipinos, for Filipinos.

PHL DOST Project NOAH identifies flood-prone areas in partial data

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology, and its project, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) has been in operation for some time and has been gathering data on recent disasters, forming a prediction and information body that can be used by everyone for risk and disaster management.

Natural gas production in Isabela at full swing, indicative of Bernham Rise’s plentiful resources

Geologist Carlos Primo David, newly assumed executive director of the DOST’s Philippine Council on Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), said the discovery of the resource in Isabela is an indication of the richness of natural resources of the eastern shelf of the Philippines, where the Benham Rise is situated.

PHL technology body revitalizing Abaca industry for durable vehicle interior materials

Just recently, Abaca found its niche in the automobile industry as the “strongest natural fiber material” for dashboards and car interiors, according to the Department of Science and Technology, which is backing a multimillion program to revive the Abaca industry, both for local application across many sectors and as a top export product.