DOSTv: Science for the People
DOSTv: Science for the People is a daily weather, science and technology television and online program in the Philippines produced by the Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST – STII). DOSTv is currently aired on free television via state-owned People's Television Network Channel 4 from Monday to Friday at 9:30 a.m. (UTC +08) and soon on cable and satellite TV thru Global News Network (GNN) at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (UTC +08) and other local channels.
|DOSTv: Science for the People|
|Directed by||Mona Carina E. Montevirgen|
|Presented by||Gel Miranda|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||290 (as of June 21, 2017)|
|Executive producer(s)||Richard P. Burgos (DOST-STII Director)|
|Producer(s)||Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Information Institute|
|Camera setup||Multi-camera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||People's Television Network |
Global News Network
|Picture format||NTSC 480i|
|Original release||May 30, 2016 (online) / May 29, 2017 (television) –|
Hosted by Net 25 personality Gel Miranda, the program made a soft-launching on May 30, 2016 and it was first aired online. It was once known as "The Filipino Weather Channel" during the first few months of the program. On February 27, 2017, DOSTv was officially launched, coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the DOST – STII. The programs also made a rebrand into "DOSTV: Science for the People", with new graphics, broadcast design and additional segments.
On May 29, 2017, in time for its first anniversary, DOSTv transitioned from being an online-only weather and SciTech channel to a television program aired on PTV-4. It is the third weather program of the station, following PAGASA I-Weather (2012) and Panahon.TV (2012–2016, later transferred to Pilipinas HD) excluding PTV InfoWeather segment of PTV News.
Some of the segments of the show are the following: weather, flood, dam, seismology and volcanology updates from PAGASA and PHILVOLCS, interviews with DOST officials and SciTech experts, exclusive coverages of DOST events, and other featured segments such as Balitang RapiDOST (DOST news updates); Sinesiyensya (SciTech documentaries); Global Science (SciTech world news); Sci-Facts (trivia) and Sustansyarap (DOST-FNRI cooking portion).