Latest S&T News in REGION 11

DOST kickstarts NSTW Mindanao in Davao
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018
The sixth of July became a landmark day as the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) was launched outside of Metro Manila for the first time, and this happened at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City. In his speech, DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña highlighted the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) program as measure against regional inequality in research and development capabilities. According to him, only 17 percent of 20,000 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) scholars are from Mindanao, and that 46 out of 1,600 municipalities nationwide have yet to be reached by DOST's scholarship programs. Also highlighted was the Balik Scientist Act signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on 15 Jun 2018 which is expected to attract more o...   read full story

Balik Scientists presented in NSTW Mindanao
Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018
The Department of Science and Technology recently presented returning scientists from various fields of expertise who are involved with local universities under the Balik Scientist program. Recognized in the event were the following: Dr. Jonel P. Saludes who came back from Washington State University to assist in enhancing the research program of University of San Agustin, particularly on soil-derived antibiotics against the so-called "flesh-eating bacteria" and other multidrug-resistant bacteria. Dr. Louie Mar A. Gangcuangco who returned from his research coordinator post at University of Hawaii in the US to collaborate with University of the Philippines Manila – Philippine General Hospital on determining the neurological implications of HIV. Dr. Gerard F. Dumancas who was an assistan...   read full story

Establishment of Personal Learning Network works in Twitter
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018
"Personal Learning Networks (PLN) provide more opportunities for research collaborations, a wider platform for policy and advocacy campaign, and an excellent venue to mentor and develop advocacy net...   read full story

Science chief conferred with Doctor of Laws
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018
Science chief conferred with Doctor of Laws | The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) celebrates with DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (middle) as the science chief was conferred with ...   read full story

4th Healthcare & Social Media Summit highlights impact of social media in work, education, research
Posted: Monday, July 02, 2018
The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, in partnership with the health advocacy social media group #HealthXPh, held the 4th Healthcare and Social Media Summit on 9 June 2018...   read full story

Skills Competition Brought Out the Best in Tagum City's Finest Welders
Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018
The announcement was posted by the DOST XI in their website on April 10, 2018.  It was followed by a post in DOST XI's Facebook page on April 11, 2018.  Also, the DOST XI went full force in ...   read full story

Compostela Valley and Basilan found as high potential areas for planting rubber and cacao
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Dr. Nathaniel C. Bantayan (3rd from left), professor at the Institute of Renewable and Natural Resources (IRNR) and Director of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems of UPLB, conducts an inte...   read full story

Call for Nominations for the 14th Seoul Peace Prize Award
Posted: Monday, January 29, 2018
The Seoul Peace Prize Selection Committee through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is inviting nominations for persons who are qualified f...   read full story