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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations (OUSEC-RO) organized the 3rd Quarterly Regional Directors’ Meeting last 30 September 2022 at Twin Lakes Hotel Tagaytay, Laurel, Batangas. The meeting centered on the alignment of DOST Programs, Projects, and Activities (PPA) to the 8-point socioeconomic agenda of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
The DOST aims to refocus PPAs and deliver agency-wide goals in accordance with the directives of DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr., as embodied in the newly launched campaign, #OneDOST4U. The particular areas include wealth creation, wealth protection, human well-being, and sustainability; interpreted through the 4 U’s namely, unifying S&T efforts toward countryside development and wealth creation, upgrading human capital to create a pool of globally competent STI champions to support the national innovation agenda, ushering the transformation of municipalities and cities into smart, resilient, and sustainable communities, and undertaking collaborative science, technology, and innovation initiatives and strategies for socioeconomic development and welfare of the public.
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Preserving the country’s patrimony is very important to ensuring the security of the Philippines and its people, as well as to preserve the nation’s resources that will fuel economic development and inclusive growth.
To address this aspiration, Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. shared that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is fully committed to producing more relevant research and development (R&D) based outputs that would allow the country to have an enhanced and self-reliant defense posture program in the coming years.
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By Jerossa Dizon, DOST-STII
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. (3rd from right) graces the turnover ceremonies of the Geminiano de Ocampo collection of books and written works to the Science and Technology Information Institute Library that will enrich the collection of S&T resources that are available to students and researchers. Also in photo are Taguig City Mayor Maria Larni Cayetano (2nd from right), DOST-STII Director Richard P. Burgos (far right), former DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena (far left), and the family of NS de Ocampo. (Photo: DOST-STII)
A National Scientist’s legacy lives on!
The family members of National Scientist Geminiano T. de Ocampo donated the entire collection of his books and memoirs to the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST – STII) Library located at the DOST Complex in Taguig City last September.
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To fully maximize the benefits of science and technology in establishing sustainable livelihood activities, a group of entrepreneurs from Sto. Tomas, Batangas underwent a training on meat processing that was provided by the government through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The St. Joseph STB Multi-purpose Cooperative received the technology training on meat processing and current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) held at Barangay San Jose, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, last 14 September 2022.