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Local indie film lovers out there, Eduksine is something you would be excited about!
Eduksine is a social enterprise funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that serves as a streaming platform that showcases educational and socially-relevant independent Filipino films.
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The oldest scientific journal in the Philippines, the Philippine Journal of Science, published five of the nine DOST-FPRDI papers.
Over the last one-and-a-half years, several scientific papers written or co-written by Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) researchers have been featured in some of the world's most notable academic journals.
The said periodicals are all listed under Clarivate Analytics (formerly ISI or Institute for Scientific Information), a publishing service that accredits journals based on strict standards of quality and whose ratings are used worldwide as a measure of a publication’s prestige and impact.
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Dr. Renato U. Solidum, Jr., the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), shared that refocusing some of its major programs and aligning them with the economic agenda of the current administration will be the top priority of the department in the next six years.
In a broadcast statement, Sec. Solidum assured the public that the current programs of the DOST will be continued since they are already addressing the current administration’s priority concerns in pumping up the economy. He said that they are discussing the refocusing of some of DOST's major programs, particularly in the areas of agriculture and food security, transportation, health, renewable energy, and job creation, and aligning them with the economic agenda of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr's administration.
Former DOST head recognizes the crucial roles of private sector, media on improved S&T awareness in the last 6 years
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The former secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) shared that in the last six years, the public awareness on S&T as well as on the programs of the country’s science department have gradually increased and he attributed it not only to the efforts of other government institutions but also the contributions of the private sector and media partners.
In a special virtual presser announcing the upcoming 71st PhilAAST Annual Convention, former DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña pointed out that we should keep in mind that promotions of science, technology, and innovation is not only in the hands of the academe and research and development (R&D) institutions but also part of the responsibility of the business and industry sectors as well as the non-government organizations and media outfits to cultivate a science culture in the country.