The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the first ever food processing innovation center in the country last May 15, 2014 at the Philippine Women’s College (PWC) of Davao in Matina, Davao City. The launch formally ushered a more dynamic food industry whose gains will cascade down to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, especially for those based in the region.

The summer heat may be scorching and school is out but it does not mean you give learning a break. In fact, knowing more about the environment has just been made more fun by nine new interactive exhibits sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (DOST-PCIEERD).

“We came here expecting to learn about reduction and mitigation related to hazards and calamities and disasters,” said Mayor Corinthia Crisologo of Tineg, Abra. And Crisologo, along with other local executives and disaster risk reduction officers, were satisfied.

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) 3D mapping project called Disaster Risk Assessment, Exposure and Mitigation-Light Ranging and Detection Technology (DREAM-LiDAR) won the prestigious Geospatial World Excellence in Policy Implementation Award for 2014.

DOST Secretary Mario Go Montejo and DREAM program leader Dr. Enrico Paringit received the award on May 8 in Geneva, Switzerland.

To shoo away dengue-causing mosquitoes especially when the rains come falling, destroy the breeding sites now while the sun is at its hottest.

This is according to Dr. Frances Edillo of the University of San Carlos, based on a 2012 study showing that the month of April registered the highest minimum infection rate of Aedes aegypti, the more common carrier of the dengue virus in the country.