Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary Raymund E. Liboro, concurrent director of DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute, called for more disaster response leaders in the Philippines amidst the increasing frequency of natural calamities.

Asec. Liboro said that although mayors and organizations committed to disaster response stand at the frontline of disaster management, this does not exempt any other member of society from becoming a responsible disaster leader. He explained that mayors need responsible barangay chairmen and other dedicated people working under their stewardship in order to effectively carry out their tasks when disasters occur.

Research work will be easier and much more exciting for students of Malanday National High School (MNHS) in Marikina City, with the recent installation of Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) STARBOOKS digital library.

Dubbed as “Library in a Box”, STARBOOKS or Science & Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station is a one-stop Science and Technology information source that works even without internet connection.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Philippine Genome Center building last April 10 signaled the advancement of genomics research and development in the country.

Established in 2009, the PGC is an ambitious joint project of the University of the Philippines (UP) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that aims to tap genomics—the study of an organism's complete set of DNA—to improve crops, conserve biodiversity, improve disease diagnostics, and aid in forensics, among others.

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 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL FOR REPORTERS. (Top) DOST-PHIVOLCS Director Renato U. Solidum formally hands over a copy of “The Broadcaster’s InfoChart on Emergency Preparedness” to one of the journalists present during the press conference for the Central Visayas leg of DOST’s nationwide info campaign on disaster risk reduction and mitigation dubbed “Iba na ang Panahon: Science for Safer Communities” held from recently at the Crown Regency Residences in Cebu City. With them in photo is DOST Asst. Secretary Raymund E. Liboro, who is also the OIC of the Science and Technology Information Institute, DOST’s information arm. The InfoChart (middle and bottom photos) serves as a reference manual for broadcasters when reporting about matters related to natural disasters. In particular, it contains basic information on typhoons, inter-tropical convergence zones, floods, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, landslides and what actions to take before, during, and after a calamity. All members of the media who were in the campaign received their respective copies of the manual. (Text by Angelica A. de Leon / Photos by Henry A. de Leon, S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST), Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and Adarna House, Inc. launched the nutrition big book, “Go!” on March 5, 2014 at McDonald's Greenbelt, Makati City.

“Go!” is the 34th book in the Bright Minds Read (BMR) kit of RMHC. The BMR Program is RMHC's partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) in support of the “Every-Child-a-Reader” Program.