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DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund E. Liboro at the 1st Manila Disaster Prevention and Crisis Management Conference

More modern weather tracking and forecasting technology equals fewer casualties and less property damage. This, according to Department of Science and Technology Asst. Secretary Raymund Liboro, is one of the notable contributions of science and technology in the country for the past few years under the Aquino administration.

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Secretary Mario G. Montejo assures the commitment of Department of Science and Technology in helping the local Information Technology- Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry to be an enabling factor in creating career opportunities for many Filipinos. He said that one of DOST’s initiative to support the industry is Next Wave Cities program which creates ways to build IT-BPM hubs in the provinces. He also explained how weather monitoring tools and hazard maps could help to the productivity of the operations of IT-BPM. ( S & T Media Service)

DOST, Taguig City – In order to boost the country’s position in the Global Competitiveness Index through increased local patent filings, the Department of Science and Technology’s Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) formally partnered with the Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc. (APP) through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed September 16.

The partnership will also pave way for better assistance to local inventors.

Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, director of TAPI, is optimistic that TAPI, through the collaboration, will be able to meet its patenting targets and to assist local inventors obtain patent grants. These areas need special attention as the country’s patenting statistics show very few local filings by Filipino residents compared with foreign-based patent applications.

Dr. Larry Cabatic, who served as director of Ilocos region campus for almost ten years, was appointed as the new executive director of Philippine Science High School System (PSHS), replacing Dr. Josette P. Biyo, current director of Science Education Institute (SEI). The PSHS system and SEI, both providing scholarships in the field of science and technology, are under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Dr. Cabatic, a civil engineer by profession, together with other new PSHS officials, took their oath of office during the 50th Anniversary celebration of the institution last September 5, 2014 at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium of PSHS Main Campus in Quezon City. DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo administered said ceremony.

Mandaue City- Aside from being one of the most historical places in the country, the province of Cebu also takes pride in its bestselling “pasalubong” products such as dried mangoes, danggit, masreal, and many more which local and foreign tourists like to bring home.

Thus Cebu food products penetrating the world market and gaining recognition is a common dream for local food manufacturers.