For over fifty years, the Laguna Lake has been the source of livelihood for Euphemio Bibat, 76, and a fisherman who raised his five children from the lake’s resources. Those long years of dedication to the lake, however, was not enough to inspire any of his offspring to take after his footsteps.

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The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) invited Tal de Guzman (with laptop) of Risque Designs to discuss with women weavers who participated in a forum/workshop on the latest designs for fashion accessories that command high value in the international market. PTRI’s Norly Villar (right) facilitated the workshop that gave the weavers the opportunity to know the latest design trends in fashion accessories. (Text & Photo by Rodolfo P. de Guzman/S&T Media Service)

The Department of Science and Technology – Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI)made it to the list of 2016 R&D 100 Awards, joining the ranks of 100 finalists from world-renowned R&D (research and development) agencies, companies, and universities from around the globe.

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Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (left) urges the Filipino Inventors Society to strengthen their organization by inviting more young scientists and inventors to join them and promote Filipino innovation in various fields to create more new products that will make life more convenient. Sec. de la Peña formally opened the National Inventors Week 2016 last November 14 at the DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig City. The event, to run until November 18, 2016 will feature different Filipino inventions like gas saving devices and the energy saving electric flat iron, among others, that will benefit the general public.(Text and Photo by Rodolfo P. de Guzman/S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)

The Philippines imports antibiotics in the same way it imports perfume and chocolates. But given the study on indigenous Actinomycetes by a team of researchers led by Irene Alcantara-Papa of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Baños, the country may eventually reduceimporting antibiotics.