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In another significant move to elevate S&T communication in the country, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños ink partnership to launch the first off-campus scholarship in Master of Science in Development Communication for DOST’s communication specialists recently at the PHIVOLCS Auditorium in Quezon City. The scholarship, funded under the DOST Human Resource Development Program, aims to “better communicate and popularize the results of efforts of DOST to improve the lives of Filipinos, address current problems, and promote the use of S&T in Filipinos’ daily lives.” Representing the institutional partnership are DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de La Peña (fourth from left) and partners (L-R)  UP Los Baños Graduate School Dean Dr. Jose V. Camacho Jr. ,  DOST Science Education Institute Director Dr. Josette T. Biyo, UP Los Baños Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr., DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute Director Richard P. Burgos, and UP Los Baños College of Development Communication Dean Dr. Ma. Theresa H. Velasco. Other officials in attendance are DOST Undersecretary for S&T Services Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Undersecretary for Regional Operations Dr. Carol M. Yorobe, and administrators from UP Los Baños. (George Robert E. Valencia III, DOST-NRCP)

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) stirs up the country’s Research and Development (R&D) agenda as it holds the National Research and Development Conference to harmonize the R&D activities into a strategic development plan starting 2017.

Raw Brown Sugar Milling Company from  Negros Oriental, through a P990,000 equipment grant from DOST, now has renewable energy facility—the first in the country-- to enhance its muscovado production.

Communicating science is a challenge, and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) faces this challenge head on by putting into place programs that enrich the skills and knowledge of its communication staff.

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Not all parasites are useless. Species of Acanthocephala (namely Acanthogyrus sp.), also known as the thorny-headed worm,can infect fish but they bring more help than harm.