When the Department of Science and Technology approached him to offer assistance to modernize his 77-year-old Kamuning Bakery and Cafe, Wilson Lee Flores, businessman, college-teacher, writer, and history enthusiast, initially declined. He had low expectation when it comes to government service.

Disaster preparedness is every Juan’s concern because natural hazards know no boundaries. Each and every one of us may be vulnerable to floods, earthquakes or storm surge.

The science buffs, techies, and inventor wannabes among today’s Filipino youths will be the country’s scientists, engineers, and technopreneurs of the future. With science and technology (S&T) as major economic drivers, the youth are expected to carry the torch for the Philippines on its way up the ladder of economic progress.

Members and awardees of the Department of Science and Technology’s National Academy of Science and Technology made it to the list of top ranking scientists in Philippine Institutions, based on Google Scholar Citations public profiles as reported by Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions.

The DOST-developed transplanter and harvester indeed made faming more efficient.

The transplanter can sow seedlings in two hectares per day, doubling the efforts of 20 farmers who can do the task n just a hectare a day. DOST’s prototype transplanter can be used with the common type of hand-tractor though other designs are being developed.