Findings from basic research lay the groundwork to establish validated data and information needed to prepare the country should there be an epidemic or a pandemic”. - Dr. Doralyn Dalisay, NRCP Member of Division IV (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Chair, DOST - NRCP Visayas Chapter

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is encouraging qualified Filipinos to maximize their time at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic by enrolling in an online training under the project, Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics Research and Development, Training and Adoption or Project SPARTA. The trainings may be attended free of charge through scholarships made available under the Project.


Exploring the vast potential of our local forest resources, the DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has developed personal care products useful in maintaining personal hygiene amid the COVID-19 outbreak.


Heeding the call to help the country fight COVID-19, Filipino scientists formerly based abroad have joined other frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 and are now working in different hospitals in the country.

While waiting for the so-called “flattening the curve”in terms of the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the deadly COVID-19, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) continues to deploy more RxBoxes in different hospitals across the country.