People enjoy ice cream as a dessert but we know it can have an effect on our health. So why not make a dessert that is enjoyable and good for you at the same time?

Moving forward, this is how a young businesswoman named Clarice Angelica Hau envisioned her ice cream store in Zamboanga City when she opened Sugar and Ice Confections, the first-ever manufacturer of artisanal ice cream in the city.

Bagong pag-asa ang dala ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) para samgakababayannatingnawalan ng trabahodahilsapagsasara ng maramingkompanyadulot ng COVID-19 sapamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng kabuhayanna may kinalamansapaggamit ng makina, pagsasanay, at iba pang gawaing pang-agrikultura.

The bamboo-framed face shield developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) recently caught the attention of a congresswoman who is an advocate of using Filipino-made products.

Representative Ann K. Hofer, 2nd District Representative of Zamboanga Sibugay and Chairperson of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, used the bamboo-framed face shield during the Working Group Caucus of the 11th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) last 14 August 2020.

The town of San Jose in the province of Batangas is known as the Egg Basket of the Philippines since it produces over 70,000 metric tons of eggs each year.

Egg production started as a backyard industry way back in the 1960’s but egg farmers recently evolved into becoming agro-industrial entrepreneurs with the help of the younger generation who introduced the “veterans” to innovative agricultural practices. 


EPISODE 16: Weekly Report of Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña and CRADLE Program: “Expanding Business Horizons Through R&D”

14 August 2020


Vaccine development is still amajorconcern as COVID-19,to this day,continues to be a threat in the Philippines and around the world. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) leads the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for vaccine development and manufacturing in the country and meetings with pharmaceutical companies had been held.