At the heels of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of Executive Order 116, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) throws support for the renewed efforts to engage in a nuclear power program as it also pushes for an independent regulatory body through a pending bill in Congress.

DOST-PNRI, the country’s lead agency in atomic research and development, underscores that adding nuclear to the current energy mix will pave the way for more efficient and less costly power cost.

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Bukidnon, in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Malaybalay, rolled out 12 newly approved grants-in-aid projects amounting to Php 4.8 million in the city under the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program on 15 July 2020.

The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) officially launched on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the manual entitled “Pandemic Manual: A Procedures Manual on Prevention, Mitigation and Building Resilience to Epidemics and Pandemics.”

The Pandemic Manual contains procedures in the implementation of various technologies, innovations, and systems developed to provide a secured working environment in the event of health outbreaks. This, which shall serve as guidelines for both DOST XI personnel and its customers, will ensure the continuous delivery of quality products and services despite past, ongoing or anticipated epidemics and pandemics.


Unrelenting in its mission to fulfill the S&T initiatives of 4Ks (Kalusugan, Kaayusan, Kabuhayan, Kinabukasan) to minimize the chance of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI) provided assistance to the Ospital ng Maynila with basic personal protective equipment (PPE) such as 50 pieces 3D-printed face shields and also 50 pieces ear loop holders or ear relief bands that help minimize possible injuries and bruising among frontliners due to extended use of face masks. Apart from this, three (3) boxes (with total of 900 pouches) of Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Chicken Arroz Caldo were also donated to the hospital’s medical workers. The shelf-stable Arroz Caldo packed by Kai Anya Foods are easily consumed straight from the pouches without need for beverage or utensils.

The Department of Science and Technology-MIMAROPA (DOST-MIMAROPA) in collaboration with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) organized a virtual technology forum last 10 July 2020 to introduce food technologies developed by latter aimed at helping micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the MIMAROPA Region level up.

With COVID-19 putting more people at risk through disrupted health and nutrition services, job displacement, and income losses, DOST-MIMAROPA and DOST-FNRI joined hands and reiterated their desire to help MSMEs with valuable technologies in terms of improving access to healthy food and economic opportunities.

Attendees of the Virtual Orientation and Technology Forum organized by DOST-MIMAROPA and DOST-FNRI