To intensify community disaster preparedness in flood-prone areas, the Department of Science and Technology Region X (DOST-X) recently turned over a check amounting to Php 209,400 to the Local Government Unit of Sinacaban (LGU-Sinacaban) in Misamis Occidental.

Flooding has become prevalent in Sinacaban’s lowlands and coastal areas, as well as near the floodplains of its major rivers. Historical records from the past few years show that the municipality experienced the worst floods in 1999, 2008, 2010, and 2014.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regions IX, X, XI, Caraga, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), in partnership with the 3M Philippines - Food Safety Department, will be hosting a four-part webinar series on Food Safety that started in April up to June this year.

Seventeen MSMEs in the Municipality of Ibaan, Batangas are now ready to improve their products’ packaging and label designs that are compliant to mandatory requirements and standards they learned from the Department and Science and Technology (DOST). 

The DOST-CALABARZON experts led the training and one-on-one consultation with the proponents in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Ibaan, Batangas held recently at this municipality’s town hall.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to enormously impact the country’s economic and healthcare systems and also the nutritional and food security status of Filipinos.

This is according to the Rapid Nutrition Assessment Survey (RNAS) by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI). 

Moreover, the RNAS, conducted from 3 November to 3 December 2020, provided snapshots of the nutrition and food security situation of Filipinos during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

There is one out of four children in Mindanao found to be underweight. This was based on thenutrition survey results presented during the recently concluded Online Technology Forum for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, which begins in pregnancy, is critical because the damage is irreversible if the child does not get proper nutrition during this period, according to Lea B. Landicho, a science research analyst at DOST-FNRI.