According to the Antique Provincial Planning and Development Office (PDDO), Antique is already identified as the province in Western Visayas with the highest malnutrition incidence at 26% in 2015.  This has worsened since the pandemic because of the limited access to healthy foods because of strict implementation of border restriction and travel ban.

Dr. Franz Asunta de Leon, an associate professor from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman, was appointed as the new director of the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI). 

The Department of Science and Technology Region XI, together with the Davao City community of innovators, inventors, startups and technopreneurs, welcomes the approval of the landmark ordinance establishing the Davao City Inventions and Innovations Center (DCIIC) during the 14th Regular Session of the 19th City Council of Davao on April 13, 2021.

Authored by Councilor Pilar Braga, chairperson of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Art and Culture, the said ordinance seeks to provide a venue where Davao City-based inventors, innovators and startups can access goods, services, and capital so that their inventions and innovations can be fully developed, promoted and funded.

The Department of Science and Technology RegionIX successfully conducted a one-day training-workshop on Halal Audit and Certification Process for the officers and members of Basilan Ulama Supreme Council (BUSC) last 5 April 2021 at Ulama Village, Sumagdang, Isabela City, Basilan Province. 


Educators hailing from all three Visayan regions have recently shared their practical insights on improving the “new normal” system of educating science high school students amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual forum broadcast via Facebook Live.