Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra highlighted that R&D outputs should be ‘genderized’, where both men and women can benefit from them.  

“A gender lens will allow us to see the ways and processes from which gender issues and concerns stem. Not only the R&D community, but the entire Philippines Science Technology and Innovation landscape can be identified and addressed through our collaborative efforts.”

The second-highest official of the country, Vice President Leni G. Robredo, joined the Bicolanos in ushering the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office V (DOST V) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) pre-event celebration on 12 October 2021 as she encouraged everyone to embrace a strong culture of science and seek solutions through rigorous and empirical means.

In her pre-recorded message, VP Leni shared her hopes that through the help of science and technology, “we can reimagine a more progressive, more inclusive, more sustainable tomorrow, it can help build a new, better normal, where no one is left behind.”

DAVAO DEL SUR – With the aim of promoting the safety and quality of food products as well as to help small food processors earn the trust of consumers, the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST-XI), through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao Del Sur (PSTC DS), conducted a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) Awareness Seminar for Sta. Cruz Seaweed Processors at Lawis Bato, Sta. Cruz Davao del Sur last 29 September 2021.

This training seminar, geared at capacitating beneficiaries of practical technologies, was made possible with the collaboration of the Provincial Governor’s Office-Public Employment Service Office (PGO-PESO).

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the 6th National Research and Development Conference (NRDC) on November 10 and 17, 2021.  The virtual event entitled “Pananaliksik at Pagpapaunlad: Daan Tungo sa Pagbangon (Road to Recovery through R&D)” will showcase programs and technologies in support of the government’s whole-of-nation approach to recovery from the pandemic.  

Since 2015, the NRDC encouraged coordination and collaboration among industry members, academic institutions, and research and development institutions (RDIs).  

DAVAO ORIENTAL– The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST-XI) continues to lead the way in battling the adverse effects of climate change and strengthening the disaster preparedness efforts of the people in Davao Region by relying on the power of science, technology, and innovation. 

Through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao Oriental (PSTC DO), DOST-XI successfully conducted the training on Breadfruit Propagation and Seedling Distribution held last 7 October 2021 at the Municipal Hall, Tarragona, Davao Oriental.