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“Access is crucial in reducing micronutrient deficiency because it has no visible signs, making the sufferer unaware of his condition. Since rice is a main component of the diet, more people, especially in the rural areas, will have an immediate and cheaper source of micronutrients," Dr. Antonio A. Alfonso, a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award in 2008.
Every night, an average Filipino joins at least 3.7 billion other people who go to sleep hungry.  Their hunger, however, is not the growling, aching kind.  Rather, it is silent, insidiously stunting their bodies and brains, weakening their immune systems, and sapping their energy -- and prospects for living productive lives.

Their hidden hunger is called malnutrition, which reportedly contributes to killing an estimated 40,000 people each day.


Together with the members of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA) XI and private partners, the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) extends its services to the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of Talaingod, Davao del Norte on June 18-19, 2015 during the 16th AREANA XI Serbisyo Caravan and Whole of Nation Initiative activity.

“A healthy river is a niche of biodiversity. Depending on temperature, salinity, level of pollution, and especially the speed of water flow, different aquatic species will thrive in a river, its banks, or surrounding environment.”-- Ricardo M. Umali, former undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

“You cannot protect that which you do not value. You cannot value that which you do not understand,” said Dr. J.R. Nereus O. Acosta, the presidential adviser for environment protection during the workshop on “Strengthening the Adoption of Integrated Water Resources Management and Other S&T Approaches Towards Sustainable River Basin Management.”