The 18th Congress of the Philippines passes RA 11914, or the law converting the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTCs) into Provincial Science and Technology Offices (PSTOs).

The Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) evaluated 31 identified Grassroot Innovations (GIs) in Davao region for possible funding, deployment and Science and Technology (S&T) interventions as part of the Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND) program. 

The Department of Science and Technology- Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), through its webinar on "Leadership and Volunteerism for Community Resilience," urges its scholarship qualifiers to serve their communities through volunteerism as part of their responsibility to the country as scholars. 

Thirty rural health unit workers, barangay health workers, and barangay nutrition scholars receive training on food production from the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao Oriental as part of the continuing effort to improve health and nutrition among children in the area. 

"The most crucial element (in strengthening South-South cooperation) is empowering people because they are the movers behind these networks."

This statement was emphasized by the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) Regional Director and Corporate Secretary of Hydrology for Environment, Life and Policy (HELP Davao Network), Dr. Anthony C. Sales, during the discussion in the Malaysian National Commission Network Dialogue conducted last July 22.