DOST Info Officers trained and equipped to improve respective social media accounts

Social Media Workshop

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS. Information Officers/ Media Core members of different DOST Regional Offices and Research and Development Institutes participate in the 3-day workshop facilitated by Ms. Julia Sta. Romana and Mr. Jae Sta. Romana (seated).

Having revolutionized the way people communicate, social media has indeed become a part of every person’s life. Information could easily spread like wildfire, making it readily accessible. Letting others know how you feel towards their posts is just a click away. Instant celebrities rose to fame by simply uploading photos or videos of themselves. Posting a simple status message to ask for help and surely, in a snap, help will be on its way.

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) successfully conducted a webinar entitled “Philippine-American Frontiers of Engineering”. In collaboration with the US National Academy of Engineering (US NAE) and the Philippine Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), the webinar was simultaneously held last November 13, 2016 in Pasay City, Baguio City, and in the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.


A total of 2,196 third year college students passed the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) exam administered nationwide in October and in areas affected by Typhoon Karen on November.

The JLSS is a scholarship program of the DOST-SEI under the Republic Act No. 7687 or the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”, Republic Act No. 10612 or the “Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013”, and the Merit Scholarship Program.


Coconut is one of the main commodities in Davao del Sur. The root to shoot usefulness of this tree has gained popularity among farmers in Bansalan making it the predominant product of the municipality. The Bansalan Coconut Farmers and Workers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BCMC) which is engaged in the production of copra and coconut shell charcoal tapped the Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Sur (PSTC Davao del Sur) for help on minimizing waste and maximizing product output from their production. The PSTC then organized a Cleaner Production Technology (CPT) consultancy which focused on reduction and recycling of the firm’s sources. The consultancy introduced the charcoal briquetting technology to the coconut farmers and thus, a training was conducted last October 19, 2016 with experts from Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI). The activity was held in the production plant of BCMC and joined by its workers and members. 


Technical experts from DOST-ITDI: Mr. Juanito Aquino and Engr. Apollo Victor Bawagan (left to right) demonstrating the charcoal briquetting process to coconut farmers and workers of BCMC