The school principals along with their IT personnel posed for a group photo after the successful MOU signing for the UN-funded STARBOOKS computer units that will be deployed in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

The DOST Region XI turned over 15 units of computer sets funded by the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to schools and local government unit (LGU) last March 08, 2018 in Mati City, Davao Oriental.



Science for Change (S4C): Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of Research and Development Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness

The DOST is now accepting proposals for the following programs:

Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program

The program encourages a synergistic relationship between the academe as producer of knowledge and manpower, and the industry as the entity which translates technologies to real world applications to generate new opportunities for Filipinos in the form of new industries, enterprises, jobs and solutions to pressing community and national problems. Under the CRADLE Program, the private sector industry will identify the problem; and the HEI or RDI will undertake the research and development, with funding from DOST.



Harold Bryan S. Paler of ASTI, Mr. Denton Siapno, Information Technology Officer I of DCPDO during the consultation at the Davao City Planning and Development Office.

DOST-ASTI’s strong commitment in providing innovative solutions through research and development is felt all the way to Region XI. This year, Davao City will now house the largest tracking antenna in the Philippines.


The DOST-PCHRD Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products provides fund support to all undergraduate students who will conduct their thesis on natural products. The program aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. The program supports he Drug Discovery and Development program of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) which aims to develop safe, effective and affordable alternative drugs from the country's natural resources.

Thesis grants will be given to 2 undergraduate entries per region. After completion of the project, a competition will be held to selected qualified students to recognize innovative work on natural products.

The House committee on science and technology has approved a substitute bill which seeks to strengthen Republic Act 8439, otherwise known as the "Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and Other Science and Technology Personnel in the Government."


The bill seeks to amend Section 6 of RA 8439 titled "Salaries" so that the existing law on salary scale of government employees shall not apply in determining the salary scale of S&T personnel.