DOST PAGASA Press Statement: 12 June 2020

ONSET OF THE RAINY SEASON The occurrence of scattered thunderstorms, Tropical Depression “BUTCHOY” and the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) during the last five days have brought a significant amount of rains over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas. This satisfies the criteria of the start of the rainy season in the areas affected by Habagat which will continue to experience scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms in the coming days. However, such rain events may be followed by dry periods (monsoon break) that could last for several days to two weeks.

PAGASA will continue to closely monitor the situation and updates/advisories shall be issued as appropriate. The public and all concerned agencies are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the rainy season.

For further information, please contact PAGASA at telephone numbers (02) 8927- 1335 or (02) 8927-2877, mobile numbers: 09159032795, 09958854441 or through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) calls on the youth to join the science community by pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This, as DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI), announces the availability of scholarship slots for the 2021 DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarships for incoming Grade 12 students in AY 2020-2021 who intend to pursue STEM courses when they enroll in college next year. The scholarship program aims to push for knowledge-driven development through S&T human resource advancement. 


DAVAO CITY – The Food Processing Innovation Center Davao (FPIC Davao) is now producing natural immunity-boosting beverages as functional thirst-quenchers for COVID-19 frontliners.

The ready-to-drink beverages are made from locally sourced raw materials that contain vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

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A total of 283 graduating senior high school students from Davao region have qualified for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholarship Programs for 2020.

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DAVAO CITY – The DigiHub-Davao Fabrication Laboratory (DigiHub FabLab Davao) is now producing face shields as a response to the shortage of personal protective equipment for medical frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The face shields are made up of filament/acetate, polylactic acid plastic and are produced through the use of 3D printing and laser cutting machines of the fabrication laboratory facility located at USEP-Obrero campus.