(L-R) Ms. Elsie Mae A. Solidum, ARD-TSD of DOST XI; Mayor Maria S. Sagarino of Sulop; and Bro.Ellakim Sosmeña, President of Cor Jesu College

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XI together with the local government unit of Sulop and Cor Jesu College- Bro.Polycarp Institute for Community Development Foundation officially inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Project last August 25, 2016.

In line with the celebration of the 40th founding anniversary of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), various activities were conducted throughout the country. Such activities not only aim to introduce NAST to the different sectors of the country, but also to bring science and technology closer to the people.

A two-day lecture series by the National Scientists was held last August 16 & 17 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City.

Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC) XI representative, Mr. Alfredo A. Hinay, Jr., from the University of the Immaculate Conception landed the first place in the Professional Research Competition – Poster Category during the recently concluded 10th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration. 

web 01 Mr. Alfredo Hinay Jr. during the PNHRS Week Celebration

Mr. Alfredo A. Hinay,Jr. during the PNHRS Week Celebration


An invention that could treat medical waste, a research on waste water treatment, and a study which produced an oxo-biodegradable plastic made from kamote rejects which were all made by Davao-based scientists and engineers were recognized and awarded in the recently concluded National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE) held last July 31 at SMX Convention Center.

Mr. Aezer Cajegas of Hydrophilia Technologies Inc. whose research entitled “Reddopac the Highly Polymerized Cationic” won the third prize for the Likha Award (Outstanding Creative Research). Meanwhile, Engr. Roderick Dayot of RAD Green Solutions placed second in Tuklas Award (Outstanding Invention) with his Pyroclave Non-Burn and Water-Free Medical Waste Treatment Technology. The study entitled “Sweet Potatoes (lpomea batatas) Starch: A degradation catalysis Component of Biomate Added High Density Poly-Ethylene Plastics” of Mr. Neil Anthony Jamili from the University of Mindanao bagged the first place for the Sibol Award (Student Creative Research for College).


The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the government’s highest recognition and advisory body on science and technology, has been actively searching for possible nominees for the various NAST and DOST awards, namely:

NAST Awards:

  1. Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards

-          Given to young Filipino scientists (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the award) who have made significant contributions to science and technology

2. TWAS prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines (Biology)

-          An award given to an outstanding young Filipino scientist (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the award) by the Academy (NAST) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).