There is one out of four children in Mindanao found to be underweight. This was based on thenutrition survey results presented during the recently concluded Online Technology Forum for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, which begins in pregnancy, is critical because the damage is irreversible if the child does not get proper nutrition during this period, according to Lea B. Landicho, a science research analyst at DOST-FNRI.

Food Safety Webinar Series

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regions IX, X, XI, Caraga, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), in partnership with the 3M Philippines - Food Safety Department will be hosting a four-part webinar series on Food Safety from April-June this year.

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The Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) releases the How Safe Is My House? Self-check for Earthquake Safety of Concrete Hollow Block (CHB) Houses in the Philippines mobile application for Android users on 13 April 2021. The app provides a simple and easy-to-use tool for owners and occupants of residential houses and other 1-2 storey CHB buildings. 

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The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) conducted a virtual Orientation and Training on April 14, 2021 for the deployment of DOST’s online system intended to manage local travels.

The Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS is an innovative travel management system for local travelers who are returning to or visiting different localities. The system can facilitate local travel where the public can access information on travel restrictions implemented by different Local Government Units (LGU) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) recognized 13 employees for developing and implementing excellent innovations for Calendar Year 2020.

In a virtual awarding ceremony held on March 25, 2021, the top three innovations from each of the four divisions namely, Finance and Administrative Services Division (FASD), Technical Support Services Division (TSSD), and Technical Services Division (TSD), Office of the Regional Director (ORD) & R&D for Development and Innovation Division (ReDID) were recognized as Assistant Regional Director's (ARDs) List. Of the winners, three were hailed for having the Overall Best Innovations or the Regional Director’s (RD's/Tony Awards) List.

The innovations were judged by the DOST XI Regional Director and Assistant Regional Directors (ARDs) based on clarity, usability, stability, scalability, stickiness, and integration.