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  1. Science filmmaking competition, Indie-Siyensya, is extending the deadline for submission of film entries to October 30, 2021. 

    The contest, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), is open to all Filipinos who may join as individuals or in groups.

  2. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Provincial Science and Technology Center (DOST-PSTC Isabela), in partnership with the National Irrigation Administration- Isabela Irrigation Management Office (NIA-Isabela IMO), recently trained farmers of Barangay Dibulo, Dinapigue, Isabela on “Organic Fertilizer and Production of Natural Farm Inputs”. This initiative supports the Organic Agriculture Act 10068, an act providing for the development and promotion of organic agriculture in the Philippines and other purposes.

    Organic fertilizers are fertilizers that are naturally produced and contain carbon. For its function, fertilizers are materials that can be added to soil or plants to provide more nutrients and sustain growth. 

  3. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevarra highlighted that R&D outputs should be ‘genderized’, where both men and women can benefit from them.  

    “A gender lens will allow us to see the ways and processes from which gender issues and concerns stem. Not only the R&D community, but the entire Philippines Science Technology and Innovation landscape can be identified and addressed through our collaborative efforts.”



  4. The second-highest official of the country, Vice President Leni G. Robredo, joined the Bicolanos in ushering the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office V (DOST V) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) pre-event celebration on 12 October 2021 as she encouraged everyone to embrace a strong culture of science and seek solutions through rigorous and empirical means.

    In her pre-recorded message, VP Leni shared her hopes that through the help of science and technology, “we can reimagine a more progressive, more inclusive, more sustainable tomorrow, it can help build a new, better normal, where no one is left behind.”