The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling the attention of interested researchers, scientists and professors for the 2010 and 2011 Call for Proposals under the Manila Economic and Cultural Office - Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (MECOTECO) S&T Cooperation. Under the call for proposals, Filipino proponents will have the opportunity to work with their Taiwanese counterparts with funding support from DOST and NSC, respectively. The call for proposal for 2010 is from October to 11 December 2009. Implementation will be on August 2

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro wears her advocacy especially during proud moments when the close-knit science community stirs up from its undeserved staid reputation. Alabastro was sunny in a silk gown topped with plaid, hand-woven silk bolero dyed with talisay leaves and young coconut husk at the recent National Science and Technology Week opening rites held at the Manila Hotel.

Deadline for filing of 2010 S&T Scholarships MOVED
The Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is announcing POSTPONEMENT of the deadline for the filing of the 2010 S&T Scholarships from September 30, 2009 to OCTOBER 9, 2009.

The Philippine land mass is moving towards mainland Asia at approximately seven centimeter per year, latest geophysics researches conducted reveal.This development was disclosed publicly for the first time by Department of Science and Technology Undersecretary Graciano P. Yumul Jr. during the 2009 Earth Sciences International Conference at the Heritage Hotel August 27.

Four firms in Cavite recently received PhP3.50M in technical and financial assistance from DOST CALABARZON through its Provincial S&T Center (PSTC). Engr. Raul D. Castaneda, S&T director of PSTC-Cavite, assisted the four firms under the Small Enterprises Upgrading Program (SETUP) in acquiring state of the art equipment while four other enterprises received technical assistance in developing a packaging system.