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DOST-PAGASA advises the public on the current status of the El Nino phenomenon. Shown to be influencing the equatorial Pacific, El Nino continues to keep up its strength and is just now in its mature stage. PAGASA weathermen are expecting a gradual decrease in sea surface temperature soon. However, they say that the temperature is expected to be still within the El Nino limit and likely to last up to June 2010.

The country's top scientists and academics are in talks for the possible development and offering of Bachelor of Poverty Reduction in Agricultural Management" in state universities in a bid to boost the country's economic growth and create opportunities for the poor.

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 (MECO-TECO) 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 Philippines through the Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology hosted the 4th International Environmental Technology Verification Forum and International Working Group on ETV Meeting on November 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati City. The country is the first ASEAN member to host this annual event.

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.