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The National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST) is announcing the opening of the 2011 Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards. These awards are given annually for such papers published in Philippine scientific or technical journals within five years preceding the award.

Plaques of recognition will be awarded to the author/s of papers adjudged to be outstanding in the fields of: Agriculture Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Engineering Sciences and Technology Health Sciences; and Social Sciences.

The National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST) and the LEL Educational Development Foundation Inc. (LELEDFI), founded by Dr. Lino Ed. Lim, are jointly announcing the opening of the 2011 NAST-LELEDFI Award for Outstanding Research in Tropical Medicine. The award aims to:

 Honor outstanding research contributions in the field of Tropical Medicine; and

LOS BANOS  A regional laboratory to calibrate industrial and small-scale equipment with precision instruments opened here Tuesday to service the country's manufacturing heartland.

Five firms in Cavite received financial assistance worth PhP4.7M from DOST CALABARZON Region under the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

In Naic, Cayetano Arbuso Jr. of the United Powder Coating Services which has been producing coated metal products since 2005 received from DOST IV-A financial assistance worth PhP0.95M for the acquisition of modern equipment such as curing oven and batch racks. Arbuso has signed a memorandum of agreement while the required ISS for fabrication/acquisition of the new coating facility is yet to be released.