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 By: Demee Angelica S. Ludia 

During these trying times, micronutrient malnutrition is waving. With calamities shaking our country one after another, the Department of Science and Technology through its Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) aims to ensure nutritional well-being through the revived and enhanced “ready to eat complete meal”-Enhanced Nutribun (E-Nutribun). And guess what? The CALABARZON region will soon get a taste of the E-Nutribun from none other than their kababayan bakers and manufacturers in the region.

Eight DOST CALABARZON-assisted micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have sealed the deal through signing a Technology Licensing Agreement (TLA) as the official first batch of producers of the E-Nutribun in the region.

 

Inking of the E-Nutribun TLA by (Top, Left to Right) Swiss Pharma Research Laboratories, Inc., Momilo Mio, Gem See’s Cakeshop, and Golden Wheat Bakery (Bottom, Left to Right) DoughPro Manufacturing and Trading Corp., Panaderia Pantoja, San Jose Workers’ Multi Purpose Cooperative, and MRG Foods Products.

Do you love robotics? Are you a Junior or Senior High School studying in CALABARZON?

Then this contest is for you!

As part of the pre-National Science and Technology Week activities on November, DOST-CALABARZON, in partnership with Data Science and Technology Corporation (DSTC) brings you the Virtual Robotics Contest.

The Virtual Robotics Contest is open for junior high and senior high school students currently enrolled in public and private schools in CALABARZON for SY 2020-2021. Students may compete solo or as a group with a maximum of three (3) members only.Interested participants must be a member of one (1) team only.

You may download the contest rules, criteria, and entry forms through this link: https://tinyurl.com/dost4arobotics

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By: DOST-Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development

Despite the notable climb of the Philippines' ranking in the recent Global Innovation Index 2019, there is still low level of research and development (R&D) spending in the Philippines, with a huge chunk being funded by the Philippine Government. R&D budget has been increasing each year but has remained at 0.6% of the Philippine Government's Budget.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Business Innovation through Science and Technology (BIST) Program seeks to boost R&D in the private sector. This is to work towards achieving the UNESCO benchmark for developing countries such as the Philippines, to spend one percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on R&D.

By: Rochelle L. Cruz 

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has now delivered a total of 368 RxBox units to UP-PGH (40) and DOST Regional Offices in NCR (50), VII (100), IV-A (36), III (40), XI (31) and VIII (71) for distribution to selected hospitals and healthcare facilities in the region helping the medical frontliners in monitoring COVID-19 patients. 

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By: Rochelle L. Cruz

As part of the upcoming National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration, DOST-CALABARZON partnered with DOST-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) to introduce the DOST Courseware to 2,581 science and math teachers in CALABARZON through a webinar series last September 14, 17, and 18.