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Vol. XXVI, 2nd Quarter
April–June 2008


PSHS student wins bronze in 20th Asian-Pacific Math Olympiad

Tobit James NarcisoTOBIT James Narciso, a graduate of Philippine Science High School Diliman campus won bronze in the recent 20th Asian-Pacific Mathematical Olympiad held at the Ateneo de Manila University......more

Gawad lingkod kagawaran

The “Gawad Lingkod Kagawaran” ceremony for the DOST 1,013 employees who logged 25 years or more in service  was held June 11 at the lobby of the Department of Science and Technology main building in Bicutan science complex. DOST Undersecretary Fortunato T. De La Peña gave the welcome remarks and explained . . . . more

DOST honors "50 Men and Women of Science" as it celebrates 50th anniversary

The Department of Science and Technology in celebration of its 50th anniversary recognizes the “50 Men and Women of Science” who made significant contributions to the development of science and technology in the Philippines over the last 50 years.

trophyThe select group includes scientists, researchers, administrators, educators, technopreneurs, and communicators whose achievements made an impact in DOST’s development efforts.

“This trophy is unique in design, such that it symbolizes the universal attributes of commitment, passion, and excellence along with the dynamism and spontaneity inherent in science and technology,” DOST in a statement explained. . . . more

MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando says Bicutan longest in the country

foot bridgeThe footbridge spanning the Bicutan interchange and purportedly the longest in the country at half a kilometer cost P98 million, Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani F. Fernando disclosed. .The government spends about 60-70% of its budget on technical infrastructure, but “the government could be losing more money to . . . . more

DOST's golden anniversary year-long celebrations

The Department of Science and Technology is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year around the theme “Making Science Work for You” with a series of activities that stretched until last June. It unveiled a jubilee banner and a mascot named Tron that dances to the tune of a new DOST jingle called “Lift Your Head High” to promote interest in science and technology especially among Filipino youth.  Tron debuted during last year’s National Science and Technology Week opening rites held at . . . . more

DOST golden jubilee memorabilia

The Department of Science and Technology unveiled its commemorative projects that highlight the agency’s achievements over the years and honor the men and women who made significant impact to the nation’s S&T-based development during the media launch June 4 at G Hotel in Manila in line with its 50th Anniversary Celebration . . . . more

Science community glows during SinAg night

The country’s science community momentarily switched off its customary staid trait for a few enchanting hours on a night of music and dance last June 9 at the cavernous University of the Philippines Theater in Quezon City. . . . more

Anibersaya lived up to its billing

A day of fun, excitement, and surprises topped “Anibersaya”, a fun-filled activity for employees of the Department of Science and Technology as its way of giving back and thanksgiving for their dedication and contribution to the organization’s varied development mission. . . . more

Who is TRON?

TRONThe Department of Science and Technology for the first time adopted a mascot it calls Tron, an android with humanlike features and superhuman intelligence and strength. Tron has the ability to interface with computers and appliances while his body parts especially his arms can be transformed into common tools and gadgets.  It is the brainchild of a committee led by Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Executive Director Jaime C. Montoya, which is responsible for the DOST Golden Jubilee activities. The mascot is created to popularize S&T especially among young Filipinos.  Mango, a private publishing group, is coming out with a Tron comic strip that will feature the adventures of Tron and his classmates at the prestigious DOSTRUM Science. . . . more