• 1 of 14 setup assisted products

    Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Progam (SETUP)

  • 2 of 14 s & t scholarships

    Science and Technology Scholarships

  • 3 of 14 setup assisted equipment

    Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP)

  • 4 of 14 project noah

    Project NOAH - Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards

  • 5 of 14 DOST-IX Rubber Testing Laboratory

    DOST IX Rubber Testing Laboratory

  • 6 of 14 onelab

    One-stop Laboratory Services for Global Competitiveness

  • 7 of 14 iso 9001:2008 certified

    ISO 9001:2008 Certified

  • 8 of 14 dost9 setup

    Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP)

  • 9 of 14 performance excellence

    Towards Performance Excellence

  • 10 of 14 empowering communities

    Empowering Communities thru Science and Technology

  • 11 of 14 s & t promotions

    Science and Technology Promotions

  • 12 of 14 Community Outreach Program

    Community Outreach Program @ Baluno Elementary School, Zamboanga City

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    Community Outreach Program @ Baluno Elementary School, Zamboanga City

  • 14 of 14 laboratory services

    Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories : PNS ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Laboratories


The Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office No. IX (DOST-IX) is one of 16 regional offices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

It has three major functions:

  • Carry out laws, rules, regulations, policies, plans, programs and projects of the Department;
  • Provide effective and efficient Science & Technology (S&T) services to the people in the region; and
  • Coordinate with other government agencies and local government units in the region on S & T matters.

DOST-IX emerged from the creation of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) by a series of agency reorganizations beginning in 1982 to improve effective response to scientific and technological needs of the country.

On March 17 that year, the original National Science Development Board (NSDB) became the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA). NSTA in turn moved up five years later, becoming the Department of Science and Technology on January 30, 1987 via Executive Order No. 128.

DOST’s functions were expanded to:

  • support local scientific and technological efforts
  • develop local capability to achieve technological self-reliance
  • promote public and private sector partnership in S & T activities
  • encourage the private sector to take on a greater role in research and development activities

These formed the umbrella mandate from which DOST regional office functions emanated. DOST’s S&T service network was expanded on July 31, 1990 when Republic Act 6959 established Provincial Science and Technology Centers (PSTCs) in every province of the country. Three were set up in Region IX.

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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
Telefax: (062) 992-1114