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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) are actively searching for possible nominees for various DOST and NAST awards.

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A total of 18 computer units had recently been installed with the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS) digital library for the benefit of selected schools and Tech4Ed Centers in Zamboanga Sibugay.


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To strengthen the agency’s campaign on research and development, the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX) recently held a 2-day symposium on research awareness and enhancement for the senior high school students of Titay National High School in Zamboanga Sibugay Province.


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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) will conduct a two-day Regional Consultative Workshop on Research and Technology Generation for Local Development in Dipolog City on September 20-21, 2016.

The workshop - which is primarily directed towards Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), R&D institutions, and industries - is part of the project Evaluation and Improvement of the Research Publication and IP Productivity of the National R&D System, which aims to promote the use of science, technology and innovation for inclusive development.

NAST has already began moving towards this goal, and has been conducting capability building activities that discuss research and development enabling and support mechanisms, explore regional development plans and the role of DOST R&D consortia in regional development, identify the flagship researches and projects along with future plans of action, develop a stakeholders map for R&D, and develop plans with parallel timelines on how to manage knowledge transfer of research and projects to local development.

Interested individuals or organizations may confirm their attendance to John Apolinario III at 991-1024 (Zamboanga City) or Ms. Merilyn Cadag at (065) 9080117 (DOST-ZDN Office) (Bon Padayhag, DOST IX Press Release)

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The Department of Science and Technology and EmTech Asia have recently began the search for the 2017 MIT Technology Review's Innovators.

Also known as TR35, the call for nominations goes out to young innovators under the age of 35 who have developed new technologies or have creative ways of applying existing technologies to solve problems.

Listed below is the selection criteria:

1. Nominees must be 35 or under as of October 1 2017. They must be citizens or current residents (including students) of one of the following countries:

Thailand Philippines Myanmar
Singapore Vietnam Taiwan
Malaysia Laos Australia
Indonesia Cambodia New Zealand

2. Creativity, ingenuity and impact of the nominee's work to society and the world in the
years to come

3. Technical areas:

Biomedicine Energy Transportation
Computing Materials  
Communication Web & Internet  

Nominations may be submitted at

The 10 selected innovators will be celebrated at MIT Technology review's EmTech Asia in Singapore on February 14-15, 2017. These 10 will also automatically become candidates for the global TR35 list celebrated in the fall of 2017 at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, USA.

MIT Technology Review also showcases the global TR35 list in the September/October issue and online at

The Big Event

EmTech Asia is an annual event that showcases emerging technologies and serves as an access point to the most innovative people and companies in the world. The event offers a glimpse into the future and helps people understand the technologies that will change the face of business and drive the new global economy.

Since 1999, MIT Technology Review has identified the top young innovators under the age of 35 whose superb technical work promises to change the world. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla's JB Straubel and Google's Sergey Brin are just a few of the outstanding innovators who have made the TR35 list.

To learn more about the event, visit Questions may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Regional Office No. IX, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites qualified suppliers / distributors to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply of Industrial Equipment for the following:

Title of Project: Procurement of  Biomass Steam Boiler and Process Dryer Assembly for the Project Innovation Center for Agriculture Sector
Requesting Unit/Location: DOST IX Zamboanga City
Source of Funding: DOST-GIA :  Innovation Center for Agriculture Sector
Total ABC: PhP 2,785,000.00
ABC per Item: Item no. 1: PhP 1,900,000.00
  Item no. 2: PhP 885,000.00


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The Department of Science and Technology – IX and Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) is holding the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) at the Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City with 87 entries vying for six (6) categories.

“We are conducting this very significant event to give recognition to inventors and researchers,” said DOST IX Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano.  The science agency believes that Filipinos are not short for ideas, and the DOST is here to support local innovative ideas that work and can help the country, she stated.

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The Department of Science and Technology - IX invites students, researchers, inventors, professionals and the general public to take part in the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) on September 17-19, at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City.   Admission is free.

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A total of 1,258 aspiring applicants took the qualifying exam for the 2015 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship held on September 21 in five (5) test centers in Zamboanga Peninsula.

“The examination was conducted simultaneously all over the country where more than 41,000 high school students vie for 4,000 scholarship slots” stated Dir. Brenda Nazareth-Manzano, DOST IX Regional Director.

In Zamboanga Peninsula, the test centers were:  Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City; Dipolog City Medical Center, Dipolog City; Chandler Suites, Pagadian City; Basilan State College, Isabela City; and Sibugay Hotel, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Test centers were able to cater 100% cities and municipalities within region.

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With the aim to help reduce the population of mosquitoes carrying dengue virus, as well as in increasing dengue awareness of the public, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Department of Education (DepEd)  deploys the Ovicidal / Larvicidal (OL) Trap in public schools in the country.

The OL trap which is developed by the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of DOST, is a simple device made of ordinary plastic tumbler, black color, and a strip of lawanit board measuring 1 X 6.5 X ½ inches.  The black color tumbler and moist lawanit become an attractive nest for the mosquitoes.  The all-natural mosquito attractant solution is 85% effective in killing the eggs and larvae of the mosquitoes within seven (7) days duration.

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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