The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), thru DOST-MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Josefina P. Abilay and Assistant Secretary Raymund E. Liboro, concurrent director of the DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute (STII),inked memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with officials of Oriental Mindoro for the Hydromet Project, a component of Project NOAH  or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards.

The ceremonial MOA signing took place last April 16, 2013 in conjunction with the opening ceremony of the 2nd Regional Contest and Exhibits – MIMAROPA held at the Filipiniana Hotel in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.


FutureGov, Asia’s longest running and multi-awarded magazine for government, healthcare and education, recognized the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s two banner projects for their contributions in driving the country towards sustainable development.

Said two projects, the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) and TV White Spaces Technology, gained FutureGov’s nod along with eight other top picks for “helping push the successful modernization in government, education and healthcare organizations in Asia-Pacific region.”


Certain types of bacteria may help in waste water cleanup, according to a Department of Science and Technology funded study.

The team headed by Prof. Arlene Llamado of the University of the Philippines Los Baños isolated five bacteria cultures from soils of an abandoned mine site in Mogpog,Marinduque to determine if these can form biofilms. Then the team assessed the bacteria’s potential in wastewater treatment applications.