Metalworks and allied sectors machinery and electronics will now get the very important push they need to slug it out in the global arena. Through the program called “MakiBayan” or Makina at Teknolohiya para sa Bayan, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) along with industry giants and the academe will work together to poise the industries into addressing local demand and global competition.

This partnership is formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo on April 16 in Bella Ibarra, Quezon City with leaders of the metal and electronics sectors, with collaboration coming from  a consortium of top-notch engineering schools.


If you want to control your cholesterol level, better include camote or its cousins in your daily fare. In a study by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute, it was found that root crops abundant in the country can keep bad cholesterol level down.

Led by DOST-FNRI’s Dr. Trinidad Trinidad, the study team discovered that daily intake of root crops significantly lowers bad cholesterol levels in the body.


Ran out of batteries in the middle of an important call while away from home?  No need to fret because you can charge your phone in the nearest convenience store that has i-charj.

i-charj is a digital coin operated mobile phone charger that works much like a vending machine which can now be found in major establishments in the metropolis.  All you need is to drop a five-peso coin in the machine, and you can charge your phone worry-free for 10 minutes!