The Department of Science and Technology - Information and Communications Technology Office of (DOST-ICTO) presented Balik-Scientist Raul H. Manongdo a certificate of appreciation for his work in ICT under the Balik-Scientist Program of the DOST.  Raul H. Manongdo is an Australian based ICT expert who has 25 years of experience in the field of database development and database administration.


The Department of Science and Technology’s scientific advisory body, the National Research Council of the Philippines, will confer achievement award to nineop Filipino researchers in its 79th General Membership Assembly to be held at the Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza on March 7, 2012.

The nine awardees include Dr. Vicentita Macuja-Cervera, Dr. Macrina Tamayo-Zafaralla, Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, Dr. Roland V. Sarmago, Dr. Alicia M. Aguinaldo, Dr. Erlinda Kintanar-Alburo, Dr. Edanjarlo J. Marquez, Dr. Remigio M. Olveda, and Dr. Joseph S. Masangkay.


In celebration of its silver anniversary, the Department of Science and Technology’s Science and Technology Information Institute will launch the first Philippine science and technology search engine. Dubbed, the STII-developed search engine will formally go live  on February 24, 2012 at the Arts in the City located at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila. is both a search engine and a comprehensive website that contains Philippine S&T information and databases. The site is geared to provide access to a great variety of science-related news, articles, blogs, photos, and videos, as well as to deliver accurate S&T information for Filipinos. This explains its tagline “Science for every Juan.”