An expert has stated in a National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) roundtable discussion that native wildlife species which are genetically diverse, such as the tamaraw, Philippine deer, and small ruminantsshould be considered forcryo-conservation or the process of preserving cells by subjecting them to very low temperatures.

Dr. Lerma C. Ocampo, senior science research specialist atthe Philippine Carabao Center, was one of the speakers at the discussion conducted last June 5 by NAST, an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).The discussion tackled the topic “Animal Genetic Resource Management and Cryobanking” and aims to develop policy recommendations for animal genetic resource conservation and guidelines on cryobanking in the Philippines.


Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo assures that mechanisms are in place to monitor and project the latest weather patterns in the midst of the current El Niño episode.

Speaking in a special meeting at DOST-PAGASA Science Garden recently with Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan, Montejo said that with PAGASA’s highly-modernized tracking and improved forecasting capability, the country now has the means to mitigate the ill effects of the weather phenomenon through better plans, programs, and activities cascading all the way to the farm level.


Solar panels now give power to office buildings of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), a move to put forward DOST’s commitment to promote renewable, clean, and green energy resources.

Partnering with DOST in this latest development is the Philippine National Oil Company Renewables Corporation (PNOC-RC)which encourages all government offices, agencies and departments in Metro Manila to adopt solar power as an  alternative source of energy and to use green technology to protect the environment