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!


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.