For 54 years now, DOST’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) - thru its wood identification service – has been helping both local and foreign archaeologists in establishing the identity of wood specimens recovered from their study sites.

Explains wood anatomist Dr. Ramiro P. Escobin, “Our clients are mostly researchers from the National Museum and the University of the Philippines Archaeological Studies Program who bring to us for identification either charred, desiccated, or waterlogged wooden artifacts.”


Lucena City- A scholar named Lebowitz once said that the library plays a big role in the quality of education or in the development of lifelong learning skills. This is echoed by Quezon-based librarians who believe that the  quality of library contents could have effects on the quality of education.

Thus the Quezon Provincial Library (QPL) and the Librarians Association of Quezon Province-Lucena, Inc. partnered with the Department of Science and Technology through the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) in bringing to Quezon province the country’s first digital library called the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Station or STARBOOKS.


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo declared Cauayan in Isabela, Cagayan Valley as the first Smarter City in the region and the first among  144 cities in the country. Sec. Montejo made the pronouncement  during the recent Region 2 leg of DOST’s “Science Nation: Agham na Ramdam” nationwide roadshow.

Cauayan City is also the first local government unit in the region to unite all its barangays in implementing  Juan Time – a DOST campaign for the synchronization of all watches, clocks, and time setting devices in the country, including office bundy clocks, to abide with the Philippine standard time. Juan Time likewise aims to promote a culture of punctuality among Filipinos.