Unlike most statues of Dr. Jose P. Rizal which often depict him as static, Rizal’s latest monument which stands on the grounds of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Taguig City, and designed by Professor Jose Manuel Sicat of the University of the Philippines Diliman-College of Fine Arts, depicts him as having some interaction with children, in an artistic creation ideal for an Instagram post.

For many of us, it is common knowledge that aside from being a great novelist and poet, Dr. Jose P. Rizal was also a well-known ophthalmologist, agriculturist, engineer, and surveyor during the Spanish colonial period. In commemoration of the 125th year of his martyrdom, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) aims to highlight his significant contributions in the field of science and use it to improve the lives of many Filipinos.

The Department of Science and Technology Region I (DOST-I) joined the Workshop of Industry 4.0 Application for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) held on December 7-9, 2021, via the Zoom platform.