DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña participated at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Forum on Frontiers of Inclusive Innovation as a speaker in the closing session titled “Expanding Frontiers of Inclusive Innovation: The Way Forward” last 03 December 2021.

The Philippines’ interventions on science and technology (S&T) through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as highlighted by DOST Undersecretary Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara in the United Nations (UN) Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) 2021-2022 Intersessional Panel Meeting and the presentation were recognized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its news article entitled “Why global cooperation on science, technology and innovation is more crucial than ever”.

As a showcase of the 3D printing capability of the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMCen) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and to display its capability in creating complex and big structures using additive manufacturing technology, the first and largest 3D-printed monument of our national hero will be built. This is to commemorate Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s 125th year of martyrdom this coming 30 December 2021.