Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. highlighted the important role of community media practitioners in disseminating science news and information during his talk at the 2023 Community Multimedia Summit on Wednesday, January 11 at the Aklan State University - Banga Campus.

“For many Filipinos, microplastics, plastics, when you go to the communities, the problem is very abstract to them. Sasabihin lang nila ‘ano ba sila?’ Pero pag hindi natin kasi nakikita ang koneksyon sa atin, we also don’t care. And when we don’t care, we do nothing.”

A Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Balik Scientist hosted by the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Laoag, Ilocos Norte is set to provide clean cooking fuel alternatives to Filipino homes.