Educators hailing from all three Visayan regions have recently shared their practical insights on improving the “new normal” system of educating science high school students amid the COVID-19 pandemic through a virtual forum broadcast via Facebook Live.

The event, which was organized by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), was conducted during the second day of this year’s Visayas Regional Scientific Meeting from 13–14 April 2021.

Nestled in the agricultural town of Roxas, Oriental Mindoro is a newly launched solar-powered tilapia and milkfish hatchery and intensive aquaculture facility for white shrimp managed by the Agritektura Enterprises. The facility, which was launched last 3 March 2021, was funded by the Department of Science and Technology-MIMAROPA (DOST-MIMAROPA) through one of its flagship programs, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).


From applications in agriculture to the education sector, the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) launched on 08 April 2021 nine (9) new projects on artificial intelligence (AI) research and development aimed at spurring growth in this emerging industry in the Philippines.