The Gawad Jose L. Guerrero (DOST Media Award) is an annual event organized by the information arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII) to recognize outstanding Filipino science communicators for their concern and involvement in the promotion of science and technology information either as an individual or as an institution; whether public or private sector.


Batac City, Ilocos Norte – The agriculture sector in the country still finds opportunities in the rapidly changing food markets in Asia and the fast urbanization and transformation of the supply chain, agricultural economist Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan said during the 48th Convention of the Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development (PAEDA) held in this city.

The convention hosted by the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) gathered agricultural economic experts and development practitioners from all over the Philippines to discuss the challenges of enhancing the competitiveness of Philippine agriculture. 


Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo, in his address during the launching of the Philippine Genomics Center in Shangri-la Hotel Makati City, last November 28, 2011, said that DOST will focus its genomics program on health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and biodiversity.

Genomics, a flagship program of DOST, can be a “game-changing tool that could offer enormous rewards to our people,” according to Secretary Montejo.