Former NRCP President is the New DOST Secretary
Excellent tidings for the science and technology community.
PROF. FORTUNATO T. DELA PEÑA, JR., former president of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and former Undersecretary for S&T Services of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) was named as one of the 34 cabinet men of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration. President-elect Duterte, in his press conference in Davao City, last May 31, 2016, named Prof. de la Peña as his new Secretary for DOST.
DOST V provides P6M innovation system support to 13 local MSMEs
06 December 2016
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region V conducted a Ceremonial Fund Release for the last quarter and formally turned-over the agency’s assistance to thirteen (13) micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). These firms are currently enrolled under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (DOST-SETUP) and received the innovation system support of almost Six Million Pesos (P6M) that will improve product marketability and profitability.