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-SETUP releases P15.15 M fund to 21 newly-enrolled firms/micro small and medium enterprises in Bicol
31 January 2017
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region V conducted the Project Fund Turnover, Batch 1 for 2017 for the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) on 16 January 2017 at DOST V Conference Room Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City. SETUP is DOST V’s banner program that promotes, establishes and upgrades business enterprises throughout the country.
Dir. Tomas B. Briñas, Regional Director, DOST V released the SETUP fund in the amount of Fifteen Million One Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Four Hundred Ninety Four Pesos (₱ 15,152,494) to twenty one (21) firms/micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Bicol Region. DOST V has enrolled these firms under SETUP as new technology adoptor-beneficiaries from the six (6) provinces: Albay (2); Camarines Norte (4); Camarines Sur (4); Catanduanes (1); Masbate (5) and Sorsogon (5) funded under CY 2016 GIA.