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Department of Science and Technology (Philippines)

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Child Department  See below
Founded  30 January 1987
Headquarters  Taguig
Website  www.dost.gov.ph
Annual budget  17.6 billion PHP (2015)
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Formed  January 30, 1987 (1987-01-30)
Department executive  Fortunato de la Peña, Secretary
Superseding agency  Department of Information and Communications Technology

Department of science and technology philippines


The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (abbreviated as DOST; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya), is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.

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History

The DOST was formed as the National Science Development Board in June 13, 1958, during the administration of President Carlos P. Garcia. The science body was formed as a result of a law passed in the Congress upon the recommendation of Dr. Frank Co Tui, who was tasked by Garcia to conduct a survey regarding the state of science and technology in the country. It was reorganized as the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) in March 17, 1981 and was given broader policy-making and program implementing functions.

In January 30, 1987, during the administration of President Corazon Aquino, the NSTA was elevated to cabinet-level status with the signing of Executive Order 128, and was renamed as the Department of Science and Technology.

Collegial and Scientific Bodies

  • National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Sectoral Planning Councils

  • Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)
  • Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
  • Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)
  • Research and Development Institutes

  • Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)
  • Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)
  • Forest Products Research Development Institute (FPRDI)
  • Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)
  • Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)
  • Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)
  • Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)
  • Scientific and Technological Services

  • Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
  • Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
  • Philippine Science High School System (PSHS)
  • Science and Technology Information Institute (STII)
  • Science Education Institute (SEI)
  • Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
  • Technology Resource Center (TRC)
  • References

    Department of Science and Technology (Philippines) Wikipedia


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