A hardworking researcher from Southern Philippines bagged the top plum in the recently concluded 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition held on 14 August 2020, for her entry on diabetes management.

The long wait is finally over. The Philippines rose to rank 50th in the Global Innovation Index 2020, a symbol of hope for the country that is currently fighting the pandemic brought about by COVID-19.

Rubber farmers in the municipality of Naga in Zamboanga Sibugay recently expressed their gratitude to the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) for creating new jobs and an extra source of income using a technology that brought back “life” to deadwood.

Thru the project "Processing and Utilization of Senile and Unproductive Rubberwood (Heveabrasiliensis) Trees for the Production of High-Value Furniture, Mouldings, and Joineries”, the farmers were able to convert senile rubberwood trees or deadwood into high-value products such as quality home and school furniture.