Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo likens to  murderers the thieves who stole several meters of cables and five pieces of 12 volts batteries at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) seismic relay stations in Sto. Domingo, Alba.

“These unscrupulous individuals are not only thieves they could also qualify as murderers. By stealing cables of seismic sensors to sell for a measly sum, they jeopardize the safety and put at risk the very  lives of the people of Albay, their properties, as well as the resources of the province in the event of a major volcanic activity,” Sec. Montejo expressed his dismay over the theft in the unmanned Phivolcs relay station near Mayon Volcano in Albay..


The Department of Science and technology’s media arm, the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII), invites all DOST employees and non-DOST personnel working within the system to join the DOST-wide photo contest.

Registration is free. Entries will be judged based on their visual impact or composition and how well they embody th...e DOST theme “Nasa Siyensya ang Pag-asa.”

The year 2011 has ended, let us look back to the breakthroughs and achievements of the science department in the service of the Nation in the last 12 months.
The Department of Science and Technology blazed new trails in addressing long-standing and emergent problems of national urgency under its High Impact Technology Solutions program, or HITS. Through HITS, we were able to scale up our efforts and initiatives to make an impact on the life of Juan de la Cruz and his family.