Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo, in his address during the launching of the Philippine Genomics Center in Shangri-la Hotel Makati City, last November 28, 2011, said that DOST will focus its genomics program on health, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and biodiversity.

Genomics, a flagship program of DOST, can be a “game-changing tool that could offer enormous rewards to our people,” according to Secretary Montejo.


Researchers in the country can now program their research activities in emerging science with the setting up of the sector’s research and development roadmaps.Led by the Department of Science and Technology’s  Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (DOST-PCIEERD) last October, the crafting of the R&D roadmaps involved stakeholders in the fields of genomics and nanotechnology.


A research by the Department of Science and Technology shows that brown rice shelf-life can be extended up to six months.

According to Engr. Marie Garcia of the DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), her group subjects storage temperature of brown rice to a 10° Celsius higher to achieve a longer shelf-life.