Education and nutrition of children have always been at the forefront of various interventions by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the department believes that these are important in securing a better future for the next generation.

After celebrating its Platinum Jubilee last year, the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PhilAAST), through its president and DOST Assistant Secretary Diana L. Ignacio, led the Philippines' super body of researchers in the conduct of the hybrid annual convention held on 9 September 2022.

A Balik Scientist, Dr. Wilfred John E. SantiaƱez of the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI), authored a new brown seaweed genus, Manzaea, from the tropical western Pacific and discovered a new brown seaweed species, Asterocladon ednae from Camotes Islands in Cebu.