Chinese New Year 2020 in Banawe QC

DZMJ Online Season 23 Episode 8.2 at the celebration of the year of the metal rat on Chinese new year 2020 held at the Banawe st. in Quezon City


Theme: “Science for the People: Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Development”
The National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) is a biennial activity which showcases the Filipino’s innovation and creativity. It recognizes the best efforts and indispensability of local inventors, innovators, researches including the students, as contributors to national economic development.
The contestants for the NICE 2020 are regional winners of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) conducted in 2019. RICE was conducted in different regions throughout the country and served as the qualifying round for the NICE.
Carrying the theme, “Science for the People: Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Development,” the NICE 2020 focuses on inventions and innovations for sustainable development which is in line with the theme of National Science and Technology Week in 2019 that highlighted the breakthroughs of science and technology in the Philippines which help meet the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations.
All NICE 2020 winners will receive cash prizes, plaque, and certificates of recognition from DOST-TAPI and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
When: March 3-5, 2020
Where: SMX Convention Center Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Information:
Technology Application and Promotion Institute
Department of Science and Technology
Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: /
Tel. Nos. (02) 8838-1127, 8837-2071 local 2157/2167/2162
Admission/Cost: FREE

Please see the attached file for details on participating inventions and inventors. Thanks!


41 Bicolano third year college students qualify as DOST – JLSS Scholars

Three hundred ninety-six (396) third year college students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degrees across the country qualify for the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). The successful examinees include forty-one (41) Bicolanos who all took the scholarship examination conducted on 02 June 2019 at designated testing centers nationwide.
DOST-JLSS is an undergraduate scholarship program aimed to provide scholarships that will finance the education of talented and deserving students in their third year of college, as they pursue STEM degree programs, and ensure a steady and adequate supply of qualified human resources who can steer the country towards national progress. There are three (3) scholarships schemes under JLSS:
1. Republic Act (RA) No. 10612
– aims to strengthen the country’s S&T education by fast-tracking graduates in STEM who shall teach in secondary schools throughout the country.
2. RANo. 7687 (“S&T Scholarship Program of 1994”)
– provides scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status does not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.
3. RA No. 2067 (Merit Scholarship)
– awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and are willing to pursue careers in the fields of S&T.
The forty-one (41) Bicolano JLSS qualifiers will have their Scholarship Orientation and Signing of Scholarship Agreement on 31 January 2020 at the DOST V Conference Room, Rawis, Legazpi City in two (2) batches: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Contact Person: Ms. Ruby A. Asuncion, SRS II/Scholarship Coordinator, DOST V at telephone nos. (052) 742-0911 and cp. nos. 0949-371-6820/ 0927-659-4844). Most of the student-qualifiers are enrolled in state universities and colleges (35), community colleges (3) and private higher education institutions (3), and taking up BSE Biological Science, Mathematics and Biology; and BS Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering (Civil and Electronics) and Geology.

Scholarship qualifiers must bring with them the following during the said orientation:
1. 2020 Community Tax Certificate or current passport of Parent/Legal Guardian;
2. Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship or Special Power of Attorney (if accompanied by legal guardian);
3. Clear photocopy of Certificate of Enrollment/Registration for 1st and 2nd semesters, AY 2019-2020;
4. Certified true copy of grades for 1st Semester. AY 2019-2020;
5. Original copy of the Official Receipt for payment of tuition and other school fees for 1st and 2nd Semesters, AY 2019-2020, for reimbursement; and
6. Black ballpen

RA 10612 and RA 7687 scholars shall enjoy the scholarship benefits for two (2) to three (3) years until graduation, including tuition subsidy, monthly stipend and book allowance, among others. Merit Scholars on the other hand, will be provided with same benefit except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the scholar’s family socio-economic status.

DOST Family through Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña and Ms. Emelita P. Bagsit, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Regional Director, DOST V congratulates the student-qualifiers and their equally proud parents, and welcomes them as DOST Scholars of the Nation. As the country’s future scientific workforce, DOST scholars serve as role models and inspire their peers as they exemplify the core values of academic excellence, professional integrity and leadership. (Dr. P.O. Lucena/Ms. R.A. Asuncion/Mr. M.F.L. Miranda, DOST V)


FireCheck turns over fire hazard, risk maps to Lapu-Lapu LGU

After two years of intensive research, Supt. Crispulo Eusebio Jr. (third from left) receives the fire hazard map for the whole Lapu-Lapu City on 29 January 2020. The map is handed over by (from left) FireCheck Project Leader Aileen Vicente, Chief LDRRMO Dr. Nagiel Baňacia, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan, DOST-PCIEERD Project Manager Ariadne Pada, DOST VII Asst. Regional Director Engr. Jesus Zamora Jr., and UP Cebu Vice Chancellor Dr. Weena Gera. The fire hazard map, along with turned over risk maps and evacuation plans, is part of the FireCheck, a Fire Hazard Mapping and Fire Spread Simulation project funded by the Department of Science and Technology—PCIEERD (DOST-PCIEERD)