Department of Science and Technology (Philippines)
|Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya|
|Formed||January 30, 1987|
|Headquarters||DOST Building, General Santos Avenue, Central Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines|
|Annual budget||₱17.6 billion (2015)|
The Philippines' Department of Science and Technology (abbreviated as DOST; Filipino: Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya), is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.
The DOST was formed as the National Science Development Board in 1958, during the administration of Carlos P. Garcia. It was originally mandated to survey the state of science and technology development in the Philippines at the time, to the present Administrations, and it became the National Science and Technology Authority, or NSTA.
In 1987, when Corazon Aquino rose to power and in a shake-up of the executive departments, the NSTA was elevated to cabinet-level status to become the present-day DOST to meet the demands of the burgeoning fields of science and technology and increased calls from various sectors of Philippine society for state intervention in the fields of science and technology for the sake of national development.
List of the Secretaries of the Department of Science and Technology
Collegial and Scientific Bodies
- National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
- National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
Sectoral Planning Councils
- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)
- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)
Research and Development Institutes
- Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)
- Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)
- Forest Products Research Development Institute (FPRDI)
- Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI)
- Metal Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC)
- Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)
- Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI)
Scientific and Technological Services
- Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO)
- Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
- Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
- Philippine Science High School System (PSHS)
- Science and Technology Information Institute (STII)
- Science Education Institute (SEI)
- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI)
- Technology Resource Center (TRC)
The Department of Science and Technology logo
- The logo of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) consists essentially of four circles joined together side by side to form a square. *The circles symbolize unit particles, the building blocks of nature which are the subject and substance of science and technology.
- The circle design gives an illusion of movement signifying progress through Science and Technology.
- The space in the center of the joined circles forms a four-pointed star symbolic of scientific creativity.
- The logo's three-color scheme represents the unknown (black), truth and enlightenment (white), and progress (blue).
- The logo's four circles represent the four guiding principles in S&T development: EXCELLENCE, RELEVANCE, COOPERATION, and COST-EFFECTIVENESS.
- Philippine Science High School System (PSHS) (various campuses)
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