THE BusinessMirror bagged two awards—the Excellent Media Companion (Establishment class) and Excellent Media Companion (Particular person class)—from the Division of Science and Know-how (DOST) in the course of the latter’s celebration of its sixty fourth anniversary tagged, “DOST@64: Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat” at a resort in Pasay Metropolis on June 13.
BusinessMirror Editor in Chief Lourdes M. Fernandez obtained the “Science for the Folks” award for the Establishment class, whereas Science Editor Lyn Resurreccion obtained the award for the Particular person class. The DOST defined that the award was in recognition of the constant work of BusinessMirror in “making sense” of typically esoteric science subject material to deepen public understanding.
The DOST gave awards to its companions—business, media, academe, native authorities, amongst others—in recognition of their help to and partnership with the DOST within the development of science, know-how and innovation (STI) prior to now six years below the administration of Science Secretary. In his keynote speech, Nationwide Scientist Dr. Emil Q. Javier, himself a former Science Minister, lauded the achievements of the DOST below the helm of de la Peña.
He highlighted the initiatives and buy of apparatus that helped enhance the nation’s catastrophe resiliency led by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Providers Administration, and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.
Javier additionally cited the dispersal of researches in STI to the provinces outdoors the Nationwide Capital Area via the Area of interest Facilities within the Areas for R&D, and the Collaborative Analysis and Growth to Leverage Philippine Financial system.
Additionally awarded had been the DOST’s companions in academe, business, native authorities items, S&T foundations, nationwide authorities businesses, bilateral diplomatic companions, legislators, and nongovernment organizations.
On the identical time, additionally acknowledged had been the excellent analysis and improvement initiatives, know-how commercialization, start-ups, enterprise productiveness, neighborhood improvement and DOST company governance improvements.