Putting resources in projects that are directed towards specific sectors that have immediate impact to the economy or which directly address a pressing national concern is being practiced by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The PCIEERD research agenda is hinged on the government’s policy directions for: 1) Rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth; 2) Poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; and 3) Integrity of the environment and climate change adaption and mitigation.

The PCIEERD is now ready to accept research and development (R&D) proposals for funding opportunity in CY 2015 from public and private universities, research and development institutes (RDIs), R&D consortia, non-profit S&T networks and organizations, and other proponents seeking funding for their R&D initiatives. This funding opportunity intends to encourage S&T collaboration and applied research among these agencies and institutions.

Graduating elementary students wishing to get a scholarship and study at the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) may now access the PSHS Reviewer in preparation for the entrance examination that will be held on September 18, 2013 nationwide.
A free online reviewer was developed for this purpose.  According to Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCIEERD), the online reviewer is ready and may be accessed via these sites: and this is internet-based, it is accessible to any interested party, most especially to those who wish to simulate the examination, or those cannot afford to enroll in private review centers or have no access at all to such reviewers. This is also the official practice test provided by the PSHS.

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD-DOST) resolves to strengthen links between  public and private industries to create a mindset of innovation for a more advanced Philippines. 

Public-private partnerships have been long proven to be a powerful strategy in development activities. This is the theme of PCIEERD-DOST 3rd anniversary on June 28, 2013 at the New World Hotel, Makati. A Technical Forum that revolves around the theme "Partnering with Industry Towards Inclusive Growth for a More Competitive Philippines" will be conducted. The Honorable Mario G. Montejo, DOST Secretary will grace the event and will give a Message to DOST’s partners and allies in S&T.  To set the forum to its right perspective, a powerhouse line up of distinguished speakers and discussions will be  led by no less than the Honorable Arsenio M. Balisacan, NEDA Director General as Keynote Speaker. He will talk on "Inclusive Growth for a More Competitive Philippines".  Dr. Corazon H. Dichosa, Director, Industrial Policy Department if DTI will also give an Overview of the National Strategy to Address Industry Competitiveness.  To cap the Plenary Session is a presentation of the Philippine Public-Private Partnership Program by Ms. Cosette V. Canilao, Executive Director of the Public-Private Partnership Center. 

Science and technology (S&T) can make mineral extraction safe and sustainable. This is according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Dr. Amelia P. Guevara, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development, said that responsible mining – one that is based on science and technology – can be a driver of the country’s economic development.

USec. Guevara represented the DOST in a recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with four state universities and colleges (SUCs) for the conduct of a research program that aims to ensure responsible mining in Mindanao.

The research program, titled “S&T Program for Responsible Mining in Mindanao,” aims for a socially-acceptable, economically viable, environment-friendly and ecologically sound mining in the region anchored on sound decision support system developed from information and technologies generated through research and development.