Another milestone for the Science Department’s ecommerce platform.

oneSTore has now its official logo after the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the Philippines issued a certificate of registration to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 on June 23, 2016.

            Based on the certificate duly signed by Dir. Leny B. Lopez of Bureau of Trademarks, oneSTore can use its official mark for 10 years after its issuance.                                                                                                                   

The certification protects the trademark of oneSTore to intellectual property theft. Said platform, on the other hand, needs to comply in the requirements set forth by IPO Phil while using the said trademark.

According to Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang, registration of said trademark is important to ensure the government’s IP properties are protected. “Soon, this will add to the commercial values of the technologies, patents, and trademarks of oneSTore,” he added.

 With more than 3-M hits, oneSTore has 3, 350 available local products online coming from more than 250 DOST-assisted micro, small and medium enterprises nationwide. In addition, 8 physical hubs were also established in different regions.

This ecommerce platform is now on its latest version, V2.5, which is 10 times faster than its original version. To start for online shop, visit or download its app in Play Store for android mobile phones. (KC D. Sucuano/DOST R02-PAI)



     Rainfall, water level and air pressure are now properly monitored after Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 has installed several early warning devices in the region’s river basins since 2013 under the Deployment of Early Warning System (DEWS) Project. 


Mr. John Michael Taguiam inspects one of the early warning devices installed in the river basin in Nueva Vizcaya.

     Automatic Rain Gauges (ARGs), Water Level Monitoring System (WLMS) or combination of both were already installed along the streams of Cagayan River Basin and other minor river basins in Cagayan Valley.

     According to Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang, these devices will help the Science Department in boosting the capability of the region to respond in the challenges brought by natural disasters such as typhoon, etc.

     Just recently, the data derived from these devices have helped DOST in delivering real-time data on the water level of Cagayan River Basin in the recent attack of Typhoon Carina in Region 02.

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DOST distributes irradiated carrageenan to farmers of Naruangan, Tuao, Cagayan during the celebration of the Provicial Science and Technology Week of PSTC Cagayan.

TUAO, Cagayan, July 13 (PIA) - Farmers in the province reported an increase in rice production after the Department of Science and Technology and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist introduced a technology developed by Filipino scientists.

Dr. Mildred Abella, provincial agriculturist, said that as a result of field trials on Carrageenan Plant Food Supplement, a farmer in Penablanca yielded a 45 cavans increase per hectare or 32.2 percent from the previous planting season.

The supplement is a liquid plant food with macro and micro and phytohormones properties.

The 300 milliliters liquid mixed with 16 liters of water per hectare is thus applied thrice, at 15 days intervals, on the field for direct seeded seedlings.

      NAST PHL members and awardees were among the top ranking scientists in Philippine Institutions based on their Google Scholar Citations public profiles as reported by Webometrics, the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions.

    During the second week of June 2016, Cybermetrics Lab collected data from the public profiles of researchers working in Philippine institutions as reflected through the Google Scholar Citations database. Among the top 453 profiles listed in the third edition of the ranking, National Scientist (NS) Lourdes J. Cruz and Academician (Acd.) Jurgenne H. Primavera ranked second and third, respectively. The academicians who made it to the top 20 were Acd. Antonio L. Dans (rank 7), Acd. Rodel D. Lasco (rank 13), Acd. Arsenio M. Balisacan (rank 14), Acd. Gisela P. Concepcion (rank 16), Acd. Allan B. Bernardo (rank 18), and Fernando P. Siringan (rank 19).

     Outstanding Young Scientist awardees also secured spots in the list namely, Arnel Salvador (rank 4), Raymond Tan (rank 5), Arvin C. Diesmos (rank 9), Porfirio Alino (rank 12), Ernesto Pernia (rank 15), and Mary Ann Lansang (rank 17) while NS Gavino C. Trono Jr. landed on the 20th spot.

      Webometrics publish a unique ranking of universities in every edition – a result of a careful investigation of a combination of indicators. Its data is generated by Cybermetrics Lab, which has been developing quantitative studies on the academic web since the mid 90s.

     The ranking aims to promote academic web presence by supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials. It also uses web indicators as proxies in the correct, comprehensive, deep evaluation of the university global performance, taking into account its activities, outputs, and their relevance and impact.

     Google Scholar (GS) is a free bibliographic database while Google Scholar Citations is a tool for setting up author profiles of individuals and their publications as covered by GS.

To view the full list, visit


Cauayan City, Isabela –Isabela State University (ISU) Cauayan City Campus in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 has finally launched their bamboo shoot food products coined as “Bamboolicious”.  


 Various innovative bamboo shoot food products are displayed during its launching in Cauayan City, Isabela.

According to Dr. Precila de Lima, campus executive officer of ISU Cauayan, the said venture is one of the supports of the university in the One Town One Product (OTOP) of Cauayan City.

During its launching just recently, various products made of bamboo shoots were displayed and tasted by Isabelinos. These include: Rabong Wine, Rabong with Saluyot, Adobong Rabong, Rabong Catsup, Rabong Juice with Roselie, Rabong Powder, Rabong Atchara, E-curls with Munggo and Rabong, Patty, Chips and Gravy.