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.

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What’s in. DOST Regional Offices conceptualize ideas using hashtags and hugot lines for the social media accounts of the said offices. This activity is just one part of the recently concluded Social Media Engagement Workshop for DOST Information Officers at Richville Hotel, Mandaluyong City on June 22-23. It aimed to improve the social media accounts of each DOST office to share a “remarkable, attention-earning and share worthy” articles and pictures using the current trends in social media. The group came up with a live Facebook Account incorporating all the suggestions and the learnings they have acquired during the two-day activity. Other participants include science research institutes nationwide. ( Photo by KC D. Sucuano/DOST RO2-PAI) 


“Ang tunay na kalayaan ay nagsisimula sa ating mga sarili…makakamit natin ang tunay na kalayaan if we accept who we are. If we accept who we really are, we can accept others, then and only then, we will become one”, says Dir. Estela L. Cariño, DepEd Regional Director, during her message as guest speaker in the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence dubbed as “Kalayaan 2016: Pagkakaisa, Pag-aambagan, Pagsulong". More than 700 participants coming from different Regional Line Agencies like DOST, PNP, DOT, PopCom, NEDA, DENR, DA, MGB, EMB, BJMP and other organizations joined the said celebration. It started with run-for-a-cause, followed by a zumba exercise, short program and wreath-laying at the foot of Dr. Jose Rizal’s monument in Rizal’s Park.(Photo by KC D. Sucuano/DOST R02-PAI)

In the recent visit of Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development(PCIEERD) Executive Director, Dr. Carlos Primo C. David, said he was very impressed in various Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – PCIEERD funded projects in Cagayan Valley.

Escorted by DOST R02 Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang and some staff, Dr. David and his project managers namely Mr. Carluz Bautista, Ms. Katrina Landicho and Ms. Grace Estillore took their tour to Quirino Province, Echague and Cauayan in Isabela and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Some projects they visited were: (1) Equipment Manufacturing Cluster Inc. 2 (EMC-2); (2) Rapid Earthquake Damage Assessment System (REDAS) Project; (3) Project Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR); (4) MRB Rice Mill; (5) Agricomponent Machineries and Construction Corporation (AMCC); and, Cagayan State University-DOST R02 Food Innovation Center.