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Department of Science and Technology, Philippines

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Department of Science and Technology, Philippines

DOST Building
Gen. Santos Avenue Bicutan
Taguig City
Metro Manila
1631
Philippines

Mandate:
Executive Order No. 128 mandates the Department to “provide central direction, leadership and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure that the results therefrom are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”.

Mission:
“DOST shall be the direction provider, leader and coordinator of the country's scientific and technological efforts, ensuring that these are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social benefits for the people”. (Sec. 4, E.O. 128)

Vision:
"A reservoir of scientific and technological know-how providing world-class solutions that empower Filipinos to attain higher productivity and better quality of life”.

DOST Central Office's Vision:
"DOST-CO is an enabling organization of competent professionals providing innovative solutions and setting the pace for a harmonized S&T agenda towards global competitiveness”.

Functions:
1. Formulate and adopt a comprehensive National Science and Technology Plan, and monitor and coordinate its funding and implementation;
2. Promote, assist and, where appropriate, undertake scientific and technological research and development in areas identified as vital to the country's development;
3. Promote the development of indigenous technology and the adaptation and innovation of suitable imported technology, and in this regard, undertake technology development up to commercial stage;
4. Undertake design and engineering works to complement research and development functions;
5. Promote, assist and, where appropriate, undertake the transfer of the results of scientific and technological research and development to their end-users;
6. Promote, assist and, where appropriate, undertake the technological services needed by agriculture, industry, transport, and the general public;
7. Develop and maintain an information system and databank on science and technology;
8. Develop and implement programs for strengthening scientific and technological capabilities through manpower training, infrastructure and institution-building;
9. Promote public consciousness in science and technology; and
10. Undertake policy research, technology assessment, feasibility and technical studies.