DOST-EXECOM MEETING NO. R2022-11

04 November 2022; AMCEN Board Room, MIRDC Compound

 

OPENING PRAYER to be led by UNDERSECRETARY SANCHO A. MABBORANG  (9:00  - 9:05 AM/5 minutes)

A. Approval of the Provisional Agenda (9:10 - 9:15 AM/5 minutes discussion)

B. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting (9:20 - 9:30 AM/10 minutes discussion) [sent on 24 October 2022]

C. Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting  (Ms. Armela K. Razo) [9:35 - 9:55AM/20 minutes discussion]

D. Councils' Update on the EXECOM Action Sheet

     PCAARRD - Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora (10:00 - 10:15 AM/15 minutes discussion)

     PCIEERD - Dr. Enrico C. Paringit (10:20 - 10:35 AM/15 minutes discussion)

     PCHRD - Dr. Jaime C. Montoya (10:40 - 10:55 AM/15 minutes discussion)

     NRCP - Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay (11:00 - 11:05 AM/5 minutes discussion)

E. Status of DOST-GIA Funds (Allotment and Cash)  - Asst. Secretary Maridon O. Sahagun (11:10 - 11:20 AM/10 minutes discussion)

F.  Secretary's Remarks (11:25 - 11:55 PM/30 minutes)

L U N C H  B R E A K (12:05 -1:00 PM/55 minutes)

G. Programs/Projects for Discussion:

 

No. Target Time of Presentation/ Q&A   PROGRAM/PROJECT S&T FIELD/FUNCTION   IMPLEMENTING/ MONITORING AGENCY Status 
1

1:05 PM
(30 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A) 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES 

Project 1. Detection and Surveillance of the Coconut Cadang-Cadang Disease

Project 2. Transcriptomic Analysis of Healthy and Cadang-Cadang Infected Coconut Palms

Project 3. Application of Antisense Technology for the Coconut Cadang-cadang Disease: A Proof of Concept Study

 

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Philippine Coconut Authority - Albay Research Center (PaCA-ARC)

 

 

DONE

2

1:35 PM
(30 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 

NICER: TAMARIND R&D CENTER (ESTABLISHMENT OF POSTHARVEST SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OF TAMARIND IN REGION 3)

Project 4. Postharvest Handling and Management of Tamarind

Project 5. Mechanization of Tamarind Processsing

Project 6. Processing and Product Development of Tamarind

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Pampanga State Agricultural College (PSAU) 

DONE

3

2:05 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
  

E-ASIA JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM (JRP): Towards Green Smart Cities: Improving Green  Leafy Vegetables Post Production and Distribution  through Computational Intelligence

R&D-Agriculture 1.a

De La Salle University (DLSU)

DONE 
4 2:25 PM
(21 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 

MECO-TECO JOINT COOPERATION PROGRAM (JRP): Development of Algal Phytogenic Feed Ingredient for Poultry Nutrition

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

University of San Carlos (USC)

 DONE
5 2:35 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES: MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION AND BIOBANKING OF VECTOR-BORNE AND RESPIRATORY VIRUSES FOR THE VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (VRB BIOBANKING)

Project 1. Biorepository of Human Respiratory Virus with Risk Group Level 2 Infections in Selected Tertiary Hospitals in Luzon

Project 2. Molecular Profiles and Biobanking of Vector-borne Viruses in Selected Tertiary Hospitals in Luzon

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

DONE
6 3:05 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 
 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis EAI2-Manila Strain-Derived Immunogenic Protein Subunits for TB Vaccine Development

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

DONE
7  3:25 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 
 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES: dDTECT: droplet digital Technologies for Environmental COVID Testing

R&D - Health 1.a

Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU)

DONE
8   3:45 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 
 

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Surveillance Mapping, Risk Assessment, and Mosquito Vector Species Identification in the Japanese Encephalitis Epidemic in the Northernmost Regions of the Philippines

R&D - Health 1.a 

University of Northern Philippines (UNP)

DONE
9  

NICER: CENTER FOR VECTOR OF DISEASES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR REGION IV (CVDPHIL, Region IV)

Project 1. Establishment of Reference Susceptible Aedes Mosquito Population

Project 2. Development of Bio-Mosquitocidal from Local Strain of Bacteria, Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens and B. Subtilis

Project 3. Biological Control of Mosquito Vectors, Aedes spp. Using Natural Organisms

Year 2 Duration:  01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (Y2 of 3 Years)

Suspension: 01 October 2022 - 03 November 2022

R&D-Health 1.a

De La Salle University (DLSU)

DONE  
10  

Development and Effectiveness of Fully Automated Conversational Agents (Chatbots) for Enhancing Public Mental Health: From Pilot Study to Randomized Controlled Trial

Year 2 Duration:  01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (Y2 of 2 Years)

Suspension: 01 October 2022 - 03 November 2022

R&D - Health 1.a

#MentalHealthPH 

DONE  
11   04:05 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH PRODUCTS: DISEASE-SPECIFIC BIOACTIVE HITS FROM TERRESTRIAL ORGANISMS 

Confirmatory and Orthogonal Assays to Eliminate Artefactual Drug Bioactivities (Phase 3): Continuing Needs of Tuklas Lunas Program

Year 2 Duration:  01 December 2022 - 30 November 2023 (Y2 of 3 Years)

R&D - Health 1.a UPD DONE  
12    04:25 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Upgrading of ITDI-Laboratory Animal Facilities in Support for TuklasLunas and Other DOST Programs and Industry Needs 

Year 2 Duration:  04 November 2020 - 03 November 2021 (Y2 of 2 Years)

1st Extension:  04 November 2021 - 03 November 2022 (12 months)

Proposed 2nd Extension: 04 November 2022 - 03 April 2023 (5 Months)

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

DONE 
13  04:40 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

MALNUTRITION REDUCTION PROGRAM (MRP):  Project 1. Roll-Out Complementary Food Processing Facility (Batch 3)

Year 3 Duration:  16 October 2020 - 15 October 2021 (Y3 of 3 Years)

1st Extension:  16 October 2021 - 15 October 2022 (12 Months)

Proposed 2nd Extension: 16 October 2022 - 31 December 2022 (2.5 mos)

 

R&D - Health 1.a

FNRI

DONE  
14  

VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES:

Project 5. Development of a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Point of Needed Detection for African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV)

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

 

ITDI

 DONE 
15  04:55 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

DOST – PTRI Inclusive Innovation (i2) TELA Program- Project 2. Integrated Community Scale Fiber Innovation Hubs in Northern Luzon

Approved Duration:  16 November 2021 to 15 November 2022 (12 mos.)

Approved Extension: 16 November 2022 to 31 March 2023 (4.5 mos.)

R&D - Others 1.a

PTRI

 DONE 
16   05:10 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Wet Processing Technology Through Microbial Fermentation for High Quality Chocolates 

Year 1 Duration:  13 November 2021 - 12 November 2022

Year 2 Duration: 13 November 2022 - 12 November 2023

R&D - Food 1.a

Cavite State University (CavSU)

 DONE

 

H. Tabulation and Discussion on the Ranking of New Programs/Projects  (5:30 - 5:35 PM/5 minutes discussion)

I. Other Matters:

    I.1. Results of DOST-EXECOM Ad Referendum No. 02 (13 October 2022) Re: Appeal to Reconsider the 3rd Budget Realignment of the BIST project, "BRIDGES: A Brisk Response Through In-Location Diagnostics and Genome Sequencing for Animal Disease Testing and Vaccine Research" (5:40 - 6:00 PM/20 minutes discussion)

    I.2. Updates on the DOST-EXECOM Policy and Planning Meeting in Region II (6:05 - 6:15 PM/10 minutes discussion)

    I.3. Projects Approved Within the Authority of the Undersecretary for  Research and Development (6:20 - 6:30 PM/10 minutes discussion)

 PROGRAM/PROJECT S&T FIELD/FUNCTION   IMPLEMENTING/ MONITORING AGENCY

I.3.1. CRADLE: Development and Evaluation of an Automated Control Monitoring System in the Overall Productivity of Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) 

Date Approved: 09 September 2022

R&D - Other 1.a

MIRDC/PCAARRD

 

I.3.2. CRADLE: Natural Dye-Based Textile Paints for Hand-Painting of Abaca-Based Products

Date Approved: 09 September 2022

R&D - Other 1.a

PTRI/PCIEERD 

I.3.3. VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (VIP):  3D-HEP-DD:  Local Adoption of a Robust 3D-Bioprinted HEPatic Model for Antiviral Drug Discovery Research

Date Approved: 09 September 2022

R&D - Health 1.a

The Medical City (TMC)

I.3.4. CRADLE: BERRY-BLENDS: Innovative Fruit Products from Acai Berry, Cranberry, Mulberry, Pomegranate, Dragon Fruit, Guyabano and Calamansi

Date Approved: 21 September 2022

R&D - Other 1.a

UPLB/PCIEERD 

I.3.5. CRADLE: Moringa oleifera-based Developed (MOD) Nutraceutical Product: Nutritional and Metabolome Profiling

Date Approved: 27 September 2022

R&D - Others 1.a

UPLB/PCHRD 

I.3.6. VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (VIP): Developing a COVID-19 Oral Vaccine for the Philippines Using the Human Probiotic Yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii

Date Approved: 28 September 2022

R&D - Health 1.a

UST/PCHRD

I.3.7. CRADLE: i-POND: A LoRaWAN-based Pond Water Quality Control and Monitoring System for Shrimp Farms

Date Approved: 29 September 2022

R&D - Other 1.a

MIRDC/PCAARRD

I.3.8. Expansion of Market for Eminent Entrepreneurial Transition (E-MarkET) Program

Date Approved: 29 September 2022

R&D - Others 1.d

TAPI/ NRCP

I.3.9. PH-ROK JOINT S&T RESEARCH PROGRAM: Analysis of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification in the Philippines: Its Characteristics, Impacts and Future Projections

Date Approved: 30 September 2022

R&D - DRRCC 1.a

UP-Diliman/PCIEERD

I.3.10.  DOST-DST INDIA JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM (JRP): Development, Characterization and Performance Evaluation of Polymer-Coated and Uncoated Aluminum and Titanium Alloy Powder for Selective Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting and Electron Beam Melting

Date Approved: 03 October 2022

R&D - Others 1.a

ITDI/PCIEERD

I.3.11. DOST-IMPROVE (IP Management and Protection of Rights or Ownership against Violation and Encroachment)

Date Approved: 03 October 2022

R&D - Others 1.d

TAPI/ PCIEERD

I.3.12. DOST SMART FOOD VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM FOR THE NEW NORMAL: Leveling-up of Quezon's Bagsakan Agri-Processing Capability through Adoption of the Smart Food Value Chain Framework (formerly: Leveling-up of Quezon's Bagsakan Center Agri-Processing Facilities through Adoption of the Smart Food Value Chain Framework)

Date Approved: 05 October 2022

Provision of Quality S&T Service 1.d

DOST-CALABARZON/PCIEERD

I.3.13. DOST-JSPS JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM (JRP): Development of a Pen-Side Nanosensor Diagnostic Tools for Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis and Mycoplasma Bovis

R&D - Others 1.a

PCC/PCAARRD

I.3.14. CRADLE: Bio-Composite from Waste Vetiver Roots and Thermoplastic for Industrial Application

R&D - Others 1.a

ITDI (lead) and FPRDI/PCIEERD

I.3.15  PH-ROK JOINT S&T RESEARCH PROGRAM: Sustainable Indoor Farm for Growing Leafy Vegetables using Artificial Lighting (SIGLA): Design and Development of Solar-Powered Modular Indoor Vertical Farm

Date Approved: 06 October 2022

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

UPLB/PCAARRD

I.3.16. CRADLE: Improving Production Efficiency and Enhancing Product Quality of Coconut Sugar Processing Through the Introduction of a Mechanization Technology Package

Date Approved: 07 October 2022

R&D - Other 1.a

UPLB/PCAARRD

I.1.17 CRADLE: Application of Natural Antioxidants Derived from Sugarcane for Food, Food Supplement, and Personal Care Product Formulations

Year 2 Duration: 16 November 2021 – 15 November 2022

Approved Extension Period: 16 November 2022 - 15 May 2023 (6 months)

Date of Approval on the Use of  UB: 12 October 2022

R&D - Food and Others 1.a

UPLB-BIOTECH/PCIEERD

I.3.18 CRADLE: Carrageenan Research & Development Lab: Developing Cold-Soluble Powders, Bioplastics, and Bioactive Hydrogels from Nano-structured Carrageenan

Date Approved: 13 October 2022

R&D - Others 1.a

USC/PCIEERD

I.3.19 CY 2022 NSTW CELEBRATION PROGRAM: 

A. 2022 Search for Best CEST Community

B. 2022 Search for the SETUP 4.0 Awardees

Date Approved: 18 October 2022

S&T Promotion 1.d

DOST Region VIII/PCAARRD

I.3.20 CY 2022 NSTW CELEBRATION PROGRAM: CEST Forum 2022: Championing Science, Technology, and Innovation thru Community Empowerment

S&T Promotion 1.d

DOST-CALABARZON Region/PCAARRD

J. Report on Liquidation of DOST-GIA Projects  (6:35 - 6:45 PM/10 minutes discussion)

K. Adjournment of   EXECOM Meeting  (6:50 PM)
 

 

 

Legend (Function):

1.a R&D

1.b Research and Development Results Utilization (RDRU)

1.c Development of Human Resources and R&D Institutions for the S&T Sector (DHR & R&D for the S&T Sector)

1.d Provision of Quality S&T Services, Policy Advocacy, S&T Promotion