DOST-EXECOM MEETING NO. R2022-10

28 September 2022; AMCEN Board Room, MIRDC Compound

 

OPENING PRAYER to be led by ASST. SECRETARY DIANA L. IGNACIO  (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 19, 23 and 25 August 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
(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

Agriculture 1.a

De La Salle University (DLSU)

 

 DONE 

 

2

1:25 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 

DOST-MECO-TECO JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Monitoring and Management of Major Pests and Diseases of Corn and Onion through Robotics and Drone Technology

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Central Luzon State University (CLSU)

 DONE

 
3

1:45 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
  

Establishment of Metals and Engineering Innovation Centers in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, XII and CARAGA

Provision of Quality S&T Service

MIRDC

DONE 

 
4 2:05 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 

FUNCTIONAL FOOD PROGRAM ON PHILIPPINE SEAWEEDS

Project 1. Evaluation of Nutrient Compositions, Potential Health-Promoting Properties and Harmful Components in Selected Edible Seaweeds in the Philippines

Project 2. Development of Innovative Food Products Using Philippine Seaweeds

R&D - Health 1.a

FNRI

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

MECO-TECO JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAM (JRP)

Innovative Approach in Delivering Syringic Acid Using Metal Organic Framework as Drug Carrier

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

DONE 
6 2:55 PM
(20 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)
 
 

Soft Coral Diversity as Indicator of Reef’s Health

Year 2 Duration: 01 November 2022 - 31 October 2023

Carry-Over of UB and Additional Funding

UPD - Marine Science Institute (MSI)

DONE 
7  

NICER: CENTER FOR ADVANCE BATTERIES

Project 3. Advanced Lead Acid Batteries with Embedded Ultrasonics (ALAB-EU)

Year 2 Duration: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023

(Year 2 of 3 Years)

R&D - Others (Industry) 1.a

Tech. Institute of the Phils. (TIP)

 DONE 
8  

NICER: CENTER FOR LAKES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

Project 2: Predictive Estimation of Ecological Carrying Capacity: Tool For Sustainable Aquaculture Development In Selected Crater Lakes in the Province Of Quezon

 

Year 2 Duration: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023

R&D - Environment 1.a

Laguna State Polytechnic College (LSPC)

 DONE
9  

PHILIPPINE SKY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM (SkAI-Pinas)

Project 1. Automated Labeling Machine - Large-Scale Initiative (ALaM-LSI)

Project 2. ASTI Automated Labeling Machine (ASTI-ALaM)

Year 1 Duration: 01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (DOST-GIA) 

Year 2 Duration: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (PCIEERD-GIA)

R&D - Space Technology Applications

UP-Mindanao

  DONE
10  

Philippine Science Centrum Travelling Exhibits: A Platform for Creating Science Interest Among Students in Selected Geographically Isolated Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA)

Year 3 Duration: 1 November 2022 – 31 October 2023​

(Year 3 of 3 Years)

S&T Promotion 1.d

Phil. Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) 

DONE 
11  

DOST-MECO-TECO Joint Research Program (JRP): Marine and Onshore Geophysical Investigations of the Manila Subduction Zone

Year 3 Duration: 04 November 2021 to 03 November 2022 (Year 3 of 3 Years)

R&D- Environment; Disaster Mgt. 1.a UPD- NIGS  DONE 
12   

Survey of Heatwaves in the Philippine Seas (SHIPS) 

Year 2 Duration: 15 October 2022 - 14 October 2023

(Year 2 of 2 Years)

R&D - Envrionment 1.a

UP Cebu

 DONE 
13  03:15 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Proposed Installation of AGT In BPSU Main Campus (As Laboratory Facility Of The Proposed Railway Engineering Program And Existing Engineering Programs)

Year 2 Duration: 01 September 2022 - 31 August 2023

(Year 2 of 2 Yrs.); suspended since September 2022

Innovative HRD 1.c

Bataan Peninsula State University 

 DONE
14  03:35 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER: ESTABLISHMENT OF SMART WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT R&D CENTER

Project 1. SMART WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MONITORING: Assessment, Design and Development of Water Resources Projects and Interventions

Year 2 Duration: 15 November 2022-14 November 2023 (Year 2 of 3 Years)

Project 2. Integrated Assessment and Analysis of Hydraulic Assets for Sustainable and Resilient Flood Control Infrastructure

Year 2 Duration: 15 November 2022-14 November 2023 (Year 2 of 3 Years)

Project 3. GIS-Based Decision Support Tool in Managing Urban Water Infrastructure with Stormwater Intervention for Smart Cities: A Case for Cauayan City

Year 2 Duration: 15 November 2022-14 November 2023 (Year 2 of 2 Years)

Project 4. Smart Water Control Infrastructures for Effective Irrigation Management

Year 2 Duration: 15 November 2022-14 November 2023 (Year 2 of 2 Years)

R&D - Others 1.a

 

Isabela State University - Cauayan

 

 

Cagayan State University (CSU)

 

 

Isabela State University - Echague

 

 

Quirino State University (QSU)

 DONE
15  04:05 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

VACCINE IMMUNE RESPONSE AND OUTCOME MONITORING WITH EPITOPE SEQUENCES (VIROMES): Application to Philippine WHO SOLIDARITY COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Year 2 Duration:  16 September 2022 - 15 September 2023 (Y2 of 2 Years)

R&D - Health 1.a

UP - Manila

DONE 
16  

SECURING THE HEALTH OF THE FILIPINO FOR THE NEXT MILLENIUM: THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH 

Project 1. Science-Based Clinical Research Hub Management Practices

Year 2 Duration: 01 September 2022 - 31 August 2023 (Year 2 of 3 Yrs.); suspended since 01 September 2022

R&D - Health 1.a

UP - Manila

  DONE
17  04:25 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Maximizing the Gains from International Collaborations

Duration: 01 January - 31 December 2022

Policy Advocacy 1.d

Office of the Asst. Secretary for Int'l Cooperation

DONE 
18  04:40 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

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

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

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

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

R&D - Health 1.a

ITDI

 DEFERRED
19  04:55 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Sustainability  Phase 2 : ADMATEL Geared for PHL Industry 4.0

Approved Duration: 01 January - 31 December 2021

1st Extension: 01 January - 31 December 2022 (12 months)

Provision of Quality S&T Service 1.d

ITDI

 DONE
20  05:10 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Implementation of the Research and Development Leadership Program (RDLead)

Year 4 Duration: 01 January  - 30 June 2022 (last 6 months of Year 4)

Extension Period: 01 July 2022 - 31 March 2023 (9 months)

Innovative HRD 1.c

NRCP

DONE 
21 05:25 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Scholarship Offerings for ASEAN Researchers (Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar – CLM) - Batch 1

Year 4 Duration: 15 Sept. 2020 - 14 Sept. 2021

1st Extension Period: 15 Sept. 2021 - 14 Sept. 2022 (12 months)

Proposed 2nd Extension Period:  15 Sept. 2022 - 14 Sept. 2023 (12 months)

Innovative HRD 1.c

SEI

DONE 
22  

SUPPORT TO THE PROMOTION OF A SCIENCE CULTURE ON BASIC RESEARCH IN THE REGIONS FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS:

Project 2. Leveraging Basic Research Information Translation for Empowerment in the Regions Program (BRITER)

Year 3 Duration: 01 June 2022 - 31 May 2023 (Year 3 of 3 Years)

Policy Advocacy 1.d

NRCP

  DONE
23  

Mechanism of Resistance of Philippine Traditional Maize Varieties Against Asian Corn Borer, Ostrinia furnacalis (Guenée)

Year 3 Duration: 01 November 2022 - 31 October 2022 

Extension Period: 01 November 2022 - 30 April 2023 (6 months)

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

UPLB

 DONE 
24  

NICER: PILI R&D CENTER

Project 1. Pili Genetic Resources in Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Albay Provinces

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 31 March 2023 (6 months)

Project 3. Enhancing Pilinut Propagation and Distribution System

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years) 

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (12 months)

Project 5. Identification and Regional Benchmark Survey of Emerging Diseases of Pili (Canarium ovatum Engl.), Canopy Microbial Diversity, and Molecular Study and Pathogenicity Test Establishment for ‘Tayangawon’

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 31 March 2023 (6 months)

Project 6. Growth Yield and Response of Pilinut (Canarium ovatum Engl.)  to Bio-Fertilizer Application

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 31 March 2023 (6 months)

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Bicol University - College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF)

  DONE
25  

NICER: POTATO R&D CENTER

Project 1. Development of Insect Pests and Disease Management of Quality Seed Production

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (12 months)

Project 2. Enhancing the Micropropagation System of Potato

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (12 months)

Project 3. Enhancing of Improved Cultivation System and Storage Technique for Potato Seed Production

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 30 September 2023 (12 months)

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Benguet State University (BSU)

 DONE 
26  

NICER: TAMARIND R&D CENTER 

Project 1. Genomic Characterization for Improvement of Sour and Sweet Tamarind Varieties

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 31 March  2023 (6 months)

Project 2. Development of S&T-based Production Management Strategies for Tamarind

Year 3 Duration:  01 October 2021 - 30 September 2022 (Y3 of 3 Years)

Extension Period: 01 October 2022 - 31 March  2023 (6 months)

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU)

 DONE 

 

H. Tabulation and Discussion on the Ranking of New Programs/Projects  (5:45 - 5:50 PM/5 minutes discussion)

I. Other Matters:

    I.1. 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" (5:55 - 6:15 PM/20 minutes discussion)

    I.2. Presentation of the Tuklas Lunas Framework Relative to the Project, "One Strain, Many Compounds (OSMAC) Approach for the Discovery of Antibiotic Agents from Endophytic Fungi Hosted by Philippine Endemic Annonaceae and Zingiberaceae Species" (6:20 - 6:40 PM/20 minutes discussion)

    I.3. Projects Apparoved Within the Authority of the Undersecretary for  Research and Development (6:45 - 6:55 PM/10 minutes discussion)

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

I.3.1. CRADLE: SPARCS: System for Plasma-assisted Ablation of Residues and Cleaning Surfaces

Date Approved: 06 September 2022

R&D - Others 1.a

UPD/PCIEERD

 

I.3.2. Development of a Composite Optical Device Employing an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm for Evaluating the Shelf-Life of Raw Poultry Products (Chicken)

Date Approved: 07 September 2022

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

UPLB/PCAARRD

I.3.3. VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (VIP): Virtual Screening of Secondary Metabolites Derived from Philippine Medical Plants for Potential Antiviral Activity Against Pathogenic Swine Viruses

Date Approved: 08 September 2022

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

ITDI/PCAARRD

I.3.4. Development of a Novel Antiviral Compounds Against Arthropod-borne Viruses

Date Approved: 09 September 2022

R&D - Heatlth 1.a

UP Visayas/PCHRD

I.3.5. CRADLE: Development of Fermented Coconut Products from Mature Coconut Water and Coconut Milk Byproducts from VCO Processing

Date Approved: 09 September 2022

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

PCA/ PCIEERD

I.3.6. VIROLOGY AND VACCINE INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES (VIP): Computational Design of Multi-Epitope Subunit Vaccines for Protection Against Pathogenic Swine Viruses

Date Approved: 19 September 2022

R&D - Agriculture 1.a

ITDI/PCAARRD

     I.4. Change in Location/Venue and Schedule of the DOST-EXECOM Policy Meeting  (7:00 - 7:15 PM/15 minutes discussion)

J. Report on Liquidation of DOST-GIA Projects  (7:20 - 7:30 PM/10 minutes discussion)

K.  Adjournment of EXECOM Meeting  (7:35 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