DOST-EXECOM MEETING NO. 2021-04

18 May 2021; 9:00 AM; Videoconferencing

 

OPENING PRAYER to be led by Dr. Jaime C. Montoya

A. Approval of the Provisional Agenda (5 minutes discussion)

B. Approval of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting (10 minutes discussion) 

C. Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting  (Ms. Armela K. Razo) [10 minutes discussion]

D. Status of DOST-GIA Funds (Allotment and Cash)  - Asst. Secretary Maridon O. Sahagun (10 minutes discussion)

E.  Secretary's Remarks (30 minutes)

F. Programs/Projects for Discussion:

 

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

10:15 AM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

Program ABRAHAM: Applied Biodiversity ReseARCH for Holistic Advancements in Mindanao

Project 1. Population Genomics and Species Diversity of Reef Fishes Between Sulu and Celebes Seas Biogeographic Regions

Project 2. Information System for Marine Fishery Morphology and DNA Sequence in Mindanao

R&D Environment 1.a

UP-Mindanao

Done
2

10:35 AM
(40 minutes 
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER:D31:D47 ADVANCED BATTERIES: JOINT OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY LABS ON ENERGY STORAGE (JOULES)

Project 1. Advanced Cathode Materials for Next Generation Batteries (NextGen)

Project 2. Rechargeable Edison Battery with Advanced Cell Architecture for High-Energy Density Applications (REBCell)

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

R&D Energy1.a

 

 

 

UPD

 

UPD

 

TIP

Done
3 11:15 AM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER: CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS

Project 1. Processing of Coconut Monoglycerides (CMG) Into Functionalized Polyols for Industrial Polyurethane Applications

Project 2: Development of Extracellular Matrix from Fish Processing Wastes for Nutraceutical and Biomedical Application


Project 3. Production of Polyurethane-Modified Concrete (PMC) – Nanomaterial Composite from Crude Glycerol for Industrial Flooring System Application

 

R&D - Environment 1.a MSU-IIT Done
4 11:45 AM
(40 minutes
discussion and
Q&A)

NICER: ESTABLISHMENT OF SMART WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT (SWIM) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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

Project 2. Integrated Assessement and Analysis of Hydraulic Assets for Sustainable and Resilient Flood Control Infrastructures

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

Project 4. Smart Water Control Infrastructures for Effective Irrigation Management 

R&D - Other1.a

 

 

ISU

 

CSU

 

ISU

 

QSU

Done
12:00 - 12:45 PM LUNCH BREAK
5

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

NICER: COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (CoastER)


Project 1. Coastal Erosion Trends and Management Strategies for Region 1

Project 2. Assessment, Monitoring, and Prediction of Coastal Flooding of Selected Municipalities in Region I

Project 3. Development of Science-Based Engineering Engineering Approach to Coastal Protection in Region 1

Project 4. Enhancing Coastal Design and Infrastructure Intervention through the Establishment of Wave Testing Facility

R&D - Environment 1.a

 

 

 

UPD-MSI

 

MMSU

 

DMMMSU

 

MMSU

Done
6 2:00 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: RESEARCH CENTER FOR CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Project 1. Development of Market-Ready Admixture and SMART Lightweight Foamed Composites with Passive Energy-Regulating and Self-Reinforcing Properties from Agro-Industrial Wastes for Roof Screeds, Roof Insulation Ceilings, Walls, and Floor Applications

Project 2. Development of Eco-Cement Using Locally Available Industrial Wastes for Construction Applications

Project 3. Laminated Natural Fiber Composite as ECO-Geocell and ECO-Geogrid for Roadway Construction and Slope Protection

R&D - Others 1.a

 

 

 

MSU-IIT

 

CMU

 

La Salle University-Ozamis

Done
7 2:30 PM
(40 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: EFFECTIVE NETWORK FOR A VIABLE INSTITUTIONALIZED TECHNOLOGY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STANDARDS (ENVITECS)

Project 1. Synergistic Air and Water Quality Sensing System with Purification Devices Using Local Materials for MSMEs (AWQMPS)

Project 2. Production of Polymeric Carbon Nanodots from Waste Plastic for Gas and Microplastics Identification and Detection

Project 3. Air SAVER: Air Adsorption Silica-Alumina Technology for Valenzuela Environmental Remediation

Project 4. NanoSiliCage (NSC): Nanocaged Silicate Composite for Treatment of Wastewater From Valenzuela City Plastic Industries

R&D - Environment 1.a

 

 

 

 

PUP-Manila

 

Adamson University

 

UPD

 

UPD

Done
8 3:10 PM
(40 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

NICER: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REGIONALRESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR LAKE IN CALABARZON

Project 1. Evaluating Dynamic Internal Loading of Nutrients in Sediment for Recovery of Lakes from Eutrophication (INlakes)

Project 3: Predictive Estimation of Ecological Carrying Capacity: Tool for Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Selected Crater Lakes in the Province of Quezon

Project 4. A Model Rehabilitation of a Laguna de Bay Tributary - Taytay River - Maningning Creek Sub-basin

Project 5. Source Tracking of Microbial Contamination in Selected Lakes of Laguna, Philippines (STROLL)

R&D - Environment 1.a

 

UPD-Institute of Chemistry

Los Baños College of Fisheries - Laguna State Polytechnic University

UPD-Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology

UPD-Institute of Biology

Done
9 3:50 PM
(40 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

FOOD AUTHENCITY PROGRAM

Project 1: Organic Products and Halal Food Authenticity Testing Using Isotope and Nuclear-Based Methodologies

Project 2: Adulteration Detection and Fingerprinting of Philippine Honey Using Stable Isotopes (Phase 2)

Project 3: Tracing the Geographic Origin of Philippine Carabao Mango Through ChemoIsotopic Fingerprinting

Project 4. Stable Isotope and Multi-Elemental Profiling of Coffee and Cacao Beans in the Philippines by IRMS and XRF for Origin Identification

R&D - Food Safety 1.a

 

PNRI

 

PNRI

 

PNRI

 

DLSU

Done
10 4:30 PM
(30 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

SMART CITIES SOLUTION TO URBAN FLOODING (SMART Turf) PROGRAM

Project 1. Drainage Crawler/Probe Development for Drainage Inspection (DraCrawla)

Project 2. CURB Flood Project (City Wide Urban Flood Modeling)

Project 3. POSTE (Interconnected Poste Kits for Environmental Sensing) Project

R&D - DRRM 1.a

 

 

Cebu Institute of Technology University

 UP-Cebu

USC

Done
11 5:00 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Low-Dose Uniform Neutron Irradiation System (Lunis)

R&D - Others 1.a

PNRI

Done
12 5:10 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

SAILS Program: Developing a Prototype Ballast Water Management System (BWMS)

R&D - Others 1.a

UPD

Done
13 5:20 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Preliminary Technology Verification of the Prototype Hybrid Trimaran Passenger and Cargo Vessel Using Multi-Engine and Alternative Energy Source from Ocean Waves

R&D - Others 1.a

ASU

Done
14 5:30 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Ambient Air Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Visualization Environment (AiRMoVE)

R&D - Environment 1.a

UPD-DGE

Done
15 5:40 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Survey of Heatwaves in the Philippine Seas (SHIPS)

 

R&D - Environment 1.a

UP-Cebu

Done
16 5:50 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Ambient Air Remote Sensing, Modeling and Data Visualization Environment (AiRMoVE) ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VIROLOGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

Project 7. Antigenic Peptides as Potential Candidates for Covid-19 Vaccine Development

Project 8. Development of Antibody Test Kits for COVID-19 Using Enzyme Immunoassay

 R&D - Health 1.a

 

 

 

 

St. Lukes Medical Center

 

RITM

Done
17 6:10 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Establishment of the Visayas NMR Laboratory: Enabling the Countryside with the Power of Magnetic Resonance for Drug Discovery and a Forward-Looking Pandemic Response

R&D - Health 1.a

DOST Region VI

Done
18 6:20 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

A Study Evaluating the Safety and Immunogenicity of Mixing Different COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Platforms in Filipino Adults

R&D - Health 1.a

PSAAI

Done
19 6:30 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

R&D - Health 1.a

UPM-College of Medicine

Done
20 6:30 PM
(20 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Clinical & Serologic COVID-19 Surveillance Among Adult Individuals Who Have Been Fully Vaccinated Against SARS-CoV-2 in the Philippines

R&D - Health 1.a

UPM

Done
21 6:40 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Effect on Viral Clearance of Ivermectin in Asymptomatic and Non-Severe COVID-19 Patients Confined in Isolation Facilities

R&D - Health 1.a

UPM-NIH

Done
22 6:50 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

BAMBOO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS INNOVATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Project 2: Development of Protective Processing Technology for Bamboo Musical Instruments

R&D - Others 1.a

FPRDI

Done
23 7:00 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

eAsia Joint Research Program: Developing Green Degradable Polymers from Plant Based Oils and Investigation on Its Subsequent Functionalization and Utility as Heavy Metal Sequestrants

R&D - Others 1.a

AdMU

Done
24 7:10 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Innovativee Terrestrial Monitoring and Maritime Surveillance

R&D - Others 1.a

ASTI

Done
25 7:20 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-INFLAMATORY HERBAL PRODUCTS FROM ILUKO INDIGENOUS PLANTS

Project 3. Formulation Dosage Forms from Standardized Non-toxic Bioactive Extracts from Indigenous Plants

R&D - Others 1.a

MMSU

Done
26 7:30 PM
(15 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

DDHP: Synthesis and Derivatization of Disease Specific Bioactive Hits and Lead Compounds

Project 1: Lead Optimization, In Silico Prediction, Molecular Docking and Determination of ADMETox Properties of Small Molecules as Antidiabetic Drugs

Project 2: Molecular Docking and ADME-Tox–Guided Synthesis of Azole-Based Anti-Infective Agents

Project 3: Synthesis of Deguelin, Rotenone, and Small Molecule Derivatives as Anticancer Agents

Project 4: Lead Optimization, Molecular Docking and Determination of ADME-Tox Properties of Benzimidazoles with Antihypertensive Activity

Project 6: Computer-Aided Drug Design of Natural Products-Based, and Synthetic Antidiabetic, Antifungal, and Anticancer Lead Compounds and Derivatives

R&D - Others 1.a

 

 

 

 

UPD-IC

 

UPD-IC

 

UPD-IC

 

MSU-IIT

 

UPD-IC

Done

27 7:45 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

Understanding Lightning and Thunderstorms for Extreme Weather Monitoring and Information Sharing (ULAT)

R&D - DRRM 1.a

ASTI/PAGASA/UPD-IESM/PCIEERD

Done
28 7:55 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

DOST-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Joint Research Program: Radiation Damage Investigations on Functional Materials: Material Development, Analysis and Informatics

R&D - Health 1.a

UPD-NIP

Done
29 8:05 PM
(10 minutes
discussion and
Q&A) 

ENHANCEMENT OF THE COMPETENCE AND CAPABILITY OF THE NATIONAL METROLOGY LABORATORY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Project 1. Chemical Metrology for Organic Contaminants in Foods and Water

Project 2. Chemical Metrology for Inorganic Toxic Elements in Food and Water

Project 3. Biological Metrology for Microorganisms in Food

Project 4. Strengthening the Physical Metrology Capabilities of the National Metrology Laboratory

Upgrading facilities 1.d

ITDI

Done

 

G.  Other Matters: 

 G.1. Projects Within the Approving Authority of the Undersecretary for Research and Development  (8:20 - 8:30 PM/10 minutes discussion)

H.  Report on Liquidation of DOST-GIA Projects  (8:35 - 8:45 PM/10 minutes discussion)

I.  Adjournment (8:50 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