The Department of Science and Technology (Kagawaran ng Agham at Teknolohiya), more popularly known as the DOST, was originally established as the National Science and Development Board (NSDB) on June 13, 1958. It was later reorganized on March 17, 1982 to become the National Science and Technology Authority vested with broader policy-making and program implementing functions. NSTA was elevated as a Department on January 30, 1987 under Executive Order No.128. Presently, DOST has 16 regional offices all over the country which includes Regions: I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR, CAR, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, CARAGA, X, XI, XII, and ARMM. DOST has also a total of 87 Provincial S&T Centers nationwide.
The Department through the years...
- 1958 - Congress passes a law establishing the National Science Development Board (NSDB) upon the recommendation of Dr. Frank Co Tui, who was tasked to survey the state of Philippine S&T during President Carlos Garcia's administration;
- 1982 - NSDB revamped as the National Science and Technology (NSTA) and accorded broader policy-making and program implementing functions;
- 1987 - NSTA elevated to Cabinet level and becomes the DOST in response to increasing demands for S&T intervention in national development. Executive Order (EO) 128
Mission, Vision and Core Values
To spearhead scientific, technological an innovation efforts and ensures that these results to maximum economic and social benefits for the people of the region.
Excellent prime-mover of regional and countryside development with equity.
CORE VALUES (ielite)
DOST VIII's core values can be encompassed by the word "iELITE". The word is reflective of the oganization's attitude in providing quality S&T services by the people in Region VIII.
"Innovation, Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Teamwork, Empowerment"