16 August 2018
Bearing the Philippine flag with pride. The Philippines Team at the International Physics Olympiad (L-R) Prof. Ian Vega, Mikhail Torio, Steven Reyes, Charles Bartolo, and Prof. Perry Esguerra.
Three Filipino students became a nigh-unstoppable force at the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), taking the country closer to gold than it has ever been at the annual worldwide competition.
Steven Reyes, who hails from St. Jude Catholic School (SJSC), bagged a silver medal for the Philippines. Meanwhile, Mikhail Torio from the Philippine Science High School-Main Campus (PSHS-MC) and Charles Bartolo from the Philippine Science High School-Central Luzon Campus (PSHS-CLC) each brought home a bronze medal.
08 August 2018
DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo (center) addressing the media during the press conference. Also in photo are DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño (leftmost) and DOST scholar-graduate John Kenneth Malilay (rightmost).
Now is the best time to become a DOST scholar.
The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced new developments on its scholarship programs, which include increased number of slots and a higher monthly stipend rate for all its scholars.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and DOST-SEI Director Josette Biyo made the pronouncement in a press conference held on July 18, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. The event coincides with the celebration of the 2018 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), which Biyo considers an opportune time to drum up the public’s interest in DOST’s scholarship program.