DOST opens slots for 2014 Philippine Science High School Scholarships

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHS) is now accepting applications for PSHS Scholarships for 2014 to graduating elementary students who wish to pursue special high school curriculum based on science, mathematics and technology in preparation for future careers in Science and Technology. All graduating elementary students for school year 2013-2014 are eligible to apply if they:
  • are certified by their School Principal as belonging to the upper 10% of their class or as having special aptitude in Science and Mathematics as supported by report card and letter of recommendation; 
  • are in good health and fit to undergo rigorous academic program; 
  • are Filipino citizens with no pending application for immigrant status in any foreign country; 
  • are born on or after June 1, 1999; 
  • are of good conduct and behavior; and 
  • have not taken the PSHS-National Competitive Examination previously. 
 Applicants must submit the following requirements:
  • Fully accomplished application forms in duplicate copies; 
  • Two (2) identical recent 1 x 1 ID pictures; 
  • Non-refundable test fee of P100 for students from private schools only (free for public school students); and 
  • Copy of report card and letter of recommendation if the applicant does not belong to the upper 10% of the current graduating class. 
Only one test will be administered, a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) consisting of tests in Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning and Verbal Aptitude.

Application Forms are available at all DOST regional offices and Provincial S&T Centers, PSHS campuses and DepEd Division Offices. The forms can also be downloaded from Application forms and other requirements can be submitted to the PSHS-Registrar’s Office in Diliman, or to any Regional PSHS Campuses, or to the DOST regional offices and Provincial S&T Centers. The Eastern Samar Provincial S&T Center is located at the ESSU campus, Borongan, E. Samar. Deadline for filing of applications is on August 2, 2013 (Friday) and the examination will be conducted on September 28, 2013 (Saturday) at the Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School (ESNCHS), Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

 The Philippine Science High School System is one of the attached agencies of the DOST contributing to the expansion and development of the country’s scientific and technological manpower. The PSHS has eight campuses nationwide, one of which is the Eastern Visayas Campus located in Candahug, Palo, Leyte. For more information, you may visit the DOST–E. Samar Provincial S&T Center, or call telephone number (055) 261-2664.

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DOST now accepts applications for 2014 Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Science and Technology formally announces the availability scholarship slots for the 2014 DOST Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship Programs for graduating high school students nationwide who wish to pursue baccalaureate degree programs in Basic Sciences, Science Teaching, Engineering and other Applied Sciences.

Two scholarship programs are being offered:
  1.  RA 7687 S&T Scholarship Program, for applicants whose family’s socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators (i.e. annual family gross income < P156,600.00); and
  2.  DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, for applicants whose family’s socio-economic status exceeds the set values of certain indicators. A non-refundable test fee of P200.00 is required.

The applicant must:
  1. belong to the graduating class of an identified S&T Oriented High School (ESNCHS and Dolores National High School); or belong to top 5% of the graduating class of other high schools, or at least have a good grades in Science and Math; 
  2. be a natural-born Filipino citizen; 
  3. be in good health and of good moral character; and 
  4. pass the S&T Scholarship Examination.

The following are the requirements for application: 
  • Fully accomplished Application Forms (Forms A - G); 
  • Two (2) recent 1” x 1” photographs, taken within the month of application; 
  • Photocopy of 2012 Income Tax Return (ITR) of both working parents (or guardian) or BIR Certification of Exemption from Non-Filing of ITR or Municipal/Barangay Certification of Unemployment, whichever is applicable; 
  • Clear photocopy of Birth Certificate; 
  • Clear photocopy of electric bills for three (3) consecutive months (preferably May, June and July 2013), registered to a family-member or duly-certified by a barangay official that the bills are paid by the family (for bills registered to a non-household member), or barangay certification of no electric connection from ESAMELCO, whichever is applicable;
  • Test fee of P200.00 (for DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship applicants only)

The application forms and brochure can be obtained from the DOST-E. Samar Provincial S&T Center, DepEd Division Office and Office of the School Principals in all public and private high schools in the province. The same forms can be downloaded from the following websites: and

Accomplished application forms and other requirements must be submitted to the DOST–E. Samar Provincial Science & Technology Center, DOST Bldg., ESSU Compound, Borongan City, Eastern Samar on or before August 23, 2013 (Friday). The examination will be held on September 22, 2013 (Sunday) at two (2) Testing Centers: the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), Borongan Campus for schools from Arteche to Llorente and Eastern Samar State University (ESSU), Guiuan Campus for Hernani to Guiuan and Lawaan to Quinapondan areas. For more information, please visit our office or call us at landline number (055) 261-2664 or call/text us using mobile number 0918.515.9990.

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DOST Installs 4 new Weather Monitoring Stations in Eastern Samar

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Eastern Samar Provincial S&T Center (DOST-Eastern Samar), in coordination with the Local Government Units, has recently completed the installation of four (4) AUTOMATED WEATHER MONITORING STATIONS in Sulat, Borongan City, Llorente and Guiuan. These stations are part of the 1,000 weather stations that are being deployed all over the country today to complement DOST-PAGASA’s weather monitoring facilities. The stations are stand-alone devices that measure weather-related parameters every 10-15 minutes and automatically transmit the data to DOST servers thru Short Message Service (SMS). The facilities are solar-powered with backup batteries that can last for 8-10 days without sunlight. They are also fitted with a satellite transmitter that enables data transmission in case SMS network fails

The weather stations installed near the Municipal Halls of Sulat, Llorente and Guiuan are called the Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) and can measure air pressure and rain amount in the area. The ARG installed in Loom Bridge, Borongan City, is also fitted with a Water Level Monitoring System (WLMS) which measures actual water height of the river every 10 minutes.

The raw data acquired by these stations are now posted in tabular, graphical and GIS-based representation on this website - - and are updated on real-time basis. It also contains the measurements acquired by other weather stations installed in other locations nationwide. It can also be viewed on the following websites: and For smartphone users, the Project NOAH app can be downloaded for free from the app stores of both IOS and Android flatforms.

The deployment of these state-of-the-art weather tracking equipment are expected to eliminate subjectivity in manual weather observations and delays in data transmission through real-time monitoring of weather disturbances in every corner of the Philippine archipelago. Further, the said devices would play a crucial role in disaster preparedness and mitigation by the local disaster managers, especially during typhoons, extreme rainfall and floods, and are expected to result in lesser number of affected individual/families and damaged properties and livelihood.

The technology used in the project were developed by local experts from the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), with the assistance of the DOST-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

For more information, please visit our office or call us at landline number (055) 261-2664 or call/text us using mobile number 0918.515.9990. (ARNALDO T. AMOSCO JR.,Provincial S&T Director)

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