PREFACE: These Philippine Bidding Documents (PBDs) for the procurement of Infrastructure Projects (hereinafter referred to also as the “Works”) through Competitive Bidding have been prepared by the Government of the Philippines (GOP) for use by all branches, agencies, departments, bureaus, offices, or instrumentalities of the Government, including government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), state universities and colleges (SUCs), and local government units (LGUs). The procedures and practices presented in this document have been developed through broad experience, and are for mandatory1 use in projects that are financed in whole or in part by the GOP or any foreign government/foreign or international financing institution in accordance with the provisions of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9184 (R. A. 9184). 

A DOST scholar from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) wins this year’s BPI-DOST Science Awards for her research project, “Utilization of e. deglupta as a Green Collector.” She received a P25,000 cash award and a plaque of recognition.BPI Science Awards 2016

Yvonne Kaye Perocillo is one of the five college students from Region 10 and among the selected few graduating students who capped the 2016 BPI-DOST Science Awards for their research projects.

He used to be an employee of one firm in Luzon. Then he realized that there is more to accomplish when he becomes his own boss. Thus, the late Pablo Paras Sr. headed to Mindanao, specifically in Cagayan de Oro City, and put up his own automotive repair shop in 1951. The machine shop flourished and eventually became the Paras Machinery Works Corporation. When the founder retired, the company was assumed by one of his sons who looked for ways to harness his expertise in the metals industry and replaced the outdated facilities. With the new facilities, volumes of orders came in from neighboring provinces and nearby cities and the company opened branches in Iligan City which is dubbed as the industrial and ‘steel’ city of the south.

April 9th of 2016, Cagayan de Oro City celebrates the 74th Day of Valor or Araw ng Kagitingan at the Plaza Divisoria or the Golden Friendship Park by 7:30 of the morning where the City and National Government Officials, Military officials and some representatives of the Non-government offices of the civil society gather.

The celebration started with a prayer from representatives of Christian and Muslim groups. The solemnity followed a marching from the command officials of the Philippine Army led by Major General Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. of the Philippine Army with the City Mayor, Oscar S. Moreno. Then, Mayor Moreno with MGen Madrigal started pulling the rope for the singing of the National Anthem together with the City Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police Chief Officer and the Christian and Muslim representatives. The 4th ID Infantry Band lively performed the instrumental background of the National Anthem. The City’s Chorale follows through singing of the CDO March.

Want to buy Vjandep pastel? Or order Slers chicharon? Or Darling’s ham? Visit and you will see the various products of DOST-assisted micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). This is made possible through another initiative from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) dubbed as oneStore.

oneStore is a digital marketing that incorporates e-commerce in the operations of MSMES, a strategy which helps business enterprises to widen the scope of their market, and increase their business opportunities.

There are thousands of MSMEs in the Philippines assisted by DOST through its Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). These MSMEs contribute to increase in income and employment in the country.