DOST named anti-graft champion. The Department of Science and Technology ranked 5th in the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission’s Top 10 Anti-Graft Champions for the first half of 2009. Other DOST agencies that made it to the list include the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), DOST Region 3, and National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) (8th place); Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) (9th place); and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) (10th place).
Receiving the award for STII is its Officer-in-Charge Ma. Isabel Carag-Dario (left) who is concurrently Asst. Secretary of the Office of the Press Secretary, along with Tony Kwok, Hong Kong anti-corruption expert; PAGC Chair Constancia De Guzman, and PAGC Exec. Dir. Cristin Manalang, and Comm. Belinda Salcedo. The anti-graft champions were selected for compliance to the Integrity Development Action Plan, the national anti-graft framework that focuses on corruption prevention, education, deterrence, and strategic partnership. [S&T Media Service]