MANILA, Philippines --- Experts and other health enthusiasts now have an online community where important health issues affecting Filipinos can be voiced out, with the first topic on virgin coconut oil (VCO).

The Science and Technology Information Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (STII-DOST) is once again calling on the DOST community to participate in the DOST-wide photo contest.

Deputy Ambassador Trevor Lewis of the British Embassy in Manila affirmed the United Kingdom’s dedication to support scientific collaboration with its partners in the ASEAN region in his speech at the Science for International Development Conference last 18 September 2012 at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City. He said, “The British government strongly believes in the importance of science in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals in Southeast Asia and have just confirmed the commitment to strengthen the UK science and technology networks across the world.”

The 13th National Health Research Forum for Action to be held on November 20-21 at pan pacific Manila.

Stakeholders of health research will convene for the 13th National Forum on Health Research for Action to be held on November 20 and 21, 2012 at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Manila.  With the theme “Kalusugan Pananaliksik para sa Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP4KP), the forum willshowcase evidence from research as necessary inputs for the development of policies towards the achievement of Universal Health Care goals.

“We need to mobilize more resources, and resources is not just money you put into the system but finding people around us who can do the work and who can do it better than we can do it ourselves. So part of the task is coordinate with these people, work in parallel, work simultaneously so we can move faster,” says Dr. Cecilia S. Acuin in her synthesis of the proceedings of the 6th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.