The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) successfully launched the last five out of 10 books of the Science for the People (SFTP) Book Series, dubbed as Pamanang Handog sa Bayan, on 14 June 2022 from 1:30PM onwards via hybrid at The Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood, Quezon City and DOST Philippines Facebook page.

The book launch intended to give the public an overview of the human stories behind every successful technology, program, project, service, and assistance that DOST has provided the public to improve the lives of the Filipino people.


SFTP books are authored by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña with DOST agency heads as his co-authors.  These books are:

  1. Science for the Arts

Co- Author:

Dr. Marieta Banez Sumagaysay, Executive Director, DOST-National Research Council of the Philippines

  1. Science for Healing

Co- Authors:

Maridon O. Sahagun, Assistant Secretary, DOST Finance and Strategic Planning

Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, Executive Director, DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

  1. Science for Resilience


Dr. Renato U. Solidum, DOST Undersecretary for Science and Technology Services

  1. Science for Business

Co- Author:

Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, Director, DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute

  1. Science for Awareness

Co- Author:

Mr. Richard P. Burgos, Director, DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute

The first five SFTP books series was launched on November 23, 2021. Authors of the book series include Secretary FTP, Undersecretary Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (Science for Change), DOST Assistant Secretary Leah J. Buendia (Science for Cooperation), DOST-Science Education Institute Director Josette Biyo (Science for Human Capital) and Regional VIII Director Ernesto M. Granada, and the late Undersecretary Brenda Nazareth-Manzano (Science for Communities). Also, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc; and Maret Follosco-Bautista, president of CL Follosco Group of Companies, are also included in the list of authors for Science for Innovation. (Jenny Leigh A. Daquioag, DOST-NRCP)

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