By Ramon David Castañeda

Celebrating the milestones of any institution is key to recognizing just how far it has progressed. And for the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), TAPI @ 36 was the opportunity to do just that.

Held last January 31, 2023, at the Sequoia Hotel Manila Bay, the gala honored more than three decades of aiming to achieve new heights, awarded exemplary staff, and held an oath-taking ceremony for the new TAPI Employees’ Association, Inc. officers.

With the theme, “Strengthening Innovation for National Advancement and Growth” or SINAG, the gala opened with remarks from DOST-TAPI Director Atty. Marion Ivy Decena. Citing that the work at the institute may sometimes involve hurdles, she mentioned, “Tulad ng sinag ng araw…minsan damang dama natin ang init, may mga pagkakataon na dumadating ang bagyo.” “I want to encourage you to stand firm amid the difficulties and [to] face the challenges ahead as responsible and dedicated public servants,” she stated.

The celebration also featured testimonials of DOST-TAPI’s various beneficiaries, including those under the Investment and Business Operations Division’s commercialization programs: Manna Shameyn Enterprises Manager Jade Serrano and Compact Pharmaceuticals Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Valerio Calleja.

by Jund Rian A. Doringo

In celebration of its thirty-fifth anniversary, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) unraveled the first part of the RISE: Road to Innovative Science and Technology (S&T) Engagements on 31 January 2022.

The two-part anniversary in January and March exposes the accomplishments and milestones of the Institute as the very foundation of its created roadmap from 2023 to 2030 and beyond.

DOST-TAPI Director, Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, gives her message during the first part of Unraveling the RISE of DOST-TAPI on 31 January 2022