June 4. Department of Science and Technology (DOST), 50th Anniversary
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Sheets of 50
(5 x 10)
Department of Science and Technology - Singles
Designer and Layout Artist: Benedict
Design Coordinator: Victoria B.
Text by: Rodel G. Offemaria, Fe
Over-all-Director: Carol M. Yorobe
First Day Covers: Manila
Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and,
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), 50th Anniversaries
It was in 1958 when the Philippine
Congress passed a law for the creation of the National Science
Development Board (NSDB). Essentially, the National Science
Development Board laid down the foundation stones of an organized
national scientific development effort.
In 1982, the NSDB was overhauled into the National Science and
Technology Authority (NSTA) to assume broader policy making and
program implementing functions. The expanded structure was an
attempt to meet the period's emergent development and competitive
Five years later, the NSTA was upgraded into its current structure
following a powerful social upheaval celebrated in its non-violent
temperament. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) was
created with fresh hopes of accelerating the development and
deployment of technology products and services appropriate to the
needs of domestic industries including SMEs.