Re: I blame tRump for normalising this BS
"'Department of Science Technology and Army' !!?? I think that pretty much sums it up. When you combine government science and technology departments with the military"
Is that actually the case? I read it as needing an Oxford comma in there - the activity was carried out by the Department of Science and Technology, and the army. As is stated later in the article, DOST provides services and such to other government departments, so it's simply that the army is using DOST resources, not that they're part of the same department. Given how the Philippines are* currently run, I'm sure the army have their fingers in plenty of pies, but they haven't gone as far as officially merging them yet.
*Should that be Philippines are or is?