Bukidnon’s Cakeboom and Party Flavors is the DOST-10’s Best Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) at the regional level, after earlier being cited as Bukidnon’s best at the provincial level.

Owned by Richard and Golda Lim of Malaybalay City, they couple left their employment to start selling Filipino delicacies and cakes to sidewalk vendors. In 2008, their Piñasita pastry with pineapple filling was adjudged Malaybalay City Best Delicacy. This was followed a year later by Piñakasi, another pastry with pineapple, malunggay and squash.

As demand for their healthy products grew, the couple sought DOST intervention in 2012 through the upgrading of their production equipment such as cooker mixers and continuous band sealer for packaging. Food safety handling protocol training was also undertaken for the firm’s employees.

Following the conduct of 1st surveillance audit on 05 August 2016 by AJA Registrars at DOST-X regional office here in Cagayan de Oro City, the provincial S&T centers in Camiguin and Lanao del Norte, DOST-X is now on its 8th year as an ISO 9001:2008 certified office. DOST-X hurdled the audit with zero nonconformity and five observations. The Department of Science and Technology – Region-X commits to continuously conform with the international standards for Quality Management Systems (QMS) in order to deliver and provide quality, relevant and timely Science & Technology services to the local and national customers.

ISO 9001 2016

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A DOST scholar from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) wins this year’s BPI-DOST Science Awards for her research project, “Utilization of e. deglupta as a Green Collector.” She received a P25,000 cash award and a plaque of recognition.BPI Science Awards 2016

Yvonne Kaye Perocillo is one of the five college students from Region 10 and among the selected few graduating students who capped the 2016 BPI-DOST Science Awards for their research projects.