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The Regional Development Council (RDC) together with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) of Region X once again conducted the three phase meetings, holding its first phase last April 7, 2016 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant, Cagayan de Oro City.

The three phases were conducted for the due process as follows; Phase 1: Simultaneous Sector Committee Consultation- which further aims to check the projects of National agencies, Local Government Units and State Universities for endorsements to the Regional Board; Phase 2: the 108th Full Council Meeting (Budget Consultative) which determine and evaluate if the on-going Programs, Projects and Activities (PPA’s) are sustainable, effective, efficient and relevant of which would truly be responsive to the needs of the region. Lastly, Phase 3: RDC Advisory Committee (RAC) where congressmen from different districts of the region were invited to further strengthen the coordinative and consultative mechanisms in the region, and provide advice, assistance, and support to the RDC in discharging its functions. The RAC is composed of the members of the RDC-X Executive Committee and the members of the House of Representatives of the various congressional districts of all provinces in the region.

Recently, Philippine Council for Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) Executive Director, Dr. Carlos Primo C. David visited DOST Region X and some of its projects.

Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban and his officials welcomed Dr. David at N Hotel, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City where he was guest of honor during the USAID STRIDE event on April 15, 2016. Dr. David is a geologist and is an expert on hydrology and water resource management.

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“Thank you… it is very useful…,” says Fred Ariel Noah Magpantay.

“Please enhance all DOSTKarte livelihood videos, “suggests Krystal Jade Pandan.

“It is very nice and comfortable for me, in my research, “ stated John Louie Paderanga.

Those are only a few of the numerous comments by STARBOOKS student-users of Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School, Baroy, Lanao del Norte. LNNCHS is one of public high schools in Region 10 that availed of the STARBOOKS.

The Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 is more determined to implement and maintain its quality management system after the agency passed the reassessment conducted by the AJA Registrars and was recertified to ISO 9001-2008. The re-accreditation put DOST-10 at par with other government agencies in the pursuit of excellence and quality service towards customer satisfaction.

DOST-10 was awarded the PAB Accredited ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Number AJA15-0052.

VJANDEP Pastel… Salay Handmade Paper… SLERS… Darling’s… Paras Machineries, Angel’s Log Pastries, Cakebook Pinasitas… these are only a few of the many micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that DOST in region 10 has extended technology and innovation assistance through the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP.

Since its inception in 2000, DOST Region 10 has assisted 169 MSMEs, with a total project cost of P 161 M. Every year, an increasing number of enterprises adopt new technologies and equipment under this program.