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Before the year 2015 ends, another two (2) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from Cagayan de Oro City were given assistance through the DOST Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) on Monday Dec. 28, 2015 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region X. These two MSMEs are from the food sector and from the metals and engineering sector.

The DOST’s intervention to the food processor through provision of Dough Roller, Spiral Mixer, Stainless Steel Fabricated 3-Deck Steamer, 18-tray capacity Gas Oven, Tray Rack and Stainless Steel Working Table would result to an increase in sales of the firm by 35% on the first year and will increase the firm’s productivity by 99%.

TMMRDSA1Mr. Shomar Casabuena (2nd from right), proprietor of Reid’s Bakeshop receives the DOST SETUP Assistance from ARD for Finance and Admin Services Division Mansueta L. Golo (2nd from left) together with Supervising SRS Roselyn V. Arellano and the OIC of DOST PSTC Misamis Oriental Engr. Junelyn B. Ruiz.

ANNOUNCEMENT

In compliance with CSC MC No. 27, s. 1991 (Implementing RA 7041, Requiring Publication of Existing Vacant Positions in Government Offices) and CSC MC 3, s. 2001, notice is hereby given that the vacant position below in the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. X is proposed to be filled-up:

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DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo (in white shirt) cutting the NMFIC launching ribbon.

The Department of Science and Technology, Region-10 has successfully launched the Northern Mindanao Food Innovation Center (NMFIC) last August 21, 2015 during the Science Nation Tour. NMFIC is located at Mindanao University of Science and Technology, C.M. Recto, Cagayan de Oro City.

The launching was graced by no other than the DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, together with the representatives of the major stakeholders the Honorable Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez, the Congressional Representative of the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City and his lovely wife Mrs. Fenina Rodriguez; Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, the President of MUST; Dir. Linda O. Boniao, the Regional Director of the Department of Trade and Industry, Region-10 and Ms. Ma. Luisa N. Tumang, the President of the Food Processors Association of Northern Mindanao (FOPANORMIN).

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The Department of Science and Technology Region X held its kickoff activity of the 6th regional leg of the Science Nation Tour in Tubod, Lanao del Norte. “Agham na Ramdam” was the theme of the science road show held last August 20-23, 2015. During this Northern Mindanao leg Secretary Mario G. Montejo was featured as guest at the 105th Regional Development Council X Full Council 3rd Quarter Meeting last August 20, 2015 in Mindanao Civic Center.

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“Do what you love and enjoy doing and you won’t be working for the rest of your life. And the best way to achieve that is to take science and technology courses, be an inventor, innovator.” This is what DOST Secretary Mario Montejo stressed to high school students from Cagayan de Oro City and the nearby areas who trooped to Mindanao University of Science and Technology to participate in the Career Guidance and Leadership Training.