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Is Northern Mindanao ready for the current industrial revolution, where intelligent machines help humans work? DOST partners with DTI to gear up for it.

11 October 2017 – Cagayan de Oro – The world has moved beyond computers and automation. Today, it is shifting towards cyber-physical systems where machines are capable of intelligently working with humans and with each other.


This is the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to usher Filipinos along the transition.


In Region 10, this transition kicked off today at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, where DOST-X and DTI-10 held the workshop “Gearing Up the Regions for Industry 4.0.” Participants from the government, academe, and industries in Region 10 and CARAGA converged to identify their needs and possible solutions in shifting with the current industrial revolution.

21 September 2017 – Cagayan de Oro – Enthusiastic cheers and applause rose from the audience today at the Limketkai Atrium as the winners of DOST Region X’s Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) were announced.


The winning inventions have been crowd-favorites throughout the three-day RICE showcase, which ran concurrently with the region’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration.


“We have a record-breaking number of inventions this year,” proclaimed DOST-X Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban at the awarding ceremony.
A total of 99 innovative entries from local inventors were pre-selected from numerous submissions, vying for top prizes in four different categories. This was the highest number of entries in the history of RICE in Region X.

Enhancing the region’s capability on weather monitoring, the Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office No. 10 (DOST-10) adopted the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) –based technology developed by DOST-4A. Coined as Hazard Notification, Dissemination and Awareness (HaNDA), is a region- focused website that provides real-time and 24-hour visualization of the hydrometeorological data from the Automated Rain Gauges, Water Level Monitoring Stations and Agromet-Upgraded Automated Weather Stations provided by DOST’s Advance Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) and deployed in Northern Mindanao by DOST-10 Deployment of Early Warning System (DEWS) Team.

Cagayan de Oro City - Nowadays, people are getting more health conscious as more health diseases are discovered, mostly are those who have experienced illness themselves and/or have heard experiences from their relatives. Such health-seeking behaviors are observed of those who have dropped by at the RxBox exhibit and have their blood pressure, heart rate and o2 saturation checked using the RxBox Telehealth Device that was featured and demonstrated by the DOST 10 RxBox Project Assistant, Ms. Nona Gomez and Regional Training Coordinator, Ms. Fatimah Emmy Tandih at the RxBox Booth during the back to back celebration of DOST 10 Regional Celebration of National Science and Technology Week 2017 (RSTW) and Regional Invention Contests and Exhibit (RICE) last 19 – 21 September 2017. With its high advanced settings, the viewers were astounded on the device’s capability to capture vital signs simultaneously.

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(September 27, 2017, 2:00PM, Cagayan de Oro City)


Aware of the possible impact of ground shaking, the Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office No.10 (DOST-10) joins the 2017 3 rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) called for by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense–10.

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