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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is to conduct the nationwide Junior Level Science Scholarship examination on Sunday, July 12.

Examinees are regular third year college students who are taking up science, mathematics and engineering courses.

In Northern Mindanao, there are about 300 examinees. Those from Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental provinces

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“DOST continues to install the early warning systems. In Region 10, we have added 20 more instruments to widen the early warning systems especially with the impending flood and typhoon threats.”

This is what DOST-10 regional director Alfonso Alamban reported during the July 1 “Talakayan sa PIA.”
He shared that under the DOST Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) is another component, the Deployment of Early Warning Systems (DEWS) to flood-prone areas in the Philippines. Director Alamban said that 13 additional EWS sites have already been validated/evaluated which covers the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. Along with this is the maintenance of 63 existing EWS stations.

Another entrepreneur received assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), DOST released last Monday June 8, 2015, the check to Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Uy of The Nutcracker Homemade Products, a firm producing different kinds of peanut-based products.

The Accelerated Shelf-life Evaluation Laboratory (ASEL) of the Department of Science and Technology Region X (DOST X) finally reached a milestone in completing the terms of the financial program entered into upon its inception in 2003 with Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI). Under the program, DOST X agreed to adhere to the provisions of 70%/30% financing scheme and for TAPI to fully recover its total amount of investment. The last and final quarterly remittance of PHP71, 139.44 was made in March 2015. TAPI fully recovered the total amount of SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY SIX THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR PESOS & 44/100 (PHP726, 434.44) from ASEL. ASEL is expected to progressively operate and generate income for the national government onwards.

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DOST was one of the invited guests of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) for an Information Caravan in Don Carlos, Bukidnon on June 16, 2015. The Information Caravan was in time for the 49th Charter Day of the municipality.

The activity was highlighted with a presentation of the different programs and services of government line agencies. Bukidnon Provincial Science and Technology Center Director Virgilio Fuertes emphasized the programs for micro, small and medium enterprises ( MSMEs) through its banner program, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), along with DOST’s scholarship grants, consultancy services and training.

Other agencies present were DENR, NDA, HULRB, NHA, DAR, PAF, PopCom, LTO, PhilHealth, PDEA, BSP, GSIS, DSWD, DTI, LTO, BJMP, PSA, NCIP, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and GSIS. # (RLGuno)