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Check turnover by DOST-10 Staff: (from the left) Mr. Linreb Mondero, Ms. Bonita Manguilimotan, Ms. Ritchie Mae Guno to project leader Dr. Eva Mendoza (rightmost) together with the Dean of College of Arts and Science Dr. Leo Labrador

The Department of Science and Technology–X (DOST-X), through the Regional Research Funding (RRF) Program of DOST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), released P731,924.00 to Central Mindanao University (CMU) to implement the research project that aims to assess the effectiveness of the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) in Valencia City, Bukidnon.

The study will explore the experiences of the drug responders and stakeholders while engaged in the rehabilitation program. The results of the study are highly significant to the implementation of the Anti-Drug Campaign in Valencia City and its barangays. The City Social Welfare & Development Office (CSWDO), City Health Office (CHO), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), drug rehabilitation institutions, and health professionals may benefit from this research as it could be used as basis for the formulation or enhancement of policies relevant to drug prevention, control, and rehabilitation.

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Rural Health Unit-Panaon healthcare personnel maneuvering their RxBox device during the Super-User Training in Misamis Occidental

Forty-two municipalities in region 10 will soon benefit from the recently deployed RxBox telehealth devices in healthcare centers. These devices can reduce the overall cost of healthcare by enabling health workers to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients within rural health facilities.

RxBox is a multi-component program (biomedical device, electronic medical record system, and telemedicine training) designed to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide.

Following its deployment, residents in the recipient municipalities can access the device's features, such as Blood Pressure Monitor, Pulse Oximeter, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Fetal Heart Monitor, Maternal Tocometer, and Temperature Sensor.

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PSTD Ritchie Mae Guno with the LGU Talakag handed the Computerized Embroidery Machine and its software to Myrna M. Exclamado, the President of KKK on April 21, 2022

The Department of Science and Technology-Bukidnon turned over one unit of computerized embroidery machine with advanced embroidery software to Kababayin-an Kaabag sa Kalambuan (KKK) on April 22, 2022, at San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon.

KKK, a women's organization based in Talakag, Bukidnon, has been in garment-making since 2018. However, due to the lack of technology, the organization opted to outsource the embroidery-related services from other shops in the neighboring cities. This process limited their income and productivity.

DOST-Bukidnon, in close partnership with the Local Government Unit of Talakag, made the intervention possible with a total project cost amounting to Php 577,440 through the agency's Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (DOST-CEST) program.

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DOST-10 staff Ms. Stephanie Ibarra giving a talk on Food Safety to food vendors in Carmen public market, Cagayan de Oro City on April 21, 2022

The Department of Science and Technology – 10, in partnership with the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) and City Economic Enterprise Department (CEED), conducted a Food Safety Training and provided Hygiene Kits to 100 food vendors in Cogon and Carmen public markets, Cagayan de Oro City on April 20-21, 2022.

Food Safety is the assurance that the food will not cause adverse health effects to the consumers when prepared and eaten according to its intended use.

"One of the objectives of the event is to capacitate the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by increasing their practical knowledge and skills in Food Safety to address the current needs for food hygiene in the new normal," said Ms. Hope Bañas, Food Safety Trainer and member of the DOST-10 Food Safety Team.

quemado brothersreducedBukidnon’s youngest mushroom agripreneurs and brothers, Numeriano and Edsel Quemado acquire science and technology upgrading on their production processes through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) on the 3rd quarter of 2021 amounting to Php 365,800.00. DOST 10 thru the Provincial S&T Center in Bukidnon, upgrades the production capacity of Mushroom City Company, one of the established pioneer mushroom growers in Bukidnon. Through the SETUP program, the company were able to secure a mushroom substrate bagger to mechanize the manual filling of fruiting bags, and stainless facility fixtures, horizontal fryer, de-oiler machine, and octagonal mixer for increased production capacity of value-added products. They also applied for DOST 10’s consultancy services and product laboratory analysis in preparation for their FDA-LTO application.