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Dr. Claire Paglinawan of CHO CDO shared her insights about the research proposal presented by Dr. Mercado of Mountain View College

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Forty-four researchers from 12 member-institutions of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development receive training on basic research methods on March 7-8 and 14-15, 2023 through zoom and face-to-face at VIP Hotel.


DOST Bukidnon provincial director, Ms. Ritchie Mae L. Guno, discussing the importance of science and technology for economic development, during the turnover cum training of Balugto Hope Agroforestry Association Inc members on February 21, 2023.

Around 800 vegetable and coffee farmers are expected to benefit from the recent technology assistance in Talakag, Bukidnon made possible with the partnership of the Department of Science and Technology and the Local Government Unit of Talakag.

To minimize waste and stabilize prices in times of oversupply of vegetables and to provide farmers with a reliable source of income, DOST has recently turned over a vacuum packaging technology that enables the farmer-members of Balugto Hope Agroforestry Association Inc.  These sets of machines will enable the farmers to produce value-added products with longer shelf life.

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Machine Shop Supervisor Mr. Glenn Rabi G. Surban working on a machinery repair at the Surban Machine Shop in Tambo, Brgy Hinaplanon, Iligan City.

ILIGAN CITY – The Department of Science and Technology boosts city-based Surban Machine Shop through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). With the agency’s technological support, the firm attains 48% increase in productivity from 2018 to 2022.

In 2018, they availed assistance to answer much needed S&T interventions for the acquisition of a universal milling machine and shaper machine. This enabled the firm to fabricate parts in their production line and minimize low-quality outputs. They also boosted production by 23% from 130 work orders in 2018 to 159 work orders in 2022.  Gross sales increase by 38%  from 2018 to 2022. The firm has fully refunded its financial obligations to DOST in January 2023 and is planning on taking on another cycle of S&T Interventions through DOST-SETUP.

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DOST Camiguin Provincial Director Joanne Katherine R. Banaag and LGU Mambajao Mayor Yñigo Jesus D. Romualdo and DOST  signs Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to strengthen local disaster preparedness on February 17, 2023, held at the municipal building of Mambajao, Camiguin.

To intensify disaster risk reduction, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Local Government Unit of Mambajao signs Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to install early warning devices in strategic locations of the municipality. The MOA provisions the deployment of the DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) developed Automatic Rain Gauge and Water Level Monitoring System as well as the installation of a communication system.

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DOST 10 experts Ms. Hope Bañas and Ms. Stephanie Ibarra conduct onsite visit and consultation to Joji’s Delight, a local peanut butter producer based in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City on February 24, 2023.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Thirty firms in Northern Mindanao are expected to benefit from the Department of Science and Technology’s implementation of the Manufacturing Productivity Extension (MPEX) Program this year. This consultancy program is designed to unlock the firms’ potential and achieve greater levels of productivity.

MPEX provides consultations and assessments to identify areas for improvement, adopt modern technologies, and improve their skills and knowledge in managing their businesses.