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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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The Department of Science and Technology Region 10 joined the national simultaneous earthquake drill set on June 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

The occurrence set forth inside the agency with a siren for about 30 seconds. Same goes to what should be usually done during earthquake drills to duck, cover and hold. More than 44 people participated the drill consisting of employees and intern students.

Building a fervent link between R&D and technology commercialization has always been the goal of TAPI. With the passing of RA 10055 or the “Philippine Technology Transfer Act”, DOST has been pushing for an enabling ecosystem that could facilitate smoother and faster transfer of local technologies into the mainstream market.

For its part, several programs and policies has been implemented by DOST in support of a more proactive and responsive technology transfer system, such as the Intellectual Property (IP) Policy, Technology Transfer Protocol, Fairness Opinion Board / Report Guidelines and IP Management Protocols. DOST has also been ensuring the market-readiness of local technologies by providing support in pre-commercialization aspects of R&D breakthroughs.

Over 400 entries have been submitted for the Science Hugot Contest of DOST X. The participants, mostly in their teens and twenties, demonstrate their wisdom and vast interest in science with their entries – a remarkable trait that is eagerly welcomed by those involved in the field of science as there is always a need for new engineers, physicists, scientists, inventors, and other people in science.

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Mr. Aliman’s witty entry utilizes the symbols of periodic table elements.

As if to emphasize that science can indeed be fun, the participants explore their creativity and prowess in science with their thought-provoking and witty entries for the Science Hugot Contest.