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Mrs. Patrocenia Lanzado, owner of D'Hermanos Pizza with her production workers

To fulfill their aspirations, D’Hermanos Pizza applied for the Department of Science and Technology’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (DOST-SETUP) in 2019.

The firm was located in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, and started with humble beginnings.

In 2014, using conventional and manual production equipment, the firm started baking for family and close-knitted friends in small quantities, but orders kept pouring in for their pizza. Hence, the owner, Mr. Raymond Lanzado, with his wife, Mrs. Patrocenia Lanzado, decided to increase its production volume to cater to orders from the locals of Tangub City and tourists.

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Captures during the Basic First Aid & Emergency Response Training

Home to 16,000 inhabitants, Umayamnons and Higaunons predominantly reside in the Upper Pulangi District. Their primary problem is their lack of a communication system which contributes to their slow-paced development compared to other barangays located in more strategic areas. Smartphones are irrelevant in places like Upper Pulangi as cell site towers are intentionally limited in the area to avoid providing a signal to the rebels.

In 2021, Typhoon Pablo damaged vast agricultural land, ravaged houses, and damaged properties amounting to roughly 20M in the barangays within Upper Pulangi. The typhoon also left numerous people injured. The lack of communication caused heavy delays in the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office rescue operations. Road accidents, landslides, and other hydrometeorological hazards occur regularly in the area leaving the community, including its most vulnerable sectors, at risk.

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Check turn-over of the sci-tech project fund to LGU-Talakag

DOST-Bukidnon, under its Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program, recently granted 2.8M science and technology project funds to the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas in Talakag, Bukidnon.

The agency will implement a total of six projects that include various science and technology interventions. DOST-Bukidnon will distribute Ceramic Water Filters to communities that lack drinking water, install two Automatic Rain Gauges to flood-prone areas, and provide a Plastic Densifier and Shredder for better solid waste management.

The project also includes six Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS (STARBOOKS) units to the community. STARBOOKS is a stand-alone information source designed to bring S&T information to the grassroots.

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Online turn-over of the Php 2 Million check to the Food Research and Development Center of the Central Mindanao University

With the advent of the new normal, innovations in food production have become an integral part of the food industry to attain food resiliency and security. These innovations are the priority areas of the research and development (R&D) agenda, particularly in the Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies of the region.

In response, the Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) recently funded a research proposal from the Central Mindanao University entitled, “Spray Drying of Fruit Vegetable Juice Blends from Abundant and Underutilized Food Crops in Bukidnon,” which amounts to more than Php 2 Million.

The Food Research and Development Center of the Central Mindanao University had recently developed nutritious juices from abundant and underutilized fruits and vegetables in Bukidnon.

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Turnover of DOST Check to PLGU Camiguin. (From left to right) Ms. Nice Nerjay C. Delada (DOST-Cam), Engr. Ferdinand A. Soliven (DOST-Cam), Provincial Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, and Ms. Christine S. Jardin (DOST-Cam)

The Provincial Local Government Unit of Camiguin received science and technology support through a check amounting to Php 480,000 from the Department of Science and Technology-Camiguin on June 3, 2021. This COVID-19 project is entitled: Support to Clean Camiguin COVID-19 QR Code System and its Operation Center through the adoption of S-PaSS and other Covid-related Systems.

The fund is for the acquisition of 50 mobile phones for scanning CleanCamiguinQR codes and two computer units as software servers.

CleanCamiguinQR is the official COVID-19 contact tracing software of the province. It can track an infected person's close contact up to the third level.