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.

FoodHygiene Image1reduced

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.

CatarmanFoodSafety Image1reduced

Participants are trained on how to make pork longanisa and pork lumpia while applying food safety and good manufacturing practices

To enhance the skills and capacity of hog raisers in Catarman, the Department of Science and Technology-Camiguin provided a series of food safety and meat processing skills training to 25 participants on March 30-31, 2022, at the Municipal Agriculture Site, Compol, Catarman, Camiguin.

The hog raisers learned how to make hygienic and quality pork longanisa and pork lumpia by applying good manufacturing practices, basic food hygiene principles, and food safety hazard awareness.

The two-day face-to-face training aims to produce quality processed meat products and establish a meat processing center in the municipality.

SagaySTARBOOKS Image1reduced

Ms. Nice Nerjay C. Delada, Project Assistant II of DOST Camiguin, discusses the nature of the project and MOA details to LGU-Sagay Mayor Uayan and staff during the Ceremonial Project Fund Turnover

About 2,875 households in Sagay, Camiguin will benefit from the Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly-Operated KioskS (STARBOOKS) powered by Solar Photovoltaic System through the DOST Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program.

DOST-Camiguin turned over a project fund of Php 1,070,100.00 to the Local Government Unit of Sagay for the provision of STARBOOKS and printed multimedia materials last January 2022. The project aims to promote a Science and Technology culture and disaster resiliency in the municipality.

Currently, given the fund's availability, the LGU is now working on the acquisition of a Solar Photovoltaic System, solar street lights, and a 65-inch Smart TV.

DirtBag Image1reduced

Check turnover for the funding of the project entitled: “A Hybrid Static-Dynamic Route Optimization for Drop-off and Pick-up Problem Using Genetic Algorithm” with Engr. Jocelyn Garrido (Project Leader) and Mr. Richard Ebdalin of Dirt Bag (Industry Partner)

The University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) received a Research and Development (RnD) fund amounting to Php 1.3 million from the Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) to provide optimized routes for laundry drop-off and pick-up using genetic algorithms.

DOST-10, through the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (NorMinCIEERD), partnered with USTP for a project entitled "Hybrid Static-Dynamic Route Optimization for Drop-Off and Pick-up Problem Using Genetic Algorithm."

The NorMinCIEERD funding will enable USTP researchers to provide a cost-efficient scheme for digital laundry businesses in dropping off and picking-up laundry by taking the best route within the city.