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Iligan City Mayor Celso G. Regencia received the aerosol boxes handed by Ms, Gerrylou Sweet M. Pia, Officer-In-Charge of DOST Lanao del Norte last April 6, 2020, at City Mayor’s Office

As the Local Government Unit of Iligan City is making headway in fighting the battle against COVID-19, the Department of Science and Technology - X through its Provincial Science and Technology Center of Lanao del Norte took part in the locality’s response to the pandemic.

A total of five (5) aerosol boxes were handed to City Mayor Celso G. Regencia last April 6, 2020. Three (3) of which were given to Gregorio T. Lluch Memorial Hospital. The other two (2) boxes were turned over to the Iligan Medical Society to be placed at Iligan COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Facility located at E&R Hospital, Iligan City.

These aerosol boxes will help front liners reduce exposure from aerosolized particles during the intubation of COVID-19 patients. “These will not only be used for intubation but also can be utilized for suctioning, AMBU-bagging, and any other minor procedure due to its dimensions and holes sizes that are enough for manipulation of the hands,” says Dr. Michele Remarata of Iligan Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Ramarata provided the design and specifications of the fabricated aerosol boxes.

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DOST X, thru PSTD Virgilio M. Fuertes (center) turning-over the vegetables to the City Agriculture Office lead by Engr. Naomie H. Delos Reyes (right) on April 23, 2020.

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, April 24, 2020 - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 10 through DOST Bukidnon bought assorted vegetables from the local IP farmers of Brgy. Imbayao, mostly beneficiaries of the PCAARRD project, Science for the Convergence and Agriculture and Tourism (SciCAT) at Mt. Kitanglad Agri Tourism Farm (MKATF). Total harvest for the season amounting to P100 Thousand was bought at DA-set price to the great appreciation of the farmers.

Harvests of the Barangay farmers such as squash, chayote, sweet pepper, cabbage, and potatoes were bought by DOST X as an initiative pursuant to RA 11469 or Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. The vegetables were turnover to the City Mayor and immediately brought to the Malaybalay City Agriculture Office for packing and distribution to front liners in quarantine checkpoints, health workers, waste management workers, and the most in need in this time of crisis.

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A total of 354 families in Cauyunan received 10kgs of rice each on April 17, 2020. This food assistance will help the community sustain health and well-being during the Community Quarantine. The families who received the assistance belong to the Higaonon tribe.

The goods were turned over to Datu Romeo Gican, chieftain and Brgy. Kagawad by Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban with the knowledge of Mayor Seno.

The call for immediate assistance for food reached the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the community of Indigenous People in Barangay Cauyunan, Opol, Misamis Oriental was facilitated by Samdhana Exec Director Edwin Quinones. The donation was supported by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Pena.

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MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, April 15 — In the speed and scale of the outbreak, the severity of cases, and the societal and economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Science and Technology in Bukidnon (DOST-Bukidnon) initiated a donation drive for front liners and those who tirelessly work to eradicate the coronavirus.

Virgilio Fuertes, Provincial Science & Technology Director of DOST Bukidnon said they coordinated with DOST-SETUP Cooperators, through Step-UP Bukidnon Association, to help them in bringing entrepreneurs, organizations from across industries, and sectors and individuals together to help frontline in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Through our collective efforts, donations of facemasks, face shields, hooded jackets, aerosol boxes, other protective personal equipment (PPE), and foods for the front liners were aplenty as the donors flocked to share their resources. The outpouring of solidarity or ‘Bayanihan’ spirit sparked by this global challenge has been unexpected as more donors helped,” he said.

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Northern Mindanao Medical Center Nurses thanks Cenyu Probiotics Technologies for their chicken and egg meal packs

Cagayan de Oro City – The deadly coronavirus has claimed lives and caused havoc in the socio-economic lives of every Filipino. While most are obliged to stay at home, healthcare workers and the military remain in their posts, highly at risk as frontliners. The MSMEs, despite being eminently affected by the crisis themselves, have shown overwhelming and proactive support.

Cenyu Probiotic Technologies, Inc. in partnership with its sister company, Cuchara Verde is a Department of Science and Technology's Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (DOST SETUP) assisted enterprise. They are known not only as wholesale distributor of probiotic and wholesale chicken and eggs, but also as a producer of healthy and tasty meals and other food products in the City. Since April 13 up to date, they have been giving away 120 packs daily of ready-to-eat meal packs of rice and probio chicken and egg for healthcare workers and random Fire, Police and Traffic enforcers on duty.