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Screen capture of the online ceremonial turnover of project funds to LGU Baroy on January 27, 2022

The Local Government Unit of Baroy, also known as the "Clay Town of Lanao del Norte", recently received a project fund amounting to Php 617,300.00 from the Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) on January 27, 2022, via online conference.

Baroy holds the most clay deposit in terms of volume reserve throughout the province. The project scheme is to provide the Provincial Ceramic Center with value-adding technology to improve efficiency and rate of production in clay pots and bricks through the Science & Technology Innovation from the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).

The identified technologies to be deployed are the following: (1) Electric Potter’s Wheel, (2) Jigger and Jolly Machine, (3) Kneading Machine, (4) Extruder with Mouthpieces, and (5) Hand Wheel.

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The Department of Science and Technology-10 (DOST-10) assisted the Typhoon Odette victims in the Caraga region through the provision of Enhanced Nutribuns and other necessities such as clothes, shoes, and canned goods in December 2021 and January 2022.

The Enhanced Nutribun (E-Nutribun) is a food technology by the Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) for supplementary feeding programs during emergencies or calamities.

"The Enhanced Nutribun has more micronutrients like iron and vitamin A. The texture is softer and weighs 160- 165 grams per piece, which is easier for children to hold and bite. Each serving of Enhanced Nutribun weighing 160-165 grams per piece, has 504 calories, 17.8 grams protein, 6.08 milligrams iron, and 244 micrograms vitamin A," said DOST-FNRI.


Mr. Carlo A. Ramos, an OFW from Opol, Misamis Oriental, is the first recipient of the Innovations for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines (iFWD PH) assistance from DOST 10. The ceremonial online turnover of the project fund was held on January 21, 2022, together with nine Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) beneficiaries in the region.

Mr. Ramos’s company, the Ramos Fabrication and Steel Works Services, specializes in window casement, trusses and roofing, window grills and standee, railings, and gates.

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Mr. John Michael Sabanal and his vending cart

The Department of Science and Technology regional office 10 turned over solar-powered vending carts to six food vendors on January 7, 2021, at the Office for Senior Citizen Affairs, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.

The project "Build Back Better Vending Carts" is in partnership with the City Government of Cagayan de Oro. The City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) office screened the recipients from among the long list of food vendors all around the city. The screening included background checks, good standing records, on-site visits, and interviews.

"Daghan jud kaau ni sila nga mga vendors diri sa atong syudad. Mao na medyo kuti jud atong pag sala ani sa ila. (We have a long list of vendors in the city that is why the screening of the recipients was very crucial)", said Ms. Maria Dorotea E. Elpa of CSWD region 10.

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Sample bamboo crafts made by rebel returnees in Sikyop

DOST - Lanao del Norte and the Innovation thru Leveraging Industry, Government, Academe Networks and inclusive Community Engagements (ILIGANiCE) team conducted a site inspection at Sikyop, Sitio Lawlawon, Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City on January 14, 2022, to identify possible science and technology interventions for the development of the area.

Barangay Rogongon is the largest hinterland barangay of Iligan City in land area and serves as a border between Lanao del Norte and its neighboring provinces: Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Lanao del Sur. It is an identified CAPDev (Convergence Areas for Peace and Development) Area of Iligan City due to the insurgent activities of the New Peoples Army (NPA) that hindered peace and poverty alleviation among the Higaonon Tribe and other Indigenous People. The barangay is also a Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) being at least 40 km from the city proper.