rxbox mag1DOST-X and LGU Magsaysay representatives during the turnover of one RxBox device in Town Hall, Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental on March 31, 2023.

The Local Government Unit of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental adopts the RxBox telehealth device for enhanced healthcare services in the municipality. In partnership with the Department of Science and Technology, the LGU will now make use of the unit at the Municipal Health Office.

RxBox is a multi-component system (biomedical device, electronic medical record system and telemedicine training) designed to provide better access to lifesaving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide.

mama jita 2 1DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr and DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Sancho A. Mabborangat the Mama Jita’s Food Products Inc’s processing facility givingtechnical consultation for product and facility improvement to owner Ms. Julieta Dela Cerna.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s banner program, Small Enterprise Technology Program (SETUP) helps Camiguin-based woman entrepreneur and farmer, Julieta Butalid-Dela Cerna, scale up her cacao processing venture through science, technology, and innovation.

DOST's intervention brought about a remarkable transformation for the business, achieving a 20% boost in productivity, a solid 25% increase in sales, and successfully reducing rejects from 40% to 35%. Additionally, the intervention led to the creation of two direct and three indirect jobs, boosting the local economy.

In 2021, the firm was able to acquire food-grade equipment with better specifications through SETUP. Among the equipment availed are roaster machine, a cacao colloid mill, an industrial multipurpose cacao cracker/dehuller winnower, and more.

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Around 300 participants from various barangays and municipalities in Camiguin join the opening ceremony of the contingency planning workshop in Mambajao, Camiguin, on April 11-13, 2023

The province of Camiguin updates its contingency plan on volcanic eruption in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology and the Office of Civil Defense, through the conduct of a workshop on April 12-14, 2023 in Mambajao.

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 DOST Officer in Charge, Engr. Romela N. Ratilla joins the ceremonial ribbon cutting during the opening ceremony of the 2023 National Innovation Day celebration in region 10 on April 20, 2023 at SM City CDO Uptown, Cagayan de Oro City.
In celebration of the National Innovation Day on April 21 as mandated by the Philippine Innovation Act and the vibrant innovation ecosystem of Northern Mindanao led the Regional Development Council (RDC) in region 10 and partners to stage a three-day exposition of innovation impact, interactive experience and investment opportunities activities in April 20-22, 2023 at SM Uptown, Cagayan de Oro City
The three-day event was made possible through the leadership of the lead convenor, the National Economic Development Authority. The co-convenors are the Regional Research, Development and Innovation Committee through the Department of Science and Technology; Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIICs) through Department of Trade and Industry, and the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce as lead program coordinator.