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Turn-over of STARBOOKS units and pods to DEPED Division Office, Tubod, Lanao del Norte

Four (4) schools in Lanao del Norte received STARBOOKS units and pods on January 21, 2021, from the Department of Science and Technology - Lanao del Norte office.

Sultan Naga Dimaporo Memorial Integrated School-High School (SNDMIS-HS), Andres Bersales Sr. National High School (ABS NHS), Sultan Naga Dimaporo Memorial Integrated School-Elementary School(SNDMIS-ES), and Miguela Pogoy Memorial Elementary School compose the four academic institutions that recently acquired the digitized library.

The Local Government Unit of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, under the leadership of Municipal Mayor Motalib M. Dimaporo, partnered with DOST-Lanao del Norte to realize the installation of STARBOOKS corners within each of the schools.
STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS is the Philippines' first-ever digital science and technology library.

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Turn-over of Project Funds to LGU Opol through Mayor Seno by DOST-Misamis Oriental Provincial Director Junelyn-Louvena B. Ruiz for the two (2) CEST Projects under Livelihood and Health and Nutrition components

The Local Government Unit of Opol received a total of 1.145 million project funds from the DOST-X Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) program as the agency's support to provide science and technology intervention to the municipality.

Barangay Cauyonan is one of the geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas within Opol City. Indigenous people living in the area have limited access to quality healthcare services. This limitation increased the risk of malnutrition and stunting growth among their children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.

Similarly, their livelihood opportunities are also scarce. Poverty is highly prevalent since most residents rely on the marginal farming activity as their source of income.

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Meet up with Mr. Noli Ondiano, proprietor of 3 Sisters Peanut Butter for the turnover of the 1254 pcs of sticker labels with Ms. Kristel Alvarico of DOST-Mis. Occ.

Five (5) enterprises in Misamis Occidental received Packaging and Labelling assistance from DOST-Misamis Occidental on January 12, 2021.

These five enterprises are QMR Homemade Food Trading for its Soya Milk product, 3 Sister Peanut for its Peanut Butter product, Sibula Farmers Cooperative (SIFAMCO) for its Coconut Water Vinegar product, Aloran Federated Women's Association (AFWA) for its Pork Tocino product, and Tan Women's Center (LTWC) for its Squash Canton Noodles.

The enterprises were also beneficiaries of the DOST Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), while the associations belong to our Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST)-assisted groups.

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Ms. Jinky Montejo as she assisted one of the students to register to STARBOOKS

As an advocate of bringing inclusive and relevant S&T information to the countryside, the Department of Science and Technology-Bukidnon has worked hand-in-hand with the Local Government Unit of Pangantucan and Pangantucan Community High School to deliver Science, Technology, and Innovative education to the students and community through a mobile library.

PCHS School President Fr. Ambrosio F. Flores SJ spearheaded an initiative called "EducTokhang" on December 4, 2020, at Barangay Pigtauranan and Madaya, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. This initiative further introduced the use and benefits of DOST's Science and Technology Academic Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS (STARBOOKS).

Eductokhang aims to reach PCHS students who belong to the Indigenous People Community and living in geographically challenged areas. A total of 82 students participated in the activity and became new users of the STARBOOKS digital library. It also gave way to out-of-school youths to register and participate.

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Check Turn-over for the MISOCC-FIC Project with the NMSCST Board of Directors

Tangub City - The Department of Science and Technology - Misamis Occidental turned over a check amounting to P1.9M to the Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (NMSCST) on January 14, 2021, for scaling up food innovation within the city.

The project entitled, “MSMEs Improved Services and Operations for Competitive Communities thru Food Innovation Convergence (MISOCC-FIC)", aims to capacitate NMSCST in its goal to aid MSMEs to innovate their food products for enhanced market competitiveness.

NMSCST has been the pioneering Higher Education Institute (HEI) in the province that engages in food innovation and research.