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Thursday, July 28, 2016

DOST-9 marks 2016 Regional S&T Week in Dipolog

by: Mary May A. Abellon

DIPOLOG CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-9 celebrated the 2016 Regional Science and Technology (S&T) Week here in this city where the opening program and exhibit were held on Monday, July 25, at the Zamboanga del Norte Convention and Sports Center.

Showcasing DOST’s top technologies and services, this countrywide weeklong celebration aims to encourage the Filipinos to become the nation’s next great scientific mind in support of the theme, “Juan Science. One Nation,”

It also addressed the six outcome areas of DOST, namely, Industry Competitiveness, Enterprise Development, Health and Nutrition, Information Technology and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) and eGovernment, Education and Research and Disaster Preparedness.

“Look around, pick a problem and change the world,” BAG943 Founder Josh P. Mahinay, a social entrepreneur, stressed in his inspirational message during the said activity.

He explained that when we do something, we must think what we can give back to the community.

“You are never too poor to give, never too busy to serve, never too young to start something, and never too ordinary to do great things,” Mr. Mahinay emphasized.

Meanwhile, the products that were displayed during the exhibit at the ZNCSC can be bought online at web portal.

This website primarily aims to strengthen the small and medium enterprises assisted by the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) of DOST which provides customers with an effortless shopping experience and gives retailers direct access to the consumers.

Present during the opening program were Dipolog City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy, DOST-9 Regional Director Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzanoand her assistant regional director, Martin A. Wee, Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 Regional Director Noemi B. Edaga, representatives from the other government agencies as well as science teachers and students from the different schools in the province.