Taking advantage of the internet technology, more and more research and academic institutions are uploading their research publications online to disseminate their research output to the world.

 

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST) in cooperation with Cagayan Valley Health Research and Development Consortium (CVHRDC) invites universities, colleges, laboratories, medical and research institutions from Region 02 specially to CVHRDC member-agency  to upload their published and unpublished researches to the Health Research and Development Information Network (HERDIN).

 

HERDIN is an online database set up by the Council that enables online publishing, exchanging, and dissemination of quality health information in the Philippines. It is the only health research repository for published researches in the Philippines.

He was one of the 39 Science and Technology graduate scholars in the Region who received a Plaque of Recognition awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 just recently.

Frederick Realiza graduated Magna Cum Laude in Cagayan State University Carig Campus with a degree Bachelor of Science in Math on April 06, 2016.

Like him, three other scholars graduated with the same Latin Award. Moreover, ten of them are Cum Laude, four with Merit, five Academic Distinction, and one was awarded with Academic Award given by their respective schools and universities.

Most of them graduated with Science and Technology courses like BSE Physical Science, BSE Math, BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS Biology, BS Environmental Science, BS Chemical Engineering, BS Information Technology at BS Electrical Engineering.

In his message, Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang, inspired the scholars while challenging them to become the best that they can be in the future. He also mentioned that activities like this should be institutionalized in order to annually celebrate the success and recognize the efforts of every DOST graduate scholars.

The Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) Quirino has completed its 2016 Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) target when additional four SETUP customers were awarded with innovative assistance recently.

Among these four customers were: Mr. Reymund Magana, owner of Magana Bakery (P1.9M), Mr. Rosario Garcia, Jerose Bakeshop (P759, 000), Ms. Lorena Laroya of RM Furniture (P365, 000), and Mr. John Albert Mandac of OCM Furniture Shop (P520, 000).

During the awarding, Ms. Mary Ann P. Maglasin, assistant regional director of DOST Region 02, reminded the customers to treasure the opportunity given to them. “Ingatan at alagaan po ninyo ang binigay naming oportunidad sa inyo at makakaasa kayo sa aming tulong upang mapalago ang inyong mga negosyo,” ARD Maglasin said.

PSTC Quirino released a total equipment innovation assistance of P12.6 M for 12 SETUP projects. SETUP is a banner program of DOST to help micro, small and medium enterprises to boost their businesses that belong to the following industry sectors: (a) Food Processing, (b) Furniture, (c) Gifts, Housewares, Decors, (d) Marine and Aquatic resources, (e) Horticulture and Agriculture, (f) Metals and Engineering, (g) ICT/Electronics and (h) Health Products and Services/Pharmaceuticals.

Now, the said PSTC led by Provincial Director Lucio G. Calimag is ready to look for the next batch of SETUP adaptors for the next year to come.

Meanwhile, three other customers from Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya have received the same assistance in the said activity.  (KC D. Sucuano/DOST-PAI)

oneSTore has just made yet another feat on May 6, 2016. It now offers over 2000 Pinoy-made products from different DOST-assisted Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. 
 
The said e-commerce web application which was developed and is operated by DOST aims to provide a platform for local businessmen to expand their reach and become globally competitive. 
 
"We are happy that we've reached over 2000 because that means more MSMEs are given a shot at e-commerce which has now become a major business strategy", said Ms. Jacqueline Rivera, oneSTore cluster coordinator. "Also, the oneSTore team is all for inclusive growth, so our products do not only come from the metro, but also from the countryside."
 
DOST's passionate pursuit of inclusive growth and global competitiveness has brought new innovations that will leverage not only the metropolis but also the countryside. Programs and projects, such as oneSTore, have been developed to provide solid developmental platforms to remote communities. Providing them access to such new technologies will give them the opportunity to be at par with the more developed cities around the world. 
 
 
Jamille B. Palpallatoc

        The Philippine Textile Research Institute of DOST is pleased to announce that the deadline of the submission of entries for "Tara Na TELA Na! (TnTn!) - the first Nationwide Handloom Weaving Equipment and Tools Invention Contest, is extended until 5PM on April 18, 2016.

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