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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 bagged 2nd Place in the 2022 DOST Gender and Development (GAD) Mainstreaming Awards for DOST Regional Office Category.

The award is “in recognition of its significant efforts in pursuing gender-responsive S&T programs, projects, and activities to promote gender equality and women empowerment within their organization and among its clientele”.


In 2020, DOST R02 placed 3rd in the same category and was inspired to further intensify its GAD initiatives and implementation in the following years, paving the way to a higher award this year.


Spearheaded by DOST Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena together with Undersecretary for Regional operation Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, the said award was received by DOST R02 Regional Director Virginia G. Bilgera and ARD - TOS Dr. Teresita A. Tabaog. 

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