In support of women-led entrepreneurs, the GREAT Women Project 2 (GWP 2) of the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Women and Government of Canada conducted the Seminar on Appropriate Use of Food Additives, Coloring, and Preservatives last August 13, 2021.

A total of 24 enrolled women micro entrepreneurs (WMEs) from Davao Region attended the activity via online platform and face-to-face set-up.

PWDs candlemaking

DAVAO DEL NORTE – Different sectors of society have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, most especially Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) who face socio-economic challenges and experience inaccessibility to basic social services.  In this trying time, we must help keep our economy stable by supporting businesses and small and micro enterprises especially those that belong to PWDs.

As part of its mandate to provide scientific, technological, and innovative solutions through the comprehensive programs of assistance that will have social benefits for the people, the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST Region XI) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Norte (PSTC DN) conducted a training on candle making on August 17, 2021 in Barangay Poblacion, New Corella.


DAVAO DEL NORTE – “Ang yutang balaan, atung panalipdan” (Protect our sacred land), this was the statement by the participants during the discussion of Forester Reil Delosa on Watershed Management. The community considers their domain as sacred ground and since Talaingod is known to be a part of the Pantaron Range, they believe that there is a need for its conservation and protection. Pantaron Range is considered the last biodiversity frontier of Mindanao.

To raise awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting the environment, the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Norte (PSTC DN) in collaboration with Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office Davao del Norte (PENRO DDN) and Local Government Unit (LGU) conducted  the Seminar Series on Environmental Protection and Conservation for Indigenous People (IP) Community in Talaingod on August 20, 2021.


Bringing Science and Technology closer to the people, the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS (STARBOOKS) levels up education in the new normal. In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) – Schools Division of Davao del Sur, the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI), through its Provincial Science & Technology Center in Davao del Sur (PSTC DS), hosted the Virtual Orientation and Training on the Use of STARBOOKS on August 17, 2021 via online platform.

The said activity was participated by School Heads, School ICT Coordinators and Teachers of the public school beneficiaries of DOST’s Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Project from the Municipality of Sulop and Barangay Saliducon in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.


As much as Php50,000, trophies, and certificates, are up for grabs for Dabawenyo inventors, designers, researchers, and students who will be participating this year’s Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) in Davao Region.

RICE is a biennial nationwide activity, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Technology Application Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) along with the DOST Regional Offices, conducted in different regions to recognize the indispensability of the Filipino inventors to the Philippine society and national economic development.