Residents of Barangay Mabaus, Carmen, Davao del Norte were awakened by the flood warning sirens in the early morning of Sunday, January 29, 2023, due to a flood simulation drill exercise carried out by the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI), Office of the Civil Defense XI with the Municipality of Carmen Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. 

Aimed to provide high-quality yet affordable printed materials, the Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC-Davao) underwent a two-day training on their new large-format printer and cutting plotter last January 26-27.

The Malaysia Halal Consultancy and Training (MHCT) Agency conferred another ‘Excellence Award’ to the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) Halal Verification Laboratory (HVL) after an extensive surveillance audit following the International Accreditation given last July 2022. 

The Department of Science and Technology XI’s (DOST XI) Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND) program was shortlisted as a qualifier for the Davao Regional Excellence Awards in Project Implementation and Monitoring (DREAPIM) under the Outstanding Government Program category for the year 2022. 

Recognizing that the cacao industry is an ever-growing market globally, MS3 Agriventures Corporation, a Davao-based award-winning Halal chocolate producer, eyes to forge a livelihood partnership with a Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI)-assisted agricultural organization in producing a wide variety of cacao products.