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GRIND in DS

The Department of Science and Technology XI - Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (DOST XI - GRIND) Program through the Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Sur (PSTC - DS) successfully conducted an alignment meeting with stakeholders from the different government agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) in Davao del Sur on March 22, 2022 at the Avenue One Hotel, Digos City.

Partnership with DSSC re Coffe Center

The Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI), represented by the Officer-In-Charge of the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Davao del Sur (PSTC-DS), Ms. Leah G. Mayol, together with the President of Davao del Sur State College (DSSC), Dr. Augie E. Fuentes, entered into an agreement for the provision of funding support for the establishment of Coffee Innovation Center in DSSC on March 21, 2022, at DSSC Conference Hall.

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Despite the challenges brought about by CoVID-19 and the New Normal, the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) through its Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Sur (PSTC DS), spurred new opportunities for two enterprises in Davao del Sur through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

Improvements brought by DOST’s S&T interventions were evident during the on-site project visit of Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III, Regional Director of DOST XI on March 17, 2022.

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The Department of Science and Technology - Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST FPRDI), in collaboration with the Provincial Science and Technology Center of Davao Oriental, introduced the Bamboo for Wellness Products thru the Bamboo Soap Making Technology Training to selected participants in Davao Oriental last March 17, 2022 at Baywalk Hotel, City of Mati.

The Bamboo Soap is just one of the Bamboo for Wellness Products developed by DOST-FPRDI through the funding from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). This is part of DOST FPRDI’s goal to promote the use of bamboo-based products in combatting COVID-19 in the Philippines.

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To combat COVID-19 diseases and the prevalence of malnutrition especially in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAS), the Department of Science and Technology XI through the Provincial Science and Technology Center in Davao del Sur (PSTC - DS), in partnership with the Cor Jesu College - Br. Polycarp iComDev Foundation Inc (CJC - BPICDFI), successfully deployed two (2) units foot - operated handwashing kiosks, two (2) units foot baths, one (1) unit blood pressure monitoring device, and supplementary feeding supplies to Barangay Saliducon, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on March 14, 2022 as part of the implementation of the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program.

The deployment was spearheaded by PSTC DS Officer-in-charge, Ms. Leah G. Mayol, together with the PSTC DS CEST Staff, Engr. Rogeren R. Selma, and the Community Engagement Assistant of CJC-BPICDFI, Mr. Wendell J. Ortiza.