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The Department of Science and Technology–Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) releases the How Safe Is My House? Self-check for Earthquake Safety of Concrete Hollow Block (CHB) Houses in the Philippines mobile application for Android users on 13 April 2021. The app provides a simple and easy-to-use tool for owners and occupants of residential houses and other 1-2 storey CHB buildings. 

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The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) conducted a virtual Orientation and Training on April 14, 2021 for the deployment of DOST’s online system intended to manage local travels.

The Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS is an innovative travel management system for local travelers who are returning to or visiting different localities. The system can facilitate local travel where the public can access information on travel restrictions implemented by different Local Government Units (LGU) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BEST INNOVATION

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) recognized 13 employees for developing and implementing excellent innovations for Calendar Year 2020.

In a virtual awarding ceremony held on March 25, 2021, the top three innovations from each of the four divisions namely, Finance and Administrative Services Division (FASD), Technical Support Services Division (TSSD), and Technical Services Division (TSD), Office of the Regional Director (ORD) & R&D for Development and Innovation Division (ReDID) were recognized as Assistant Regional Director's (ARDs) List. Of the winners, three were hailed for having the Overall Best Innovations or the Regional Director’s (RD's/Tony Awards) List.

The innovations were judged by the DOST XI Regional Director and Assistant Regional Directors (ARDs) based on clarity, usability, stability, scalability, stickiness, and integration.

The Department of Science and Technology XI, together with the Davao City community of innovators, inventors, startups and technopreneurs, welcomes the approval of the landmark ordinance establishing Davao City Inventions and Innovations Center (DCIIC) during the 14th Regular Session of the 19th City Council of Davao on April 13, 2021.

Authored by Councilor Pilar Braga, Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Art and Culture, the said ordinance seeks to provide a venue where Davao City-based inventors, innovators and startups can access goods, services, and capital so that their inventions and innovations can be fully developed, promoted and funded.

Promotion Caravan

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Offices X, XI and XIII in partnership with the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) conducted the NRCP Science and Technology Expert’s Pool (NSTEP) Mindanao Cluster I – Membership Promotion Caravan on March 9, 2021, via Zoom platform.