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According to the organizers, bringing the forum in Davao completes their nationwide movement.

“If you can make it in Mindanao, you can make it anywhere,” said Amor Maclang of Geiser Maclang during the Ureka E-Commerce Forum held at the SMX Convention Center on July 23, 2016.

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Industry Leaders and Consortium partners share their experiences and insights on the nature of e-commerce during the Ureka Forum

The observance of the NDCM was mandated through the Executive Order No. 137 signed August 10, 1999.

This year’s National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) was commemorated with a theme of “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa”. The observance of NDCM is aimed at increasing the awareness of the Filipinos on disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The month-long activity concluded with an awarding ceremony for the 2016 Gawad Kalasag winners.

Gawad Kalasag aims to recognize the initiatives and programs of non-government organizations, private sector, and government organizations in terms of Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM). The term “kalasag” which meant “shield” is used by the early Filipinos in protecting themselves from enemies and wild animals. In the same way, the Gawad Kalasag was conceived to encourage all stakeholders to create and execute programs that could “shield” the community against disasters.

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Gawad Kalasag Awardees together with the Vice Chaipersons of the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council XI

Davao Region has converged for the three-day celebration of the National Science and Technology Week 2016.

The first day officially kicked off last July 25 with an open house at the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) Office. Students from the neighboring schools visited the laboratories of the DOST XI.

It was then followed by an opening ceremony at the NCCC Mall Activity Area. Prominent personalities who have contributed in the field of science and technology were recognized.  Among them were Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, Councilor Pilar Braga, Brgy. Chairman Arnolfo Ricardo B. Cabling, Dr. Warlito C. Vicente, Mr. Ruben J. Gonzaga, Mr. Sebastian L. Angliongto, and two post-humous awardees, Dr. Dulce M. Flores and Dr. Edmundo B. Prantilla

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Science Ambassadors together with the Assistant Regional Directors of DOST XI

As mandated through the Presidential Proclamation 169 in 1993, the third week of July of every year is declared as the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).

This year, NSTW will be simultaneously celebrated all throughout the country. The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI), in partnership with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), will spearhead the celebration in the city which will officially kick off on July 25, 2016 at the NCCC Mall Davao Activity Area.

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling all qualified Junior Level College students to become dynamic partners in S&T education and to apply for its Junior Level Science Scholarships under three scholarship programs: R.A. 10612, R.A. 7687 and MERIT.

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