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DOST inks MOA with Aboitiz Foundation, UM, DepEd to improve libraries 

Considered as every librarian’s super hero, the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Super STARBOOKS has finally landed in Davao City.

Super STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk, the internationally-acclaimed digital library developed by the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII), will soon be installed in two school libraries in Davao City. The DOST, Therma South,Inc. (TSI), University of Mindanao, and its beneficiaries officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the “It’s A-Libe!” Project with Super STARBOOKS as its component. 

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Since 2005, the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) of the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited.

The RSTL Davao which is composed of the Metrology, Microbiology, and Chemistry laboratories underwent thorough inspection and scrutiny before earning the said accreditation

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The Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) of Department of Science and Technology XI passed the Proficiency Testing for water testing laboratories in 2015 with an excellent score. The PT result proves that the laboratory provides reliable and high-quality services.

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With the theme “First 1,000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan”, this year’s Nutrition month focuses on the first 1,000 days of life to create awareness on the importance of proper infant and young child feeding practices. This period has been called as the “golden window of opportunity” for building the foundation of the child’s ability to grow, learn, and thrive. Improving nutrition during this period can prevent the serious and irreversible damage which will also lead to improved productivity and reduced health care costs.

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DOST conducts comprehensive occupational safety and health management system training

It is undeniable that adults, especially those who are part of the workforce, spend and allot most of their time for work. With all the deadlines to beat and tasks to accomplish, one may have overlooked the kind of working environment he/she is in. Others are willing to compromise their health and safety just to be able to earn and provide for their family.

But this shouldn’t always be the case. This shouldn’t be considered normal and “part of the job” to expose one’s self to a lot of risks and hazards at work.

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Assistant Regional Director Mirasol G. Domingo hands over the Certificate of Appreciation to the speaker and trainer, Engr.Robert Rubina of Synerquest Management Consultancy Services, Inc.