DOST XI launches Pandemic Manual
The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) officially launched on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the manual entitled “Pandemic Manual: A Procedures Manual on Prevention, Mitigation and Building Resilience to Epidemics and Pandemics.”
The Pandemic Manual contains procedures in the implementation of various technologies, innovations, and systems developed to provide a secured working environment in the event of health outbreaks. This, which shall serve as guidelines for both DOST XI personnel and its customers, will ensure the continuous delivery of quality products and services despite past, ongoing or anticipated epidemics and pandemics.
DOST launches Halal Training Modules
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 the Halal Training Modules aimed to help boost the Halal industry in the country.
Three modules namely ‘Halal Concepts and Principles’, ‘Halal Assurance System’, and ‘Halal Management System’ were developed by the DOST Region XI Halal Training Needs Assessment (TNA) team and were validated in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao clusters. The ‘Halal-Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)’ module was crafted with the help of consultants, Dr. Jane B. Tranquilan and Professor Dr. Rafek Saleh. All modules will be used as training guides for personnel of Food Service and Manufacturing Industries.
DOST XI distributes 15,000 face shields to frontliners in Davao Region
The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) has begun the distribution of 15,000 units of face shields to medical and non-medical frontliners in Davao Region. Among the recipients of the face shields are health workers, security forces, and local government units (LGUs).
These face shields were fabricated by the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) to answer the country’s need for more supplies of personal protective equipment (PPEs) for frontline workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The project was funded by the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).
RSTL-Davao’s Microbiology, Chemistry Laboratories Granted ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation
The Department of Science and Technology Region XI’s (DOST XI) Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory Davao (RSTL-Davao) has added another feather to its cap as it earned the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation for its Microbiology and Chemistry Laboratories.
DOST XI holds first virtual Quality Management Review amid COVID-19 pandemic
Adapting to the 'new normal', the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI) successfully conducted its two-day 1st Quarter Virtual Management Review on June 22-23, 2020.