innovation winners

 The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) awarded 10 of its employees for launching and implementing excellent innovations for calendar year 2019.

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The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) and the United Nations Development Programme Philippines (UNDP Philippines) held a Solutions Mapping Training Workshop on March 6, 2020 at the Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City.

The activity dubbed as “SalikLakbay”, a combination of the words ‘Saliksik’ (to explore/ research) and ‘Lakbay’ (to journey/go in an adventure), aims to equip participants with background knowledge, skills and practical experience in conducting solutions mapping in grassroots communities.


It is every organization’s goal to strive for excellence. But to achieve such does not happen with just a snap of a finger. It’s never easy as ABC. As the famous Greek Philosopher, Aristotle said Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

This holds true to the Department of Science and Technology Region XI’s (DOST XI) journey to reaching new heights under the Philippine Quality Award. Through the leadership of DOST XI Regional Director Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III, the office added another feather to its cap after being hailed as one of the recipients of the PQA Level 2: Recognition for Proficiency in Quality Management (22nd Cycle). The first and only PQA Level 2 recognized government organization in Southern Mindanao.

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MATANAO, Davao del Sur – The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) provided relief aid to the earthquake victims in two barangays in Davao del Sur on February 14, 2020.

A total of 516 relief packs containing 3 kilos of rice, vegetables and fish were distributed to 384 families from Barangay Asinan and Barangay Bangkal in Matanao, Davao del Sur.


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DAVAO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted the first public consultation on the Guidelines Implementing Republic Act 11312, an Act Strengthening the Magna Carta for Scientists, Engineers, Researchers and other Science and Technology (S&T) Personnel in the Government on February ­12, 2020 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City.

The activity seeks to inform personnel from various national government agencies and other government organizations such as State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Mindanao who are involved in S&T on the proposed additional rules and regulations of the RA 11312 (amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 8439). It also intends to gather recommendations and necessary inputs from the participants which is crucial to create more comprehensive guidelines.