Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST RO2, delivers his opening remarks during the Regional Science and Technology Week opening ceremonies.
About 3,000 participants joined the Opening of the Regional Science and Technology Week celebration

About 3,000 participants joined the Opening of the Regional Science and Technology Week celebration

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 2 celebrated its Regional Science and Technology Week on August 14-18, 2017 at the FL Dy Coliseum, here.

With the theme “Science for the People”, the five-day event highlighted the services and products of the country’s scientists, engineers and researchers, said DOST-II Regional Director Sancho A. Mabborang in a press conference.

Mabborang said the RSTW aimed to emphasize the importance of science and technology in bringing science to the people and in achieving sustainable and inclusive development.

Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST RO2, delivers his opening remarks during the Regional Science and Technology Week opening ceremonies.

Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST RO2, delivers his opening remarks during the Regional Science and Technology Week opening ceremonies.

The event, which was done in partnership with LGU Cauayan City and Isabela State University, also showcased products from local and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The event featured the First National Laboratory Summit; SARAI Forum; Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits, showcases on DOST-II Programs, Projects, Services; and DOST-II Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Rowena Guevara stressed that the DOST is offering technology assistance to MSMEs.

The rent-to-own program gives MSMEs the chance to purchase the needed equipment for their businesses, said Undersecretary for Regional Operations Brenda Nazareth-Manzano.

The SETUP showcased the use of science and technology in empowering MSMEs.

Joining the DOST and ISU officials in the press briefing were DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Brenda L. Nazareth Manzano, Engr. Edgar Garcia, director of DOST’s Technology and Application and Promotion Institute; and Dr. Aristotle Carandang, Chief of Communication Resources and Production Division of DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute.

 

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