28 September 2021
DOST-CAR, in partnership with the DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) conducted a virtual webinar entitled “Invent School Program” (ISP) for students from the Flora National High School (FNHS) in Apayao on September 27-28, 2021.
The two-day ISP served as a platform to stimulate the creativity and innovativeness of the 45 participants, composed of Grade 7 to 12 high school students, and promote awareness on topics which included creativity, creative thinking skills, invention development and intellectual property rights.
“This program is the right step towards the goal of inculcating creativity and inventiveness into the minds of the youth, who are the future of this country,” said DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy A. Bantog in her live virtual message.
Dir. Bantog underscored that the inclusive engagement of the youth in S&T activities such as the ISP is part of the department’s tagline “Science For the People.” “This is an encouragement for these students to do their very best in their journey towards being champions of S&T at the same time catalyst of change in the future.”
DOST-TAPI lecture-workshop facilitators Engr. Richelle C. Malaay, Ms. Janeth C. Vidal, Engr. Elizabeth I. Garcia, Robert R. Verzosa and Ms. Anna Liza B. Saet guided students and teachers during the two-day event. Likewise, among those present were DOST Provincial Science and Technology Center Apayao Director Engr. Debbie Glynn Manangkil along with her staff, FNHS principal Dr.Catherine R. Caluya and teachers from the FNHS, which has an active curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Students were grouped randomly into five groups to collaborate on the activities, which culminated in the students’ presentation of problem solving skills, sharing of outputs and learning experiences, and the awarding ceremonies.
A student voiced the need for future scientists and inventors for learning programs such as the ISP. “Being creative is a must in research and this means there is always room for improvement,” said 12th grade-schooler Yvez Yvanka Castillo.
Meanwhile, teacher Mark Louie Ortega, expressed amazement on how the program was conducted in a learner-centered way, saying that it was “a great experience for teachers and learners alike to enhance students’ [knowledge and skills] and making teachers more effective.”// Rachelle Reyes & Christian Sandoval
DOST-CAR Regional Director Nancy A. Bantog (third from right) along with (from left) DOST-CAR Sup. SRS Engr. Angel L. Maguen, DOST-CAR ARD-FAS Ms. Maria Rowena C. Madarang, DOST-CAR ARD-TS Pepita S. Picpican and Packaging Innovation Center (PIC) staff Mr. Ramiel L. Lagaban leading onsite and online participatns and partners during the Opening Ceremonies of the NSTW in CAR 2021 and Launching of the PIC at the Fortune Hotel and Restaurant on September 2021. For more event pictures, click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hDApUE-z4ryJevN_AhtjpCN2p1JB5i0A?usp=sharing
24 September 2021
Showcasing the launching of projects, webinars to recognition of partners and a virtual exhibit, DOST-CAR conducted its annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in CAR on September 21-24, 2021 via a hybrid platform (on-site and online).
With the theme “Agham at Teknolohiya: Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon,” the NSTW in CAR is the regional celebration of the NSTW and serves as a pre-event to the national celebration in November.
“As a recognized platform of informed exchanges on important S&T issues, development and locally-made technologies, the NSTW in CAR aims to translate these promotional and informational campaign activities into more engagement with our customers and partners to science, technology and innovations,” said DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy A. Bantog in her message during the Opening Ceremonies held on-site at the Fortune Restaurant in Baguio City and webcast via the DOST-CAR’s Facebook Page on September 21. DOST Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Peña, DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, and Benguet Governor Hon. Melchor D. Diclas graced the event virtually.
“With this, we hope our stakeholders become more receptive to STI and that the science culture will continue to be strengthened,” she added during the event, which was followed by a Press Conference held in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-CAR).
Among the highlights of the week-long event was the launching of S&T projects across the region. The facilities and services of the Packaging Innovation Center in La Trinidad, Benguet were formally opened on September 21 while the CLEARS Project (Community-Level Evaluation and Assessment of Rain-induced Landslide Susceptibility)—which is a collaborative project between the DOST-CAR and the Kalinga State University that aims to enhance an existing guidebook for communities and develop a mobile application for site-specific landslide risk assessment in the region—was launched virtually on September 23. The DOST Enhanced Nutribun was officially launched with technology adoptors in the provinces of Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, and Mountain Province on September 24, 2021.
This year, DOST-CAR, in its desire to give back to its institutional partners in the region in bringing S&T to the Cordillera people, held the first-ever Virtual Recognition of STI Champions in CAR. The awardee- partners include regional line government agencies, academe and media outfits.
Meanwhile, Talledo’s Miki Commercial in Abra won the coveted Regional Best Adoptor of the DOST-CAR’s Small Entrepreneurs Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) while the following firms held the respective provincial titles: J.D.’s Print and Sew Center (Apayao), Rienzi Natania Farm (Benguet), Balubal Sash and Furniture Shop (Ifugao) and Tabuk Concrete Products (Kalinga). For the Regional Best Community for the Community Enhancement through Science and Technology (CEST) Program, the municipality of Pasil in Kalinga won the award while the municipalities of Tublay, Benguet and Asipulao, Ifugao were the winners in the provincial level.
As part of the week-long celebrations, DOST-CAR held different S&T fora and webinars for stakeholders in the region such as Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Local Government Units, teachers, students, researchers, and professionals from the private and public sectors. A virtual exhibit on the NSTW in CAR 2021 featuring the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories (nstw.dostcar.ph) was also launched and is accessible post-NSTW.//Christian Robert M. Sandoval
31 August 2021
DOST-CAR proudly announces the ninety-seven (97) students from CAR who are among the qualifiers of the DOST-Science Education Institute’s (SEI) 2021 Undergraduate Scholarship Program: 48 for the RA 7687 scholarship program and 49 for the Merit Scholarship Program.
The following are the qualifiers under each program:
RA 7687 program (Scholarship for talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status does not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching):
Agustin, Jay-Tee Agpuldo;
Agustin, Joshua David E Nriquez;
Alcanzarin, Alyrah Gwayne Salibad;
Alejandre, Adam Alban;
Avarado, Phillip William Armenio;
Aquino, Zyanne Agneshka Bigol;
Bacani, Cherry Mae Annayo;
Balubar, Ashley Van Goele Garcia;
Bastian, Krishan Adang;
Bayasen, Sagrado Paolo Corpuz;
Beneyat, Jomar Paicot;
Bengao, Melea Lara Soriano;
Calosing, Trisha Joyce Icari;
Calundre, Nicoline Macababat*;
Carreon, Chainebee Trudyz Balingan;
Catamora, Clariza Benito;
Co, Sophia Dominique Bjelle Bañez;
Coroña, Julia Margaret Benitez
Dalan, Anshari Kirsten Gawe;
Daweg, Bhabes Engel Badol;
Diagan, Rolene Krizze Udde-E;
Dolipas, Curtis Joseph Colansong;
Ele, Emanuelle Nathalie Macawaris;
Gagni, Flloyd Nathaniel Bala*;
Gala, Faithfulyn Bangdo;
Gangngat, Ceejay Dizon;
Jularbal, Jairu Angelo Rodriguez;
Kinomes, Mickel Paul Domilies;
Lara, Amity Lou Lizo;
Laureta, Jasmine Villena;
Lay-At, Guenevere Shane Baucan;
Leaño, Maria Cielo Gordovin;
Lomboy, Chester Lloyd Raguingan;
Lomboy, Leidee Kholheene Dumayas;
Lopez, Jinky Dio-As;
Muelle, Vherannie Ramos;
Obispo, Rhei Jam Florendo;
Picpican, Renee Rio Balag-Ey;
Pimentel, Shamyrh Magmao;
Prudenciano, Doroteo Ii Dacuscus;
Ramos, Kathlyn Mary Alvior;
Roldan, Josh Gabriel Soliven;
Sabao, Princess Pearl Ann Babagay;
Saludares, Adam Justine Guardian;
Simeon, Ezer Jones Aliman;
Tingbawen, Hazel Pagdawan;
Tolenada, Aginaya Irene Habbiling;
Tudayan, Hayden Valdez
Merit program (awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and are willing to pursue careers in the field of science and technology):
Achapero, John Jr. Corpuz;
Alday, Kaela Dominique Tampol;
Alos, Jhea Bretz Agustin*;
Baysa-Pee, Grandemir Batnag;
Bersamina, Jemina Nicole Mercado;
Biggayan, Krizza Mae Failoga;
Bugtong, Homer Kurt Esteban;
Changgalan, Syvel Gem Eblahan*;
Chu, Khrystal Jomarah Lumapas*;
Contada, Mitchelyn Maliones;
Dacwag, Jaelene Toyoken;
Dela Cruz, Ian Kenneth Aguilar;
Diaron, Wayne Kyle Hemedez;
Esteban, Jamyline Kate Sapdoy;
Fecha, Mareea Rocesca Andrea Manacio*;
Garin, Renee Isabel Dumbab;
Gaveran, Mark Anthonee Ii Casingal;
Gayaman, Danielle Sharon Tangliben;
Guisdan, John Allen Bisley;
Kotoken, Aiza Topi;
Laroya, Jan Nash Lee;
Lawagan, Penelope Lataoan;
Madanom, Kate Olosan*;
Magollado, Japhet Nathan Dongui-Is;
Mallari, Alekin Marcus Degillo;
Manio, Avita Lei Crespillo;
Mapalo, Janine Grace Lazo;
Mapatac, Meryl Kathleen Lazo;
Mondares, Jesse Angelique Fabros;
Natividad, Alyana Gabrielle Luciapao;
Omaweng, Jemimah Pearl Buerano;
Orille, Juan Miguel Sebastian Estonilo;
Peña, Vince Emmanuel Adalla;
Pimentel, Jade Robynne Marquez;
Poltic, Nestor Jr. Valentin;
Quiambao, Jesh Dominic Bautista;
Rabaya, Christian Nikolai Labastilla;
Rimpillo, Mariel Gizelle Garcia;
Rimpillo, Marizze Gaille Garcia;
Sagario, Janvher Audrey Tan;
Sahagun, Precious Sie Talbo;
Sales, Jerome Jr. Guarin;
Siloy, Jellien Rachel Culi;
Sison, Jezriel Theana Hidalgo;
Taltala, Mnemosyne Pilingen;
Tejero, Robin Grant Tao-Ey;
Tumaliuan, Rezhelle Kaye Bolislis;
Vejano, John Raphael Peralta*;
Velaque, Francis Ira Saguid*
In the list, there were names marked with one asterisk. This implies that they still have lacking documents that need to be submitted. Moreover, some names were withheld pending completion and for further evaluation of requirements.
All qualifiers posted above will receive a notice of award via the e-mail provided during the application. The notice of award will contain details on the schedule of virtual orientation wherein the qualifier and their parent/legal guardian must attend prior to signing the Scholarship Agreement. For those names withheld, a separate communication will be sent for them to complete their lacking requirements.
Meanwhile, qualifiers to the program will enjoy various scholarship benefits for the whole duration of their S&T program. These include tuition fee of P40,000 per academic year for those who will enroll in private institutions; P7,000 monthly stipend; book allowance; PE/MS allowance; one economy-class round trip fare for those studying outside their home province; group health and accident insurance; and thesis allowance.
31 August 2021
Recognizing the crucial role of proper packaging and label designs in boosting the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the local and international markets, DOST-CAR has conducted a forum with stakeholders in Kalinga and Mountain Province on August 26-27, 2021.
DOST-CAR Regional Director Nancy Bantog led the event, which is in the run-up to the establishment of a regional Packaging Innovation Center (PIC) in La Trinidad, Benguet. Subsequently, beneficiaries composed of firms and organizations in the areas enrolled under the DOST-CAR’s Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and Local Grants-In-Aid program were awarded short-run printing designs.
There were six beneficiaries in Bontoc, Mountain Province, namely: Munfiaron Kaleo Organization, Tingey Farmers Org., Nesmar Enterprise, Local Government Unit of Bauko, Betwagan Pewong Irrigators Association Inc., and Besao Organic Planters Assoc.; and 5 in Tabuk City, Kalinga on August 27, namely KALIPI-Malagnat, Kalinga State University, Bulanao Multipurpose Cooperative and Kalasag FIA.
DOST-CAR continues to support MSMEs and organizations in the Cordillera communities through the provision of world-class, innovative and sustainable packaging solutions as well trainings and technical and consultancy services.//
DOST-CAR Regional Director Nancy Bantog and DOST-CAR officials together with the beneficiaries, composed of DOST-CAR SETUP- and LGIA-assisted firms and groups, during the forum on packaging and labeling services and awarding of short-run printing services in Bontoc, Mountain Province on August 26, 2021 (top photo) and Tabuk City, Kalinga on August 27, 2021 (bottom photo).