DOST Caraga kicks off at NSTW 2016

DOST Caraga successfully hosted the week-long celebration of the National Science and Technology Week in Caraga last July 22-25, 2016 at the Robinsons Place Butuan City. Bannered by the theme “Juan Science, One Nation”, the celebration illustrated how science, technology and innovation contributed towards a better environment and change in the lives of the people.
The NSTW 2016 in Caraga generated public awareness through showcasing the programs and services as well as highlighting the achievements of DOST as part of the effect to achieve the national development goals.

PROJECT LAUNCHING – RxBox, Ehatid LGU, OneStore, OneExpert

DOST Caraga launched the new projects during the opening ceremony of the first day of the celebration. Ms. Dominga D. Mallonga, Caraga Regional Director, together with the guest speaker Mr. Anthony Joseph Lucero of DOST, unveiled RxBox, Ehatid, OneStore and OneExpert to signify the start of its implementation.


Mr. Geronimo Autor of the Gold N’ Pearl Bakeshop was recognized as the Best SETUP Adopter for 2015. Mr. Autor started availing the SETUP program on 2012 and has eventually enhanced their food process and production since then. A 2-million peso check has been awarded to him during the opening ceremony.

Science and Technology Contests

The Quiz Bowl and Extemporaneous Speech Contests tested the High School and Elementary student’s wit and knowledge in Science and Technology held during the second day of the NSTW 2016 celebration. About 63 elementary students from all over the region participated the Quiz Bowl Contest, while 16 High School students battled during the Regional Extemporaneous Speech Contest.

Food Safety Fair

The Caraga Food Safety Team, in partnership with Winrock International organized the food safety fair during the third day of the NSTW 2016 celebration to promote food safety in the region. The food safety forum gathered the different key stakeholders from the different sectors of the region to discuss about addressing challenges confronted by the food safety of the region.

In line with this activity, the partnership of DOST and Winrock International launched the Food Safety Awareness Campaign. Daniel Gudhal, Winrock International’s Chief of Party, together with DOST, unfurled the brand logo of the Food Safety Campaign. Chef Boy Logro of GMA-7 also demonstrated Food Safety Cooking after the campaign was launched in Robinsons Place, Butuan City.