Mandate and Functions

The Regional Office, headed by the Regional Director, has the following functions:

  1. Implement laws, rules, regulations, policies, plans, programs and projects of the authority;
  2. Provide efficient and effective service to the people;
  3. Coordinate with regional offices and other agencies in the administrative regions; and
  4. Perform such other functions as may be provided by law.


By 2010, the Philippines shall have carved niches and become a world-class knowledge provider and user in selected S&T areas; and shall have developed a vibrant Filipino S&T culture; and

By 2020, the Philippines shall have developed a wide range of globally competitive products and services of high technology content.


DOST Caraga will spearhead the harnessing of science and technology for suitable economic development and enhancement of quality of life of the people and environment of Caraga Region through:

  1. Provision of appropriate, timely and adequate science and technology services;
  2. The creation of more technology-based enterprises producing a wide range of globally competitive products and services;
  3. The development and strengthening of regional science and technology infrastructure, manpower and active S&T sector.


The Regional Offices of the DOST are mandated by law to:

  1. Identify S&T needs and opportunities in the region;
  2. Formulate a Regional S&T Plan;
  3. Plan and implement programs and projects on R&D and the delivery of S&T services;
  4. Monitor and coordinate programs and projects of DOST Councils, Institutes and Support Agencies in the region;
  5. Develop Institutional linkages; and
  6. Provide grants-in aid.


In accordance with the mandate of law and in response to the identified needs of the specific regions, the Regional Offices of the DOST are tasked to:

1. Formulate and implement a regional S&T Plan consistent with and supportive of the regional and national S&T development thrusts;

2. Plan and implement S&T services such as testing and calibration services, human resource development particularly at the high school and undergraduate levels, advocacy and information dissemination;

3. Assist technology-based enterprises in the regions to improve their productivity and enhance their competitiveness in both local and international markets through better product/service quality and standards;

4. Monitor and coordinate programs and projects of DOST Councils, Institutes and other attached agencies in the region; and

5. Develop institutional linkages with regional offices and other agencies, local governments and private organizations or entities for the effective planning and implementation of S&T programs in the region.