Caraga adopts DOST-developed system for safe and smart travels

Following the mandate of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) on the implementation of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS system, the Caraga Regional Task Force on COVID-19 conducted an orientation via Zoom on May 27, 2021 for the institutionalization of the system in Caraga Region. The…

Filipino Coursera learners complete 130k+ courses in 8 months

‘This is beyond my imagination’, told Engr. Noel Ajoc, DOST-Coursera grant Administrator, last Thursday on the overwhelming performance of the 75,000 Coursera scholarship grantees in the country. Since #DOSTCourseragrant started in April 2020, Filipino online learners pursued lessons and blew up the number of completed courses from 13,729 in September 2020 to 134,489 as of…

DOST-Caraga distributes thermal scanners in the region

The Department of Science and Technology – Regional Metrology Laboratory (RML) distributed 25 thermal scanners to Local Government Units and government agencies to help LGUs monitor symptoms of COVID-19 in the region. This project, under the Caraga-wide Calibration and Verification of Contactless Thermal Scanners in Support to DOST-Caraga’s Initiative for COVID-19 Mitigation, aims to ensure…

DOST-Caraga provides COVID-19 detection equipment to Butuan hospital

As part of its initiative to aid in the COVID-19 testing in the region, DOST-Caraga, headed by Regional Director Dominga D. Mallonga, successfully installed two (2) top-of-the line equipment last July 7, 2020 at the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Butuan Medical Center (BMC). The laboratory is established by the City Government of Butuan to aid faster…

Pinoy-made sample collection booth to aid mass testing in Caraga

DOST-Caraga COVID-19 taskforce successfully deployed five (5) units of the Filipino-made specimen collection booth (SCB) in support to DOH’s effort in the conduct of mass testing in the region. With the help of the Office of the Civil Defense-Caraga, the SCBs were delivered since May 28, 2020 to June 23, 2020 to the Caraga Regional…