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By: Kat Bitao
The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A leaping through progress and development does its best to innovate technologies and ways to better disseminate information and knowledge. Thus, technologies like WATCH or Webinar & Technology Channel is invented. Through WATCH, seminars are now conducted in a way that would be favorable to both the audience and the resource speaker.
This DOST IV – A developed app serves as a tool in diffusing and promoting technology through free online seminars by the Food Safety Inter-Agency Program (FSIAP).
Last November 22, 2016, DOST IV-A conducted its 29th, 30th, 31st, and 32nd webinar at the RFSQAC Multipurpose Hall, DOST IV-A Regional Office.
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By: Rochelle L. Cruz
Now on its site pre-validation phase of project implementation, the DOST IV-A, together with UP and DOH, conducted the 2nd RxBox Regional Coordinators’ Meeting last November 22-23, 2016 at Bayview Hotel Manila. It was attended by DOST and DOH Regional Directors, DOST and DOH Regional Training Coordinators, and members from UP National Telehealth Center (UP NTHC).
Participants of the 2nd RxBox Regional Coordinators’ Meeting last November 22-23, 2016 at Bayview Park Hotel
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By: Kat Bitao
Calamities caused by nature, more often than not, are unpredictable and disastrous. As a tropical country neighboring an immense ocean, the Philippines experiences these natural occurrences very frequently. Hence, in a continuous effort to keep the local citizens safe, aware, and ready against potential environmental hazards, DOST IV – A developed technologies that will suffice these needs.
LGUIDS (Local Government Unit Information Dissemination System), and HANDA (Hazard Notification, Dissemination, and Awareness), to name a few of DOST IV-A initiated ICT-based innovations, are designed specifically for environmental calamities. These technologies are ready for adoption for all the DOST regions all over the country as well as the local government units.
Last October 23 and 24, of this year, DOST IV-A updated the units of LGUIDS and HANDA installed at DOST Region XII CARAGA. Ten additional LGUIDS are also planned to be installed at Jabonga, Agusan Del Norte prior to the units installed last year. Rain Gauges, under DEWS (Deployment of Early Warning Systems) Project, are also installed for easier monitoring of rainfall.
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By: Kat Bitao
Efficiency and efficacy are two of the things that every institution must comprise. It is favorable that development and progress move in a fast pace, but quality should never be compromised. Hence, the Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A CALABARZON developed technologies that can support and ensure the efficiency of its internal system.
Through these systems, the process of internal transactions are made easy and hassle free, saving the employee’s time and energy. As of present, DOST IV-A uses IMPRESSION (Information and Management of Projects, Services, and S&T Interventions), TRACE (Tracking, Retrieval, Archiving of Communications for Efficiency), VROOM (Vehicle Reservation and Official Travel Management), and HANDA (Hazard Notification, Dissemination and Awareness).
These smart systems are able to help the staff to improve the quality of the institutions’ services. Consequently, these systems are also offered to all the DOST offices.
In a recent event, last September 26 to 29, 2016, DOST IV-A presented and installed these systems as well as HANDA (Hazard Notification, Dissemination, and Awareness) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
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by Quimby Mari R. Genota
Attendees of the Consultative Meeting on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Earthquake, flash floods, tsunami and other calamities leave serious damages in communities. Utmost on roads of the urban and the most impoverished and remote areas. With proper and intense planning on quick disaster response and assessment, irreversible results of delayed response can be avoided.
A project to boost preparedness of the local government units in aiding to quick response during calamities- this has the Department of Science and Technology (DOST IV-A), with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), state colleges and universities and local government units, been preparing since 2015.