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By: Krizzia Mei C. Esperanza

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) CALABARZON has formalized its turnover of fiber glass rescue boat to Barangay Bambang, Los Baños, Laguna, in a virtual ceremony conducted on October 5, 2020.

Dr. Alexander R. Madrigal, Regional Director of DOST-CALABARZON, announced during the event that the turnover is one among the department’s many projects to provide technology for community development, including livelihood support, and assistance to bantay-dagat and other coastal activities, and in enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) initiatives in both barangay and municipal levels. He cited the department’s future project with Los Baños to upgrade solid waste management and treatment facilities in the municipality.

Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A Regional Director Olivia M. Luces recognized the efforts of the DOST-CALABARZON and its partners in optimizing available government resources to generate more equipment for rescue and other similar operations.

From left to right: Engr. Jenny Ann Lawas (Science Research Specialist II, DRRM, DOST-CALABARZON), Hon. Arlene Delos Santos (Barangay Captain, Bambang), and Raphael Dorotheo San Antonio (Project Assistant III, DRRM, DOST-CALABARZON). Barangay Bambang receives the fiber glass rescue boat, October 2, 2020.
 

By: Rochelle L. Cruz

Two of the in-housed information systems developed by the Management Information System (MIS) Unit of DOST-CALABARZON have reached the Eastern Visayas Region.

On October 6, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between DOST-CALABARZON and National Police Commission Regional Office VIII (NAPOLCOMR8) for the adoption of Tracking, Retrieval, Archiving of Communications for Efficiency (TRACE) and Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS), two of the 12 information systems by DOST-CALABARZON. After the installation on adoptor’s server, the next step is the users’ training to be scheduled next month.

By: Demee Angelica S. Ludia and Rochelle L. Cruz

The Department of Science and Technology-CALABARZON together with the Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) San Pablo through their Ideation, Design, and Development (IDD) Laboratory have joined forces to help in the battle against COVID-19. The DOST-LSPU IDD Lab has developed a total of 1,240 PPEs composed of the following: 600 bent acrylic face shields, 610 safety gown suits made from poly microfiber (blue) and water repellent microfiber (white) fabric, 20 aerosol boxes, and 10 ventilator valves.

By: Rochelle L. Cruz

DOST-CALABARZON’s information systems continue to reach and help more agencies in the enhancement of their office operations. The recent addition is the adoption of the Tracking, Retrieval, Archiving of Documents for Efficiency (TRADE) by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). The Memorandum of Agreement was signed last October 6.

 

By: Demee Angelica S. Ludia

The Department of Science and Technology-CALABARZON together with the Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) San Pablo through their Ideation, Design, and Development (IDD) Laboratory have joined forces to help in the battle against COVID-19. The  DOST-LSPU IDD Lab is currently operational and targets to produce 10 ventilator valve prototypes (in close coordination with the Department of Health), 400 gown suites, 40 aerosol boxes, and 400 face shields. These products aim to serve hospitals and frontliners in the province of Laguna. Primary target beneficiaries are seven hospitals in San Pablo City and three hospitals in the municipality of Los Baños.