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Mis Occ Health Centers gets FREE calibration

Linamon, Lanao del Norte – Different health centers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) from Misamis Occidental availed of the free calibration offered by the Department of Science and Technology-X during the Science and Technology Caravan on February 28, 2019.

The Regional Metrology Laboratory (RML) of the DOST-X Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories (RSTL) calibrated a total of 62 hanging-type weighing scales with a capacity of 25 kilograms each. The hanging-type scales are for newborn, infant, toddler, and children aging from zero to 59 months.

“Mga timbangan to nga gi issue namo (City Nutrition Office) to all Barangay Nutrition Scholars kay sila man ang in charge sa operation timbang ug weight monitoring sa 0-59 months children. Ang uban mao gigamit sa health centers,”

(“Those are weighing scales that we ( the City Nutrition Office) issued to all Barangay Nutrition Scholars, the latter are the ones in charge of the Operation Timbang and Weight Monitoring of 0-59 months children. Health Centers also used some of those scales,”), Ms. Lelita G. Navaraez, City Nutrition Officer of LGU-Ozamiz, said. According to Ms. Navarez, they were glad to know about the S&T caravan due to their urgent need for calibration.

“Hi, Mam… thank you jud kaau misugot mo mo avail me sa free calibration. Urgent man gud amo need ani mao nalipay jud ko pagkakita nako sa post ninyo sa fb.”

(“Hi, Mam… thank you very much for allowing us to avail of the free calibration. We are very grateful to know about your facebook post because we urgently need the calibration.”), Ms. Navarez said. The scales were stamped with calibration stickers during the caravan as proof of calibration.

Aside from the stickers, the Misamis Occidental Health Centers and BNS will receive Calibration Certificates per scale from the DOST-X RSTL. DOST-X RSTL also offered FREE water testings on pH, Color, and Turbidity to a total of 17 households during the caravan.

The Science and Technology Caravan is a three leg activity conducted by the Department of Science and Technology region X. The first leg was at the Municipal Civic Auditorium, Linamon, Lanao del Norte on February 28, 2019. The second and third will be in Camiguin in May and Misamis Occidental in August, respectively.

For more information, contact DOST 10 at (088) 858-3931 or through their facebook page at (Julie Anne H. Baculio, DOST-X)

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RML Staff of DOST-X RSTL, Mr. Jerald V. Esmeralda, calibrating the 62 Hanging-Type Weighing Scales of the Mis Occ BNS and Health Centers.

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DOST-X RSTL Booth doing chemical testings on water submitted by 17 households.

About DOST-X

The Department of Science and Technology – Region X (DOST-X) envisions to be an effective and competent catalyst of inclusive development by providing world class and innovative Science & Technology services in Region X.

Contact: Ms. Julie Anne H. Baculio, Science Research Specialist I (, 0949-995-5172) #




AANR forum introduces trends and tools for technology commercialization

The first national forum for agriculture-aqua sectors focused on the new and emerging tools and strategies on technology assessment and commercialization on 25 January 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

The forum was organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development’s (DOST-PCAARRD) entitled, “Technology Assessment and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Protection Forum in Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR).”

DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevara delivers the opening message

“The government is in the process of enhancing technology transfer initiatives to enable stakeholders, technology adopters, researchers, and technology owners to benefit from their innovations,” said DOST Undersecretary Rowena Cristina L. Guevara in her opening message.

Speaking before selected researchers, policy makers, and technology-transfer professionals, Guevara expressed hopes on further intensifying the Department’s thrust on technology transfer and commercialization.

“Commercialization is still new in the local science and technology (S&T) sector but we (DOST) are continuously enhancing the system for effective implementation of the various programs aimed at promoting the advancement of research and development (R&D),” Guevara added.

Emerging trends in technology commercialization such as patent landscaping and artificial intelligence were discussed in the forum.

“We are happy to announce that DOST-TAPI was able to develop a very handy tool to access individual technologies as well as technology portfolios,” said Mr. Caezar Angelito E. Arceo, Supervising Science Research Specialist and lead organizer of the forum.

Participants of the forum

Represented by Mr. Roberto R. Verzosa and Engr. Elizabeth I. Garcia, the Institute has engaged with over a hundred experts nationwide to assess the industrial feasibility, and IP, marketing and commercialization potentials of DOST-PCAARRD-funded technologies.

The forum also served as a platform for the agricultural investors, private inventors, businessmen, patent agents, agricultural consultants, and other specialists from both public and private sector. DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service Maricon R. Avila





DOST-TAPI conducts forum on technology assessment and IPR for AANR technologies

In an effort to improve and boost technology assessment, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) in partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) conducted the “First Technology Assessment and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Protection Forum for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) Technologies,” on 25 January 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

Speakers of the 1st Technology Assessment and IPR Protection Forum in AANR on 25 January 2018 at the PICC, Pasay City

The forum aims to foster and strengthen the current trends in generation and commercialization as well as IP Protection of AANR technologies in the country.

“This event successfully brought together some of the leading experts in science, technology, and innovation (STI) as well as in technology transfer,” said Mr. Caezar Angelito E. Arceo, Supervising Science Research Specialist and lead organizer of the forum.

“We are honored to stimulate discussions and initially assess research prioritization along AANR areas,” Arceo added.

Also present in the forum were representatives from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), the lead agency in IP registration and IPR conflict resolution in the Philippines.

“Let’s work together in synergizing and synchronizing our efforts to push for an innovation system in support to the country’s economic growth,” said Atty. Mary Grace Cruz-Yap, Director for Documentation, Information and Technology Transfer Bureau of IPOPHL.

Mr. Noel Catibog of DOST-PCAARRD, Atty. Editha Hechanova of the Association of PAQE Professionals, Dr. Linus Plym Forshell of Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), Atty. Mary Grace Cruz-Yap of IPOPHL, Atty. Bayani Loste of Fortun Narvasa Salazar Law Offices, and DOST-TAPI’s in-house patent agents, Mr. Arceo, Mr. Roberto Verzosa, and Ms. Anna Liza Saet discussed the current trends in the generation and commercialization of AANR technologies in the country.

DOST-TAPI and DOST-PCAARD’s partnership

DOST-PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora hoped that with all the efforts and partnerships in place, the protection and management of IP assets in the Philippines will continue to have an upward trend in the coming years.

DOST-PCAARRD Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora delivers the opening message

“For the past two years, our collaboration with DOST-TAPI has achieved great results including eight technology transfer projects worth 53.4 million pesos,” said Ebora.

“These initiatives fell within the following major areas in technology assessment, prior art search, IP protection, freedom to operate review, technology valuation, business plan, and fairness opinion review,” added Ebora.

Signified by DOST-TAPI and DOST-PCAARRD’s partnership, the inauguration Freedom to Operate (FTO) Unit of DOST-TAPI in 2017 was supported and funded by DOST-PCAARRD.

The FTO determines the practicality of a generated technology to be freely commercialized in the country and avoid the risk of infringing IPR of technologies already present in the local market.

Meanwhile, DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia expressed his optimism in finding more partnerships and vibrant collaborations with DOST-PCAARRD, IPOPHL and other partner institutions on scientific explorations in IPR.

DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia expects more collaboration with other councils and agencies

“I am expecting that there will be new project or programs that you will forge with DOST-TAPI including other councils to work with us,” said Garcia in his closing remarks.

The forum is one of the many initiatives of the Institute which promotes and intensifies the partnership among actors in the STI ecosystem.

DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service

Maricon R. Avila