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Nat’l S&T Week celebration in CAR opens at Benguet State University

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet (PIA) - - Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - developed technologies, assisted research and development (R&D) projects as well as   assisted products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the different provinces of the Cordillera are featured   in the regional celebration   of the 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the Benguet State University closed gym here from September 20-22.

DOST – CAR   headed by Regional Director Nancy Bantog led the opening of the NSTW with the theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan” in cognizance of the importance of science and technology in achieving national development and progress for the Filipino people as embodied in the  Philippine Constitution.

The event opened in Sept. 20 with around 20 exhibitors of technologies, products, R & D projects that are assisted by DOST.

DOST - CAR Regional Director Nancy Bantog and Benguet State University Vice President for Academic Affairs Samuel Poliden led other DOST officials and NSTW in CAR partners and guests in the ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 20,2022 at BSU gym.(CCD/PIA CAR)

The opening day also featured learning session on the Cordillera experience of the July 27 Magnitude 7.0 Northwestern Luzon earthquake and other possible earthquake scenarios in the region. This is in partnership with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology and the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Highlight   of the second day is the Cordillera Weaving Industry with a virtual regional summit in the morning and a fashion show in the afternoon.

The regional S&T Week also includes information and learning sessions via a series of virtual or online webinars.

Another highlight of the event is the recognition of valuable  and S&T advocacy partners and the best implementers of DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) and the Community Enhancement through Science and Technology (CEST) program.

Bantog, in welcoming all the guests, exhibitors, other partners and stakeholders at the 2022 NSTW in CAR, calls for a continuing partnership in bringing science, technology and innovation closer to the people and become a driver of community development and progress  especially in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

 “Through Science, technology and Innovation, we can make more direct impact on improving the lives of Filipinos”, Bantog stressed.

DOST - CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy Bantog welcomes guests and participants to the NSTW in CAR learning session dubbed as "The Big One in CAR: The 2022 Magnitude 7.0 Northwestern Luzon Earthquake and other Earthquake Scenarios in the Region." (CCD/PIA CAR)

DOST Secretary Renato Solidum Jr., in his keynote message read by  Bantog, assured the continuing commitment of the Department in bringing science, technology and innovation as a driver of community development and inclusive growth for the Filipino people.

“The application of science and technology in our endeavors can bring about much – needed sustainable development that can push for the improvement of the lives of the people in our country,” Solidum stated. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

Cordillera regional clothes and accessories from DOST - assisted MSMEs on display and for sale at the 2022 NSTW. (CCD/PIA CAR)
DOST - PAGASA personnel giving a demonstration on climate - related technology and information. (CCD/PIA CAR)

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Carlito Dar


Cordillera Administrative Region

Information Officer II at PIA Cordillera

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