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OneLab Network, a platform developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) had recently been awarded the Benita & Catalino Yap Foundation (BCYF) Innovation Award under the government category.

The BCYF recognizes innovative products, services, technologies, or initiatives that transform organizations through improvements that are sustainable, demonstrable and measurable.

Having proved itself to be so is the platform's innovation in service delivery where it saw the integration of DOST’s regional and research institutes’ laboratories as well as other non-DOST laboratories all over the country into a network to provide easy-access to the testing and calibration services for the manufacturing industries and the public in general.

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Each year, qualified upper-tier officials from both the government and private sector are invited to pit themselves against to an unforgiving, 220-item, 2-hour-and-55-minute-long test known as the Career Executive Service Written Exam (CES WE).

Participants of the CES WE are subjected to 7 sub-tests: Error Recognition, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Information, Management Concepts and Problems and Essays.

A total of 312 individuals took the CES WE on December 4, 2016; proving true to the exam's tremendous level of difficulty, only less than half (49.36%) had passed.

Landing the fourth spot is the Department of Science and Technology IX's (DOST-IX) Supervising Science Research Specialist, Rosemarie S. Salazar, with a rating of 89.11%.

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The Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) thru the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) invites eligible proponents to submit research and development (R&D) project proposals for CY 2017 funding.

Project proposals must be commercially viable, locally developed, and geared toward market-readiness. Financial and technical assistance shall be granted to R&D projects pursuing pre-commercialization activities, which will be implemented within a period of 1 year.

Listed below are the conditions for eligibility:

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The National Youth Commission (NYC) is accepting applications for the 2017 Southeast ASEAN and Japan Youth Program (SSEAJYP).

Since 1974, the SSEAJYP annual cultural exchange program has been an avenue to foster friendship and mutual understanding between young people from ASEAN member countries and Japan.

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The Manila Economic and Cultural Office - Taipei Economic Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are accepting project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas for implementation:

• Water Resource Management
• Omics for Personalized Medicine
• Marine Resources

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The Department of Science and Technology IX continues to offer FREE e-learning courses to all interested parties at the DOST-Science and Technology Information Center (DOST-STIC) office on the 2nd floor of the MCC Bldg. on San Jose road, Zamboanga City.

The course bundle includes the following modules:

• Basic Computer Operation
• Word Processing Software Basics
• Spreadsheet Application Basics
• Presentation Software Basics

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Stakeholders of the DOST Integrated Program on Halal gathered today to discuss the program’s final details before moving toward implementation.

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Crucial to the finalization process were ideas and contributions from key personalities of Mindanao Halal for Peace and Development, Incorporated (MHPDI), and the Halal Business Council-Mindanao (HBC-MIN); Sheikh Salih Musa (Chairman), Habbas Camendan (Secretary General), Sheikh Abdulwahid Sumaoang (IVP), and Antara Zacaria (Auditor) who shared their knowledge on Halal from which of the program’s aspects would best benefit from.

Leading the group were Dr. Ma. Patricia Azanza, Director of the DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) and Dr. Anthony Sales, DOST XI Regional Director, , who, along with leaders from the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST IX), the DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), DOST-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM), DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), and the University of Southern Mindanao (USM), were successful in identifying strategies and activities for the 4 major components of the program:

• Human Resource
• Laboratory Services
• Research and Development (R&D)
• Technology Transfer

For more information, please call (062) 991-1024 or text 0917 705 4686 and look for Ms. Rosemarie S. Salazar. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DOSTRegion9

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The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX)'s Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories (RSTL) provides an extensive collection of testing and calibration services - traceable to national and international standards and at competitive prices.

Listed below are the most common services the RSTL handles:

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SETUP or Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program, the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST IX)'s flagship project, assists micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the following priority sectors:

• Food processing
• Metals & Engineering
• Furniture
• Marine and Aquatic resources
• Agriculture & Horticulture
• Health-related Products
• ICT & Electronics
• Gifts, Decors & Handicrafts

The program assists MSMEs to improve productivity through different technological interventions such as acquisition of innovative and cost-effective technology, product development, process improvement, human resource development, and consultancy services, among others.

Interested companies or individual firms must be wholly owned by Filipino citizens and be based in the Philippines. To avail of the program's services, the following requirements must be submitted:

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Not sure if your local laboratory can handle your test sample? Worry no more! Developed by the Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST-IX), the OneLab Platform allows customers to submit their samples to the nearest DOST laboratory to have them tested - even if that lab currently does not have the means to process the said sample.

This is possible through the OneLab Referral System, which basically takes you through a quick, 5-step process:

• Submit your sample to the nearest DOST lab
• The system is checked for a lab that can best process your request if the receiving lab cannot
• Your sample is sent to the appropriate lab
• The testing lab conducts that necessary tests or calibrations, then uploads the results to the receiving lab
• Claim your results personally or via email, regular mail or fax

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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
Telefax: (062) 992-1114