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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST IX) opens the doors of the 2017 National Science and Technology (S&T) Week Regional Celebration back-to-back with the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) to the public on 22-24 November 2017 at the Palacio del Sur in Zamboanga City.

DOST-IX’s top official Mr. Martin A. Wee says that this event, while promoting DOST’s programs and services, is also targeted at bridging the gap between the world of scientists and research buffs to the reach of every Juan across the country.

True to its goal of bridging the world of sciences to the Filipino communities, this year’s theme “Science for the People”, will feature the department-developed technologies and inventions. Also to be featured are the DOST assisted food and non-food products as well as the different programs and services and interactive exhibits.

Among the activities lined-up for the NSTW and RICE events include technology bazaars and exhibits, S & T Film Festival, technology for a and technical sessions on Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Science Journalism, Food Packaging and Labelling, Green Engineering and Health and Wellness. Inventions and research projects of the qualifies RICE entries will also be showcased and adjudged.

DOST Secretary Professor Fortunato T. de la Peña will be gracing the event as the keynote speaker and DOST-IX’s former Regional Director and now Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Ms. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano together with the DOST Regional Directors are also expected to grace the event.

The event is open to all interested individuals (S&T enthusiast, entrepreneurs, students, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public). ADMISSION IS FREE. For details, please call (062) 991-1024 and look for John Apolinario (0917-708-5181) or Nuhman Aljani or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also visit our Facebook page at (Sariba Alam, DOST IX Press Release)

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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