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By: Juan Carlo M. Manas

The Department of Science and Technology, Regional Office IV-A, will roll on the 5 provinces of CALABARZON carrying its aim to equip the region’s Provincial S and T Centers (PSTCs) custom-fitted strategies to address arising S&T challenges in the Department’s field of forte and to satisfy its ultimate “Boss”, the Filipino people.

Themed as “DOST Provincial Stakeholders’ Forum: Improving Lives and Transforming Communities through S&T”, the action is expected to align the quality of services the Department provides with the needs and expectations of the customers. On the 12th of February 2015, the PSTC of Batangas will present their 2014 accomplishments and drafted S&T Plan to the stakeholders, solicit feedbacks and input for the improvement of their plan and deployment of services.

By: Sarah Hazel d.R. Maranan

Malnutrition remains to be a public health problem not only in Lobo but also all over CALABARZON. In pursuance of the commitment of the Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lobo, Batangas to combat malnutrition; and in the initiative of LGU Lobo to have accurate weighing scales used to weigh children in all the barangays in Lobo, DOST IV-A Regional Metrology Laboratory (RML) specialists, Mr. John June L. Paran and Mr. Rogerson A. Esmeria conducted the calibration of weighing scales on February 6, 2015.

By: Sarah Hazel d.R. Maranan

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) takes its next steps in empowering Lobo, Batangas through Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) intervention on Livelihood / Economic Enterprise and Development.

Ms. Diane R. Zapata of DOST IV-A and Engr. Mhark Ellgine A. Libao of DOST PSTC Batangas conducted the initial assessment/visit to the proposed site for Vinegar and Wine Production on February 6, 2015 at Brgy. Calo, Lobo, Batangas wherein the topology or the topographic study of the proposed site was conducted and the environment was scanned.

By: Sarah Hazel d.R. Maranan

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL) conducted water sampling and testing in seven (7) barrios of Barangay Balibago, Lobo, Batangas on March 6, 2015 as part of Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) intervention on Water and Sanitation.

By: Sarah Hazel d.R. Maranan

The Department of Science and Technology Region IV-A (DOST IV-A) will once again conduct the 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) on October 27-29, 2015 with the theme, ‘CALABARZON: A Smart Region Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness.’ RICE will be held as part of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration which concurs to the theme ‘Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness.’ The contest aims to enhance the creative and inventive efforts in the regions by providing a venue for showcasing products of creativity, inventiveness and ingenuity of Filipino inventors and researchers.