DOST Confers S&T Awards to Partner Beneficiaries in NCR

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena awarded two (2) program beneficiaries of DOST-NCR during the DOST 64th Founding Anniversary’s “Gabi ng Parangal at Pasasalamat” held on 13 June 2022 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City.

Brgy. 412, Legarda, Manila, led by its Chairwoman Filiomena G. Cinco garnered the S&T Award for Community Development. Said barangay is also DOST’s Champion during the 2021 Best Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Award.

On the other hand, Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) cooperator, Mr. Philo Chua, President of Theo and Philo Chocolate Factory, Inc., received the S&T Award for Enterprise Productivity.

Both recognitions mark the impact of science, technology, and innovations to the long-term sustainable development of communities and enterprises.

Among those present at the event were DOST-NCR Regional Director Jose B. Patalinjug III, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operations Division Engr. Romelen T. Tresvalles, and Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina and San Juan (PAMAMARISAN) Cluster Director Oscar B. Sevilla Jr.

By: Shaira P. Rapisora, SCCU

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