DOST Conducts Training on Bath Soap Production to Inmates

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Forty (40) inmates of the Southern Leyte Provincial Jail participated in the training on bath soap formulation and production held on April 4, 2017. The training was conducted by the Department of Science and Technology thru its Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in cooperation with the Prison Ministry of Our Lady of Assumption Parish.

“The training aimed to equip participants with knowledge on bath soap production as a source of additional income and livelihood of the inmates”, said Engr. Florita M. Santiago, DOST Provincial Director and training resource person. A lecture about soap, raw materials and tools needed covered the first part of the training. Demonstration and hands-on was conducted afterwards in which the inmates actively participated and were able to experience the actual procedure of soap making.

Livelihood trainings such as this is part of the moral recovery program implemented by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and the Prison Ministry to enhance the capacity and make the inmates productive in preparation to their eventual reintegration in the society. On the closing program, one of the inmates expressed his gratitude that they were able to participate in the training and gain knowledge on soap making which proved to be simple and viable livelihood for the inmates.

DOST organizes and conducts S&T-based livelihood trainings and workshops for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), local government units (LGUs) and the academe. Letter request addressed to the provincial director can be submitted at the Southern Leyte PSTC, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City. For queries and other concerns, the office can be contacted at telephone number (053) 381 3990 or email at pstcsoleytedost@gmail.com.

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Southern Leyte Provincial S&T Center Announces the Qualifiers for the 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS)

Monday, January 9, 2017

          The Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center announces the passers of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) 2016 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Examination conducted last October 16, 2016 at the Southern Leyte State University – Main Campus, Sogod, Southern Leyte. These are qualified third year students who are enrolled in priority fields of study in Engineering, Basic and Applied Sciences, Science and Mathematics Teaching at identified universities and colleges.

A total of 126 students passed the JLSS Examination for RA10612, RA7687 and Merit in Region VIII and 11 come from the Province of Southern Leyte, namely:
RA 10612

Saint Joseph College
BS Computer Science
RA 10612
Venn Lester

Saint Joseph College
BS Computer Science
RA 10612
Travis Hans

BSE Physical Science
RA 10612
Nikki Rose

BS Biological Science
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687
Khesiya Mae

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 7687

SLSU - Main Campus
BS Mechanical Engineering
RA 10612
SLSU - Main Campus
BS Computer Engineering
RA 10612

SLSU - San Juan
BSE Mathematics
RA 10612

SLSU - San Juan
BSE Mathematics

            Qualifiers will get to enjoy a 2-3 year S&T scholarships. Those who qualified under RA 7687 and RA 10612 will be entitled to subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance, among others, in the last 2 or 3 years of their undergraduate studies. Scholars under the Merit scholarship program will likewise receive the same benefits except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the scholar’s family socio-economic status.

            For more details and inquiries, please visit the Southern Leyte Provincial S&T Center, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City, So. Leyte or call (053) 381-3990.

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Notice of Vacancy

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Southern Leyte PSTC Conduct of Laundry Soap Production in Brgy. Tigbawan, Maasin City

The Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center led by Provincial Director Engr. Florita M. Santiago conducted training on laundry soap production for the Kababaihan sa Barangay nga Nagkahiusa Alang sa Kalambuan (KABANAKA). The training was held in the highland barangay of Tigbawan which is 30 minutes away from the city proper of Maasin. The peaceful barangay can be reached via steep and winding road which is not for the faint of heart. Despite the difficult road, one will be greeted with the spectacular view of the mountains, sweet smelling durian and the warm smiles of the locals along the way.

There were 35 participants in the training comprise of members of KABANAKA, a women’s association formed through the initiative of the barangay council of Tigbawan to empower its members through capability building and entrepreneurial skills development. Everyone was all ears to Dir. Santiago as she discussed the method of laundry soap making. Most were surprised that laundry soap making isn’t as difficult as it seem. Apart from the lecture, there was also an actual soap making activity facilitated by Dir. Daphne Santiago and So. Leyte PSTC personnel Ms. Norma Cecille Bagarinao, Ms. Kelly Bariata and Mr. Patrick Putan.

Before the training concluded, Ms. Bagarinao gave a brief orientation of the DOST programs and services. Brgy. Kagawad Maricel also gave her message and lastly, Dir. Santiago delivered her closing remarks with an encouragement to the KABANAKA members to continue what they have started in soap making and to not hesitate to seek the assistance of DOST on technical needs and other livelihood opportunities.
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Orientation and Hands-on Training on the Use of STARBOOKS

Monday, November 14, 2016

Participants of the Orientation and Hands-on Training on the Use of STARBOOKS

The Department of Science and Technology thru the Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology in partnership with the Provincial Government of Southern Leyte, Saint Joseph College, DepEd Southern Leyte Division, Deped  Maasin City Division and An Waray Partylist conducted an Orientation and Hands-on Training on the Use of STARBOOKS last November 3, 2016 in Saint Joseph College, Tunga-tunga, Maasin City.

Engr. Florentino L. QuiƱones, DOST8 MIS Section Head served as the resource person during the training. Also present were Engr. Florita M. Santiago, Provincial Director of Southern Leyte PSTC, Board Member Myra C. Rentuza, Provincial Committee Chair for Science and Technology, Mr. Mario R. Orais, Education Program Supervisor of DepEd Maasin City Division, and Dr. Charity M. Nogra, Education Program Supervisor of DepEd Southern Leyte Division.

Librarians and IT personnel from eighteen (18) schools in Southern Leyte were oriented and trained on the use of STARBOOKS – the First Philippine Science Digital Library. STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk System is an offline and standalone information kiosk which contains hundreds of digitize science and technology resources on various formats. It holds digitized journals, serial publications, reference materials, annual reports, theses and dissertation, technical and project reports and the “Tamang DOSTkarte” Livelihood Videos.

STARBOOKS was developed by DOST- Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STIII) to address the limited educational facilities most especially in the countryside. Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations, educational institutions and private corporations may avail of STARBOOKS.

For more details and inquiries, please visit the DOST – Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center, Capitol Site, Asuncion, Maasin City, Southern Leyte or contact (053) 381-3990 or email pstcsoleytedost@gmail.com.

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PSTC-So. Leyte Installs Three ARGs, Two WLMS and One TANDEM in the Province

Friday, August 16, 2013

ARG installed at Pintuyan, So. Leyte
One of the national objectives of our country is to provide basic information regarding the upcoming calamities in order to reduce and manage disasters and possible life and property damages. One strategy in providing enough information is by improving the ways on how weather conditions are relayed to the people.

According to PAGASA, the Philippines is one of the most storm-visited country in the whole world. An average of 20 major storms struck the Philippines every year. Aside from that, we also suffered from the effects of flashfloods and landslides. One of the most devastating of this was the Ginsaugon landslide in February 17, 2006 which took almost 1,000 lives including the lives of the children and millions worth of properties.

To mitigate the problem, the Philippine Government thru the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) created the Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH). The project aims to incorporate technology in mitigating hazards during the times of disasters (de Leon, 2013). Under the project, the PSTC-Southern Leyte in cooperation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the Local Government Units in the identified municipalities installed Automatic Rain Gauges (ARG) in San Francisco, Pintuyan and Hinunangan, Southern Leyte last July 3-4, 2013. The ARGs measure the amount of rain fall and gives information to prevent any tragedies caused by flood.

WLMS installed arm ARYAG Bridge, San Francisco, So. Leyte
The PSTC also installed Water Level Monitoring Systems (WLMS) in Habay Bridge and Marayag Bridge, both sites located in San Francisco, Southern Leyte. The WLMS measures the level of water and also gives information to prevent any tragedies caused by flood.

Moreover, the PSTC installed TANDEM (ARG+WLMS) in Subangdako Bridge, Sogod, Southern Leyte last July 5, 2013. This equipment has the combined function of ARG and WLMS.

The different modern devices installed in the selected municipalities of Southern Leyte are expected to provide real-time weather data. Installing these devices is a way of utilizing science and technology in ensuring the safety of the Filipinos.

The installation of the equipment was headed by Dr. Dominador A. Clavejo, Provincial Director,DOST Southern Leyte.

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DOST and DTI Conducts Metals and Engineering Industry Roadmapping for the Province of Southern Leyte

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Participants Together with the Organizers and the Speaker
The province of Southern Leyte have always regarded its metal and engineering sector as one of its focus industries and have continually took part in the programs initiated to further its development. As part of this extensive effort, the Southern Leyte Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC-Southern Leyte) in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry-Southern Leyte (DTI) and Metal Institute Research and Development Center (MIRDC) conducted training on roadmap for the metal and engineering sectors in the province of Southern Leyte. The training was conducted last June 11, 2013 at Villa Catalina, Maasin City.

The training was attended by twenty-three participants from micro and medium sized enterprises which are engaged in the fabrication or welding sector. Some of the participants were SETUP beneficiaries of PSTC-Southern Leyte such as the Cabadbaran J&B Welding Shop, Marte Technova Inc. and Saavedra Welding and Repair Shop.

The training generally aimed to educate local fabricators and welders on the status of the metal and engineering sectors in the country as well as to create and foster the linkages necessary for stronger network within the industry. The activity was under the umbrella of collaborative efforts of several business and government sectors to boost the overall state of the metal and engineering industry in the province.

The highlight of the training was the presentation by Dr. Agustin M. Fudolig, Deputy Executive Director of MIRDC, entitled the Roadmap of the Philippine Metals and Engineering Industry”. Dr. Fudolig explained to the participants the pivotal roles of the roadmap in the direction of which the industry will take for the next few years. The information gathered in the roadmap will serve as inputs for the national comprehensive industrial strategy. It will also serve as a guide in conceptualization of the annual IPP as well as serve as the aid in defining the government strategies for trade and investments.  He also talked about the Metal Industry, giving general overview on the industry structure and gave statistics on the M&E Industry geographic distribution. Data shows as having NCR with highest concentration of M&E related businesses (624 shops per area).

Giving of Certificate by DOST and DTI Personnel
After the presentation, an open forum was done to get the feedback of the participants regarding activity and the learning they had from it. There was a positive reception of the participants on the roadmap project as a whole. An appreciation was also given to the organizers by the participants on their effort of creating an initiative to increase their knowledge on the industry that they play in and bridge the connections amongst their fellow industry players.

Training on Value Engineering is being considered to be added in the pipeline as response to the success of this initiative.

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