|Dr. Dominador A. Clavejo before the Graduation Ceremony|
Dr. Clavejo joined DOST way back 1992 as the Provincial Director of Southern Leyte Province. Before he joined DOST, he was connected with the Department of Interior and Local Government as the Section Chief on Plans and Programs in its Manila Office which was under the Bureau of Local Government Development.
Dr. Clavejo or “Lalan” as fondly called by friends and colleagues is the driving force behind the success of PSTC-So. Leyte. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Visayas where he took up Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and roughly a year after graduation, he passed the Licensure Exam. He pursued his Masteral Degree at Saint Joseph College with a degree of Business Administration.
During his stint in DOST, Lalan received awards and recognitions. To mention a few, he was a recipient of the Bilateral Scholarship Program between the Japanese and the Philippine Government under the JICA for a Farm Machinery Design Course in Tsukaba, Japan. This is when he published a research work entitled “Wind Energy for Island Barangay in the Philippines” on a Japanese Journal called “Proceedings of International Seminar on Utilizing Farm Machinery for the Twenty First Century”. He was also a recipient of the China-Philippines Bilateral Program on “Non-Conventional Energy” at Shenyang University, Republic of China.
He became the representative of the Provincial Government of So. Leyte for the Philippines Trade and Investment Promotions in Taiwan last 2009. He was also one of the six finalists for the Search for the Best Provincial Director of DOST last 2011. At present, his dissertation paper entitled “Energy Generation for Anaerobic Fermentation of Household Waste: Proposed Technology Package” was accepted for publication by the UK-based journal on Household Energy Network.
Moreover, he also invented/innovated different gadgets and equipment. Some of these gadgets are the Hydro Ram Pump, LSW Pump, Venturi Pump, and the Suction Vacuum Pump. All his invented gadgets are now in the process of patenting.