During the 118th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Salay, DOST-10 Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban made a compelling revision on the celebration’s theme while serving as Guest of Honor and Speaker.

“KALAYAAN 2018: Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan…Through Technology and Innovation.”

DOST-10 Director Alfonso P. Alamban (left) with Mayor Angelo G. Capistrano, Jr. during the 118th Philippine Independence Day in Salay, June 12, 2018.

Director Alamban, whose Salayano roots kept him coming back to his hometown, underscored in his speech that Filipinos can achieve true independence from poverty with the right focus on research, access to quality education, and improvement of technology and innovation.

Mayor Angelo G. Capistrano, Jr. is thankful to DOST-10 for having Salay as one of the recipient municipalities of the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).  

DOST-CEST Projects MOA signing at DOST-10 Misamis Oriental Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC), September 21, 2018.

Photo from left: Emma C. Baluyos (Municipal Budget Officer), Mayor Angelo G. Capistrano, Jr. Engr. Beng Ruiz (DOST PSTC Misamis Oriental), Elbima Marie T. Tan (Municipal Accountant) and Claire Estoque (DOST PSTC Misamis Oriental).

Through the Program, seven (7) DOST-CEST projects along the areas on Livelihood, Education, Health and Nutrition, Environmental Protection, Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM), and e-Governance are set to improve the quality of life of Salayanos through Science and Technology interventions.

I. Abacca Utilization and Fiber Production with Fiber Quality Enhancement

Beneficiaries: Guinalaban Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative;
Alipuaton Abacca Producers Association
Approved Budget: Php253, 000.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

Guinalaban farmers beneficiaries test out the Decorticating machine purchased from DOST CEST funds for the Abaca Livelihood Program. Jan. 16, 2020.

II. Technology Upgrading of Dried Sardines Processing Facilities in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Beneficiaries: Inobulan Fisherfolk Women’s Association
Approved Budget: Php261, 000.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

DOST personnel inspects ongoing construction of Dried Sardines Facility/ Jan. 16, 2020.
Funds turnover to Inobulan Fisherfolk Women’s Association. Nov. 12, 2018.

III. Human Resource Development through the Provision of Science and Technology Promotional Device for Two Senior High Schools in Salay, Misams Oriental and Enrichment Program for DOST Scholarship for Grade 12 Graduating Top Students from Salay and its neighboring Municipalities

Beneficiaries: LGU Salay, Salay National High School, Looc National High School and other Public Schools in Salay
Approved Budget: Php337, 800.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

Starbooks Science Digital Library turnover to Salay National High School and Looc National High School. Feb. 19, 2020
Grade-12 Graduating students from Salay and neighboring municipalities end their 12-day Enrichment Program for DOST SEI Scholarship. Oct. 5, 2019.
Students undergo Mock Exam as they end their Enrichment Program. Oct. 5, 2019.

IV. DOST Technologies for Health and Nutrition Enhancement: A CEST Project in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Beneficiaries: LGU Salay, Salay Municipal Health Office, 17 Barangays of Salay, Mis. Or.
Approved Budget: Php324, 620.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) prepare sample meal during the launching of DOST PINOY (Package for the Improvement of Nutrition of Young Children) feeding program. One hundred twenty-nine (129) malnourished children of Salay ageing 6-35 months old will benefit from the 120-day complementary feeding program. June 13, 2019.
DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) conducts 2-day training to Barangay Health Workers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars on how to prepare FNRI-developed complementary food blends or crunches. January 30-31.

V. Provision of Environment Protection and Conservation of Equipment in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Beneficiaries: LGU Salay
Approved Budget: Php228, 000.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

Purchased Shredder Machine to be fully operational once the building facility is completed

VI. Disaster Resiliency through the Provision of Disaster Risk Reduction Equipment in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Beneficiaries: LGU Salay
Approved Budget: Php160, 000.00
Funds Turnover : Nov. 12, 2018

LGU Salay MDRRMO office receive fund from DOST for the purchase of Rain Gauge and Water Level Monitoring System. Nov. 12, 2019.

VII. Support to Information Technology Enhancement: A DOST CEST e-Governance Project in Salay, Misamis Oriental

Beneficiaries: LGU Salay
Approved Budget: Php64, 000.00
Funds Turnover : March 15, 2019

Funds turnover to LGU Salay with DOST-10 Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban,
March 14, 2019.
Brand new 1-unit laptop acquired by LGU Salay on Aug. 29, 2019.