Promotion of S&T Initiatives for Region X through the Conduct of the NSTW 2016 Regional Celebration (Press Release)

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is mandated to provide central direction, leadership, and coordination of scientific and technological efforts and ensure these are geared and utilized in areas of maximum economic and social impact.

DOST Region X with the support of the DOST Councils and the Research and Development Institutes have been in the forefront of technology intervention in various industry sectors of the economy in the region. It has continuously improved its services to the micro, small and medium enterprises by developing and introducing strategies for interventions that is deemed appropriate to the needs of these firms.

The National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is an annual celebrationearheaded by the DOST to showcase the country’s S&T initiatives, and new Filipino-led programs and projects. It highlights the significant contributions of science and technology to national development and has become a platform for heralding S&T advocacy in the country.

This year, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW 2016) will be celebrated simultaneously in different Regions. The activity will comprise of exhibits, forums, contests and various S&T based activities.

For Region 10, the NSTW 2016 Regional Celebration will be conducted on July 23-26, 2016 at the Grand Caprice Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The four (4) day activity includes S&T activities such as forums, exhibits, and competitions to enhance awareness of the various sectors on the S&T initiatives and Filipino-led programs offered by DOST.
Awarding of best technology adoptors will be one of the highlights of the activity to encourage MSMEs to avail of DOST’s S&T programs and services.

Objectives

Generally, the proposed activity aims to promote DOST and its major programs and projects.

Specific Objective/s:

1. To highlight/showcase the SETUP program and its beneficiaries from Region X.
2. To draw inspiration from other successful SETUP beneficiaries.
3. To engage MSMEs to the Science and Technology Initiatives and programs offered by DOST.
4. To promote DOST S&T Initiatives and programs to different sectors in Region X.

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The Librewry Cafe: Not Just Your Ordinary Library Café

If you are looking for a study area or a coworking space with a library plus coffee and brain food, then The Librewry Cafe is the perfect place for you.

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These chairs and tables can be found at the 1st Floor

The Librewry Cafe is a newly-opened establishment located at Don Apolinar Velez St., just fronting Sentro 1850 and beside Redtail. It is a right place for people who loves to read books while drinking coffee, or for people who wish to study using their laptop or gadget.

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Soft Opening started with a thanksgiving prayer and blessing from the Priest.

Last July 10, 2016, the CDOBloggers was invited to their soft opening and we were lucky to be one of the firsts to take a look at the area. The place was indeed conducive for learning/studying and it caters to almost everything its customer needs.

Starting July 18, 2016, The Librewry Cafe will open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday. Rates are very affordable as they will charge P25/hour only, which already includes free wifi (available soon) and free charging of gadgets. Plus, if you book for at least 3 hours, they will offer you one free brewed coffee. Their coffee is brewed since according to them, their business is a social entrepreneurship which supports farmers who are small scale coffee-growers. The owners are also youth advocates.

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The young entrepreneurs (The owners of the Cafe)

And as of the moment, they are still studying rates for people who wants to avail of a weekly or monthly package, so just watch out for it soon.

Aside from coffee, they also sell juice and soya drinks. Eating inside the area is not a problem as they offer all sorts of snacks and meals. Just check out the counter to find out what the menu is for the day.

The following pictures should help you get a glimpse of what’s inside The Librewry Cafe:

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This area is found at the 2nd Floor

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Book shelves

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What you can see at the ceiling…It feels like heaven

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Lovin’ the book I read :-)

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Taylor Hawkins and his Drums

There are so many famous artists around but we don’t even know their story and what lies behind the success of their career. And when we get to know it, we just could not help it but admire the hard work and sacrifices they have put through. Unfortunately, there were some who reached success but got lost along the way because of bad influences. But those who still worked hard despite the success need to be acknowledged and appreciated.

However, we tend to know more about the vocalist only but glad to have read taylor hawkins at guitar center interview because it was inspiring. He never realized that his talent when he was a kid would make him successful years later. He loved to play his neighbor’s drums back then and never realized years later he would play as drummer for Alanis Morisette. Fate took its tool that he ended up as regular drummer for Foo Fighters. So much had happened since then and until now, he is still described as humble and self-effacing to a fault. I guess a talented person would really go a very long, long way.

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