DOST-12 vows aid to Marawi evacuees through scitech

By Rocaya Sumndad Otical

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — As the rehabilitation of Marawi still goes on, and internally displaced persons still recovering, the Department of Science and Technology in Central Mindanao (DOST-12) commits to pour out more support for the city and its constituents through science and technology.

DOST-12 Regional Director Engr. Sammy P. Malawan stressed that science and technology is manifested in individuals’ lives which must be significantly magnified, according to a state-media report recently.  

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) quoted Malawan as saying, “We know for a fact that science and technology encompasses and applies in all aspects. We live and breathe science. Every day, we come across this.”

The DOST-12 chief spearheaded the giving of sets of Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks (STARBOOKS) on Wednesday, October 6.

Malawan recognized and longed to deliver more assistance and projects to implement, which were unfortunately hampered especially in 2019, after encountering several challenges due to the pandemic.

“We really have to work hard para maimplement kasi sabi namin, itong program ay para sa [to implement because as we say, this program is for] Marawi and this should be given to the Marawi people…The endeavour to ensure public service, particularly to serve the disadvantaged must be among our priority,” said Malawan.

As the DOST-12 pursues its mission of rendering service to displaced citizens in the city, it appealed for cooperation to effectively put into function its programs and initiatives. (With PIA-Lanao del Sur)

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