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ARMM recognizes champions in S&T

Monday, October 02, 2017 07:19 AM    Views : 283by: Manuel Cayon

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Science and Technology of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) has recognized the valuable contributions of several individuals and institutions in promoting science and technology (S&T).

Regional Assemblywoman Irene P. Tillah of the Second District of Sulu led the group of awardees with her championing of DOST programs in her legislative district, and implementing the Philippine Standard Time in the island-province to synchronize time.

Tillah is the assistant majority floor leader of the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) and she was named S&T ambassador on policy "for her efforts in promoting the science and technology department's programs in her district."

Tillah extended full support to DOST's projects, such as Starbooks—the first Philippine science digital library—and the RxBox, a locally developed medical-grade telemedicine device deemed helpful in rural health units.

Tillah also chaired the RLA committee on women, youth and family relations.

Besides Tillah, the DOST-ARMM also named Modrika M. Masukat, municipal agriculture officer from Maguindanao, a technology adopter ambassador, and Dr. Rosemarie D. R. Josue and Prof. Rowena Caro-Benavides, both from Mindanao State University-Maguindanao, ambassadors on research and development.

The DOST-ARMM also recognized two S&T youth ambassadors, Arman Ali Ghodsinia and Jai Aliyah M. D. Salliman. The agency named DOST scholar Ahalnida Majid Tambihasan as another ambassador.

The municipality of Panglima Sugala in Tawi-Tawi and the city of Lamitan in Basilan were recognized as "supportive local government unit ambassadors."

The ARMM Bureau of Public Information said the awards were announced during the region's celebration of 2017 National Science and Technology Week on September 18 in the municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

The holding of the S&T Week was meant to bring S&T "closer to the people by letting them experience the vital role of science, technology and innovation in improving the people's quality of life, protecting the environment and contributing to national development, particularly in poverty alleviation."


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