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The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office in Cagayan de Oro City (DOST-X) is set to launch the Science and Technology Week tomorrow Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Grand Caprice Restaurant, Limketkai Center.

With the theme “Juan Science, One Nation”, the 4-day event will have the following schedule:

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The closing and awarding ceremonies will be on Tuesday, July 26 and will showcase the Best SETUP Adoptor, SETUP Graduated Projects and A1 SETUP projects.

Shown below during yesterday’s Talakayan sa PIA are (from left): DOST-10 Assistant Regional Director Romela Ratilla, Limketkai Luxe GM Jerome dela Fuente, PIA-10’s Jam Rucat and DOST-10 Regional Director Alfonso P. Alamban.

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Meanwhile, RD Alfonso P. Alamban presented the features of “RxBox”, a telemedicine multi-component device developed by DOST-funded researchers from University of the Philippines (UP) and National Telehealth Center (NTC) to provide better access to life-saving health care services in isolated and disadvantaged communities nationwide by allowing consultation between health workers in remote communities and medical experts in urban areas. Shown below is DOST-X Nurse Laarni Navales checking the blood pressure of DXIM Radyo ng Bayan anchor Andrew Jularbal using RxBox.

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Here’s Ms. Navales again checking the vital signs of one PIA-10 staff.

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