Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña joined the DOST 7 family this morning in a virtual project visit to the 4 provinces in the Region. The Provincial S&T Centers of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor prepared a virtual presentation of their project launchings and interventions for the first quarter of 2021 which was showcased during the event. The presentation of the initiatives of the provinces also correlates with the directives of Secretary de la Peña in reference to the new programs launched by the DOST including iSTART, iFWD, Food Value Chain, and Nutribun Project.

The activity was coupled with an intimate forum to discuss the projects implemented by the region despite the prevailing circumstances particularly the COVID-19 pandemic.

The OIC of the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations, Dr. Renato U. Solidum Jr. also attended and delivered the closing remarks during the activity. (by: Dayien T. Lizada, SRS I)