Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejoawards a Certificate of Ownership to Rudy M. Caoagdan, owner of RC Agribusiness Center based in North Cotabato. The certificate validates that Caoagdan, along with other awardees, have fully paid his loan granted through DOST’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). The program assists micro, small, and medium enterprises via a package of assistance, including loans that come in the form of technology upgrading. Other SETUP clients issued certificates of ownership areKablon Farms in Tupi, South Cotabato; Carpenter Hill Gardens in Koronadal, South Cotabato;Tecuala Mini-Sawmill and Woodworks in Old Kidapawan, North Cotabato;Rafol’s Machine Shop and Engineering Services in General Santos City; and NCV Workshop in North Cotabato. The awarding is part of the Science Nation Tour, a national roadshowthat aims tomake communities “feel” science through various activities relevant to different sectors of the society. The roadshow runs Feb. 16-18 and will feature launches of various projects, visits, fora, technology demonstration, inventors’ contest, exhibits, and others.With Sec. Montejoare DOST XII Regional DirectorZenaida P. HR Laidan (leftmost) and DOST Asst. Secretary for Countryside Development Urdujah A. Tejada. (Photo by Gerardo G. Palad/Text by Framelia V. Anonas, S&T Media Service)

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