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Philippines : DOST-7 holds 2019 RSTW celeb in 'Island of Fire'.

The "Island of Fire" played host during the the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) which kicks off today, August 15.

Celebrated for the first time in the Province of Siquijor, the three-day regional event is held at the Capital Square, Siquijor, Siquijor with the theme: "Science fo the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development."

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Sec. Fortunato T. de la Pena, in a press statement, said RSTW is celebrated every year as part of the nationwide observance of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) as mandated by Presidential Proc. 2214, as amended by Republic Act 169 of 1993.

RA 169 was passed to provide an opportunity to focus regional and national attention on the contribution of science and technology to national develoment and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology."

The celebration is aimed at providing an opportunity to focus regional and national attention on the contribution of science and technology to national development and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology.

It is also aimed at promoting public awareness of science, technology and innovation as a tool for enterprise development and community empowerment.

Highlighting the celebration are fora, conferences, dialogues, exhibit, and a host of other interesting science, technology and innovation activities.

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