The DigiHub FabLab Davao bagged 3rd Place in the Fabsiklaban Competition of the Fabrication Festival 4 (FabFest 4) hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry Region 7.

Focused on the theme, “Fabricating the New Normal”, DigiHub’s entry features the “Mirror Board”, an innovative device fabricated by the team to provide the teachers or instructors a tool that can help them adapt the new way of conducting their classes which are now done online.

The year 2020, despite the challenges brought by natural and health hazards in a global scale, proved to be a defining moment for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The Science Department stepped up amidst the pandemic and its different initiatives have never been much sought after in the larger scale of things. In fact, the DOST, for its part, recalibrated some of its research and development (R&D) programs to give way to more pressing concerns in the country’s fight against COVID-19 while continuing other activities, true to its mandate, to address other socio-economic concerns using science, technology, and innovation (STI).

To synchronize all timepieces across the country’s more than 7,100 islands, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) unveiled the new “ORAS PINAS” in compliance to the Philippine Standard Time (PST). Previously dubbed as “Juan Time”, the ORAS PINAS campaign aims to promote the PST nationwide and ‘sync’ timepieces with the PST, the new Filipino Time.