Message from the Regional Director

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu.
With the advent of modern technology, transparency among government offices is at palm of our hand. It is with my greatest pleasure to present to you our vivid efforts in bringing science, technology and innovation (STI) closer to our dear SOCCSKSARGEN constituents. 
We, at the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office no. 12, is at par consistent in enhancing the capabilities of the people through sustainability and resiliency in creating a competent and competitive science community.
It is our commitment to establish synergy with the community and our stakeholders to pump-prime sustainable socio-economic development anchored with knowledge-based, market-driven, and technology value-adding mechanism to improve quality of life of the people we are serving. As we value our constituents’ participation and awareness to what we are doing in the countryside, allow me to extend my warmest thanks to you for visiting DOST XII website. We ensure that our efforts in implementing S&T solutions, including our activities in promoting science culture, will be constantly posted in this website along with other significant activities for you to learn and be aware of. 
As part of our Quality Management System, we ensure to provide client-centered approach in implementing our S&T services. Thus we value your feedback and active engagement. 
Let us make this commitment together in capitalizing the STI advances to inform and engage the people in creating positive change and bigger impact. 
Again, thank you and happy browsing!
Dr. Zenaida P. Hadji Raof - Laidan
Regional Director

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Invited as Guest Speaker on the topic “Understanding Halal and its importance in hospitality industry”  during the  Student Power Conference 2018 held at Greenleaf Hotel, General Santos City last March 1, 2018

 Invited as Guest Speaker on the topic “Eco-Halal: A Growing Trend”

during the World Halal Summit 2017 at Lutfi Kirdar International Convention Centre, Istanbul, Turkey on November 24-25, 2017.

Invited as Guest Speaker during the recently concluded International Halal Conference (IHC) last February 10-11, 2018 at Sydney, Australia. 
Speaking on the topic “Moving towards Global Halal Standards”  

Invited as Guest Speaker on the topic “Transcending Frontiers of Halal Science Towards Building Inclusive Islamic Communities” , and as  Expert Panelist  on the “Moving Ahead/ Way Forward for Iran Halal Industry “  during the Iran Halal Conference 2017 in Mashad, Iran on December 13-14, 2017. 

Invited as Guest Speaker on the topic “ Halal S&T for Smart World”  during the  Halal International Conference 2017, and  Expert Panelist during the Halal Certification Bodies’ Convention of the Thailand Halal Assembly at the Bangkok International Trade and Expo Center (BITEC) Bang Na, Thailand on November 30-December 4, 2017. 

Invited as Resource Speaker during the SOCCSKSARGEN Coffee Congress Cum Festival 2017 on November 10, 2017 at Phela Grande Convention Center, General Santos City.