KORONADAL CITY – January 21- The Department of Science and Technology Region XII (DOST) celebrated the oath taking ceremony of Eng. Sammy P. Malawan, CESE as the new Regional Director of DOST Region XII inducted by DOST- Secretary Hon. Fortunato T. de la Peña at The Farm @ Carpenter Hill.


“The winning will not always be with us. But we will always strive for the best.” DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña emphasized as he gave his message to Eng. Malawan as the new DOST XII Regional Director.


“The challenge today is greater than before.” He added.


Furthermore, Secretary de la Peña also gave Engr. Malawan some of his techniques and reminders on how to take good care of his employees, as they will serve as the backbone of DOST XII success.


“Honored that I have the chance to further guide DOST XII towards its modest potential as an effective prime mover of development thru innovation and productivity in Region XII. “Engr. Sammy P. Malawan stressed out as he gave his speech as the new Regional Director.


Moreover, Director Malawan also presented Presentation of DOST XII 2021 Calendar of Priorities during the ceremony.


“You said that you can take DOST XII to higher than greater high.” said Undersecretary for Regional Operations (ROs), Brenda L. Nazareth Manzano on her inspirational message thru live-virtual communication.


The ceremony was witnessed by Director Malawan’s family, DOST XII Provincial Directors (PDs), Heads of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Regional Directors (RDs) of some government agencies in the region, stakeholders, DOST XII staff and other guests.


Director Malawan has been serving DOST XII for decades as he was appointed as Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Division (ARD-TSD) way back 2000 and appointed again as OIC-Regional Director last October 01, 2020.


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