Mayor Araña personally commended the DOST XII during the recently concluded DOST XII-Stakeholders Forum for the 1st Ditrict of Cotabato province held in Vineyard, Midsayap graced by DOST XII RD Engr. Sammy P. Malawan, CESE together with other DOST XII's employees and staff and some business sectors in the province.


"The Department of Science and Technology is one of the agencies of government who continue to live its thrust in helping our people in augmentation to the national government efforts and response against the pandemic." Mayor Araña said.


He further added that the science on how to defeat the virus through the national vaccination program may already be on its way but the lasting impacts of the pandemic is a burden we continue to carry.


Moreover, DOST XII has already conducted series of orientations on Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio-Temporal Epidemiological Modeler-FASSSTER last year to different local government units in region 12.


FASSSTER is a modeling system provides systematic approach in monitoring the exponential spread and tracking the CoViD19 cases.


The system is a hugely helpful tool to LGUs and health planners using data collected from virus-infected patients by the LGU's Contact Center using smart text messaging.


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